Promotion of francophone and francophile interests in B.C. took a major step forward with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Simon Fraser University and the Fédération des Francophones de la Colombie-Britiannique (FFCB) on Nov. 7.
Among the activities anticipated if $7.6 million in funding is secured from the federal government are:
• the establishment of an office of francophone and francophile affairs at SFU;
• the creation of a French-language bachelor's degree program focussed on community development and public administration;
• the enhancement of French-language programming for francophone and francophile students at the university.