On Friday evening, Feb. 22, at Laval University’s Faculty Lounge, in the presence of honourary chair, Anne Guérette, architect and Québec City councillor, the AFDU Québec Foundation held its annual bursary presentation. This charitable trust is an offshoot of the Association des femmes diplômées des universités de Québec (AFDU Québec) which, among other guiding principles, promotes post-secondary studies for women. During the banquet, $30 200 in bursaries were presented to 18 female students studying at Laval University and 2 students enrolled at the Centre de développement de la formation et de la main d’œuvre (CDFM) in Wendake. There were several invited guests of note and among them, François Pothier, representing Laval University’s rector, Liette Michaud, provincial president of the Canadian Federation of University Women’s Clubs, several deans and vice-deans, members of the university’s faculty, private donors, parents and friends of the bursary recipients as well as several members of AFDU Québec. It was a real pleasure to hear the young bursary recipients speak of their career plans and realize that a new generation is getting ready to ensure a dynamic and promising future for our society.
(translated by Liette Michaud) Continue reading