Did you know that today some 33 million francophones and francophiles are living in the Americas? To celebrate these communities, the 4th edition of "@nime ta francophonie" contest has been launched and it is for all teachers and professors who wish to implement an educational project in French!
The Premier of Québec, Pauline Marois, has appointed Jean-François Lisée as Minister of International Relations, La Francophonie and External Trade, and Minister responsible for the Montréal Region. The appointment took place in the Québec National Assembly on Wednesday, September 18, 2012, at the swearing-in of the new Cabinet.
The QS World University Rankings 2012-2013, which have just been published, place four Québec universities among the 450 best in the world, highlighting the value and quality of Québec’s university education system.
The Parti québécois headed by Pauline Marois will form the next Government of Québec after receiving 31.94% of the popular vote. Ms. Marois will be the first woman Premier of Québec. Her party will form a minority government after winning in 54 of Québec’s 125 ridings.
SIGGRAPH (short for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques) is the premier international event on computer graphics and interactive techniques with more than 20,000 professional participants annually. SIGGRPAH 2012 will take place this year in Los Angeles from August 6 – 9. Under the auspices of the Montreal Chapter of ACM Siggraph, more than 16 visual effects studios, technology companies, research centers and training organizations will participate as exhibitors in the event.
10 Quebec-based companies participated in Casual Connect Conference in Seattle from July 24th to July 26th to promote their expertise and explore new business opportunities. This major conference, organized by the Casual Games Association, was the premiere event for the casual games industry with over 5,500 professionals attending each year.
This profile, jointly produced by Montréal International and Aéro Montréal, paints a portrait of Greater Montréal’s aerospace industry. It highlights the cluster’s key performance indicators and major sector players.
Six Quebec-based companies and organizations participated in SEMICON West 2012 Conference & Exhibition in San Francisco from July 10th to July 12th. This international conference was the flagship annual event for the global microelectronics industry. It was the premier event for the display of new products and technologies for microelectronics design and manufacturing, featuring technologies from across the microelectronics supply chain.
Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, and the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance (PNAA), the Northwest source for aerospace services and information, signed a framework agreement on cooperation during the Farnborough International Airshow, on July 10, 2012.
Québec, June 29, 2012 - “Québec and the State of California are intensifying their collaboration toward holding the first common auction in early 2013.” That was stated firmly by Pierre Arcand, the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks, after the announcement of a decision by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to put off till autumn the adoption of a regulation that would link its carbon market to Québec’s.
On June 23rd, the Quebec Delegation in Los Angeles celebrated Québec’s day by organizing a networking event that brought together Quebecers and its most important business, political and cultural contacts from different sectors, particularly in the entertainment industry. The Delegation is very active in these sectors as well as in the climate change related sectors, such as sustainable transportation.