OFFA Events

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Throughout the year, our team organizes numerous events in French, or in both of Canada’s official languages, to promote Francophone cultures here at SFU and within the community.

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Please join us for a unique bilingual debate. It’s your chance to hear more about what this election is all about, in both official languages! Featuring bilingual candidates from all major parties from across British Columbia, the debate will combine questions and answers in French and English. The evening will include questions prepared by students, along with live questions from the audience.

Topics include climate change and the environment, reconciliation, languages and culture in a multicultural Canada, housing and affordability, post-secondary education and other student concerns, and more.

ACPI's Great Tour (September 14-15, 2021)

The Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs is pleased to collaborate with ACPI as part of their Great tour. This west-to-east tour of Canada is a flagship event in ACPI's French immersion teacher recruitment strategy known as the Teacher 5 étoiles campaign. Aboard the colorful campaign camper van, affectionately known as Margo, the dynamic Teacher 5 étoiles has planned a round of activities aimed at students in some 30 high schools offering French immersion programs across the country and at education students on a dozen Canadian university campuses.

As part of the Sommet sur le rapprochement des francophonies canadiennes, OFFA will be co-presenting with LOJIQ a workshop about Quebec's policies regarding the Canadian Francophonie on May 26. Gino Leblanc, Director at OFFA will also be taking part in the opening panel on June 12.

You graduated from a program at SFU and are working in the field of French education? You helped train our new teachers as a School Associate (SA) or a Faculty Associate (FA)? We want to highlight the important role that you play in the world of French education, especially during this pandemic, therefore SFU’s OFFA invites you to join the “Alumni – J’enseigne en français” community in a virtual celebration on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 4pm to 5:30pm (PDT).

In collaboration with the Association Francophone pour le Savoir (Acfas), the University of Alberta (U of A), the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Simon Fraser University (SFU) will present the first edition of the western final of the "Ma thèse en 180 secondes" (MT180) competition which will take place online on Wednesday, May 5, 2021. 

From March 1 to 31, everyone from coast to coast is invited to participate, free of charge, in some fifteen cultural, academic and professional activities. Under the theme of equity, diversity, and inclusion, Francophones and Francophiles alike will discover the various facets of the Francophonie from here and from abroad.

Discover the Program and Events details here

A series of workshops, seminars, panel discussions, cultural activities and screenings of French-language films will take place at SFU’s Burnaby and Vancouver campuses.

Discover the Program and Events details here

The Symposium on the Francophonie in British Columbia took place on October 4 and 5 at Simon Fraser University’s Burnaby campus. The event, organized as part of the 15th anniversary of the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs (OFFA), featured 13 speakers, including experts on the Francophonie in B.C., professors from eight Canadian universities, as well as two privileged observers of the evolution of French-language research on the province.

Celebrating back-to-school with a 15th anniversary party (September 20, 2019)

On September 20, the Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs launched its 15th anniversary festivities in the company of students, colleagues and community members involved in the programs, courses and services offered in French at SFU.

The Back-to-School Celebration was held at UniverCity Townsquare on SFU’s Burnaby campus. The team from Radio-Canada was on hand to launch its fall season and celebrate the OFFA’s 15th anniversary. The organizers of the Canadian Francophone Games also came to meet SFU students and invite them to get involved in the major national event happening in Victoria in July 2020.

Click here to view pictures of the celebration. Our thanks to photographer Célia Saunier, a student in the French Cohort Program in Public and International Affairs.

Le Printemps de la francophonie 2019 (February 26 to April 4, 2019)

A series of workshops, seminars, panel discussions, cultural activities and screenings of French-language films will take place at SFU’s Burnaby and Vancouver campuses.