Tribute to Brian Mulroney: the University of Laval, apologizes, and promises “a major project”
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In addition to an apology to the ex-prime minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, the Université Laval has promised to find “a major project”.
Saturday, 17 march 2018 13:59
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QUEBEC | In addition to apologize to the ex-prime minister of Canada Brian Mulroney, the Université Laval has promised to make “a large-scale project which will showcase the exceptional character of his illustrious career”.
The rector of the university based in Québec, Sophie D’amours, here reacting to the public outcry generated by the decision of the institution not to create, in honour of Mr. Mulroney, a center of research in international and transnational law.
It is the daily Press revealed Thursday that the professors of the law faculty were opposed to the proposal.
In addition, although the vote of the teachers was advisory, the management of the academic institution has taken the decision not to go forward with this project, which has created intense consternation.
Université Laval provides, however, that there was a folder “preliminary” was at “an embryonic stage” and “finds it unacceptable that members of his community have made [public] these discussions”, we read in a press release.
“We present […] our apologies to mr. Mulroney, his family and any person who [would have] been able to perceive that the University Laval did not wish to honour the political achievements and the historic of the latter,” said the president in a press release dated Saturday.
Prime minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993, Brian Mulroney is a law graduate of the Université Laval. Companion of the Order of Canada and a grand officer of the Ordre national du Québec, he has several honorary doctorates, including one from the University of Laval, in addition to having been decorated with the Order of the companions of O. R. Tambo, gold category, for having fought against apartheid in South Africa.
The management of the University Laval promises to be “deeply convinced of the invaluable contribution of Brian Mulroney to the canadian society” and promised to honor his career with a project drawing.
“Brian Mulroney is a source of collective pride for our entire university community. Former prime minister of Canada, one of our most illustrious and great graduates, he has always been very involved in the support of our university, and we are very grateful,” said Sophie D’amours.
Letter of the rector of the Université Laval Sophie d’amours
Université Laval determined to celebrate the exceptional career of Brian Mulroney
Brian Mulroney is a source of collective pride for our entire university community. Former prime minister of Canada, one of our most illustrious and great graduates, he has always been very involved in the support of our university, and we are very grateful.
The direction of the Université Laval remains deeply convinced of the invaluable contribution of Brian Mulroney to the canadian society and wishes to honour his career as a project inspiring.
In this spirit, a proposal was brought on by the enthusiasm of multiple people, and has received the unequivocal support of the directions of Laval University and its Faculty of law. However, still in an embryonic stage, this project has been the subject of discussions within this same faculty. The management of the University Laval finds it unacceptable that members of his community have made public these discussions on a folder preliminary.
As an institution of higher education and research, and as evidenced by his recent ” campaign financing “, the Laval University fully recognises the contribution of private financing in the accomplishment of its mission. The success of several major research studies show without a shadow of a doubt that the private funding can support the work of researchers in accordance with the best practices of responsible conduct of research. In this regard, the dean of the Faculty of law is committed to set clear directions next to the private funding for its research entities.
We present also our apologies to mr. Mulroney, his family and any person who would have been able to perceive that the University Laval did not wish to honour the political achievements and historical.
Laval University has benefited from several support notable of Brian Mulroney over the years, including during the great campaign 2000-2010 ” Of all the revolutions “, which he co-chaired. Its achievements and contributions to the company have been highlighted by nine canadian universities, including the University of Laval, by the granting of honorary doctorates. These honors have put in value his expertise and his contribution in the fields of letters, social sciences, law as well as its international contribution as a jurist and negotiator.
Laval University is therefore determined to realize a large-scale project which will showcase the exceptional character of the illustrious career of mr. Mulroney, to train a generation of students engaged in the many disciplines in which he shone.
– Sophie D’amours, rector, Université Laval