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Mission

Le Département de français s'engage à offrir aux étudiants la possibilité de développer des compétences quasi natives en français et d'acquérir des compétences académiques et professionnelles dans les littératures, les cultures et la linguistique françaises et francophones, en préparant les étudiants à devenir des participants compétents, informés et innovants sur le Canada. scène (nationale et provinciale) et dans le monde francophone. Tous nos programmes visent à donner à nos étudiants non seulement d'excellentes compétences en communication, mais aussi les bases solides nécessaires pour comprendre et apprécier la diversité culturelle et linguistique du monde francophone.

Nous offrons

Le département offre la possibilité d'étudier dans un environnement dynamique, avec des méthodes d'enseignement innovantes et un accès à la recherche en linguistique, en littérature et en culture.

Tous les cours sont dispensés en français.

Quel que soit le domaine d'étude que vous souhaitez poursuivre, nos méthodes d'enseignement vous exposeront à différentes perspectives théoriques et appliquées qui vous permettront de développer vos capacités d'analyse et d'esprit critique, et d'acquérir un bon niveau de compétence en langue, vous offrant des outils appréciables pour tout un évantail de professions.

Professors and Staff of the Department of French against Racism: Our Commitments

In the past months, universities around the world have taken a stand against racial discrimination and violence, showing their commitment to take an instrumental part in change. The current events are prompting us to go beyond verbal condemnations of systemic racism in universities. Taking a stand against racism comes with a willingness to challenge institutional systems of domination, which are often invisible, or taken as default ways of organising, seeing, and studying the world. Since we acknowledge that the Department of French is part of such systems, we aim to reflect on ways to challenge these views and categorisations, and to actively support minoritized groups.

Supporting Diversity through French Language and Cultures

We acknowledge that the French language is not solely owned by France or Québec (or by anyone else) and that the developments of French standards around the world have participated in a history of injustice, and continue to contribute to the ongoing discrimination of minoritized cultures.

We understand that French is diverse, that it is shared by many around the globe, as a first or second language, and that it is used in various ways.

As scholars, instructors, and members of staff, we embrace this diversity.

The Department of French’s commitments

We aim to commit to the following actions:

  • To rethink the object of our teaching, when applicable, to question narratives that have normalized the superiority of some groups over others;
  • To further promote alternative approaches and perspectives in our current courses, as well as in courses offered in collaboration with other departments; 
  • To review the Department of French’s statement for equity, diversity and inclusion, and ensure that it is visible in all course descriptions;
  • To initiate and support professional and student activities that provide further opportunities to reflect on equity, diversity and inclusion;
  • To further support students from racialized and discriminated minoritized groups, for instance by creating a new Department award and/or a new scholarship.