Sauvé, Jeanne

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Sauvé, Jeanne

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        Jeanne Sauvé’s nomination as Chancellor was announced by the Board of Governors in June 1992. Her installation as Chancellor was delayed when she fell ill and she assumed her responsibilities on October 1st, 1992 for a five-year appointment. However, Sauvé passed away on January 26, 1993, before she could don the chain of office. Sauvé was former Governor-General of Canada (the first woman in the role), a seasoned journalist and accomplished politician.

        • Jeanne Sauvé was the first woman appointed Chancellor of Concordia University.
        • At the end of her mandate as Governor-General, Sauvé established the Jeanne Sauvé Youth Foundation to create a permanent international Canadian youth forum.
        • On April 13, 1973 Jeanne Sauvé delivered a conference on science and research policy in Canada at Sir George Williams University at the invitation of the Science and Human Affairs Program and the Associated Student Society.
        • In February 1993, memorials were placed on each Concordia campus in Jean Sauvé’s honour: in the Loyola Campus Administration Building and in the SGW Campus J. W. McConnell Building. The internal community was invited to sign a book of condolences which was presented to the Sauvé family.


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        Concordia University. Office of the President and Vice-Chancellor (1974 -)

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        1992 - 1993

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        Chancellor of Concordia University

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            Issues & Events, “Science Policy”, March 1, 1973, p. 7
            Concordia’s Thursday Report, “New Chancellor, Chairman take office Oct. 1”, September 24, 1992, p. 1
            Concordia’s Thursday Report, “Jeanne Sauvé appointed Chancellor of University”, September 24, 1992, p. 5
            Concordia’s Thursday Report, “Concordia Chancellor dies at 70”, January 28, 1993, p. 1
            Concordia’s Thursday Report, “Community pays last respects to Chancellor Jeanne Sauvé”, February 4, 1993, p. 5
            Concordia University Magazine, “Jeanne Sauvé had a special importance for a wannabee journalism grad”, March 1993, p. 2
            Concordia University Annual Report 1992-1993, p. 4

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