New French language faculty launched at U of R

French language education in Saskatchewan is getting a big boost today.

Institut français and Department of French merge to create La Cité universitaire francophone

New logo unveiled for La Cité universitaire francophone, a new faculty for French language education at the U of R. (Jacaudrey Charbonneau/RadioCanada )

French language education in Saskatchewan is getting a big boost today. 

The University of Regina officially launched of a new faculty called La Cité universitaire francophone.

La Cité was created with the merger of the Institut français and the Department of French. It will have the power to manage its own programs and grant degrees.

Scott Moe, the minister of advanced education, was in attendance.

"Well I think this is a great day for the Province of Saskatchewan," he said. "It's really something that the francophone community has been asking for for a number of years now."
La Cité will teach the French language. It will also offer programs in other fields that will be taught in French.


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