Date

Tuesday, May 7th

Time

6:00-9:00pm

Location

TAV College

About 

Join our evening workshop given by Mariella Katz, online sensation, social media influencer and founder of Frenzr, a digital marketing agency.

This event is ideal for entrepreneurs, small business owners and aspiring influencers.

Overview

Social Media

  • 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.

Influencer Marketing

  • 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

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On May 7, 2019, we’ll be launching our « LUNCH AND LEARN » series. This program is designed to enrich the college community’s learning experience by having guest speakers presenting on a variety of topics. There will also be the occasional focus on arts and entertainment.
 
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 lunchandlearn@tav.ca. You may also contact Steven Atme at atmepianosphd@hotmail.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 CollegeThis Dean’s list honors those who have an average of 85% or higher.

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

 

Physics:

1. Rafael Kalmanson

2. Eden Autmezerie

2. Adam Moyal

3. Li Tengjingyuam

Chemistry:

1. Yisca Perez

2. Shirel Benisty

3. Giwon Lee

3. Leying Yan

 

Biology:

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 Welcome

TJDC Staff
TAV has recently placed a huge twelve foot by four foot vinyl decal on a curved wall in its main entrance to the building. The decal was commissioned by the College in conjunction with its « Journalism and Design Club, » (The TJDC) to demonstrate its pride in the multiculturalism of its student body. The mural titled « 27 Ways to say Welcome » was designed by a former TAV College Arts, Literature and Communication student (Justin Hand-Gregory), who now coordinates the institution’s newsletter, as well as assists in producing other various media for the college.
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.

Photo: Justin 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:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Hebrew
  • Gaelic (Irish)
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin
  • Vietnamese
  • Afrikaans
  • Arabic
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Persian
  • Portugese
  • Yoruba
  • Nepali
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Tamil
  • Swahili
  • Telugu
  • Ukrainian
  • Uzbek

The Library of Babel

Author: The Library of Babel

If you give a monkey a typewriter, and leave it for a million years, will it eventually bang out a word-for word copy of Shakespeare’s Macbeth? From a purely mathematical point of view, the answer is yes, given either an infinite amount of time or an infinite amount of monkeys. Jorge Luis Borges, an Argentinean writer, was inspired by this idea. He wrote a short story called “The Library of Babel”, where he imagined a vast library that would contain every possible permutation of the alphabet and some punctuation marks. In addition to almost endless amounts of unintelligible gibberish, it would have everything ever written- from Shakespeare to scientific articles- as well as everything that can possibly be written. Nothing is new; anything you come up with, no matter how random, already exists somewhere and has been there all along. Intrigued by this concept, computer programmer and author Jonathan Basile set out to create a digital version of the library. I spoke to him for the chance to find out a little more.

​I think the concept of the Library is a really fascinating one, but it can be a little hard to grasp. Can you explain what the Library of Babel is?

​Sure. I first encountered the idea in a short story by Jorge Louis Borges, an Argentinean writer. The idea, as it occurs in his story, is that you have a library that would have every possible permutation of a basic character set. He described 22 letters, in addition to the space, comma and period, as being enough to express all the things that it is possible to express. With every possible 410-page book, you would have a library that contained everything that had been written and everything that could be written, ranging from things we consider masterpieces, like Shakespeare, to things that we haven’t discovered yet, like the cure for diseases. Everything like that would be there, but it would be impossible for us to find because it would be drowned out by endless amounts of texts that are completely unintelligible.

​You’ve created a website based on the short story. How does it differ from the library described in the short story?

​My goal was more or less to recreate the short story in the form of a website. I had to make some concessions to the form of the internet. The website, as it stands right now, has every possible permutation of the twenty-six lowercase letters of the English alphabet, as well as the space, comma, and period. It has every single possible page, not every single possible combination of those pages in the form of a book. I used the same proportions as Borges did, so one page of text in the library has 3200 characters, 40 lines, and 80 characters per line. So it’s just a matter of making the computation happen quickly enough.

​How does that work, exactly?

​The number of pages that are possible to encounter on the website is greater than the number of atoms in the universe! So it would be impossible to store those on disc. The website actually uses a relatively simple algorithm to generate pages. Every page of text has a locating number, which is essentially the URL of that page. The locating number is the input of a random number generator that produces the page of text that you’re looking for. So every time you go to a URL you’ll find the same page of text there. Right now, there’s a discreet URL for every possible page of text.

​So the website doesn’t contain every possible book, but it contains every possible page, correct?

​Yes.

​How many pages would that be?

​About 104680.

How many books would you have if you chose to compute every possible combination of those pages?

​Well, it depends on how many pages there are in a book. If you gave the proportions that Borges imagined for his library, which was 410-page books, the number of books is around 101000000.

How long did it take you to create the website?

​About six months altogether. I made an early version that took about three months and the current version took about three more months.

​What were some challenges you faced when working on the website?

​Well, I didn’t expect that it would end up working at all! I didn’t know much about programming when I started out, and most of the advice I got from people who knew more about programming were things like “Why would you do that”, “That’s impossible” and “You’ll never be able to do it”. So I was operating without a lot of guidance. With a combination of sticking to it and just asking for more help when I needed it, I managed to ultimately get something that worked.

​Did you learn anything new while you were at it?

​I definitely got a more accurate sense of the magnitude of what Borges is imagining. When I started the project I thought that you would, if you went through the pages every now and then, maybe find a couple of words on it, but that’s a very unrealistic expectation.

​Are there no limits to language? Can you find anything in any language, as long as you know how to interpret the way it’s written?

​There are a lot of different ways of looking at that. Borges writes that it contains everything possible to express in all languages. So it is possible to translate or transliterate any text in any language, or even treat it as a cryptographical puzzle in order to convert it into the alphabet that the Library uses.

Has anything changed now that we have access to the things contained in the Library?

​I don’t think that the Library gives access to any more or less of the things that we had access to before. It’s not a functional compendium of all possible knowledge, because you find even less typically than you would in a normal library.

​What do you think the importance of the Library of Babel is?

​I think it’s more of an opportunity to reflect on the nature of language than it is a way to compile existing data. It’s not a very practical way to try to do things, like finding the cure to diseases, but I think it’s a way to think differently about the nature of language and our relationship to it. We tend to think of language- of all the things that we say, and the things that people say- as spontaneous ideas that we are generating out of our free will. But one of the things this story reminds us of is that in order for ideas to be communicable at all, they have to be able to fit a communicable form of language. So, in a certain sense, they have always existed wherever we imagine that spontaneity and that spark of free will. What appears in our frame of reference to be a form of invention and self-creation is actually a discovery of things that are pre-formed and ready-made.

So anything that people say, or write, including this interview, are rearrangements of things that already exist?

​That would be one way of looking at it.

​You can explore the library on your own at www.libraryofbabel.info.

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.

: 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$

Je vous invite à contacter Ramzi Jaber: ramzi@tav.ca – 514-607-8065
afin de coordonner les rendez-vous ou pour toutes autres questions.

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

Are you motivated to acquire the tools and knowledge necessary to implement, promote and handle an organization’s online presence? TAV College’s Internet Marketing program gives students a strong foundation to build online digital marketing strategies. See attached clips explaining the program objectives as well as testimonials from some our students.

Le Collège TAV reçoit une bourse de recherche du FRQNT

Nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que Dr. Nima Nateghi, Coordonnateur de notre programme de Science, a reçu une subvention de 2 ans pour le « Programme de recherche pour les chercheurs de collège ». Le Collège TAV est le seul collège privé subventionné à avoir décroché une telle subvention pour l’exercice 2018-2019.

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

Prizes:
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

Dear TAV students,

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

Le calcul provisoire prévu de la cote de rendement au collégial (CRC) pour janvier 2018 a été annulé et reporté au mardi 13 février 2018. La cote R est utilisée pour gérer les demandes d’admission dans les universités. Suite à une demande du Comité de liaison de l’enseignement supérieur (CLES), la cote R a été ajustée afin que les candidats à l’admission dans les universités soient évalués plus équitablement.

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.

Oded Alaluf, Student in the Early Childhood Education program talks about pursuing his passion and his experience at TAV College.

I was denied acceptance by multiple Cegep’s in the Montreal area (due to a poor R-score from a previous institution) before I discovered TAV College. TAV offered me admission, when no other college would have, which gave me the
opportunity to advance my academics and demonstrate my capabilities as a
college student.

Throughout my academic career in the Media Arts, Literature and Communication program at TAV, the institution fostered an extremely solid foundation within this discipline that allowed me to gain invaluable skills. In turn, this foundation propelled me into my university studies.

TAV is unique in that the teachers know their students individually, as opposed to other Montreal colleges, where the classroom setting is treated more as that of a university. This strong relationship between student and teacher allows the classroom to be a place for not only academic growth, but a space of comfort, which facilitates critical thought and open discussion. Also, another aspect of what makes TAV unique is its ethnically diverse student body, which gives all students the opportunity to be interactively immersed in a setting of multiculturalism.

Despite my accidental discovery of TAV College, I will forever be indebted to the institution for granting me the opportunities to be a successful, educated and culturally open-minded member of Montreal’s society