September 05, 2007 23:59 ET

TP1 Leverages Drupal Technology for "Study in Montreal: a portal for international students"

MONTREAL, Sept. 5 - TP1 Communication electronique recently
completed development of the website "Study in Montreal: a portal for
international students". This dynamic site highlights the city's many charms
and the various possibilities it presents to international students who choose
Montreal as their place of study. To visit to site, click on:!

The site possesses a modern look and feel, using a visual theme of a
university campus, and includes original photography by Montreal photographer
Benoit Aquin.

"TP1 has distinguished itself through its approach to integrating all of
the project's components: visual design, photo acquisition, technology,
hosting, site maintenance and support. The team understood the objective of
the portal right from the beginning and demonstrated rigour and creativity
throughout its development," stated Isabelle Hudon, president and CEO of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, one of the partner organizations in
the project.

"A site like the Study in Montreal portal containing literally thousands
of hyperlinks cried out for a tool enabling a small team of users to manage it
efficiently," declared Joseph Blauer, Vice-President of Technology at TP1.
Drupal, the chosen tool, is an open source web content management system
published under the GNU Public License. Its content management capability
along with its modular architecture, place Drupal among the most multi-faceted
and flexible web content management systems currently available. For Study in
Montreal, it clearly demonstrated its superiority for the creation of one of a
new generation of collaborative websites. For more about Drupal, visit:

TP1 will continue to work with the Board of Trade of Metropolitan
Montreal in 2007, notably to optimize external referencing.

About the Study in Montreal project

Study in Montreal is a site designed for international post-secondary
students. The site is a reference tool providing this clientele with
information about the many resources, activities and attractions that Montreal

The portal is an initiative of the Conference regionale des elus de
Montreal and is an integral component of the "Montreal, city of learning,
knowledge, and innovation" project, in collaboration with the "Ouverture aux
citoyens du monde" committee. This committee brings together Montreal's four
major universities (McGill University, UQAM, Universite de Montreal and
Concordia University), the Regroupement des colleges du Montreal
metropolitain, the City of Montreal, the Federation etudiante universitaire du
Quebec, the Forum jeunesse de l'ile de Montreal, Montreal International, and
the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal. The site is supported by the
Forum jeunesse de l'ile de Montreal as a principal financial partner and the
Ministere des Affaires municipales et des Regions as a financial partner.

About TP1

TP1 offers consulting services in communications and technology,
combining the strategic, operational and technological requirements of
business through the common thread of communications. We offer a range of
services in electronic communications, including: Website development,
communications consulting, application development and managed services. For
more information, visit:

Contact Information

  • Jan-Nicolas Vanderveken, Partner, TP1
    Communication electronique, (514) 961-0617,; Amadou Dieng,
    Director, Communications, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal, (514)
    871-4000, ext. 4005,