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Niagara College and Collège Boréal Solidify their Agreement


Sudbury, November 24, 2011 – Members of the Boards of Governors of Niagara College and Collège Boréal, their senior staff and respective Presidents, met this weekend in Niagara to solidify the first year of their partnership.

A year ago, the Presidents of these two postsecondary institutions signed a partnership agreement that envisioned collaboration particularly in the areas of Culinary Arts and Early Childhood Education. For Denis Hubert-Dutrisac, President of Collège Boréal, the timing couldn’t be better, marking the dawn of the 10th anniversary of Collège Boreal’s mandate to provide French- language postsecondary education in Central-Southwestern Ontario.

“This is an ideal moment for us to affirm our commitment to meet the needs of our community and to improve access to postsecondary education for all Francophones in Ontario, in particular those in Central-Southwestern Ontario. Our partnership with Niagara College underscores our joint commitment to the benefit of our students.” Acting Niagara College President, Steve Hudson adds, “We are delighted to be working in collaboration with our francophone partner in order to ensure Franco-Ontarians have a broad range of postsecondary options. This meeting symbolizes our commitment to sharing our resources and our expertise with Collège Boréal, through a partnership that has already proven very successful during its first year.”

To mark the occasion, Chef-Professors Simon Le Hénaff and Peter Blakeman, of Collège Boréal and Niagara College’s Culinary Arts programs respectively, worked with Niagara College students in preparing and serving a delightful culinary experience for the college officials. The President of Collège Boréal seized the opportunity to launch the Niagara edition of “Prends ta place,” a regional newsletter highlighting Collège Boréal projects and activities.

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