There's a lot of pressure when it comes to planning your educational journey. Figuring out what you want to do for the rest of your life can feel pretty daunting. When you finally decide on a career path, learning options can sometimes seem limited, especially for the arts. Luckily, there are tools to help you pave your way and accomplish your goals.
If you're passionate about fashion and creative industries but can't find a program that meets your specific needs, you're not alone.
You can adapt your student journey and portfolio to your professional ambitions. Forget one-size-fits-all programs — this is the way of the future.
Students can now tailor the assignments and exercises in their program to what they'd like to do in life, depending on what they're genuinely passionate about.
For example, a fashion design student might want to specialize in creating eco-friendly clothing for pregnant women. So, why not? A Program in Your Own Colors lets students curate their portfolios according to interest and it allows teachers to provide coaching using approaches that suit students' unique needs.
Have you ever wanted to design shoes? You can take advantage of LaSalle College's partnership with ALDO and benefit from their expertise. If becoming an up-and-coming fashion blogger sounds more up your alley, you can adjust your History of Fashion knowledge to modern times.
Differing from traditional schooling systems that lack the potential to fit every student, A Program in Your Own Colors is super innovative — as modern education should be.
Education is supposed to be about opportunities — not limits — which is why LaSalle College is stepping outside the box with their three customizable programs.
To personalize your training, you'll be given access to teachers and professionals with the skills needed to teach subjects and techniques catered to your interests. You’ll even have the chance to tailor your internships and projects to help you develop the skill sets necessary to achieve your goals.
A Program in Your Own Colors allows you to steer your education in a way that will help you attain your ambitions, regardless of what they are.
If you're still unsure of which career path to pursue, there's a solution. You have the option to explore different avenues at LaSalle College. Just because your dreams are undecided, doesn't mean they can't be discovered.
Not to mention, these completely accredited, customizable programs are now also offered in a permanent remote-learning setting.
LaSalle College is hosting a Virtual Open House on November 3. Discover why, every year, thousands of students choose this institution to help achieve their dreams — and how you can too (from the comfort of your own home).
Montreal is getting another beach. On Sunday, Mayor Valérie Plante announced a commitment to open the shore of the Promenade-Bellerive, a riverside park in Mercier–Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, to swimming.
On its website, the city says the park "is the only physical and visual access point to the Saint Lawrence River" in the borough.
"Montreal is an island. And we want to take advantage of that," the mayor wrote on Facebook.
"The goal is to make our shorelines ever more accessible, keep our shorelines healthy, and celebrate our insularity."
She said a years-long water quality testing process has proven the site is safe for swimming.
At a press conference, the mayor and local city councillors said the beach would include supervised swimming hours.
The mayor aims to open the beach to swimming in 2022.
Residents of Montreal's east end have long pushed for more access to the river. Port activity and train tracks largely cut off neighbourhoods east of the Jacques Cartier Bridge from the Saint Lawrence.
Plante pointed out that her administration has already delivered Verdun Beach and increased access to the Vague à Guy, a popular surfing spot in LaSalle.
Jean-Pierre Brabant of the SPVM said police received a call at around 11:45 p.m. on September 24 "for a gunshot that had been heard [...] in LaSalle."
"When we arrived on the scene, police officers indeed found that there was a hole, a projectile impact, as well as a shell casing located on the scene," Brabant said.
After analyzing the scene, police concluded that the shot was fired from the second floor to the lower floor.
Two people were on the lower floor when the shooting occurred, but Brabant said no one was injured.
"We did some checks. We went to see the tenants of the upper floor, who gave their versions. They were arrested at the scene and the last I heard they were released with a promise to appear [in court]. The investigation is still ongoing on our side to determine the circumstances that led to the shooting," continued Brabant.
The two suspects arrested were not known to the SPVM.
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The City of Montreal has announced that it will be moving forward with investments on seven projects that were selected by Montrealers.
The investment will come from the city's first-ever participatory budget, which allowed citizens to choose their favourite projects.
Over a two-year period, $10 million will go to seven projects that got the most overall votes from the population. Six projects will be spread out over 14 boroughs and one project will encompass the entire territory of Montreal.
"What emerges from the selected projects is the importance that people place on improving their living environment, protecting nature in the city and reclaiming public spaces for the benefit of the entire population," Mayor Valérie Plante said in a statement.
The following projects were selected for investment:
A budget of $2.7 million will be used for building more than 125 water fountains that will allow for refilling reusable water bottles in Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce, Île-Bizard–Sainte-Geneviève, Mercier–Hochelaga–Maisonneuve, Outremont, Saint-Léonard and Ville-Marie.
All women enrolled in a full-time university program in computer science, computer engineering and construction, and electrical, electronic and communications engineering will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship each year for up to four years — by the end of their studies, this would total $12,000.