Université Laval: a tribute to Brian Mulroney

The Carrefour international de l'Université Laval will pay tribute to the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney.

Université Laval: a tribute to Brian Mulroney

The Carrefour international de l'Université Laval will pay tribute to the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney.

The Government of Quebec has confirmed its contribution to the project with an investment of $27.75 million from the Ministry of International Relations and La Francophonie (MRIF).

This project includes the construction of a new signature pavilion on campus.

Brian Mulroney, 83, is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and holds an honorary doctorate from Laval University.

“My wish is to see more Quebeckers play an important role on the international political scene,” commented the man who was Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993.

This innovation hub aims to bring together the driving forces in international studies and to increase the place of Quebec and the Canadian Francophonie abroad.

Quebec Deputy Premier Geneviève Guilbault, Minister of International Relations and La Francophonie Nadine Girault, and MNA for Jean-Talon, Joëlle Boutin, were at Université Laval to formalize this contribution in the presence of the former Prime Minister of Canada, the rector of Laval University, Sophie D'Amours, and the director of the Graduate School of International Studies, Philippe Bourbeau.

Rector Sophie D'Amours is delighted that the Government of Quebec recognizes Université Laval's leadership in international studies. "This major project will allow our university to advance research, in addition to training a new generation of professionals who will play an active role around the world," she said.

"The construction of this signature pavilion supports the growth of our school, which trains high-level specialists to represent the interests of the province and the country on the world stage," said Philippe Bourbeau.

The government contribution of $27.75 million includes an amount of $23.75 million for the construction of the building on campus, as well as a budget envelope of $4 million to support structuring initiatives of the ESEI.

The Crossroads International project, the overall cost of which is $47.5 million, benefits from public and private financial support. Construction of the building will begin in 2025.

In March 2018, the rector of Laval University, Sophie D'Amours, apologized to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, a few days after professors voted against a project bearing his name.

A vote among law school professors resulted in a refusal to move forward with a research center in Mr. Mulroney's name.

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