Nanotechnology (in collaboration with Polytechnique Montreal)
The recent discovery of graphene and its unique structural and physical properties has sparked a surge of interest in implementing this new material in a variety of new devices, targeting applications in ultra-fast electronics, quantum information, carbon-free energy conversion, optoelectronics, and bio-integrated technologies. However, this fascinating material lacks a controlled non-zero bandgap, which prevents its large-scale application in electronic and energy conversion devices. To overcome this limitation, we proposed the direct integration of III-V semiconductors on graphene by exploiting van der Waals epitaxy. Due to their fascinating optical and electronic properties, III-V semiconductors are at the core of numerous technologies including high-efficiency solar cells, lasers, light emitting diodes (LEDs), and ultra-fast transistors, to name a few. Growth of III-V on graphene is an attractive paradigm to develop hybrid systems with novel or enhanced functionalities combining the advantages of these two families of materials within the same platform. Indeed, the development of the proposed hybrid III-V/Graphene structures will create wealth of opportunities to engineer a new class of electronic and optoelectronic devices combining the adventages of both III-V semiconductors and graphene.
This research project seeks to improve our understanding of the van der Waals epitaxial growth mechanism of III-V semiconductors on graphene, which will provide insights to control the properties of such hybrid systems and pave the way to engineering new device structures with potential applications in nano/optoelectronics.
3D bioprinting (in collaboration with McGill University)
Additive manufacturing in the form of 3D printing is now being considered as a bone substitute for the repair of large bone defects [1-4]. 3D printing technology has been used in biomedical studies ranging from external prosthetics, to drug delivery to tissue repair and regeneration with evidence for in vivo compatibility in bone repair [5-7]. In the past few years, the cost of 3D printing hardware has dramatically decreased making it highly accessible. The technology holds promise for fabricating personalized implants that can take the exact shape needed and can mimic the properties of the target tissue. We have successfully used low-cost desktop 3D printers and materials for tissue repair applications in vitro models [8-11]. This project will focus on developing custom material for use in 3D printing/tissue engineering applications. We will generate PLA (polylactic acid) and PCL (polycaprolactone) filaments that contain infusions of either bone mineral (nano-hydroxyapatite) or bioactive glass. The printing parameters and chemical composition of the materials will be characterized. Scaffolds will be 3D printed and tested for stem cell adhesion, viability, growth and bone matrix deposition.
 M. Castilho, C. Moseke, A. Ewald, U. Gbureck, J. Groll, I. Pires, J. Tessmar, E. Vorndran, Direct 3D powder printing of biphasic calcium phosphate scaffolds for substitution of complex bone defects, Biofabrication 6(1) (2014) 015006.
 J.P. Lichtenberger, P.S. Tatum, S. Gada, M. Wyn, V.B. Ho, P. Liacouras, Using 3D Printing (Additive Manufacturing) to Produce Low-Cost Simulation Models for Medical Training, Mil Med 183(suppl_1) (2018) 73-77.
 W. Zhang, Q. Lian, D. Li, K. Wang, D. Hao, W. Bian, J. He, Z. Jin, Cartilage repair and subchondral bone migration using 3D printing osteochondral composites: a one-year-period study in rabbit trochlea, Biomed Res Int 2014 (2014) 746138.
 P. Ahangar, M.E. Cooke, M.H. Weber, D.H. Rosenzweig, Current Biomedical Applications of 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing, Applied Sciences 9(8) (2019) 1713.
 S.A. Abbah, C.X. Lam, D.W. Hutmacher, J.C. Goh, H.K. Wong, Biological performance of a polycaprolactone-based scaffold used as fusion cage device in a large animal model of spinal reconstructive surgery, Biomaterials 30(28) (2009) 5086-93.
 A. Cipitria, J.C. Reichert, D.R. Epari, S. Saifzadeh, A. Berner, H. Schell, M. Mehta, M.A. Schuetz, G.N. Duda, D.W. Hutmacher, Polycaprolactone scaffold and reduced rhBMP-7 dose for the regeneration of critical-sized defects in sheep tibiae, Biomaterials 34(38) (2013) 9960-8.
 M.E. Hoque, W.Y. San, F. Wei, S. Li, M.H. Huang, M. Vert, D.W. Hutmacher, Processing of polycaprolactone and polycaprolactone-based copolymers into 3D scaffolds, and their cellular responses, Tissue Eng Part A 15(10) (2009) 3013-24.
 D.H. Rosenzweig, E. Carelli, T. Steffen, P. Jarzem, L. Haglund, 3D-Printed ABS and PLA Scaffolds for Cartilage and Nucleus Pulposus Tissue Regeneration, Int J Mol Sci 16(7) (2015) 15118-35.
 P. Ahangar, E. Akoury, A.S. Ramirez Garcia Luna, A. Nour, M.H. Weber, D.H. Rosenzweig, Nanoporous 3D-Printed Scaffolds for Local Doxorubicin Delivery in Bone Metastases Secondary to Prostate Cancer, Materials (Basel) 11(9) (2018).
 E. Akoury, M.H. Weber, D.H. Rosenzweig, 3D-Printed Nanoporous Scaffolds Impregnated with Zoledronate for the Treatment of Spinal Bone Metastases, MRS Advances (2019) 1-7.
 R. Fairag, D. Rosenzweig, J.L. Ramirez Garcialuna, M.H. Weber, L. Haglund, 3D-Printed Polylactic Acid (PLA) Scaffolds Promote Bone-like Matrix Deposition In-vitro, ACS Appl Mater Interfaces (2019).
Olha international presentation
We are proud to announce that Olha Linievych, our recent graduate, has given a scientific presentation in an international conference “Chemical Technology and Engineering 2019” in Ukraine. Olha presented her research at TAV College on environmental friendly chemical waste disposal.
Yisca internship grant (Summer 2019)
We are proud to announce that our science student, Yisca Perez, has been awarded a $5,000 scholarship for a Summer internship from the government of Quebec (FRQNT). Yisca received this scholarship to work on a 3D bioprinting research project at professor Rosenzweig’s lab at McGill University.
FRQNT grant (Summer 2018)
Dr. Nima Nateghi, the coordinator of the science program, has been awarded a grant from Fonds de Recherche du Quebec-Nature et Technologies (FRQNT), to conduct research on hybrid heterostructures of semiconductors and graphene for optoelectronic applications. Dr. Nateghi is currently collaborating with professor Oussama Moutanabbir at the department of engineering physics at Polytechnique Montreal. TAV students have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship to work in professor Moutanabbir’s lab at Polytechnique Montreal.
Research Collaboration with McGill (Summer 2019)
The science department has established a research collaboration with Professor Derek Rosenzweig at the department of experimental surgery at McGill University. The research project is on developing 3D printed scaffolds for bone tissue engineering.
A “Co-op like” program has also been established to involve TAV students in cutting edge research. Science students have the opportunity to apply for a summer internship to work in professor Rosenzweig’s lab at McGill.
About Social Science
What is Social Science?
Social: Society and human beings
Science: Facts and systematic study of a thing, the pursuit of its true nature.
As the name suggests, this program analyzes the science and nature of society. You will learn the social structures of a developed civilization and will be introduced to various perspectives of this social structure such as from an economic, political, psychological and engineering standpoint. In social science, you look at how society works and how people react and adapt to change.
“Social science can tackle everyday policy questions – how many children will need a school place in ten years’ time? – or pose more fundamental problems – what drives inequality? What stops societies from falling apart? What does ‘freedom’ mean?”
55% of the world’s professional leaders are social sciences and humanities grads.
“You have to understand economics and psychology or statistics and physics (and) bring them together. You need some people who are holistic thinkers and have liberal arts backgrounds and some who are deep functional experts. Building that balance is hard, but that’s where you end up building great societies, great organizations”
Why Study Social Science?
Having a balanced workforce leads to a prosperous economy. Individuals who are skilled in social science and liberal arts provide for a well-rounded workforce with the skills required to navigate the ever-changing labor market.
A degree in social science provides graduates with foundational skills that serve as the basis for many specialized fields. Social scientists are influential because the work they do helps determine government policy and can change how we interact with the institutions and environments that influence our behavior, such as the legal system, social services, neighborhoods, schools, and universities.
CAREER AND UNIVERSITY OPTIONS WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIAL SCIENCE?
If you are interested in how and why people behave as they do, and enjoy solving problems, then there is a social science subject that is right for you. You can apply your skills in many different industries and services, such as healthcare, finance or education.
Areas of study can include: Criminology, Education, Environmental planning, Human geography and demography, International relations, Linguistics, Management, and business studies, Political science, Population health, Social analytics, Social anthropology, Socio-legal Studies, Social policy, Social sciences, Social work, Sociology
Tuesday, May 7th
- Building an editorial calendar + How to move beyond the production struggle.
- Content resources.
- Tools & software that will facilitate your social media journey + training on them.
- Find your ideal customers on Social Media & make them follow YOU.
- Organic growth hacks & tips.
- Engagement algorithm & how to move beyond it.
- Instagram, Facebook & LinkedIn.
- What’s influencer marketing
- Types of influencers
- How to find the right influencer for your brand/client
- Follower quality analysis
- Reaching out to an influencer + type of campaign
- Negotiation with influencers
- Agreement types
- Campaign analysis
The first event is a concert entitled Special People Have Dreams.
The concert features young people who are all on the Autism Spectrum ranging from Autism to Asperger’s Syndrome. They’ll be performing music from Broadway Productions and Musicals such as the Sound of Music and Les Miserables, as well as their own compositions.
Date: May 7, 2019
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Location: Hotel Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Montreal 6445 Decarie Blvd.
Complimentary refreshments will be provided. It’s therefore important to register early as seating is also limited.
Please RSVP at 514-731-2296 ext. 247. For further information about the event, or if you have any suggestions for speakers, please contact Yvonne or Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Steven Atme at email@example.com. Following the event, the performers have kindly offered to stick around for a Q&A (Question and Answer) session.
**This program is presented in collaboration with Ruth Bensimhon, Coordinator of The Early Childhood Education Department of TAV College.
Deans List – 2019
We are proud to present the list of following students whose excellent academic record in Fall 2018 placed them on the Dean’s list of TAV College. This Dean’s list honors those who have an average of 85% or higher.
- Olha Linievych
- Eden Autmezguine
- Julian Spinoso
- Metuschelah Héma
- Vanessa Abou-Samra
- Adam Moyal
- Yisca BatshévaPerez
- Gaelle Perez
- Julianne Cairns
- Asif Ali Khan
- Alexander Nelson Azevedo
- Jordan Stask
- Guoshan Gan
- Tajdina Iqbal
- Stephanie Berglas
- Haoxin Zeng
- Revital Bitton
- N’Yah McNeal-Cruickshank
- Jardel Phillip
- Raven Gordon
- Aris Mavros
- Maria Ailamakis
- Abigail Hazan
- Chun Feng Zhang
TAV is proud to present its top ranked students in the science competitions in Fall 2018/Winter 2019 semesters. Science competitions are yearly contests at TAV College on the subjects of Math, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology
Math (Guinzbourg award):
1. Jaewon Moon
2. Zibo Zhou
3. Olha Linievych
3. Rafael Kalmanson
1. Rafael Kalmanson
2. Eden Autmezerie
2. Adam Moyal
3. Li Tengjingyuam
1. Yisca Perez
2. Shirel Benisty
3. Giwon Lee
3. Leying Yan
1. Noam Coriatt
2. Mahida Adityasinh
3. Jaewon Moon
Bonne Journée pour le Collège TAV!
Nouveau partenariat avec la Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM)
Suite à la journée d’entrevues d’embauche sur le campus du collège TAV, plus de 15 candidats parmi nos anciens et futurs finissants du programme en techniques d’éducation spécialisée ont été retenus à l’embauche.
27 Ways to Say WelcomeTJDC Staff
The general concept for the mural was the brain child of two members of the TJDC. Eden Autmezguine and Bishal Pandey proposed the idea to me during one of our morning newsletter meetings and I thought it would be a fantastic addition to the College, said Hand-Gregory.The mural itself features precisely what is in the title of this article: Twenty seven various languages. However, at first glance you would not suspect just how tricky the project turned out to be. Justin stated, “The project turned out to be quite difficult as I not only wanted to ensure I incorporated as many languages as possible, but also, that these languages were displayed with correct spelling. Therefore, what we did was put a poster in the main entrance of the college and asked the student body to write “Welcome” in their language. Luckily, we received an entire poster full of responses and as a result we were able to use this data to ensure the wording we displayed was spelled correct and not insulting. The responses we received from students on this poster was also exciting to see as it showed the relevance for the project, as well as the students’ pride in their ethnic heritage and their desire to proudly demonstrate this.” The mural is the first initiative that Justin and the TJDC have completed as a series of projects to enhance the aesthetics of the up-and-coming Montreal college, as well as assisting in dictating a sense of originality and distinction for TAV. The club has a few more ideas that are currently in the “design phase” for more murals and creative projects. The following is a list of languages that are displayed in the mural:
- Gaelic (Irish)
The Library of BabelAuthor: The Library of Babel
BONJOUR À TOUS LES FINISSANTS DU
COLLÈGE TAV EN ÉDUCATION SPÉCIALISÉE
Merci de nous avoir fait confiance durant toutes ses années.
Le Bureau du Recrutement de la Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM) sera présent au Collège afin de vous rencontrer et discuter des opportunités d’emploi. Des entrevues sur place auront également lieu pour les finissants intéressés.
Où : Au Collège TAV
Quand: Vendredi le 14 décembre à partir de 9:00 jusqu’à 15:00
Il est nécessaire de se présenter avec un CV
(diplômes si possible et être préparé pour une entrevue)
Depuis peu, la Commission Scolaire de Montréal permet l’embauche de diplômés en AEC, et recherche activement des candidats afin de combler un manque d’effectif immédiat. La rémunération débute à 23.50$ et selon la convention collective et s’échelonne jusqu’à 32.93$
True North Strong… and Free?
Author: Julianne Cairns
With over a month since the CAQ was elected into majority government, Quebecers have come together to express their concerns over the party’s plans to ban religious symbols for public servants.
The idea of banning religious symbols in Quebec is not a new one. In 2013, the Parti Quebecois introduced Bill 60, otherwise known as the Charter of Quebec Values. Had the bill been passed, public employees would be prohibited from wearing “conspicuous” religious symbols on the job. On the Charter of Quebec Values website, which is no longer available, the party classed turbans, hijabs, burkas, kippahs and certain crosses as conspicuous religious symbols to be included in the ban. Adding insult to injury, the website also presented less obvious alternatives to these religious symbols, including a Star of David ring, a pair of star and crescent moon earrings, and a small cross necklace. The ban eventually died on paper in 2014, but has reemerged in 2018 under the Francois Legault’s administration.
Similar to Bill 60, the CAQ’s proposed law would target public employees holding a position of authority in Quebec. Legault has expressed his confidence in the law by communicating his willingness to use the notwithstanding clause if necessary, against the advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “Notwithstanding” is a clause clearly laid out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, section 33, available to all on the Government of Canada’s website. Section 33 states,
“Parliament or the legislature of a province may expressly declare in an Act of Parliament or of the legislature, as the case may be, that the Act or a provision thereof shall operate notwithstanding a provision included in section 2 or sections 7 to 15 of this Charter.”
This essentially gives provincial legislature the power to ignore the section of the Charter aimed at protecting Canadians’ fundamental freedoms, such as section 2. This would allow the Quebec government to enforce the law, regardless if it respects the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, or not.
The ban of religious symbols could directly threaten the fundamental freedoms of Canadians, namely the freedom of religion and expression. In an interesting turn last month, premier Legault explained to reporters at the Francophonie summit, held in Armenia, why the crucifix in the legislature would not be included in the ban. A quote from the CBC regarding his reasoning on this issue included, “In our past we had Protestants and Catholics. They built the values we have in Quebec. We have to recognize that and not mix that with religious signs.” The premier made no mention and gave no credit to non-Christian groups for the building of Quebec values, completely ignoring the contribution of indigenous peoples, and countless other cohorts of immigrants of various ethnic backgrounds who have contributed greatly to Quebecois culture over the course of the province’s history. We mustn’t forget that it was a large majority of immigrant workers who were responsible for building our first transcontinental railway in 1881, among many other things in this province. However, this blatant disregard for the contributions of minority groups is certainly nothing new to Quebecers with the proposition made by Pauline Marois just a few years ago, yet it is no less disheartening.
Should this ban proceed, teachers, nurses, doctors, police officers, firefighters and many other public servants may have to choose between their careers and aspects of their faith – a tough choice for Canadians accustomed to having their freedoms and rights respected and protected.
Protecting the fundamental freedom of expression and religion is in itself preserving Canadian values. To limit Canadians’ abilities to express themselves and exercise their rights to freedom of religion is to throw away a part of what makes us Canadians – tolerance.
Digital Marketing Program TAV College
Le Collège TAV reçoit une bourse de recherche du FRQNT
Ce projet de recherche « Réalisation des Structures Opto-Électroniques Hybrides via l’Intégration des Semi-conducteurs Composées et le Graphène » vise à approfondir notre compréhension de la nature fondamentale de l’épitaxie de van der Waals par l’intégration directe des semi-conducteurs composés III-V sur le graphène. Ceci offrira un aperçu du contrôle des propriétés de ce type de systèmes hybrides et ouvrira la voie à la conception de nouvelles classes de dispositifs avec des applications potentielles en nano/optoélectronique.
Cette recherche sera effectuée en collaboration avec Polytechnique Montréal et impliquera 1 étudiant M. Sc. ainsi que 4 étudiants de TAV. C’est avec grande fierté que nous fournissons un environnement favorisant l’acquisition de connaissances et encourageons la participation des étudiants à une recherche de calibre mondial.
Attestation en techniques d’éducation spécialisée
Le collège TAV offre maintenant un programme menant à une Attestation en techniques d’éducation spécialisée, en français et en anglais, avec une spécialité visant à observer et dépister les troubles du langage.
Cette formation permettra aux étudiants d’acquérir les outils et compétences nécessaires afin de travailler dans plusieurs domaines tels : la stimulation du langage, l’insertion sociale, la toxicomanie, les handicaps physiques, la déficience intellectuelle, les troubles d’apprentissage et bien d’autres.
La diversité de notre programme ainsi que la richesse des expériences de stage en orthophonie et dans d’autres domaines offrent aux étudiants un éventail de connaissances les rendant efficaces sur le marché du travail.
Pour apprendre plus: https://www.tav.ca/fr/techniques-deducation-specialisee/
Agenda Cover 2018-2019
Students in the Arts, Letters and Communications DEC compete each year to create a design that will be used for the upcoming agenda cover. This year we are proud to present Lai Jun as the winner. His design will be featured as the cover of our 2018-2019 agenda.
New staff and upgraded menu at TAV Cafe.
TAV would like to welcome our new pastry chef Fatiha AIT DARNA.
Mrs. Darna is a professionally trained pastry chef who ran a pastry school in Montreal for many years.
Customers will be delighted with the alluring display of exquisite viennoiseries and French pastry which make the perfect accompaniment to a specialty late or as dessert for a delicious repast. Special group orders for parties or catered events are also available.
Custom Birthday packages will be available shortly.
Updates will be posted on our: Website, Facebook, and Instagram.
Tournoi de ping-pong
Singles tournament & doubles tournament
Date: registration ends February 11th
1st: $50 at Cafe TAV
2nd: $30 at Cafe TAV
3rd: $20 at Cafe TAV
All TAV College students and staff are eligible to participate. to register visit tav.ca/pingpong.
Session d'information avec l'Université Concordia
We are pleased to inform you that the representatives from CONCORDIA University will hold an information session here at TAV.
They will be able to answer your questions about application process, admission requirements, programs of study and many more.
WHERE: TAV College [Room A202]
DATE: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH, 2018
TIME: 12:15 – 13:15
It is highly recommended that all DEC students attend this information session!
*Should you have any further question regarding this event, do not hesitate to contact us.
La cote R a été ajustée
La cote R modifiée entrera en vigueur pour la session d’automne 2017 (calcul de référence en date du 13 février 2018) et s’appliquera rétroactivement à tous les cours suivis entre l’automne 2014 et l’été 2017 (neuf sessions). Cependant, l’application rétroactive ne réduira pas la cote R obtenue avant l’introduction de la cote R modifiée.