On Thursday February 18, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada delivered the Inaugural Jeanne Sauvé Address in front of more than 300 guests gathered in person at McGill University’s Moyse Hall or attending via live webcast.

Leaders from all ages listened to a truly inspiring speech that was followed by a panel comprised of the following Young Leaders:
 Gabriel Bran Lopez, Sauvé Scholar and Founding Executive Director, Youth Fusion Éloge Butera
, Sauvé Scholar, McGill Law Student and human rights advocate
 Ilona Daugherty, Executive Director, Apathy is Boring Janet Jobson, Sauvé Scholar, South African Rhodes Scholar, social activist and youth engagement specialist
 Mirwais Nahzat, Sauvé Scholar and Founder of Centre for Afghanistan Progress

Please find below the complete information about this historic event:


Youth Engagement in the 21st Century: Inspiring Change in an Era of Globalization


McGill Reporter – Governor General Delivers the Jeanne Sauvé Inaugural Address

The Montreal Gazette – Governor General Preaches Revolution of Ideals

The Montreal Gazette – University Blog – It’s the Governor General, eh?

La Presse – Michaëlle Jean de passage à McGill

Canadian Press – Michaëlle Jean Delivers Speech Criticizing Rampant Materialism 



Her Excellency at Sauvé House

Her Excellency at Moyse Hall (McGill University)