The Sauvé Scholars Program derives much of its strength from its unique setting at the heart of four vibrant, overlapping, multidimensional cultural communities to which it belongs and contributes.
Its academic home is McGill University, one of the top 25 universities in the world. The more than 34,000 students constitute the most internationally diverse student body in Canada and its alumni encircle and enrich the entire globe.
Montreal, the lively international, multicultural metropolis, and second largest francophone city in the world, is home to close to 70 international organizations, four universities, thriving research and development activities, and leading-edge information and communications technology (ICT), life sciences and aerospace industries. Its highly creative, multilingual cultural and arts scene runs the gamut from the Montreal Symphony Orchestra to the world-renowned Cirque de Soleil, and is punctuated by countless festivals.
The largest of Canada’s provinces, (three times the size of France, five times the size of Japan, and twenty times the size of Belgium) Quebec is as rich in natural resources and scenic beauty, as it is in technology and innovation. The Province owes its special character to its origins as a colony of France successively enriched by waves of immigration from around the world.
Canada is most often described as varied, vast (the second largest country in the world) and rich in natural resources - descriptions which are as accurate as they are incomplete. Canada’s small population of nearly 33.5 million belies the importance of its contributions to science, technology and the arts, and its role in international affairs.