The John Molson International committee

CELEBRATING OUR 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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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.

OUR FOCUS

  • 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.

OUR TEAM

Meet our 2017-2018 Executive Team & Scroll Over Each Picture to Read a Fun Fact!

Joelle Masse

President
Fun Fact: I have a passion for the Italian culture. Before going on exchange, I was always bragging about how good the pastas would be…. yet I only ate pizzas during my stay there #ashamed.

KRISTEN KAZANJIAN

Executive Vice-President
Fun fact: My birthday is August 7th and I was born in 1997 and theres 7 letters in my name… you already know what my lucky number is! #luckynumber7

Nisa Raza

VP Creative Marketing
Fun fact: I love playing Super Smash Brothers because I always win with Kirby! #stillakid

SARAH COSBY

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

Wan-Li Gibson

VP Communications
Fun fact: I was in a musical (Little Shop of Horrors) this past summer with the Côte Saint-Luc Drama Society and we got nominated for a META (Montreal English Theatre Award)!

Alex DeRenzis

VP Academics
Fun fact: I used to be a nationally ranked competitive swimmer and got to travel the world training and competing.

Benjamin Fagen

VP External Affairs
Fun fact: I was the class clown in High School!

Sebastian Martinez De La Garza

Director of External Affairs
Fun fact: Two summers ago, I cycled across Canada raising funds for a non-for-profit called Champions for Life!

Marcus DeVerteuil

VP Events
Fun fact: my middle name is Lennon, named after John!

Patrick Zylc

Director Of Events
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

Maddie Green

VP Internal Affairs
Fun fact: I taught myself ukulele through YouTube!

Nathan Villamil

VP Finance
Fun fact: I have always dreamed of being the next Nicholas Sparks. Always writing heartfelt and romantic poems, short stories and novels!

Camille Cervia

VP Projects
Fun fact: When I was in high school, I used to be the lead singer of a rock band!

Irene Giguere-Samson

Director Of Projects
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. #danceislife

Jeanne Latulippe

First Year Representative
Fun fact: I have no fun fact yet… #oups

Thomas Savouré

First Year Representative
Fun fact: I currently have three different eligible passports! French, British and Canadian. #sointernational

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