Quebec plans to go ahead with new measures applying to English-language universities. In a letter sent to McGill, Concordia and Bishop’s, provincial Higher Education Minister Pascale Déry explained that tuition rates for out of province students will rise by 33 per cent as of next fall, and 80 per cent of these students will need to achieve an intermediate level of French as of fall 2025. The Quebec Community Groups Network has been among the numerous voices against these measures.
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The Coalition Avenir Québec government’s latest proposals aiming to protect French create “clear existential threats” to Quebec’s English-language universities, says Quebec Community Groups Network President Eva Ludvig. The government’s goal of 80 per cent of out-of-province students at these schooling reaching an intermediate level of French upon graduating is “completely unrealistic,” says Fabrice Labeau, McGill University’s deputy provost.
Co-LAB, a two-day innovation event at Bishop’s University kicked off yesterday afternoon in the Centennial Theatre lobby. Over the weekend, young English speakers, paired up with community organizations, will work to identify employment solutions for Englishspeaking youth in Quebec and come up with ideas for innovative programs to meet the needs of their local communities.
On Saturday over fifty English-speaking youths between the ages of 18 and 26 from across Quebec will gather on the campus of Bishop’s University in the Eastern Townships for a week-long immersion into Quebec society.
The Forum’s program will provide the young people an opportunity to learn, share, inspire and be inspired. Participants will come together and meet with politicians, business leaders, civil servants, not-for-profit leaders, journalists and university professors to benefit from their perspectives on Quebec. Over the week, participants will develop position papers on legislative changes they want to see in Quebec which they will present to a mock Parliamentary Commission on Thursday.
Sherbrooke, August 9, 2019 – Over the course of this coming week, Bishop’s University will be hosting the third edition of The Bishop’s Forum, an annual leadership conference for English-speaking youth from across the province. Set to take place from this Saturday, August 10, to Thursday August 15, the forum will bring together roughly 60 Quebecers aged 18 to 26 and immerse them in an environment of workshops, discussions, and activities meant to help support civic engagement and help young people in Quebec learn about how the systems that govern the province work.
Sherbrooke, December 12, 2016 – In August 2017 Bishop’ University will welcome young English-speaking Quebecers to its Lennoxville campus for a week-long Civic Leadership Institute. This initiative is being supported by the Quebec Government as part of its Stratégie d’action jeunesse 2016-2021.
The Institute, which is part of the action plan announced on Monday by Premier Philippe Couillard and Karine Vallières, Parliamentary Assistant to the Premier (Youth) and MNA for Richmond, is being led by Bishop’s Dean of Education, Marie-Josée Berger with the support of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN).
The Quebec Community Groups Network is working with Vues & Voix, formerly la Magnétothèque, on a series of reports on Quebec’s English-speaking community. The idea behind the weekly conversations with our community is to talk about our preoccupations, our successes, and our challenges. Listen to the fourteenth segment below with Michael Goldbloom, Principal and Vice-Chancellor at Bishop’s University.
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