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The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation derives much of its strength from its unique setting at the heart of the multidimensional cultural and academic communities to which it belongs and contributes. McGill University, the principal academic partner and academic home of the Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, is one of Canada’s best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the country’s leading research-intensive universities.

Founded in 1821, McGill has grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 39, 350 students.

I would like to congratulate these young leaders and extend a warm welcome to them on behalf of the McGill community. I feel a special link to the Sauvé Program as we started life together at McGill in 2003 – I as the new Principal and Vice-Chancellor, and the Program in its first year with the extraordinary “Dynamic Dozen.” Along with all my McGill colleagues, I have taken pride in each remarkable group of young leaders gathered to grow together in the ambiance of this unique Program, guided by the vision of the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé. I wish you much joy and success and look forward to your achievements as agents of change in the years to come.

– Heather Munroe-Blum, Former Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University

Through a formal Memorandum of Understanding with McGill University, Jeanne Sauvé Fellows are considered “Graduate Research Trainees” and as such, can audit academic courses and have access to Graduate School facilities, campus libraries, classrooms and facilities. Each Sauvé Fellow is paired with a leading McGill academic in their field of investigation who serves as the Fellow’s Academic Mentor throughout the program period.

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