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Community Calendar

To help promote Francophone activities organized by Laurentian’s partners and university community, the Office of the AVP, Academic and Francophone Affairs regularly updates its community calendar. This calendar lists all initiatives that enhance the influence of its faculty and collaborators from the associative community. Items to be included on the calendar can be forwarded to the Office of Francophone Affairs at:

I like your accent.

I like the way you pronounce your words. I like your intonations, your melody.
Laurentian University's Office of Francophone Affairs would like to highlight Francophonie Month by celebrating the wide diversity of the Francophone community, in all its shapes, colours, and accents.
In order to bring together Laurentian's francophones and francophiles, several activies will be taking place on the university campus and within Sudbury's francophone cultural community.
Beginning March 1st, join the celebrations!

​Twiturature at Laurentian University

1 March 2017 from 5 pm to 7 pm
Alphonse-Raymond Pavilion, Laurentian University
In order to launch the celebrations of the month of la francophonie and to celebrate the week of research as it should be, Laurentienne is organizing a 5 to 7 twitterature, where research and poems will be honored in the form of Tweets.

Conference: "The influence of oral inquiry on national narratives"

Francophonies of America and the Department of History of Laurentian University

2 March 2017 from 5:15 pm Motley Kitchen,
Motley Kitchen, 70 Young Street
Research on Francophonies in America: trajectories, transformations and the way forward.
Joel Belliveau (History, Laurentian University)
Daniela Moisa (Culture and Communication, University of Sudbury)
Louise Welcome (History, Université de Sherbrooke)
Donald Dennie (Sociology, Laurentian University)
Launch: No. 41 of the Revue du Nouvel-Ontario

​Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario:  #PigeonsAffamés

2, 3 and 4,March 2017
Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario
If social media were theater, here's what they would be. Comments, news, messages and pictures take turns without tail or head. Intimate and public statements are confused. There is, however, a powerful thread. It is the desperate need to soothe consciousness. On stage, seven actors, dancers, singers and slamers take you in a whirlwind of reflections and emotions. This unparalleled show creates a new genre that is close to dance or performance, but remains quite theatrical. A production of the Trillium Theater.

​RÉFO: Student Forum "Celebrating Our Accents" and Annual Meeting

3 - 5 March 2017 
​McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University
Let's celebrate our accents! This Forum is a gathering that allows students from across Ontario to meet, to get to know each other and to discuss issues they are passionate about! This year, the forum will celebrate the diversity of Francophone accents and celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary. The event will take place at the Laurentian University School of Architecture.

Le Salon du livre du Grand Sudbury: Youth Reading Club

4 March 2017 from 10 am to 11.30 am
Central Public Library, 74 Mackenzie Street
Literary activities and discoveries for 6 to 11 year olds with invited author Amy Lachapelle.

"Dreaming, Creating, Reborn - The Power of Aboriginal Theater," with Dave Jenniss

Lecture-midi of the Department of French Studies

7 March 2017 from 11.30 am Governor's lounge, 11th Floor,
Laurentian University, Parker Building
Born of a Métis father from the Viger Maliseet First Nation, Dave Jenniss has been the associate artistic director of the Ondinnok Theater in Montreal since 2016. Actor and playwright, his career has been marked by autochthonous cultures since 2004. He has appeared on stage between Others in Hamlet Maliseet, and Wulustek of which he is the author. In 2013, he won the Student Audience Award for Best Supporting Actor at Théâtre Denise-Pelletier for his performance of Moineau in the Marcel Dubé Zone.
RSVP before March 2nd:

Victoria Center for Women: "Celebrating Women" Evening

8 March 2017 from 7:30 to 9:30
Caruso Club, 385 Haig Street
The Victoria Center for Women is organizing "Celebrating Women", which is our way of celebrating the contribution of all Canadian women to the development of our country. A festive meal and a show will crown these celebrations. It is in this spirit that our featured guests, Les Chiclettes, will present a cabaret show in the Hollywood 40s style.



Université du troisième âge: presentation, the Victoria Center for Women

12 March at noon
Lexington Hotel, 50 Brady Street
Educational monthly brunch: for the pleasure of discovering! Ms. Gaëtane Pharand will give a presentation on the Victoria Center for Women and its raison d'être.
Cost: 20.00 members, $ 25.00 non-members.
Reservations: 705-665-2427.

«Sans plume et sans reproche», par Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui

Lecture-noon of the Department of French Studies

14 March 2017 from 11:30 am
Governors' lounge, on the 11th floor of the Parker Building of Laurentian University
Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui is originally from Wendake, near Quebec City. Historian, anthropologist, writer, performer, poet and curator in visual arts, he refuses categorizations and is defined above all as a creator. He has worked for more than ten years in the field of the dissemination of Aboriginal culture and arts. His poetry was published in magazines, exhibitions and on the Internet. He is also the director of Kwahiatonhk!, An NPO dedicated to the promotion of First Nations Literature.



CNFS: lunch for scholarship winners 

17 March 2017 from 9.30 am to 11.30 am
Brenda Wallace Room, Laurentian University
Lunch for National Health Consortium members.

​Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario : Jenna Dawn MacLellan, « Le Homecoming »

Exhibition : 17 March to 5 May, 2017
Opening Friday March 17 at 5 PM
​Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, 174 Elgin Street
This series of textile works by jenna dawn maclellan is inspired by the artist’s return to Northern Ontario’s rural regions after having spent several years in Montreal. Confronted with the challenges posed by this vast expanse of boreal forest, she formulates a variety of playful strategies to defend herself against nature. With her snowmobile, bear skin rug, and anti-mosquito suit – all hand-knit – jenna dawn maclellan pays homage to the North of her childhood. The objects knit by maclellan are as familiar as they are fantastic. Being transposed into textile gives an air of storied marvelousness to their otherwise ordinary nature. This is how objects found in so many Northern Ontario sheds and garages are transformed into genuine icons of northernness.




Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario : « Pekka »

19 March 2017 from 10:30 to 12:00
​Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, 21 Lasalle Boulevard
Pekka is a cute little turtle who loves bedtime stories. But tonight, the elderly Jacynta cannot tell her tale, because the moon has disappeared. Pekka heads off to save the moon, overcomes her fears and finally discovers its hiding place.

A story-telling puppet accomplishes a feat of strength as she captivates young theatregoers with her exploits. Children two and half years old and up will enjoy this quiet and enchanting half hour performance.  

More details 


​ACFO Greater Sudbury: 5 to 7 of the Francophonie

20 March 2017, from 5 to 7 pm
Alphonse-Raymond Pavilion, Laurentian University
The next Francophone meeting will be at Laurentian University. Please book your tickets by calling (705) 674-5896, or by e-mail at
R.S.V.P. :

​Réseau du Nord: Francophone Immigration Forum

21 March 2017 from 8 am to 4 pm
Brenda Wallace of Laurentian University
In collaboration with the Office of Francophone Affairs of Laurentian University and Collège Boréal, the Northern Ontario Francophone Immigration Support Network invites you to participate in the Northern Ontario Francophone Immigration Forum on March 21, 2017. The Forum, held at the Brenda Wallace Hall of Laurentian University in Sudbury, will allow participants to come together to discuss the role we all have to play in facilitating Francophone immigration to the North of Ontario. This year's theme is "Making a Difference: Mobility - Diversity - Accountability".

Business Plan Competition - the Marc St-Laurent Award of Excellence

23 March 2017, 3 pm to 6 pm
Laurentian University Business Administration Program
Brenda Wallace Salon, Laurentian University Students and professors of the French language program organize annually an activity to present prizes for different competitions that take place between the students. The winners of the different competitions are announced at a ceremony of end of the year which is embellished of a speaker followed by a wine-cheese. The 3 best teams will participate in the "Marc St-Laurent Award of Excellence" competition on March 23, 2017, during the BAA's end of year ceremony. Of the BCom. The teams publicly present their project to a jury (panel of judges). The Marc St-Laurent Award of Excellence is intended to reward the team that prepared the best business plan. Since 1995, the prize is offered by the Caisse populaire Voyageurs. The purpose of the award is to promote business start-ups in Northern Ontario and to reward excellence in the program. Marc St-Laurent, in whose memory the award is dedicated, studied at the Ecole de Commerce from 1983 to 1987. He died of the effects of myopathy in December 1987, when he was about to finish his fourth year. An exceptional student by his academic performance, his tenacity to continue despite the illness, he has aroused the admiration of all those who knew him. The Innovation Award Collins Barrow was officially created in 2009 to reward the group with a creative and innovative product or service. The purpose of the award is to foster creativity and innovation among students.
For more information, contact Luc Lagrandeur, Professor of Business Administration:

La Slague : La Nuit émergente

24 March 2017 from 8 pm to 11.30 pm
​Collège Boréal
This extraordinary festival of emerging talent unfolds in several rooms of Collège Boréal, where the public freely circulates to the discovery of rising stars affectionately selected by La Slague. Headlining, Yann Perreau deploys his fiery pop rock that brews into a dancing mixture of urgent madness and smiling derision.

La 44e Nuit sur l'Étang : la grande veillée

25 March 2017, 7 pm to midnight
​Collège Boréal, 21 Boulevard Lasalle
On March 25, 2017, at the Collège Boréal gymnasium, the 44th Nuit sur l'étang will present La grande veillée, a co-production between Les Concerts La Nuit sur l'étang and the Center franco-ontarien de folklore. These two organizations are proud to announce two new participants at the show La Nuit sur l'étang. Stéphane Guertin (from Improtéine) and Yves Lambert TRIO (yes, you understood Yves Lambert from La Bottine souriante) join the other artists on the scene of the 44th Night.






"The imagination of place in poetry", with Marie-Andrée Gill

Lecture-midi of the Department of French Studies

21 March 2017 at 11.30 am
Governor's lounge, 11th Floor, Laurentian University Parker Building
Marie-Andrée Gill is a master's student in Letters at the University of Quebec in Chicoutimi (UQÀC) and works on the identity filiation in contemporary literature and poetry. It participates in the literary life in all its forms (magazines, events, performances). His writing is a kitsch and existential one, combining the Quebec and Innu identities from which it emerged. Poetry is his way of carburizing, bringing light. She has published two collections of poetry: Béante (2012) and Frayer (2015) published by La Peuplade.
RSVP before March 2nd:



CNFS : « L'impact de stratégies d'orientation de l'attention sur la compréhension des histoires en lecture conjointe chez les enfants »

28 March 2017, noon to 1 pm
Presentation by Professors Mélanie Perron and Annie Roy-Charland, Associate Professors in the Department of Psychology, Laurentian University. Joint reading refers to any reading activity where a skilled reader reads to a young child. Of all the educational activities, it is reported to be the children's favorite and empirical evidence supports its role in the development of subsequent reading skills. This conference discusses the effects of strategies aimed at bringing children's attention to the text (eg, pointing and highlighting words) during narration.

Department of History of Laurentian: Angus-Gilbert Memorial Lecture

Danyse Baillargeon (University of Montreal) will give a lecture on "the contribution of commercial advertising to the medicalization of Quebec society, 1920-1970".
More details to come.

Université Laurentienne : colloque en finances

31 mars 2017, de 9 h à 16 h 
​Collège Boréal
Plus de détails à venir.