The Cooperation Agreement confirms and renews the special relationship between the two organizations.

On Tuesday, September 2nd, the first day of the new academic year, McGill  University Principal Suzanne Fortier met with Foundation Chairman Jean-François Sauvé, Diane de Mailly-Nesle Sauvé and Désirée McGraw, to sign the Renewed Cooperation Agreement between the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and McGill,  its academic home and valued founding academic partner throughout  the 2003-20013  Sauvé Scholars Program.  Professor Fortier was accompanied by Dean of Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies, Martin Kreiswirth and Professor Antonia Maioni, who are also Directors of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation.

From left to right: Désirée McGraw, Jean-François Sauvé, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier and Dean Martin Kreiswirth. Photo: Owen Egan

From left to right: Désirée McGraw, Jean-François Sauvé, McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier and Dean Martin Kreiswirth. Photo: Owen Egan

The renewed agreement confirms the continuance of the close relationship between McGill and the Foundation as the latter  launches three areas of mutually supportive programming: the new Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, a lively, proactive Alumni Programming and the Jeanne Sauvé Forum whose premier public event is the Annual Jeanne Sauvé Address.

Jean-François Sauvé  hailed the renewal of the Cooperation Agreement as a concrete expression of the special relationship with McGill the Foundation has enjoyed throughout the years and thanked Prof. Fortier and all those involved in the process.

Foundation President and Executive Director Désirée McGraw added:  “McGill has in every way exceeded our expectations in terms of assistance and services, and above all in the warmth and depth of commitment to our young leaders from administrators and academics alike. It is truly our home.”


McGill renews agreement with Jeanne Sauvé Foundation
By Doug Sweet
McGill Reporter
Friday, September 5, 2o14

McGill has renewed its relationship with the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, which is responsible for the Sauvé Scholars Program that annually brings up to 14 young people from around the world to the University to broaden their horizons and encourage exchanges on a host of critical and fascinating issues.

On Tuesday, September 2, representatives of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation met with Principal Suzanne Fortier to sign the Co-operation Agreement that confirms and renews the special relationship between the two organizations. McGill is not only the academic home of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation, but has also been its founding partner in the Sauvé Scholars Program, which, during the decade between 2003 and 2013, welcomed 126 young leaders from 50 countries.

McGill provides mentors and other academic support, where appropriate, for the 12-14 Sauvé residential fellows, who are now participants in the re-designed Sauvé Public Leadership Program, and for Sauvé Senior Fellows, said Dean of Postgraduate and Doctoral Studies, Martin Kreiswirth. Two McGill faculty members sit on the Board of the Foundation and McGill faculty also participate in the Foundation’s program and selection committees.
Following a year of significant strategic planning for the next decade, on July 1, the Foundation launched the new two-year Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program. It builds on the success of the Sauvé Scholars Program, while adding new features that better correspond to evolving global needs, including a strengthened support for the global network of alumni and commitment to the prestigious annual Jeanne Sauvé Address held in co-operation with McGill.
“McGill is very pleased to continue our collaboration with the Jean Sauvé Foundation, to provide an academic environment to support the goals of convening, connecting, engaging and empowering a new generation of public leadership in Canada and around the world,” Kreiswirth said.
Representing the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation were Jean-François Sauvé, son of the late Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, and Chairman, his wife Diane de Mailly-Nesle Sauvé, Secretary-Treasurer, and Désirée McGraw, President and Executive Director of the Foundation.

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