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May 21, 2010

Governor General to Deliver an Address at the Opening of the First Assises internationales for the Reconstruction of the University System in Haiti

OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada will deliver the opening address of the first Assises internationales for the reconstruction of the Haitian university system, on Tuesday May 25, 2010, at 9 a.m., at the Université de Montréal.

Organized by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), the Assises internationales de Montréal will take place on May 25 and 26, 2010. The event aims to adopt an action plan that includes financing strategies to reconstruct the university system in Haiti, severely hit by an earthquake on January 12, 2010. For further information on the event, visit www.assises-haiti.info (Web site only available in French).

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Media information:
Julie Rocheleau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-7180
jrocheleau@gg.ca
www.gg.ca

Nadia Saïd
Allard Hervieu Communication for the AUF (Montréal)
514-499-3030, ext. 773
514-965-2715
ns@ahcom.ca
www.assises-haiti.info