One of the most enduringly enriching aspects of the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program is the pairing of each participant with an Academic Mentor, who serves as guide and mentor throughout the year. Participants – and the Foundation – also derive important benefits from the Senior Fellows, who share their diverse expertise, networks and experience.
Montreal, the lively international, multicultural metropolis, and second largest francophone city in the world, is home to close to 70 international organizations, four universities, thriving research and development activities, and leading-edge information and communications technology (ICT), life sciences and aerospace industries. Its highly creative, multilingual cultural and arts scene runs the gamut from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra to the world-renowned Cirque de Soleil, and is punctuated by countless festivals.
The largest of Canada’s provinces, (three times the size of France, five times the size of Japan, and twenty times the size of Belgium) Quebec is as rich in scenic beauty and natural resources, as it is in technology and innovation. The Province owes its special character to its origins as a colony of France, successively enriched by waves of immigration from around the world.
Canada is most often described as varied, vast (the second largest country in the world) and rich in natural resources – descriptions which are as accurate as they are incomplete. Canada’s small culturally diverse population of nearly 35.345 million belies the importance of its contributions to science, technology and the arts, and its leadership in international affairs.