Les Belles Soirées

Monday, May 1st, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Neurdien Frères, Mother House of the Congréation de Notre-Dame, Montreal, 1907. Gift of Stanley G. Triggs, MP-0000.872.4 © McCord Museum

A Montreal Landmark of Learning: The Dawson College Site from Past to Present

Les Belles Soirées

In 1658 a young Catholic idealist from France, Marguerite Bourgeoys, formed a non-cloistered society dedicated to free education for the village children of Villa Maria (later Montreal). 300 years later, Quebec’s contemporary educational system reflects her legacy. In Montreal today, we are surrounded by architectural and cultural remnants of that time. This talk will bring that long history to life and will conclude with the complex story of how English-language Dawson College emerged on the Atwater site of the former Congrégation de Notre Dame school.

Historian Gary Evans is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Communication and has written extensively on Canadian film and the National Film Board of Canada. He is also a consultant for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
This lecture will be given in english.

Location: J. Armand Bombardier Theatre at the McCord Museum

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