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Réception et retrouvailles: Département d’études françaises

Date & time
Wednesday, September 18, 2024
5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

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$10 (includes appetizers and wine)

Wheel chair accessible


Join us at Concordia’s Département d’études françaises cocktail reception. Reconnect with fellow alumni, former and current faculty and staff during Homecoming 2024 as we celebrate Concordia’s 50th anniversary.

You'll hear from fellow alumni and university leaders Pascale Sicotte, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, Isabel Dunnigan, associate vice-president of professional education and valorisation du français and our emcee Françoise Naudillon, chair of the Département d'Études françaises. 

Film retrospective

We will screen a 10-minute film retrospective of our illustrious department, featuring recent interviews with some of our trailblazers, many of whom will be present at the event. They include Maïr Verthuy, professor emerita of literature and member of the Département d'Études françaises (1974-2008), former Director of the Institut Simone de Beauvoir (1978-1983), Donat Taddeo, former dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science (1980-1985), former Concordia president Judith Woodsworth, professor emerita of Translation, former department chair, and faculty member of the department (1980-1997 and 2018-2022), Sherry Simon, professor emerita of Translation and faculty  member (1998-2022), and Lucie Lequin, professor emerita of literature, former department head and faculty member (1983-2016). 

RSVP by September 4. 

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. If you require disability-related accommodations, please contact by September 16 to allow us time to coordinate your request.

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