Three Postsecondary Institutions in Sudbury Take Part in Event Showcasing French Culture

Three Postsecondary Institutions in Sudbury Take Part in Event Showcasing French Culture

Collège Boréal, Laurentian University, and the University of Sudbury proudly take part in the Grand rendez-vous des francophonies canadiennes on March 19, from 1 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

The event is organized as part of Les Rendez-vous de la francophonie,an initiative of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue. Thirteen French-language universities and two French-language colleges will participate in the event which aims to promote the diversity and vitality of Francophone communities across Canada while encouraging French-speaking postsecondary students to embrace their Francophone identity and pride.

The event is intended to be a forum for participating students who will showcase their culture and language in a variety of ways including musical or theatrical performances, monologues, storytelling, poems, magic, art, or other methods.

Students from the three local institutions will come together at Collège Boréal’s Concert Hall. The event will be recorded live and broadcasted online through TFO 24.7.


“Collège Boréal is proud to take part in this event which aims to promote and celebrate our beautiful language and joie de vivre!”

Pierre Riopel, President, Collège Boréal

“Through this event, Laurentian University and its partners help expand the Francophone presence in our regions while highlighting the availability of French postsecondary programs and strengthening our students’ sense of belonging to their French culture and language.”

Dominic Giroux, President and Vice-Chancellor, Laurentian University

“The University of Sudbury is proud of its ongoing commitment to the Francophone community and is thrilled to take part in such an event!”

Pierre Zundel, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Sudbury

Quick facts

About Collège Boréal

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. Collège Boréal offers a wide variety of services in 35 access centres in 25 communities across the province. According to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal has the highest graduation and graduate satisfaction rates in the province. Moreover, 100% of surveyed employers would recommend hiring Collège Boréal graduates! To find out more about Collège Boréal programs and services, please visit our website at

About Laurentian University

Laurentian University is one of the fastest growing universities in Canada in the past decade, now serving over 9,000 students. Each year, it offers approximately 40 programs and over 800 course sections in French to some 1,600 students. The main campus is located in Sudbury, but it also has a rapidly expanding campus located in Barrie. Excellent programs, knowledgeable teaching staff, enviable class sizes, and the overall quality of the facilities make it the preferred choice for pursuing university studies in Ontario. More information is available online at

About the University of Sudbury

Founded as Collège du Sacré-Coeur in 1913, it was the first, and for many years the only, institution of higher learning in Northern Ontario. In 1957, it changed its name and began to exercise its full teaching and degree-granting powers. It entered into the Laurentian Federation as a founding member in 1960, along with Laurentian University, Huntington University, and Thorneloe University. The University of Sudbury is very proud of its bilingual and tri-cultural tradition and of its Jesuit approach of educating the whole person. As one of Northern Ontario’s longest-standing post-secondary institutions and as a member of the Laurentian Federation, the University of Sudbury emphasizes education in the liberal arts, offering courses in journalism, folklore and ethnology, religious studies, philosophy, and indigenous studies. For further information, visit


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