John Abbott College

John Abbott College | Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec | Founded 1971

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John Abbott College is a public English-language college in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis. At the western tip of Montreal Island, it shares space with McGill University’s Macdonald campus. The campus has 10 interconnected buildings that were built in the 19th century. They are considered a landmark in Montreal.

With more than 6,500 students, John Abbott offers pre-university programs including arts and sciences, literature and communication, liberal arts, visual arts, science and social sciences. Its technical programs include business administration, dental hygiene, police technology, and youth and adult correctional intervention.

John Abbott’s sports teams, known as the Islanders, compete in intercollegiate soccer, basketball, volleyball, rugby, baseball and football. John Abbott has many student clubs, including a kayaking club that aims to have all members learn how to whitewater kayak. The student activities department organizes annual events including a student debate, a model United Nations conference and multicultural week.

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