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SPECIAL SECTION - CAMPAIGN PAULE DORÉ - A GLOBAL CHOICE article by: Christine Ward If anyone knows the impact of a gift to the School of Public and Inter national Affairs of Glendon, it’s Paule Doré. As a former director and senior officer of CGI Group Inc., a global leader in technology services information, Paule Doré is a member of the Advisory Committee of the School. Last spring, she made an investment towards the Centre for Global Challenges, a research and discussion forum on public policy established at the School of International and Public Affairs. The Centre for Global Challenges brings together policy makers, researchers, professionals, Glendon students and represen ta tives from across the country from the education and public administra tion sectors as well as civil society to discuss challenges facing Canada in a changing world. Paule Doré’s $100.000 gift allows professors and graduate students from Glendon to research - and to disseminate their fin - dings - on international issues such as environmental and demo - gra phic chal len ges, social inequality, political extremism and trans - nationalism. Alexander Himelfarb, Kenneth McRoberts, Paule Doré FRIENDS YOU CAN COUNT ON: FRIENDS OF GLENDON Friends of Glendon is a non-profit organization that raises funds for Glendon students and provides thousands of dollars each year in the form of scholarships and emergency loans. Phase I received $241,259 in donations from the Friends of Glendon. The asso ciation acknowledges the support of its main donors, Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) for their contribution of $104,259. In a continued effort, the Friends of Glendon and its members con tinue to give valuable support to Glendon students with the funds they collect through various activities. Glendon College expresses its deep gratitude for their commit ment to the cause of French-speaking and bilingual education in Ontario. “LIVING AND LEARNING IN RETIREMENT“ (LLIR) Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) is the oldest appren ticeship program of the 3rd age in Canada. It is an independent, non-profit organization for retirees who wish to pursue the path of lifelong learning, but without exams or essays. It was estab lished in 1973 by a small group of volunteers who met with staff of the faculty of York University's Glendon College to explore ways to enrich their retirement years. The group managed to get a seed grant under the federal pro gram "New Horizons" and Glendon has made facilities avai lable for this program. The first lecture, offered on September 28, 1973, had 144 enrol led retirees. Since then, it has grown to over 700, with eight courses presented during each school year, four in each term. 2008 saw the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the group, which continues to support Glendon students. A big thank you to all members! A big thank you for sup porting our students. Glendon Magazine 2011 ] 25 [ La Revue de Glendon 2011

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