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Quebec’s “Days of Knowledge”

The province’s 16 universities are organizing more than 50 free public events over four days.

BY LÉO CHARBONNEAU | NOV 03 2009

For four days, from Wednesday, Nov. 4 until Saturday, Nov. 7, Quebec’s 16 universities are organizing more than 50 free events across the province as part of their inaugural “Journées du Savoir” (days of knowledge) program.

Under the theme “Expand your Knowledge,” the program aims to show the general public the importance and impact of Quebec’s universities on their day-to-day lives. Topics discussed will run the gamut “from aerospace to radio-isotopes, from language to post-crisis commerce, from environmental issues to infectious diseases or reflections on women in science to the new challenges in education.”

The full program is available here.

By the way, I love the graphic on the website (the question mark transforming into an exclamation point; see above). That really gets across, in a simple graphic manner, the excitement of learning.

The Journées du Savoir events are part of the Knowledge Matters campaign launched by the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities in spring 2008.

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Léo Charbonneau is the editor of University Affairs.
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