June 3, 2021

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At Career Advising and Transition Services (CATS), we are committed to recognizing and dialoging about issues related to equity and diversity, as we strive to ensure that every member of the CATS community feels like they have a home at CATS. Sometimes, these conversations can be difficult and painful. In Canada, June is National Indigenous History Month, and as such, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.


This year, this commemorative month is marred by the recent shocking and gruesome discovery of a mass grave containing the remains of 215 children on the grounds of a former residential school in British Columbia. For decades, Indigenous children in Canada were taken from their families and forced into boarding schools – called residential schools. A large number never returned home, their families given only vague explanations, or none at all. It is feared that other mass graves, like the one unearthed in BC, may exist in several other locations in Canada. Most regrettably, we cannot change history and right the atrocities of the past, but recognizing that they happened and reflecting on how we as individuals show up for others, will serve to avoid further injustices.


Knowledge and education is the basis for positive change and it is our privilege to be part of the CATS learning community. If you have any suggestions on how we might continue to discuss issues like this one and learn together, please do not hesitate to contact us at cats@mcgill.ca, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.


“The root of oppression is loss of memory”

Paula Gunn Allen



Virtually yours,

The CATS Team



Celebrating Indigenous History Month



In the spirit of reconciliation, the School of Continuing Studies is pleased to announce and welcome you to this year’s School of Continuing Studies National Indigenous History Month event series. This year the series will include talks and presentations from remarkable Indigenous speakers, educators, scholars, and professionals from across the country, who will share with us the history, culture, and stories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada.

Upcoming Event




JUNE 29th, 2021


CATS Announcements



Website Announcement!

Check out the newly added Featured Job Opportunities page on the McGill Career Advising & Transition Services (CATS), School of Continuing Studies (SCS) website. This is a space we have created for students and alumni to access career opportunities offered by various employers and corporate partners.

The current opportunities include offers from the following companies and more:



Your feedback is valuable to us and we would love to hear what you think of the new feature. Is there anything you would like to see more of? Send us an email at cats@mcgill.ca we want to hear from you.




Stay tuned....


CATS is delighted to launch the very first of its kind, The Career Lab, the inaugural volunteer peer development network exclusive to SCS students and alumni. Stay tuned and look out for our next newsletter that will provide you with more information on this exciting new initiative.

Volunteers Needed, Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre



Four reasons why you should volunteer at the phenomenal Saint-Antoine 50+ Community Centre!


  • Be part of the solution in providing social services for vulnerable seniors in the community
  • Build your leaderships skills and aptitude as a communicator
  • Do purposeful work in supporting and encouraging healthy lifestyle habits
  • Network, have fun & make real friends


See posting details Volunteer Drivers, and reach out to Kelly Thompson at kellyt@centrestantoine.com to learn about more volunteer opportunities!


Providing social services for vulnerable seniors in the community, the Centre’s goal is to support, and encourage their autonomy while helping them develop healthy lifestyle habits. The Centre is seeking a Community Support Worker with required experience working in:


  • A senior context
  • The fields of Social Service/ Intervention
  • A team setting
  • English and French verbal and written skills


*Must be 18-30 years old.


See posting details below!


See posting

Other Opportunities



Technology Analyst


As a Technology Analyst, you will have the opportunity to work on complex emerging technology and business projects across a wide range of fields and industries for some of the world’s leading companies and government agencies. Your journey starts in our Technology Development Program designed to kick-start your career.


See Posting


Co-op Commercial Account Manager, Fall 2021 (Montreal)


This four-month co-op in a Commercial Banking Centre will prepare the intern to provide excellent reactive and proactive service to commercial clients in a range of specialized areas. Comprehensive training will combine observation, self-study and interactive courses, guaranteeing an exceptional internship experience.


See Posting






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