University of Regina receives task force report on future of the Institut français

News Release Release Date: March 12, 2013 11:00 a.m.

University of Regina President and Vice-Chancellor Vianne Timmons has received the task force report on the future of Institut français. Chaired by Judith Woodsworth of Concordia University, the task force included membership from the Fransaskois community and the University of Regina.

“I am impressed with the consultative process and diligence demonstrated by the participants,” said Timmons. “I am delighted that consensus has been reached on a number of issues and that the Fransaskois community has unanimously endorsed the recommendations of the Task Force. I look forward to reviewing the recommendations thoroughly, and determining the next steps.”

Timmons, who assembled the task force in August, 2012 to review and report on the University’s Institut français, noted that once the University executive has had the opportunity to consider the report fully, it will provide further communication to the internal and external community.

“It is the desire of the University to continue to provide French language programming and services to our francophone students” said Timmons. “I am grateful to the task force members including Judith Woodsworth, Luigi Benedicenti, Dave Button, Wilfrid Denis, Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Andre Moquin, Joanne Perrault and Sheila Petty for their service.”

The Institut français offers French programs, services and activities, supports research projects related to francophones in minority situations, and participates in university-community initiatives that contribute to the development of the Fransaskois community.


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