These funds are provided through the new Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language (FSL) Program, administered by the Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC). This program is funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage. The Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in FSL Program allows English-speaking students who wish to pursue their university studies in French to improve their language proficiency.
The bursaries were awarded to the following students:
• Emily Arthur (USask)
• Jina Bae (USask)
• Mark Berlin (USask)
• Danielle Davyduke (USask)
• Brenna Haggarty
• James Larocque (USask)
• Isabelle MacLean (USask)
• Brendan Thompson (USask)
• Nicole Tryhorn (USask)
• Eric Turcotte (USask)
All bursary recipients are registered in the CCLF program, which offers law students the unique opportunity to obtain a French Common Law Certification from the University of Ottawa as part of their JD at the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Calgary.
Caroline Magnan, Director of the CCLF, congratulates all the bursary recipients who have shown great courage in taking up the challenge of completing a portion of their law studies in French in order to improve access to justice in both official languages.
“We are delighted for this year's recipients of the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in FSL,” said Martin Phillipson, Dean of the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. “These bursaries provide key support to students in the CCLF program and are a great addition to the outstanding opportunities the program provides. The availability of these bursaries is also a testament to the benefits of the CCLF program, and to the strength of our partnership with the University of Ottawa, that has continued to expand and evolve since 2016.”
For more information regarding the Bursaries for Postsecondary Studies in French as a Second Language Program, please visit the program’s website here.
About the ACUFC:
The Association des collèges et universités de la francophonie canadienne (ACUFC) brings together 22 colleges and universities of the Canadian Francophonie. Their vision: to increase access to post-secondary education in French, thus creating an effective continuum of French-language education, from early childhood to postsecondary studies.