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jane hannah


2016.12.17 :: End of semester

This semester was gruelling and high strung as we received many diverse students in our department and it was difficult to deal with these new challenges. I can't wait to paint in my car again all of my favourite winter spots in my neighbourhood. Can't wait! There is nothing that makes me as happy as painting...

2013.07.22 :: Dad is gone

My dear dear Scottish father passed away today while attending Mass in Rigaud. We were supposed to have lunch together right after Mass... will be a big void in my life. Love you sooo much DadTheBrain. Your heart is my second heart... beating to the same drum & tune.

2011.04.08 :: Party

My parents 60th wedding anniversary tomorrow. We will be lunching at Mon Village with Geneviève and Carl, Frances, Pascal, Matthew and Marissa, Mom & Dad, myself and Guy.

2010.08.09 :: Pyper was Born Today

As my hubbie and I are dog lovers, we will have another golden... and our next puppy will be named Pyper (named after bagpipe music players). We should go and get him for October 1st, 2010.

2010.07.11 :: Gimli's Death

My little Gimli has cancer and he has died -- he was only 5 years old. The best dog that we ever had...he touched us all.

2008.05.14 :: Gimli's Birthday & Marie-Ange's Death

For the past two days I have been spending my time reading on the fine subjects of interdisciplinarity and epistemology -- yes you have guessed it, I am a teacher. A longer explanation requires that I go back in time... Driving home on one of these incredibly beautiful sunny days, I happened to be driving by Cégep John Abbott College, near Montreal. Being a former John Abbott (JAC) student, I daydreamed of those days gone by and at that moment I knew that I would work there someday... as this was meant to be. Canadian graphic artist, typographer, calligrapher, illustrator and teacher at Cégep John Abbott College. As someone whose academic beginnings focused on music, health sciences and graphic arts, I was fortunate enough to work for 20 years with the most open-hearted and talented individuals in typography and graphic design, as my parents were photographers and commercial printers, thus giving me the chance to meet this circle of talented people. I first taught in the public system and then joined John Abbott College to teach Computer Graphic Design, known as PDHT (Publication Design & Hypermedia Technology). I obtained my Graphic Arts degree in 1983 and then followed with a Bachelors degree in Education from the University of Sherbrooke, followed by a Masters degree in Education. I also practice and teach Taoist Tai Chi and know four different forms, Tai Chi, Sabre, Sword and Lok Hup Ba Fa. Tai Chi is a discipline and an art form that stems and emanates throughout the body, the heart and the mind.

One of my favourite and forward looking ads of our time - of course, 1984 Apple.

and this is Gimli (2 months) ...
and this is Guy...
Heron Lake on Rigaud Mountain

Standing on "La Marmite" Lookout on Rigaud Mountain and looking towards Montreal & Beauharnois (East) -- on the left hand side you can see highway 40 east (heading towards Montreal) rigaud
Looking towards Beauharnois (SE)
and looking towards St. Anicet and Valleyfield (SW).

Here is the view that I have when I lay down in my hammock at home.

my cocoon...

a view of our brook in February....

and then another view in late Spring...

Academic Background

Year Degree & Institution

2002 – M. Ed.

Masters Degree in Education, University of Sherbrooke
1999 – B.E.P. Bachelors Degree in Education, University of Sherbrooke
1996 – C.E.F.P. Certificate in Professional Education, University of Sherbrooke
1994 –

Management Planning in Printing Industry, Ahuntsic College in Montreal

1964 – 1984 Lauréat

Bachelors Degree in Music, Lauréat Music (Piano)

1988 – D.E.C. DEC in Graphic Arts, Ahuntsic College in Montreal
1977 – Minor Minor in Biology, University of Ottawa
1976 – Sciences de la santé, Collège de Valleyfield
1975 – Health Sciences, John Abbott College
1970 – D.E.S. Secondary V Diploma, Chateauguay Valley Regional High School
1969 – Grade 6 École Salaberry

1968 – Grade 5

École Langlois
1967 – Grade 4 Jardin de l'enfance
1965 – 1966 Grades 2 & 3 Couvent Jésus-Marie de Valleyfield

1964 – Grade 1

St. Ignatius Elementary School



Charitable Organizations




Month of November 2009

Teaching Tai Chi on Saturday mornings at the Plateau to replace Caroline Fréchette.

July 14 to August 11, 2009

Teaching Tai Chi on Tuesday mornings at the Plateau to replace Bernard Voyer.

January 24 & 25, 2009

Gave my first Tai Chi Intensive 2-day Workshop in Chicoutimi with Christiane Héon. It was fabulous!

July 2008

Learned Sabre with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada in Danville, Canada.

9 avril 2008

Member of the Montreal Branch CSL Conseil Section Locale.

Summer 2007

Learned Sword with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada in Danville, Canada.

May 2007

Learned Lok Hup Ba Fa in Orangeville with the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada in Orangeville, Canada.

Fall 2007

Continuing Tai Chi Instructor for the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.

Fall 2005

TeacherTai Chi at the beginner level for the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.

Fall 2003

Member of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada.


Freehand Drawing lessons to children.


Member of the AEPIQ (Association the enseignants en Procédés infographiques du Québec)


Member of the Bonsai Society in Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Music teacher for Cerebral Palsy children.