Veuillez noter que les rapports, descriptions de projets et articles sont publiés dans la langue d'origine, à moins qu'un texte rédigé dans une deuxième langue ne soit fourni par l'auteur.

4 août 2014

Un article paru dans Quartz signé Brett House, fellow senior la Fondation Jeanne Sauvé est cité par  Bruegel Blogs dans son récent examen de quelques écrits sur le thème de la nouvelle proposition de cadre de prêt du FMI

Brett House writes that the IMF is considering a big shift in its  lending rules. Eager to avoid a repeat of the massive loans it provided  to the hopeless case that was Greece in 2010 – and Argentina in 2003 –  the Fund has just released a staff paper that proposes major changes in  its policy framework. The paper argues that the Fund should explicitly  recognize that some sovereign crises fall in a messy middle — neither  clear-cut insolvency, nor a temporary balance-of-payments problem. This  gray zone calls for a new approach to crisis management. Rather than  stretching credibility by certifying such cases as sustainable with 'high probability'; or invoking the systemic exemption the proposed new  policy would allow the Fund to lend in situations where the outcomes  look less certain. Creditors would be asked to defer or reprofile  their debt-service payments for a number of years.

31 juillet 2014

Félicitations  Jeeshan Chowdhury  qui maintient sa réputation de maître polyvalent selon ce poste sur Tech Crunch.à propos  de la nouvelle app conçu par Jeeshan et ses collègues, l'ingénieur Dominic Savoie et le Dr Trevor Chan.

Y Combinator-Backed ListRunner Eliminates Hospital Paperwork

A majority of a doctor’s time is spent jotting down notes about a patient for the next doctor on duty over and over again with a pen and paper, according to Dr. Jeeshan Chowdury. His new Y Combinator-backed startup, ListRunner, promises to eliminate this paperwork with a mobile app. .... ...
ListRunner ...  creates a digital record within the app that can be taken on-the-go and shared on a private network with other doctors....
A Rhodes Scholar with a an MD and a Ph.D. in medical information systems, Chowdury was finishing med school when he first noticed this flaw in the hospital system. It wasn’t until he got involved in health hackathons that he figured out how to solve the problem doctors had with paper. He and his co-founders, engineer Dominic Savoie and Dr. Trevor Chan, were participating in these health hackathons together when the three started discussing joining forces.
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3 juillet 2014

Félicitations à  Ion Valaskakis , administrateur de La Fondation des Boursiers Sauvé et directeur exécutif  par interim  du Programme des Boursiers Sauvé  (mai 2010 à juin 2011) qui vient de publier son premier livre , The Magnificent Mistake: How you can earn more from failure than you learn from success  disponible chez Amazon en édition kindle .

"They say the only certainties in life are death and taxes. I would add a third: mistakes. We all commit errors - often small ones, sometimes big ones, and all too frequently the same ones. "What if you learned it was actually crucially important to learn from our mistakes? What if you discovered that the most successful people and organizations in the world did just that, and it is often one of the secrets to their success? Finally, what if someone gave you a simple tool – a six-step checklist captured in the acronym M.A.S.T.E.R. - which you could use to quickly draw the right lessons from both little miscues and massive failures? "Whether you're an entrepreneur, an employee or an executive, this book is for you. All winners in sports, business and life consistently and systematically learn from their mistakes. It’s also the fastest, simplest, most powerful and yet least practiced way to improve you or your organization’s performance. We know intuitively we should learn from our missteps. However, very few of us actually do, and that itself is a huge error. Discover what Michael Phelps, Warren Buffett, Amazon and Delta Force have in common in The Magnificent Mistake".

On y trouvera certainement des leçons pour tous et toutes. Nous avons hâte d'ajouter une copie signée à la bibliothèque de la Maison Sauvé !

Ion a également lancé un nouveau site Web où on peut découvrir ses activités courantes et apprendre d'avantage à propos de The Magnificent Mistake .

14 juin 2014

La communauté Sauvé  et très peinée par la disparition du professeur Rodrick Macdonald, grand ami et enthousiaste du Programme des Boursiers Sauvé, et mentor universitaire d'Éloge Butera (2009-10) et de Maria Lisitsyna (2006-07).

Voici l'eloquent témoignage publié sur le site de CBC (disponible seulement en anglais) 

Influential law prof. Roderick Macdonald dies of throat cancer
Roderick Macdonald changed our view of same-sex marriage and residential schools

Roderick A. Macdonald passed away June 13, 2014 after battling throat cancer.

Greg Kelly and Alison Cook wrote this touching piece and produced an Ideas profile [A Just Life} one month before his death.

Roderick A. Macdonald may not be a household name, but he’s changed the way thousands of Canadians live.
The McGill University law professor played a crucial role in paving the way for same-sex marriage in this country, as well as the inquiry into abuse at residential schools – and the federal government’s 2008 apology to survivors. Macdonald has spent his career challenging the way the law is conceived and applied in this country, and giving voice to those who’ve had little representation in the operations of institutional power.
But now he’s losing his own voice: his ability to speak is greatly impaired by the fact that he’s terminally ill with throat cancer.
Three hundred leading Canadian legal minds gathered in February at a McGill symposium held in his honour. Macdonald — or "Rod" as he’s better known among friends and colleagues — couldn't take the podium. The discomfort of his throat prosthesis makes talking for more than 15 minutes both difficult and painful.
But he did agree to a series of five short interviews with Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Radio's Ideas program, in which he talked about his legacy.
“A lot of people have characterized me as a bit of an enfant terrible," he told Kennedy. "I write what I believe and it turns out that these essays make people in power angry. But that isn’t why I wrote them. I wrote them because that is what I believed.”
Influenced a generation of lawyers
Macdonald says he never wanted to be a lawyer. From his first day in law school, he wanted to teach law, and that’s what he began doing at the University of Windsor in 1975.
Since then, he’s influenced generations of lawyers, judges and legal thinkers.
Attendees at the February symposium – many of them former students -- read like a veritable Who’s Who in Canadian law: Rosalie Abella is a justice at the Supreme Court of Canada; Nicholas Kasirer is a justice on the Quebec Court of Appeal; and Kim Brooks is the dean of the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie.
Finding new and daring ways of looking at the law has been as much Macdonald's hallmark as his ever-present bowtie.
One of his seminal works is a 1990 article entitled Office Politics. It wasn’t a typically dry, jargon-filled and footnote-laden legal text, but rather a set of memos written between the dean and other members of an imagined law faculty about the allocation of office space. The subject may seem grindingly dull, but Macdonald used the subject of office space as an allegory to get at questions about the complexity of authority and the impact of an institution's internal culture on the quality of its decision-making process.
Assembly of First Nations Chief Phil Fontaine, wearing headdress, and Head of the Native Women's Association of Canada, Beverley Jacobs, standing to his left, were among the people in the House of Commons to hear Prime Minister Stephen Harper officially apologize for more than a century of abuse involving Indian residential schools on June 11, 2008. (Fred Chartrand/The Canadian Press) Macdonald has a knack for drawing our attention to the seemingly obvious, and questioning it critically.
One participant at the symposium recounted a story of Macdonald asking students to explain how we know a table is actually a table. Or to think of how many ways a sign saying “Keep off the grass” could be wrong or inapplicable. (Maybe the sign is unfair to people in wheelchairs. Maybe it should be bilingual. Maybe it’s public property.)
Such questions may seem trivial, but answering them requires both epistemological rigour and imagination.
Macdonald's point is to be aware of why we think our way of looking at the world feels natural and right - or not. “Many, many people believe that the law is a one-way projection of authority from lawmakers or law-givers to citizens, who are merely passive respondents to what the commands of the people in authority are," says Macdonald, explaining his contrarian philosophy.
But he doesn’t believe the law should be a one-way street.
“The best way to achieve a harmonious and peaceful society is to recognize that people have within themselves the capacity to do what is appropriate under the circumstances, and that the law should be designed to facilitate their agency."
Emphasis on critical thinking
His commitment to critical thinking was the impetus behind Restoring Dignity: Responding to Child Abuse in Canadian Institutions, the report he spearheaded while at the Law Commission. Its purpose was to document the decades of abuse suffered by native children in residential schools.
To Macdonald, the realities depicted in that report were a perfect example of how the law should be a two-way dialogue, not merely a top-down command.
“During the institutional abuse hearings, we met a woman who had been put away in the Grandview School, which was a training school for girls. And [she’d] been terribly abused: raped by several guards, physically abused, treated horrendously.
"And yet, here she was at age 60, full of humanity, full of optimism, working in a volunteer sector to improve the situation of training schools for youth in other situations, with just a sparkle in her eye, and no sense of anger and no sense of bitterness at her past.”
Macdonald says he was galvanized by the woman's spirit in the context of such gross violations of the law and systemic injustices towards native peoples. “It’s unbelievable… And it just rededicates your writing and doing the absolute best you can, because in some sense, you are doing it for people like that.”
Famously unorthodox
The tendency to swim against the prevailing tide of thinking is definitive for Macdonald. When he moved in 1979 from the University of Windsor, with its relaxed dress code, to McGill, with its more formal one, he decided to make a statement by inventing his own dress code: he started wearing a bow tie, which became something of a trademark for him.
He’s also been known to pull out his guitar and play in front of students, faculty, even a roomful of judges to make a point.
“There was a meeting of all the superior and provincial court judges of Quebec in Quebec City about five years ago," Macdonald recounts.
"And the topic was the independence of the judiciary. And I thought there was a particularly moving song by [folk singer] Phil Ochs about how one lives one’s life, true to one’s values, without being influenced by inappropriate considerations.”
The song he performed was When I’m Gone. The judges’ response: a standing ovation. The song title has a poignant resonance now, given his grim prognosis, which limits his remaining time to months – perhaps even weeks – rather than years. Yet Professor Macdonald is untouched by despair. “I’ve been extremely fortunate," he says. "It’s been a fabulous life. You know, it sounds silly, [but] I wouldn’t have it any other way. I genuinely believe that.”

A Just Life, a documentary about the life and thoughts of Roderick A. Macdonald, air[ed] May 14 at 9 p.m. ET (9:30 p.m. NT) on the CBC Radio One program

8 juin 2014

Nous sommes fiers de marquer la publication du nouveau livre important dont Fellow de la Fondation Jeanne Sauvé Manish Thapa (2006-07) est co-rédacteur. :  India in the Contemporary World: Polity, Economy and International Relations 
Selon l'éditeur, « This book brings together Indian and European perspectives on India’s polity, economy and international strategy. It explores internal, regional and global determinants shaping India’s status, position and goals in the early 21st century. Through an array of methodological and theoretical approaches, it presents debates on democracy, economic development, foreign and security policy, and the course of India–European Union relations. The volume will prove invaluable to scholars and students of international relations, politics, economics, history, and development studies, as well as policy makers and economists. »

Manish occupe le poste de professeur adjoint au programme d’études sur les conflits, la paix et le développement à l’Université de Tribhuvan au Népal,, and visiting faculty at the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland.
Il a écrit sur Facebook : “Big credit also goes to Fondation Jeanne Sauvé Foundation who provided me fellowship which exposed to the highest academic experience at McGill & Concordia University and provoked me to pursue academia as a career and here I am now!!! Thank you all at the Sauve foundation for this opportunity!!!”

Nous vous rappelons que Manish a été le responsable, avec Gilli Stern, de la conception et de la présentation de « Reflections, Sauvé Scholars 2006-2007 », le recueil des travaux universitaires de la cohorte et des expériences personnelles des Boursiers Sauvé.

25 mai 2014

Fellow de la Fondation Jeanne Sauvé Siddharth Bannerjee  (Boursier Sauvé 2007-08) est sollicité pour ses commentaires à propos des élections générales en Inde.
Ce post sur le blog de la London School of Economics (LSE) résume ses pensées.
The professionalisation of Indian elections: Reflections on BJP’s 2014 campaign By Siddharth Bannerjee*
« ... the consequence of the BJP’s game-changing push towards excessive personalisation, a political star system, mass media impression management and an increasing negativity of campaigns and campaign coverage, is that this combination of factors has evidently led to a highly centralised, tightly controlled framework for the conduct of communication and governing functions. How this concentration of power and consolidation of functions plays out among the hope-filled Indian public will become quickly apparent once the BJP assumes control and has to tackle the mounting socio-economic challenges facing the country today.v»
*Siddharth Bannerjee is a graduate of LSE’s MSc in Social Policy and Development and works on governance reform initiatives, especially ones involving the use of innovative technology and open source data.
16 May 2014
Siddharth Bannerjee Interview with Sky News Live on the election results from India 


24 février 2014

Félicitations à Jeeshan Chowhury, ancien Boursier Sauvé (2011-12) , Luc Sirois et toute leur équipe pour l'énorme succès de leur Hackathon au CHU Ste-Justine, Montréal le weekend dernier. Un beau projet de Boursier qui se realise à une échelle internationale!

19 février 2014

Ancien Bourrsier Sauvé (2010-11) et co-fondateur de Teach For Canada/'Enseigner pour le CanadaKyle Hill  vient d'être nommé membre du Education Review Panel de la Nouvelle Écosse.

Minister Names Education Review Panel
Education and Early Childhood Development

A former lieutenant governor with decades of experience in education will lead a panel to identify what Nova Scotians think needs to be done to strengthen the public education system. Myra Freeman and five panelists will seek public opinion on what is working with public education and what needs improvement, Education and Early Development Minister Karen Casey announced today, Feb. 19.
"There has not been a comprehensive review of education in 25 years and a lot has changed," Ms. Casey said. "Government is committed to a new direction for the public education system. "This review is the first step to doing that. I encourage all Nova Scotians to give the panel their thoughts on how to improve public education. We want people to be part of the changes ahead for education."
The other panelists are:
-- Tina Dixon, Bear River, Digby Co.
-- Mike Henderson, Brookfield, Colchester Co.
-- Kyle Hill, Toronto, formerly of Yarmouth
-- Gordon MacInnis, Glace Bay
-- Donna O'Connell, Pugwash, Cumberland Co.

17 février 2014

Le 11 février 2013, Brett House, maître de recherche à la Fondation Sauvé, donnait une entrevue à la CBC sur son opinion du budget fédéral de 2014. Il estime que même un budget ennuyeux est un budget politisé.

7 décembre 2013

Le 07 décembre 2013, Désirée McGraw, présidente de la Fondation Sauvé, prenait part à l’évènement Tedx Montreal Women qui avait pour thème la perturbation positive. Son allocution, intitulée Leaning into Politics, abordait l’importance et la nécessité d’encourager les femmes à faire partie de la fonction publique et les défis auxquels celles qui s’y lancent font face.

Anita Nowak, maître de recherche à la Fondation Sauvé, a également prononcé une allocution intitulée The Power of Empathy à l’occasion de cet évènement; celle-ci avait pour sujet le pouvoir de l’empathie. 

5 novembre 2013

Le mardi 05 Novembre 2013, Gabriel Bran Lopez, Boursier Sauvé 2009-10, recevait le prestigieux Prix Michel-Perron 2013 à l'occasion des Grandes rencontres sur la persévérance scolaire (GRPS) 2013 au Palais des Congrès de Montréal.

Le prix Michel-Perron vise à reconnoitre l’apport exceptionnel d’un leader résolument enraciné sur le territoire et engagé en faveur de la réussite scolaire des jeunes Québécois âgés de moins de 20 ans.

4 novembre 2013

Dimanche le 3 novembre 2013, sous la bannière de Projet MontréalGuillaume Lavoie, Boursier Sauvé 2007-2008, a été élu conseiller de la ville de Montréal pour le district Marie-Victorin. Félicitations!

1 novembre 2013

Teach For Canada/Enseigner pour le Canada, co-fondé par l'Ancien Boursier Sauvé Kyle Hill, est le sujet d'un article flatteur dans le Globe and Mail.

A job for new graduates: Fix Canada's education gaps
Only 40 per cent of First Nations students living on reserves graduate from high school. They score far below other students on standardized tests. And their numbers are about to explode.
So it might seem counterintuitive to send teachers with zero experience – or even a teaching degree – to help boost their educational prospects.
But Kyle Hill, one of the co-founders of a new organization called Teach For Canada, thinks idealistic young grads are just the leaders these students need. And he’s trying to sell them on two-year placements in remote communities.
They will have mentors, and a crash course the summer before they get into schools. But as Mr. Hill, a Rhodes scholar who is now a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group says, “The most important training will come in the classroom, as it does for any teacher.”
If his project sounds familiar, it’s because it borrows heavily from Teach For America, which was founded in 1989 and has sent almost 30,000 college graduates and professionals to teach inner-city kids.

Kyle écrit sur Facebook : We're working hard to design a program that will help make education more equal. Sign up for our mailing list at


31 octobre 2013

Lundi le 28 octobre 2013, Jonathan Sas (Boursier Sauvé 2012-2013), directeur de la recherche à l’Institut Broadbent, lançait son projet Sauvé : Press Progress, un nouveau site internet voué à faire avancer les interventions progressistes par la diffusion de nouvelles et analyses vives et percutantes.

17 septembre 2013

Le 28 août 2013, Kirsten Verdel donnait une entrevue (en langue néerlandaise) qui abordait son opinion sur une foule de sujets, dont le confilt syrien et le manque de dirigeants charismatiques dans son pays de résidence.

16 septembre 2013

Le 16 Septembre 2013, le quotidien The Globe and Mail publiait un article de Brett House qui avait pour sujet son interprétation des changements au niveau du leadership du Federal Reserve Board des États-Unis.

5 septembre 2013

En septembre 2013, Brett House, Fellow senior de la Fondation Jeanne Sauvé, accordait une entrevue à la chaîne télévisée CTV au cours de laquelle il commentait les positions prises par le Canada lors du plus recent Sommet du G20, tenu à Saint- Pertersbourg. 

13 août 2013

It's time for Canada to break some global logjams, un article de Brett House.

Le 12 août 2013, The Globe and Mail publiait un article d’opinion écrit par Brett House, maître de recherche à la Fondation Sauvé. M. House qui s’affaire présentement à terminer son doctorat en économie à l’Université Oxford, a exploré 6 moyens dont le Canada dispose pour aider à mettre un terme aux blocages internationaux en ce qui concerne les faillites souveraines, la crise européenne, le financement du développement et les changements climatiques.

24 avril 2013

La Fondation des Boursiers Sauvé est fière que les Boursiers Sauvé 2012-2013 se soient engagés à titre de bénévoles à l’évènement national québécois de la Commission de vérité et de réconciliation du Canada qui se tiendra à Montréal du 24 au 27 avril 2013.

Au nom des Boursiers Sauvé 2012-2013, Gerald Bareebe, Boursier a déposé et prononcé une déclaration de solidarité avec les anciens élèves des pensionnats et leurs familles.

24 avril 2013

Le 24 avril 2013, le Boursier Sauvé Éloge Butera (2009-2010) a été nommé témoin honoraire à la Commission de vérité et réconciliation du Canada.

Il a été rejoint par plusieurs autres personalités publiques dont les anciens premiers ministres Paul Martin et Joe Clark. Ce grand honneur implique l’engagement de perpétuer le travail de la Commission au-delà du mandat officiel, qui prendra fin en 2014.

Éloge a d’abord été présenté à la commissaire Marie Wilson par l’entremise de la Fondation Sauvé alors qu’il participait à une table-rond sur la relation entre l’éducation et le racisme lors de la Conférence Jeanne Sauvé 2012.

Éloge a été interviewé par Sue Smith dans le cadre de l’émission Home Run, diffusée à la radio de CBC. Vous pouvez accéder à l’entrevue ici.


22 avril 2013

Le 22 avril dernier, Gerald Bareebe, Boursier Sauvé 2012-2013, était invité par Son Excellence le très honorable David Johnston, gouverneur général du Canada, à participer à une table-ronde sur les partenariats en éducation entre l’Afrique et le Canada. L’évènement a eu lieu à Rideau Hall.

La table-ronde comptait également Reeta Roy, PDG de la Fondation Mastercard, Paul Wells, animateur de débats et rédacteur politique en chef du magazine MacLean’s, James Mwangi, PDG et directeur général de Equity Bank, Dr. Antoinette Handley, professeure agrégée au département de sciences politiques de l’Université de Toronto, David Johnston, gouverneur général, Stephen Toope, président de l’Université de la Colombie-Britannique, David Naylor, président de l’Université de Toronto et Heather Munroe-Blum, principale et vice-chancelière de l’Université McGill, foyer universitaire du Programme des Boursiers Sauvé.

Il a récemment été dévoilé que les trois universités seraient les partenaires canadiens du Programme de bourses de la Mastercard Foundation. Ce programme fournira des bourses d’études au niveau secondaire et universitaire pour quelques 15 000 jeunes provenant de pays en voie de développement, principalement en Afrique. La Fondation fera un don de 75 millions de dollar aux trois universités pour qu’elles éduquent 270 jeunes Boursiers africains. Le but est de les former afin qu’à leur retour sur le continent africain, ils soient en mesure d’engager des changements dans leurs communautés. La première promotion de Boursiers arrivera au Canada cet automne. 

22 avril 2013

Le 22 mars 2013, Brett House, chercheur agrégé à la Fondation Sauvé, a participé au premier symposium Beyond Business as Usual, organisé par le Marcel Desautels Institute for Integrated Management (MDIIM) et par la Management Consulting Association (MCA). L’évènement rassemblait onzes professionnels réputés provenant d’une variété d’industries et de secteurs et visait à remettre en question les paradigmes de gestion de longue date et à explorer de nouveaux moyens de créer et de protéger les intérêts économomiques, sociaux et environnementaux. Brett était invité à participer à la table-ronde intitulée « Reinventing Finance ».


17 avril 2013

Le 17 avril 2013, Gabriel Bran Lopez a été nommé Personnalité La Presse de la semaine par le quotidien LaPresse et Radio-Canada pour son engagement auprès de Fusion Jeunesse et du Festival FIRST (Favoriser l’inspiration et la reconnaissance des sciences et de la technologie).

17 avril 2013

Le mercredi 17 avril 2013, Brett House, chercheur agrégé pour la Fondation Sauvé, était invité à titre de conférencier d’honneur à une rencontre du Club Rotary de Kingston en Ontario. Son allocution, intitulée "Balancing Politics and Social Entrepreneurship to Solve 21st Century Problems", soulevait la nécessité d’un système alliant innovation et politique à l’ancienne pour venir à bout de problèmes complexes. La conférence à eu lieu à la mairie de Kingston devant une salle comble.

7 décembre 2012

Le 6 décembre dernier, Anita Nowak, directrice de la Social Economy Initiative (SEI) et chercheuse invitée à la Fondation Sauvé a remporté le prix Notable Québec dans la catégorie Éducation pour son dévouement professionnel et communautaire. Le Prix Notable Québec commandité par la Ford Fusion, souligne la carrière exceptionnelle de jeunes professionnels à travers le Québec.

19 octobre 2012

Le 19 octobre, Brett House, chercheur principal à la Fondation Sauvé, donnait une allocution dans le cadre de la quinzième conférence annuelle Reaching Out Conference (ROMBA) à Boston pour les étudiants LGBT aux études supérieures en commerce et en finance. La conférence, qui est la plus importante en son genre, réunissait plus de mille étudiants, professionnels et universitaires afin de promouvoir l'acceptation et la visibilité des gens d'affaire LGBT et leurs intérêts en millieu de travail. Brett a fait allusion au rôle de premier plan qu'il a joué dans l'obtention d'avantages sociaux pour conjoints LGBT pour les employés du Fonds monétaire international et à ses expériences de travail dans le système financier international.





20 septembre 2012

Sauvé Foundation Senior Fellow Brett House speaks to UN Experts Group Meeting on Sovereign Debt Restructuring

On Thursday 20 September, Sauvé Senior Fellow Brett House spoke to the UN Experts Group Meeting on Sovereign Debt Restructuring regarding options for the creation of a ‘Sovereign Debt Forum’.

Such a forum would provide an informal venue where stakeholders could identify lessons from past episodes of sovereign debt distress, maintain information on sovereign debt, and assist in facilitating more predictable, transparent and timely treatments of sovereign debt during future periods of economic turmoil. The proposal is outlined in a short note jointly prepared with Richard Gitlin; it builds on an earlier effort in 2003 with updates for present circumstances.

A sovereign debt forum may be seen as an end in itself, a facilitator for further refinement of existing contractual approaches to debt restructuring, or a building block toward an eventual statutory sovereign debt restructuring mechanism. In any event, a sovereign debt forum would fill an important gap by helping all constituencies in sovereign debt treatments reach agreement more efficiently and effectively. Canada could play a leading role in the creation of such a forum.

The Experts Group Meeting was convened at Marlborough House in London by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Commonwealth Secretariat.

13 septembre 2012

New partnership with Concordia opens campus doors to young global leaders

By Tom Peacock NOW news and events, Concordia University

Earlier this week, Désirée McGraw, executive director of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation, introduced the 12 newest Sauvé Scholars to an assembled crowd of academics, board members and friends of the foundation.

The young leaders, chosen for their proven commitment to making the world a better place, will spend one year in the Sauvé House on Dr-Penfield Avenue, working on their own research projects, networking with their peers, and taking advantage of a host of academic programs and facilities made available to them.

Although McGill University is the academic home of the program, a new academic partnership with Concordia means the scholars can now also receive mentoring from Concordia faculty members, audit courses, and take part in Graduate and Professional Skills (GradProSkills) seminars.

McGraw acknowledged Concordia’s new connection to the Sauvé scholar program during her address. “We’re thrilled with the new MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) that’s been signed,” she said, adding that Concordia’s Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, Paula Wood-Adams, along with her counterpart at McGill, Martin Kreiswirth, played key roles in selecting the current cohort of scholars and pairing them up with faculty.

Wood-Adams says Concordia’s partnership came about as a result of former Concordia president Frederick Lowy’s involvement with the Sauvé Scholars Program. Lowy, who was elected to the Board of Directors of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation in 2008, suggested the partnership to McGraw, who then approached the university.

“We thought it was a great idea,” says Wood-Adams, who immediately set about housing the program partnership within the School of Graduate Studies. Some of the new scholars are already availing themselves of the opportunity to work with Concordia faculty members, who have agreed to serve as mentors. Read more.

1 juin 2012

L'Apathie C'est Plate est un organisme national, non partisan et sans but lucratif qui utilise l'art et la technologie pour sensibiliser les jeunes à la démocratie. Fondé en 2004, les objectifs de l'organisation sont d'accroître la participation électorale des jeunes, afin d'amplifier l'engagement des jeunes dans le processus démocratique, et de construire un dialogue durable entre les jeunes et les élus. L'équipe d’Apathy is Boring sera en résidence à La Maison Sauvé pour l’été 2012.

La santé de la démocratie au Canada était, de toute évidence, très importante aux yeux de Mme. Jeanne Sauvé, qui a successivement servie en tant que membre du Parlement, au sein Cabinet du Ministre, comme Présidente de la Chambre des communes, et enfin, en tant que Gouverneure Générale. Elle croyait que l'engagement des jeunes est essentiel à la santé d'une société, valeur d’ailleurs exprimée par la mission de la Fondation Sauvé.

En fait, L'Apathie C'est Plate et la Fondation Sauvé ont une longue histoire de coopération: en tant que boursier Sauvé de la cohorte 2003-2004, Paul Shore a été l'un des trois membres fondateur de Apathy is Boring. Avoir une entreprise sociale comme Apathy is Boring, par des jeunes et pour les jeunes, à La Maison Sauvé reflète ce que Mme Sauvé pensait de l’importance de l’engagement civique de la jeunesse. Dans le cadre de leur résidence, l'équipe de Apathy is Boring sera en mesure de partager ses connaissances ainsi que ses idées avec les Boursiers de la cohorte 2012-2013. Nous nous réjouissons à l’idée des nombreux échanges enrichissants que nous entretiendrons avec nos collègues.

«Nous sommes ravis d'être en résidence à La Maison Sauvé. C'est une grande opportunité pour Apathy is Boring de partager notre expérience du contexte canadien avec les Boursiers, ainsi que d'apprendre grâce à l’expertise qu’ils ont acquise, résultat de leur travail autour du monde."

- Ilona Dougherty, Co-Fondatrice et Directeur Exécutive, L'Apathie C'est Plate


21 janvier 2011

Dr. Frederick H. Lowy, membre du Conseil Executif de la Fondation des Boursiers Sauvé et Directeur Général intérimaire du Programme des Boursiers Sauvé (2007-2008) nommé recteur de l'Université Concordia

L'Université Concordia a annoncé aujourd'hui que son Conseil d'administration a voté à l'unanimité la nomination de Dr. Frederick H. Lowy à titre de recteur de Concordia sur une base intérimaire.

Reconnu pour valoriser l'excellence de l'enseignement, de la recherche, de la création et des partenariats avec la communauté, M. Lowy poursuivra ainsi la mission de Concordia. L'un des éléments clés de son mandat sera de continuer la mise en œuvre du Cadre stratégique de l'Université. Il conduira également les préparatifs de lancement de la campagne de financement de l'institution.

Il a occupé les fonctions de directeur général intérimaire du Programme des Boursiers Sauvé (2007-2008) et a été élu au Conseil d’administration de la Fondation des Boursiers Sauvé en mai 2008.

14 décembre 2010

Jola Ajibade (2008-2009) 's critique of The Cancun Accord[s] is published on Sahara Reporters
The Cancun Accord: A Manufacturing Of Disaster

Some have hailed the Cancun Accord as a leap in the right direction. I do not subscribe to such position. The outcome of the UN Climate talks in Cancun, Mexico, November 29 to December 10, is completely disheartening.

We expected an agreement that will be ambitious, binding and far reaching for emission reductions but what did we get? - Another extension of the Copenhagen loose talks on voluntary emissions with no penalty.  The Cancun Accord to my mind is nothing short of a disaster in the making; it is the height of political immorality on the part of world governments.  First, the fact the Accord did not lay a foundation for the continuation of the Kyoto Protocol or other new binding treaty for emission reduction foretells danger especially for countries like Tuvalu on the front lines of the climate crisis. The existing legally binding climate change treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, set mandatory targets which industrialized countries are supposed meet by 2012. But, many of these countries including Canada, US, Australia, and New Zealand, are yet to meet their respective targets while continuing to undermine processes that could ensure the continuity of Kyoto." More

8 décembre 2010

Marie-Marguerite Sabongui (2008-2009) travaille avec la Coalition canadienne des jeunes pour le climat (CCJC). En Décembre 2010, elle est membre de la Délégation de la jeunesse canadienne (DJC) à la 16ème Conférence des Parties (COP16) à La Convention-Cadre des Nations Unies sur les Changements Climatiques à Cancun, Mexique, d’où, malgré ses nombreuses activités à titre de coordonatrice des politiques, elle maintient une blogue  informative et à jour.

23 novembre 2010

Students and professors showcase ideas at TEDxMcGill

Speakers discuss multimedia technology, Nicaraguan schools, and a quest to save one million lives
By Trip Yang, McGill Tribune

One of the best-received talks was entrepreneur Amruth Bagali Ravindranath's presentation on creating multimedia technology that helps educators teach math, language, and social sciences to primary school students. Ravindranath reflected on his own childhood experiences as a bored student in the classroom when developing classroom learning tools that would put teachers at the centre of education.
"Can we do to interactive education content what bloggers did to writing?" asked Ravindranath. "Our programs democratize the process of creation, it lets you edit and improve upon others' educational animation and teaching tools in a way similar to Wikipedia. We see that by combining teachers with technology, we get adaptive education."

17 septembre 2010

Sauvé Scholars Hope to Aid in Preserving Mohawk Culture

Sauvé Scholars Arcie Mallari (Philippines) and Anu George Canjanathoppil (India) were recently interviewed about this year's Sauvé Scholars' partnership with Survival School in Kahnawá:ke, a Mohawk community near Montreal.

Throughout the 2010-11 program year, the Sauvé Scholars plan to visit Survival School regularly in order to engage with students on a range of issues including cultural pride, sexual health, addiction, climate change, and community development. Through this process, the Scholars aim not only to enrich the lives of the students, but to learn about Mohawk culture, about the challenges facing the Kahnawá:ke Community, and about Aboriginal peoples in Canada more broadly.

3 août 2010

Turning clicks into cash

Comtribute is the modern version of the spinning-straw-into-gold fairy tale

MONTREAL - Yaniv Rivlin is new-tech's version of Rumpelstiltskin. But instead of turning straw into gold, as did the character from the brothers Grimm fairy tale, Rivlin is turning clicks into cash.
Rivlin, who was born in Israel's Golan Heights, co-founded a company that will help non-profit companies reach new sources of funds that never previously existed.
While spending a year at McGill as a Sauvé Scholar -a program designed to develop the leadership potential of promising youth from around the world -Rivlin co-founded the company Comtribute, which allows charities to personalize search engines and toolbars with their brand.
Then, every time someone runs a search, an average of three cents is donated to the charity, from the online ad revenues of the participating search engines, Google, Bing and Yahoo. While it may not seem like much, if 1,000 people download the application and launch just two searches per day, that amounts to $14,000 for the organization over the span of a year.
Launched less than a month ago, the company now has 15 clients, including Make a Wish Canada and Canada World Youth. The service is free for non-profits, and Rivlin's company makes money by taking a 30-per-cent cut of online revenue from the search engines. [Montreal Gazette link no longer available]


27 mai 2010

Israeli Sauvé scholars grateful for ‘amazing’ year

By JANICE ARNOLD, Staff Reporter, The Canadian Jewish News 

MONTREAL — The two Israeli Sauvé Scholars, Amnon Shefler  and Yaniv Rivlin, who have endeared themselves to a wide spectrum of Montrealers during their nine-month sojourn here, threw a party to thank everyone who has helped make their stay memorable. ...Shefler and Rivlin were often invited to speak about Israel in different milieus. For example, they toured different Montreal area schools to talk about captured Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit and his dream of peace, using an illustrated book he wrote as a child entitled When the Fish and the Shark First Met.
“Amazing” is the word both of them repeatedly used to describe their time in Montreal. They are especially thankful for the warmth and hospitality that was extended to them by the Jewish community.

20 mai 2010

Malcolm Moore  (2003-2004) has written the introduction to a new photography book, Shanghai Right Now , by Kim Laughton. The publication date of May 20th coincides with the opening of the Shanghai expo. Malcolm has been the Telegraph's Shanghai Correspondent since July 2008.

28 avril 2010

Gabriel Bran Lopez (2009-2020) received the Public Policy Forum 2010 Emerging Leaders Award, granted in recognition of "the contributions of young Canadians who personify leadership in the area of public policy and civic discourse. Recipients of the Emerging Leaders Award are in the early stages of their career and demonstrate exceptional initiative and commitment to the principles of public service."
Announcing the award, David Mitchell, President and CEO of the Forum, noted  that “Gabriel Bran Lopez has worked to help at-risk youth at home and abroad.His work with Youth Fusion encourages young people to stay in high school through unique partnerships with Universities and the private sector.  His efforts certainly fall in the category of ‘making a difference.”

23 avril 2010

Philip Osano (2006-2007) recently won the prestigious International Development Research Centre (IDRC) Doctoral Research Award, an event that was highlighted on April 23rd by the Member of Parliament for the electoral district in which Sauvé House is located.
Speaking in Parliament during Question Period, Mr. Garneau congratulated Philip, commenting that "His research is focused on producing a qualitative analysis of poverty-reduction programs aimed at protecting conservation zones in Kenya.
"His work will provide an invaluable contribution to understanding development programs in rural Africa, which hope to balance nature conservation, use of land for conservation and the economic life of nomadic herders.
"Mr. Osano's research inspires talented Canadian students to travel to Africa to participate in field work in programs like McGill's African field studies semester program."

15 mars 2010

Clarice Reis (2008-2009) has received an exceptional Merit Award from the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund in “recognition of her ongoing work for the benefit of women and children, and aspirations in this regard”.

21 décembre 2009

Ancien Boursier Sauvé récompensé par Ashoka

Farouk Jiwa, Boursier Sauvé 2004-200 et conseiller avec l'organisation humanitaire CARE USA, a été élu « Senior Ashoka Fellow », un honneur décerné à vie par Ashoka, une organisation mondiale d'entrepreneurs sociaux. La distinction Ashoka, qui sera décernée le 14 janvier 2010, reconnaît le travail de Jiwa relativement à l'intégration d'une mentalité d'affaires et d'une approche communautaire dans le but d'améliorer de manière sécuritaire et durable le sort des apiculteurs des régions rurales.
L'organisation est composée d'hommes et de femmes qui travaillent à trouver des solutions systémiques aux problèmes sociaux les plus criants, partout à travers le monde. Les récipiendaires de cet honneur sont récompensés pour être des leaders ayant déjà contribuer à des changements positifs dans leurs domaines respectifs.


14 décembre 2009

Guillaume Lavoie remporte la grande finale de La joute (Télé-Québec)

Guillaume Lavoie lors de la 1ère ronde, le 25 septembre 2009

Guillaume Lavoie, Boursier Sauvé 2007-2008, a remporté la grande finale de La joute, diffusée le vendredi 11 décembre 2009, sur les ondes de Télé-Québec.  Il était opposé à Mme Suzanne Coté, avocate de renom associée au cabinet Stikeman Elliott et Mme Myriam Ségal, animatrice qu 98,3 le FM parlé du Saguenay-Lac St-Jean.

D'après le concept croate Piramida, La joute propose un jeu débat hebdomadaire.  Un trio de vedettes médiatiques, reçu par le maître de jeu Stéphan Bureau, s'affronte en temps limité dans une discussion vive, drôle, parfois sérieuse et engageante, mais toujours divertissante.  Quatre sujets, choisis dans l'actualité et représentant les préoccupations de l'heure des Québécois, amorcent les débats.  Enregistré devant public et diffusé en direct, La joute permet aux spectateurs présents sur le plateau de réagir et d'encourager l'invité qu'ils soutiennent.  À la maison, le public joue un rôle primordial en votant en direct par téléphone ou via Internet pour celui ou celle qui a le mieux défendu son point de vue.  Ce jeu est d'une durée de soixante minutes.

27 octobre 2009

Emerging Leader discusses GEG on Kenyan TV Show

Philip Osano [Sauvé Scholar 2006-2007], a Doctoral Candidate at McGill University, and one of the GEG Emerging Leaders, was a special guest for “Eco Show”, a TV program on the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) on September 20, 2009. Eco Show is a weekly one hour live program that engages politicians, researchers and NGO officials, as well as communities, on environmental issues. Speaking on the topic “Global Environmental Governance and its implications in Kenya”, Philip articulated the need for urgent reforms in environmental governance by highlighting the local implications of environmental problems such as climate change, biodiversity loss, chemical management and desertification. While fielding questions from viewers, Philip pointed to the challenges faced in GEG reform, spoke of the role of citizens, civil society and elected leaders, and also addressed the opportunities for local communities in the current climate change negotiations: “Individuals must now demand reforms that will realize a healthy and sustainable environment now and for future generations.”
The show is now online
in two parts at Global Environmental Governance Project
Philip’s participation in “Eco Show” was part of his commitment to promote public awareness for the GEG process in Kenya.


8 octobre 2009

Maathai helps conservation take root

Journal de l'Université Concordia

La récipiendaire du Prix Nobel de la Paix Wangari Maathai a donné une conférence à l'Université Concordia avant de se joindre à David Suzuki pour une réception à la Maison Jeanne Sauvé
« [T]he world-renowned environmentalist shared her vision of change with an audience in H-110. She inspired students with stories of personal sacrifice and stressed that every single person can make a difference. »
Visionnez la vidéo de sa présentation à Concordia ici.

5 mars 2009

Dans le National Posta, Tomer Avital décrit son projet ainsi :
« Networking the gap is a series of workshops for journalists from conflict areas who cover non-war topics such as culture and education. ... Reporters will establish contacts which they will then draw upon when writing human-interest articles, thereby transforming the foreigner into a more rounded character - a neighbor. The program stems from the idea that journalists on either side of any conflict have the power to communicate on a mass scale, and a dialogue between them would help enhance durable peace.leaders» Tomer Avital: Ignorance about the Middle East, even among bright Canadians

4 mars 2009

Idowu (Jola) Ajibade en vedette dans le McGill Reporter 
Sauvé Scholar committed to positive change for fellow Africans
By Jim Hynes
Idowu Ajibade’s newfound passion for enlightening her fellow Africans on the perils of climate change has earned the 27-year-old social activist from Lagos, Nigeria, admittance into Bill Clinton’s university. No, not Yale, where the 42nd president of the United States earned his law degree in 1973, but the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).

4 novembre 2008

La Tribune de Sherbrooke features a photo of Sauvé Scholars lending a hand in the final hours of the Obama campaign.
Des étudiants de l'Université McGill, Marta Massi, d'Italie, Clarice Reis, du Brésil, et Evgeny Pak, du Kirghizstan, prêtaient main-forte à l'organisation démocrate.

9 octobre 2008

Pyone Kyaw writes in the McGill Reporter
How the global food crisis devastates families and communities

15 mai 2008

ENTRE NOUS with Désirée McGraw, Executive Director, Jeanne Sauvé; Foundation and Scholars Program.

15 février 2008

New Executive Director heads Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Scholars Program
McGill lecturer Désirée Marielle McGraw, who has worked with Nobel Laureate Al Gore to bring his climate-change message to Canadians, has been named Executive Director of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Scholars Program.

4 septembre 2007

McGill community mourns board member, former student
Wright,64, oversaw scholarship program
(Le Miroir d’entrelacs) Many in the McGill University community were devastated to learn yesterday that the victim of a weekend explosion in the Laurentians was James Wright, a prominent governor emeritus of the university's board and active participant in campus and community affairs.

3 septembre 2007

McGill déplore le décès de Jim Wright
C'est dans la plus grande consternation que la communauté de McGill a appris le décès accidentel de James G. Wright pendant le congé de la fête du Travail.
Jim Wright, directeur du programme des bourses Sauvé affilié à l'Université McGill et gouverneur émérite de notre Conseil, a péri dans une explosion au gaz, en même temps qu'une ex-boursière Sauvé, Meriem Maza.

3 septembre 2007

Meriem Maza s'en via
Meriem Maza, fille de Dr Aicha Cheriet, nous a quitté samedi dernier suite à un accident dans la localité de Montréal à Entrelacs, un village à l'ouest de Rawdon, dans Lanaudière (Canada). Maghreb Canada Express September 2007 Meriem Maza nous quitte prématurément (PDF download)

10 février 2006


6 février 2006

Paid In Full: South African journalist fuses creativity and truth
(McGill Daily) Profile of Henk Rossouw, Sauvé Scholar 2005-2006

15 décembre 2005

Conservative Conscience
(Maisonneuve) Tasha Kheiriddin and Adam Daifallah are trying to shake up the Conservative Party. In their new book "Rescuing Canada's Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution", they propose a brand of "Opportunity Conservatism" that borrows ideas—from the right and left—that they believe will result in positive economic, social and political change.
In early December, Maisonneuve editorial assistant Rachel Harvey met Kheiriddin and Daifallah at their book launch at Sauvé House in Montreal.

24 mars 2005

First person: The Sauvé experience
By Shivingani Arora
As her time as a Sauvé Scholar comes to an end, Shivangini Arora reflects on the experience of sharing close quarters with people from the world's four corners.

1 mai 2004

'Reality education' breaks down barriers in Canada
(Taipei Times) Fourteen strangers from around the world, including a Taiwanese, were given time and money to do nothing, if they wanted, as part of an educational fellowship.

29 avril 2004

Expliquer l'Afrique
Pour beaucoup l'Afrique est un continent sombre, rétrograde et ravagé par la guerre. Boursière de la Fondation Sauvé, Readith Muliyunda explique comment les médias du monde contribuent à perpétuer ces stéréotypes trompeurs.

28 avril 2004

12 Nations, 14 Scholars and One Big House
(New York Times) The potential for disaster was clear from the start. Fourteen strangers from around the world, all under 30, would come to Montreal and live together at no cost for nine months in a newly renovated mansion, complete with leather couches and a fully stocked kitchen. They would not be required to do anything and would each be handed $1,000 a month to spend on whatever they pleased.

28 janvier 2004

La parole aux boursiers Sauvé
Le grand public est invité aux conférences sur des questions d'actualité globale Treize étudiants provenant des quatre coins du globe, ayant une expérience dans les communications et titulaires d'une bourse de La Fondation Sauvé à l'Université McGill, s'exprimeront sur les sujets de l'heure pendant la série de conférences hebdomadaires. Ces boursiers traiteront un large éventail de sujets allant du terrorisme sévissant au Pérou à la sexualité à Taïwan. Toutes les conférences commencent à 17 h et ont lieu à la Fondation des bourses Sauvé, située au 1514, avenue du Docteur-Penfield. Les médias sont bienvenus. L'entrée est gratuite, mais les places sont limitées.

5 novembre 2003

Attention: intellectuels en ebullition
Une cellule de réflexion pour futurs leaders du monde
(Le Devoir) On parle d'eux comme des «esprits libres». Ils ont moins de 30 ans, ont tous une expérience en communication, sont considérés dans leur pays d'origine comme des «leaders» potentiels. Ils carburent à l'ambition et croient fermement, malgré ces temps de guerre, que les rapprochements sont possibles.

3 novembre 2003

Expérience universitaire incomparable
(McGill Salle de presse) Il s'agit d'une première au Canada, car les boursiers Sauvé ont accès à tous les cours et à tous les programmes d'études de l'Université McGill. Ils ne passent pas d'examens et n'accumulent pas de crédits. Ces esprits libres sont invités à McGill pendant neuf mois pour faire de la recherche, se poser des questions, enrichir leurs connaissances et se pencher sur les moyens de le transformer le monde. L'Université permettra aussi aux boursiers Sauvé, si ils le veulent, de s'inscrire au niveau de la maîtrise et des études post-doctorales.

16 janvier 2003

Bring on the visionaries
By Sylvain-Jacques Desjardins
(McGill Reporter) The Sauvé Scholars Foundation and McGill University are seeking 12 dynamic intellectuals from a variety of disciplines to help change the world. A new residential program called the Sauvé Scholars has been created to sharpen the skills of young adults who wish to devote their lives to improving societies around the globe. The first Sauvé Scholars, the majority of whom will be recruited from developing countries, will arrive at McGill in September 2003. Deadline for all applications is March 1, 2003.

“Un leader doit rêver de changer le monde.

Il doit avoir une vision inspirée et claire des changements qu’il veut faire et être prêt à y consacrer toutes ses énergies.
De nos jours, la capacité de communiquer ses objectifs est indispensable pour susciter chez des collaborateurs éventuels l’enthousiasme nécessaire à la constance dans l’action.”
— Extrait du discours d’ouverture de la très honorable Jeanne Sauvé à la première Conférence nationale des jeunes leaders,
tenue du 2 au 8 juin 1991