A recognition event marking 50 years of collaboration between French and Québec researchers was held during the 80th annual meeting of the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) in Montréal.
Québec Deputy Minister of International Relations Marc Croteau, Consul General of France in Québec City Hélène Le Gal, Québec Chief Scientist Rémi Quirion and Acfas President Pierre Noreau were invited to speak.
Some 200 people, including sixty French researchers who participated in the meeting, attended the evening event.
Acfas receives annual funding from the Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec and the Consulate General of France in Québec City for its activities.
Acfas’ annual meeting is the largest multidisciplinary scientific event in the Francophonie. This year, on the occasion of its 80th anniversary, the event was held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. From May 7 to 11, 1,000 posters by graduate students, 200 conferences and almost 3,500 symposia were presented. Some 5,000 people attended, including nearly 600 researchers from thirty countries, of whom 360 were from France.
Acfas’ next annual meeting will be held in Québec City in May 2013 at Université Laval.
Association francophone pour le savoir - Acfas (in French)