Presidency of the 85th Congress of Acfas at McGill University

On May 9th, at McGill University, Frédéric Bouchard, president of l’Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) inaugurated the 85th congress of the association in the presence of Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economy, Science and Innovation, Richard Bergeron, Member of the Executive Committee of the city of Montreal, Suzanne Fortier, Principal of McGill University, Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal (research and innovation) of McGill University and Antonia Maioni, Dean of the Faculty of Arts of McGill University.

This year’s edition, entitled Vers de nouveaux sommets took place from May 8th to May 12th. It gathered more than 6000 participants, coming from 40 countries, partaking in approximately 3500 activities.

Considered to be the largest multidisciplinary high-profile research meeting in the French-speaking world, the congress allows researchers to present their results, exchange ideas and debate over scientific and societal topics.

Once again this year, the congress has enjoyed extensive press coverage, with the presence of reporters from Ici Radio-Canada and from Le Devoir newspapers. The recording of Les années lumières, Ici Radio-Canada Première’s science programme, and of L’oeuf ou la Poule, on CHOQ, UQAM’s student radio, also took place during the week of congress



Read the special report in Le Devoir newspaper from May 6th
Read the special report in Le Devoir newspaper from April 29th

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