« 400 Years of French Presence in Ontario » symposium at UofT March 20
« 400 Years of French Presence in Ontario »
Symposium UofT / CEFMF
This symposium is organized in the Francophonie week context by the University of Toronto’s Department of French Studies, in collaboration with the Centre d’Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone (CEFMF), to celebrate the French language, culture and the French-speaking people of Ontario.
The purpose is to present information about the arrival of the French-speaking people in Ontario, the different immigration waves and the current status of the French language and culture in Ontario.
Speakers will include : The Official Languages Commissioner, Graham Fraser; the Radio-Canada Ombudsman, Julie Mirville-Dechêne; the author and co-founder of “French for the Future”, John Ralston Saul; teachers Yves Frenette from the University of Ottawa, François Paré from Waterloo University, Raymond Mougeon from York University and Laurent Gajo from the University of Geneva will intervene. Two round-tables are organized to exchange views with members of the Toronto and Ontario French-speaking community about current matters.
This symposium will be followed by a reception from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Thursday, March 20th at 9:00am
Great Hall, Hart House(7 Hart House Circle)