News - 2004-2012

Press releases, articles, interviews, TV and radio broadcasts

2012

December 21, 2012
Le Tourisme patrimonial et culturel francophone en C.-B. - Part 1   - Part 2
La SDECB

November 21, 2012
Plurilinguisme et immersion : l'expérience suisse (archive not available)
Interview with Aline Gohard-Radenkovic and Josianne Veillette, Fribourg University, Switzerland
Broadcasted on Boulevard du Pacifique, reported by Marie Villeneuve

November 19, 2012
"Mise en scène de 'l'autre étranger’ dans des films de fiction : les situations de communication comme lieux de catégorisation et de (re)médiation du rapport à l'autre"
Conference by Aline Gohard-Radenkovic, professor of the Department of plurilingualism and foreign languages, Fribourg University, Switzerland, hosted by OFFA

November 16, 2012
"Le système phonologique du français en lien avec la cohésion sociale"
Conference by Conrad Ouellon, linguist and former president of the Conseil supérieur de la langue française du Québec, hosted by OFFA

November 15, 2012
L'avenir du français, d'une côte à l'autre (archive not available) 
Interview with Conrad Ouellon, linguist and former president of the Conseil supérieur de la langue française du Québec
Broadcasted on Boulevard du Pacifique, reported by Marie Villeneuve

November 14, 2012
L'état de la langue française au Canada (Part 3 : 1:44-7:13) (archive not available) 
Interview with Conrad Ouellon, linguist and former president of the Conseil supérieur de la langue française du Québec
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier

October 24, 2012
French education on the rise in Vancouver despite nationwide decline- Interview with OFFA director, Claire Trépanier
CBC Radio - On the Coast

September 11, 2012
"Avec le BAFF, la rentrée de SFU se conjugue aussi en français"
La Source

August 7, 2012
Évaluation horizontale de la Feuille de route pour la dualité linguistique 2008-2013 : Agir pour l’avenir.
Rapport technique : Étude de cas sur la vitalité des CLOSM- Surrey, C.-B.
Report submitted to the Department of Canadian Heritage

June 15, 2012
"Ghizlane Laghzaoui Receives PhD and Dean's Convocation Medal"
SFU Dean of Graduate Studies

May 26, 2012
Report on the SFU Open House 2012 (7:35-9:26) (archive not available) 
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Dominique Panebianco

Arpil 24, 2012
L'amour du français- Report about the Vancouver Local Forum, French for the Future
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier

April 23, 2012
Les avantages du bilinguisme- Interview about the French for the Future local forum
Broadcasted on Six pieds au-dessus de la mer, Radio-Canada, reported by Pierre-Philippe Bibeau

April 14, 2012
Les élections en France- Interview with SFU visiting professor, Jean-Louis Thiébault 
Broadcasted on Les samedis du monde, Radio-Canada Manitoba, reported by Suzanne Kennelly

April 11, 2012
Conférence sur les élections présidentielles françaises- Interview with SFU visiting professor, Jean-Louis Thiébault
Broadcasted on Six pieds au-dessus de la mer, Radio-Canada, reported by Pierre-Philippe Bibeau

April 10, 2012
Francophones en BC- Video on the history of Francophones in BC
Presented by Maurice Guilbord, historian and president of the Société historique francophone de la Colombie-Britannique

April 5, 2012
Quel avenir pour l'éducation secondaire en français? (archive not available) 
Televised forum
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier

March 29, 2012
Visions de la littérature québécoise (archive not available) 
Interview with author Louis Hamelin 
Broadcasted on Six pieds au-dessus de la mer, Radio-Canada, reported by Pierre-Philippe Bibeau

March 28, 2012
Conférence sur la rectification langagière (archive not available) 
Interview with Wim Remysen, professor of linguistics at the University of Sherbrooke
Broadcasted on Phare Ouest, Radio-Canada, reported by Myriam Fehmiu

March 23, 2012
Table ronde sur la francophonie (Part 1)  (Part 2) (archive not available) 
Broadcasted on Phare Ouest, Radio-Canada, reported by Myriam Fehmiu

March 15, 2012
Les Français de l’étranger éliront leurs députés- Interview with SFU visiting professor, Jean-Louis Thiébault
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier
Élections françaises : « Je ne leur dirai pas pour qui voter »
La Source

March 1, 2012
Gérard Bouchard, historien et sociologue québécois (archive not available) 
Broadcasted on Phare Ouest, Radio-Canada, reported by Myriam Fehmiu

February 21, 2012
"L’Université Simon Fraser, membre de l’AUFC"
OFFA Press Release

2011

November 30, 2011
Interactive tutorial on plagiarism is now available in French (archive not available) 
OFFA, in collaboration with SFU Library Services

October 27, 2011
"Six nouveaux sièges" (Part 3 : 5:30) (archive not available) 
Interview with SFU professor Nicolas Kenny and FCP students Kelly Andersen and Sarah Batko
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier

October 21, 2011
"Enseigner sa langue seconde" (Part 1 : 9:00) (archive not available) 
Interview with OFFA Associate Director, Danielle Arcand
Le Téléjournal Colombie-Britannique, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier

October 18, 2011
Rencontre avec deux auteures de littérature de jeunesse : Michèle Marineau et Édith Bourget
Presentation for Faculty of Education students, hosted by OFFA

October 17, 2011
"La perception des enseignants immigrants francophones" (archive not available) 
Interview with Ghizlane Laghzaoui
Broadcasted on Phare Ouest, Radio-Canada, reported by Myriam Fehmiu
Thesis: Paroles d’immigrants ! Représentations sociales et construction identitaire chez les enseignants immigrants francophones en Colombie-Britannique

October 11, 2011
"Premières diplômées du programme de Doctorat en Leadership éducationnel de l'Université Simon Fraser"
OFFA Press Release

September 27, 2011
"Le Fait français in BC"
Presentation for EU-Canada Study Tour & Internship Program, hosted by OFFA

September 8, 2011
Bettina B. Cenerelli appointed OFFA Associate Director at SFU
OFFA Press Release

June 15, 2011
Speech delivered by Robyn Ashwell, FCP graduate (44:00) 
(archive not available) Remise des diplômes à SFU
Copy of Speech

June 8, 2011
"Passeport Canada : Le bilinguisme au deuxième rang?"
Research project by FCP students Alex Hughes, Hana Holbrook, Paul Krawus, Agnès Kwan
"Les gauloises de la Colombie-Britannique"- Interview with Alex Hughes and Hana Holbrook
Six pieds au-dessus de la mer, Radio-Canada

January 14, 2011
"Claire Trépanier appointed OFFA Director at SFU"
OFFA Press Release

January 11, 2011
"SFU donne la parole aux diasporas du Metro Vancouver"
La Source

2010

September 22, 2010
"New funds for French at SFU" (archive not available) 
SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations

August 9, 2010
"French means diversity at SFU: The only place in the West to offer a doctorate totally in French"
SFU Research Matters, Summer 2010

April 16, 2010
Second-language learning in Canada’s universities and the vitality of BC's francophone community
Conference by Graham Fraser, Commissioner of Official Languages, hosted by OFFA
Copy of Speech

March 29, 2010
"Reinventing the language of citezenship"
Conference by John Ralston Saul, hosted by OFFA

January 29, 2010
Le bilinguisme au Canada - législation linguistique, engagements politiques et réalités (archive not available) 
Conference by Mme Raymonde Folco M.P., hosted by OFFA

January 26, 2010
"Serious Threats to Immersion Programs"
La Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB)

January 20, 2010
"Andrew Petter named president of Simon Fraser University" (archive not available) 
SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations

2009

October 20, 2009
"La création de la première structure administrative postsecondaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique : une étude de cas dans le domaine de la francophonie"
Kina Chenard and Adriana Dudas in the Canadian Journal of Political Science (2009), 42: 749-771, Cambridge University Press

October 14, 2009
"Students to gain 'official' language training" (archive not available) 
SFU Public Affairs and Media Relations

October 8, 2009
Where We Are With Human Rights (archive not available) 
A public speech by the Honourable Louise Arbour, hosted by OFFA

September 24, 2009
Maillardville 100 years
A series of reports by Benoît Ferradini, Radio-Canada

June 18, 2009
 "Postsecondary institutions must produce more bilingual graduates"
The House of Commons, Standing Committee on Official Languages

April 30, 2009
"Federal Government's Support for Post-secondary Institutions and their Efforts in Promoting Bilingualism in Canada"- Meeting #17
House of Commons' Standing Committee on Official Languages

February 27, 2009
"Minister Moore announces extension of French-language education agreement with BC" (archive not available) 
Patrimoine canadien
Copy of Speech (archive not available)

2008

November 13, 2008
Maîtrise en éducation en français (archive not available) 
Report by Sophie Rousseau, Radio-Canada

September 1, 2008
"La francophonie, une identité qui se cherche"
L'Express du Pacifique

June 9, 2008
"Première diplômée du Programme en administration publique et services communautaires (FCP) à SFU"
OFFA Press Release

June 4, 2008
Speech delivered by Ania Kolodziej, first graduate of the French Cohort Program
Spring Convocation at SFU
Copy of Speech

May 29, 2008
"First French program grad eyes legal career in EU"
SFU News

May 15, 2008
"Province funds French"
SFU News

April 8, 2008
Entrevue avec Yolande Grisé, Directrice du BAFF (archive not available) 
Broadcasted on Phare Ouest, Radio-Canada, reported by Julie Carpentier

March 31, 2008
 Claire Trépanier takes the helm of OFFA as of May 1st, 2008
OFFA Press Release

March 16, 2008
"Impératif français recognizes SFU’s Office of Francophone and Francophile Affairs and its contribution to the promotion of the French language and Francophone cultures in BC"
OFFA Press Release
L'Impératif français Press Release

March 12, 2008
Présentation du Prix du Cornouiller d'or 2008
Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique (FFCB)

2007

2006

November 1, 2006
"The French Attraction"
by Jean-Benoît Nadeau, article in French published in L'Actualité

July 13, 2006
"Leading a French Crusade ... in B.C."
Globe and Mail

July 4, 2006
"New $21.6-Million Francophone School for Vancouver" (archive not available) 
BC Ministry of Education

June 7, 2006
Doctorat honorifique à l'honorable Monique Bégin
Spring Convocation at SFU, Radio-Canada broadcast

May 29, 2006
"Profs: la denrée rare"
L'Express du Pacifique

April 6, 2006
"Le Québec accroît sa coopération avec la Colombie-Britannique et le Yukon" (archive not available) 
Minister Benoît Pelletier visits OFFA.
Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes (SAIC)

March 20, 2006
"Journée de la francophonie : Victoria de plus en plus ouvert aux francophones"
OFFA was among the guests at the Legislative Assembly in Victoria.
Article and video clip from Radio-Canada

February 9, 2006
"French program looks to increase enrolment"
SFU News

2005

December 6, 2005
"Cinq étudiants décrochent la bourse TV5 Québec Canada"
OFFA Press Release

December 5, 2005
"Yolande Grisé reçoit les insignes de le Compagnie des Cent Associés francophones"
OFFA Press Release

December 5, 2005
"L'économie à visage humain"
L'Express du Pacifique

July 19, 2005
"Extra funding for French-as-a-Second-Language students" (archive not available) 
BC Ministry of Education

March 24, 2005
"Why we need post-secondary French education"
SFU News

March 2, 2005
"Ça se passe en français à l'Université Simon Fraser"
Yolande Grisé, Director, OFFA

February 24, 2005
"Grisé looks to boost French language, culture on campus"
SFU News

2004

November 18, 2004
"Breaking new ground in French education"
SFU News