National Assembly salutes Journées du Savoir

MONTREAL, Nov. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - The Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities (CREPUQ) was delighted with the declaration read today before the National Assembly by Michel Pigeon, Parliamentary Assistant to Michelle Courchesne, Minister of Education, Recreation and Sports, in recognition of Journées du Savoir.

"I salute this initiative by the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities, some of whose members are with us today. More than 50 activities will be held across Quebec to increase awareness among the general public of the importance of education and institutions of higher learning in our economic, social and cultural development, as well as in extending our international influence," said Michel Pigeon.

"I invite everyone to experience the excellent quality of our university system by taking part in the various activities - in particular the public lectures and guided tours - organized by the universities during Journées du savoir," concluded Mr. Pigeon.

About Journées du Savoir

Over the course of four days, November 4-7, 16 universities will hold more than 50 innovative activities throughout the province. The Journées du Savoir program is designed to make the general public aware of the important role Quebec universities play in our economic, social and cultural development and the real impact they have. Events are free and open to the public and include "Student for a Day," field trips, guided tours, public lectures and more. For program details, visit www.lesjourneesdusavoir.ca. There's a lot going on - don't miss it!

About CREPUQ

CREPUQ includes all 18 Quebec universities. The organization acts as their voice in relations with government and higher education. It also fosters coordination and collaboration between universities, is a research centre for university administrations, acts as a centre for coordination and joint service delivery, and is a resource centre and think tank for its members.

SOURCE CONFERENCE OF RECTORS AND PRINCIPALS OF QUEBEC UNIVERSITIES (CREPUQ)

For further information: For further information: Diane Jeannotte, Media Relations, Diane Jeannotte Communications, (514) 284-2860, ext. 2, Cell: (514) 772-8019, djeannotte@direction.qc.ca; Source: Chantal Pouliot, Director of Communications, Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities, (514) 288-8524, ext. 244, cpouliot@crepuq.qc.ca

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