Collège Boréal Confers 800 Diplomas for 2013-14

Collège Boréal Confers 800 Diplomas for 2013-14

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Collège Boréal Confers some 800 Diplomas during 15 Ceremonies to Be Held Across Ontario


May 14th, 2014 – Sudbury – Collège Boréal

Collège Boréal is proud to celebrate the courage and determination of some 800 graduates who will be receiving their diploma during one of 15 ceremonies to be held in the following cities over the next four weeks:

Windsor – May 13

Niagara – May 14

Timmins – May 22

Kapuskasing – May 23

Hearst – May 24

London – May 28

Toronto (2) – May 29

Alfred – May 30

Temiskaming – June 2

Nipissing – June 3

Sudbury (4) – June 5 and 6


Bursaries and Distinctions:

Collège Boréal is pleased to award bursaries, prizes and distinctions throughout these ceremonies. Heartfelt congratulations to all laureates, including the winners of these awards:

Ø  Jean-Watters Bursary: Christine Grenier Tremblay, Social Work, Hearst;

Ø  Gisèle-Chrétien Bursary : Jason Peck, Paramedic, Sudbury;

Ø  Denis-Hubert-Dutrisac Bursary : Andréanne Roy, Paramedic, Hawkesbury;

Ø  Collège Boréal Foundation Bursary : Monica Chevalier, Administrative Assistant, Kapuskasing;

Ø  Governor General’s Academic Medal: Aldina Goncalves, Techniques de travail social, Sudbury.


Honorary Diplomas:

During the ceremonies, Collège Boréal will also confer honorary diplomas to two community leaders:

Mrs. Hélène Dallaire  – This retired educator left her well-loved Macdonald Cartier Draveurs to work as a consultant, stage director, author and workshop facilitator. Collège Boréal is truly grateful for her contribution to the development of the Stage Management Technician Program. Thanks to her advice and support, students can now receive the very best training in this field in French.

Mr. Colin BourgeoisDirector of his own funeral services enterprise and proud Franco-Ontarian, Colin Bourgeois may be a businessman but he still finds time to contribute to his community. For example, he has been very involved in the creation of the Nipissing-West Community Health Centre and President of the Richelieu international movement. Through the years, he has been instrumental in the development of Funeral Services programs offered at Collège Boréal; moreover, he still supports these programs, allowing students to gain valuable experience through placements in his company.

Chair of the Board of Governors Award

Mrs Rocheleau, President of the Board of Governors at Collège Boréal, is honored to present this prestigious award to the Club canadien de Toronto. This Francophone club organizes meetings in French in order to allow Francophones and Francophiles in the Toronto region to exchange, grow and network. Members of the Board ofGovernors recognize the work this group does, playing a unifying role within Toronto’s French community.

                President of Collège Boréal Award

Mr. Pierre Riopel, President of Collège Boréal, is pleased to present this award to Glencore Xstrata. By doing so, Collège Boréal recognizes this company for its contribution to its educational mandate through the use of the greenhouse and the establishment of an agreement allowing students to have access to an experimental forest. These contributions go a long way in providing a richer learning experience to students enrolled in Boréal’s Natural Resources Programs.


On behalf of the entire Boréal family, I would like to congratulate the 2013-14 graduating class of Collège Boréal, and particularly, all of those who have received prizes and distinctions, including our honorary diplomas recipients. As we get ready to celebrate our 20th anniversary, Collège Boréal cannot help but celebrate so many demonstrations of success.” –  Monique Rocheleau, Chair of the Board, Collège Boréal


Allow me to quote Nelson Mandela: ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ I am convinced that our graduates are truly ready to change the world, one day at a time, thanks to the experience gained at Collège Boréal.” – Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal


Quick facts

Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French-language postsecondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of French communities throughout the province.

For the second year in a row, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates of all 24 community colleges in Ontario. Moreover, 100% of all surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates as employees!

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