The John Molson International committee

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The John Molson International Committee (JIC) is a group of students who promote Concordia’s Student Exchange Program through their passion for travel and adventure and welcome students from all over the world completing their degrees at JMSB. JIC focuses on encouraging and inspiring JMSB students to go abroad for a semester or more and also caters to students from overseas by showing them what Montreal has to offer in order to make their experience a memorable one. This year, as part of JIC’s 10th year anniversary, we want to celebrate the incredible experiences and international friendships arrisen by the CSEP program and emphasize on the importance of cultural openess. With that said, we want to provide even more international opportunities to our JMSB students through various cultural initiatives.


  • On both a local and global scale, we wish to foster a sense of community amongst students. Locally, we strive to integrate international students into the JMSB community to create relationships that will benefit locals and foreign students. Globally, we encourage our JMSB students to expand their international networks by making long-lasting friendships abroad.

  • The JIC aims to expand the international community at the JMSB and enable students to create connections across the globe. We promote growth on a personal, academic and professional level through study abroad experiences and international activities. JIC also aims to grow internally as a committee so as to continuously provide the right resources and services to students.

  • The JIC promotes international curiosity and acceptance by encouraging JMSB students as well as incoming students to explore new places around the world, immerge themselves in new cultures and be open to new opportunities and experiences. We also promote cultural openness by encouraging the incoming students to learn more about the Canadian culture and enjoy what Montreal has to offer.

  • The JIC aims to promote academic study abroad opportunities, encourage peer support, coordinate social events, as well as create unity between different cultures among CSEP participants as well as all international students at the JMSB. In addition, we wish to foster strong international relations and develop a sense of community between exchange students, international students, and JMSB students.


Meet our 2018-2019 Executive Team & Scroll Over Each Picture to Read a Fun Fact!

Ben Fagen

Fun Fact: Did my semester abroad in New Zealand and found a love for the natural beauty of the country. I discovered my love for the outdoors during my exchange.

Sarah Cosby

Fun fact: I ran a half-marathon to raise money for lung cancer when I was 17! It was -30 degrees!

Amanda Hughes

VP Creative Marketing
Fun Fact: I accidentally donated 10in of my hair – best mistake I ever made


VP Communications
Fun fact: I’ve been dancing all my life and had the opportunity to dance with the national ballet of Canada and the royal Winnipeg of ballet. #danceislif

Carlos Birlain D’Amico

VP Communications
Fun Fact: Will be travelling all over Europe this Fall!

Jean-Pierre Ngezigihe

VP External Affairs
Fun Fact: I got mistaken for a famous basketball player in the Philippines and got pictures of me taken

Morgan Leclerc

Director of External Affairs
Fun Fact: I put milk in, cereal after, deal with it.

Jean Paul Ngezigihe

VP Academics
Fun Fact: I once met the pope.

Élisabeth Lussier

VP Events
Fun Fact : I watch videos of soldiers coming home to their family on a regular basis.

Chris Choi

Director of Events
Fun Fact: I was the fattest baby in the hospital I was born at – broke the record at 4.3kg

Patrick France

VP Internal Affairs
Fun fact: I like to sail and travel, my most memorable trip was to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands after finishing high school.

Patrick Zylc

VP Finance
Fun fact: Mushrooms, seafood and fancy cheeses (mozzarella and cheddar don’t count) are all part of the trinity of foods I refuse to eat. #aintevensorry

Laurane Fumex

VP Projects
Fun fact: I accidentally signed up for the a journalism club at the wrong Concordia University!

Philippine Almodovar

Director Of Projects
Fun fact: I have been trying to go vegan for months…but the French in me will not stop craving cheese and bread #cheeseislife

Shay Prajapat

Director of Projects
Fun fact: My favourite part about travelling is the food and learning new things to make at home!