The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is pleased to invite you to attend “What Kind of Education Do We Need in a Culturally Pluralistic Society?” on Thursday, May 19, from 6:00-8:00 pm, at Sauvé House.
Join us for this unique Jeanne Sauvé Forum event, part of the Building Inclusive Communities for Refugees: A Public Leadership Challenge series, which explores the Sauvé Fellows’ chosen theme of refugee integration in Canada.
Education has always been a hotly contested topic. Not only is education the way in which knowledge and skills can be passed on from one generation to the next, but it is also a vital part of any nation-building project, whether this is explicitly acknowledged or not. With the arrival of 25,000 refugees to Canada – nearly 25% of which will come to Québec – education once again will play a crucial role in integrating newcomers and their children. More broadly and beyond the current refugee situation, this panel discussion aims to look at the type of education needed to provide young people the tools with which to navigate an increasingly diverse world.
Join Sauvé Fellow Edison Huynh for a stimulating education panel that will include perspectives at multiple levels of work: front line practitioners, academics, and policy makers will provide different lenses through which to view education as well as explore the Ethics and Religious Culture Program (ERC) curriculum, which is unique to Québec.
Our esteemed panelists – McGill Associate Professor Bronwen E. Low, postgraduate fellow at the Centre de recherche en éthique François Boucher, educational consultant Anne-Marie De Silva, Westmount High School teacher and PhD candidate Sabrina Jafralie, and McGill Associate Professor Kevin McDonough – will all provide insights into the role that education plays in creating a successful pluralist society. They will also discuss the impact of culture and identity on different levels of the education sector as well as determining whether there are transferable elements from the Québec educational model to other contexts and countries.