University Studies in French in Toronto. Why? How?
A university education has clear benefits for students and society. But why university studies in French? And why in Toronto? Students benefit: the career advantages of proficiency in French. Society also benefits: the very future of Southern Ontario’s Francophonie is at stake. How to provide French-language university study in Toronto? Glendon has been doing so for over 40 years and could play an even greater role in the future.
Kenneth McRoberts is Principal of Glendon College, York University. First appointed on July 1, 1999, he is now serving a third five-year term. Before his appointment as principal, McRoberts was Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts at York University. Principal McRoberts has written several books, as well as journal articles and book chapters, on a variety of topics including Quebec politics, Canadian federalism, and constitutional questions. He is Past-President of the Canadian Political Science Association, has received an honorary doctorate from Université Laval and has been made an Officer in the Palmes académiques by the government of France. From 2009 to 2011, Principal McRoberts was the President of the Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne. In 2010, the Ontario government awarded him the Prix de la francophonie de l'Ontario.
June 19, 2012
Address by Principal Kenneth McRoberts
11: 55 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
THE FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK HOTEL (Club canadien)
Ballroom, C Floor
100 Front St. W
PRICES FOR LUNCH:
Non members ($60)