“We are proud to partner with the Doggone Foundation,” says Rebecca Duclos, dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts. “We share a vision that students should be active in our community — making things happen that matter — and we are thankful the foundation will fund student internships that are crucial to allow our scholars to work with non-profit organizations across Montreal.”
The Doggone Foundation recently made landmark gifts to the Museum of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia and the McGill University Health Centre. By giving to Concordia, the Doggone Foundation is widening its scope in Montreal.
“We started the discussion with the university and then crafted the program together,” says Susan Avon, BFA 88, MA 94, secretary for the Doggone Foundation. “We’ve heard it’s already wildly successful and we’re looking forward to what’s next.”
“Awards like these are vital to our future careers,” says Valérie Saulnier, master’s student in music therapy and a recipient of an Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Award. “The foundation’s encouragement makes me want to work hard so I can give back and make a better society.”