Marc Cormier awarded Palmes académiques [fr]
Marc Cormier has been awarded on Saturday, February 27, 2016 by the Ambassador of France in Canada for his permanent involvement in Education and French culture and language.
Born in Saint Pierre et Miquelon, after studying biology in Bordeaux, Marc Cormier settled in Toronto to study education and became a math and science teacher in various francophone schools in Toronto.
As an internet pioneer, he created websites in the nineties and this led him to run an education website, SOS devoir, who helps about 30000 of kids with their homeworks using the finest new technologies.
His political commitment has also led you to be elected Consular counsellor by the French community. He is active in promoting France here in Toronto.
Napoleon I first created the palmes académiques as an honorary title to recognize members of the University in 1808. The academic palms became a decoration in 1866, under Napoléon III, at which time the honor was also extended to non-teaching persons who had rendered illustrious service to French education. Thus, the academic palms is the oldest non-military French decoration.