Alberta : visit by Consul General in Edmonton (Nov. 18-19th) [fr]
On November 18th and 19th, Consul General, Philippe Sutter, met with several members of the provincial Government, to highlight France’s support of cooperations in the fields of education, higher education, the French language, culture and environmental protection. He underlined the notable contributions of French companies to the economy of Alberta, including in the responsible and energy transition industries. He also presented France’s competitive ecosystem.
Minister of Education, Adriana Lagrange, Consul General, Philippe Sutter, and representatives from the Embassy of France’s Cultural and Education Cooperation Services, welcomed 9 French school Académies, an unprecedented number to date, and 14 provincial school districts to recognize the implementation of 5 current partnerships and to encourage more agreements. Our objective is to double the number currently in place in 2020.
A representative from Grenoble University continued the dialogue with University of Alberta’s Campus Saint Jean on a double diploma, supervised by M. Pierre-Yves Mocquais, Dean of Campus Saint Jean. This would enable the training of more French teachers and make it easier to recruit French teachers from France.
Consul General also gave a talk during an international relations class at Campus Saint Jean.
Consul General gave two interviews to the local media (in French) :
Radio Canada Alberta La Croisée.
Le Franco (to be published on Dec. 4th).
Etienne Farreyre, Cultural and Education Cooperation Attaché at the Embassy of France and Olivier Launay from Académie de Rouen also gave interviews. Watch the TV segment Radio Canada Alberta.