Monday, October 13, 2008

Sauve Scholars - McGill University

Thanks to my loyal blog reader for the link.

This is on Sauve Scholars .

The Sauvé Scholars Program exists for young leaders under the age of 30 from across the globe who want to change the world. The Scholars are chosen above all on the basis of criteria laid out by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé:

Demonstrated communication skills
Awareness of international and domestic issues
A strong desire to effect change
Now entering its sixth year, the Sauvé Scholars Program has welcomed 74 Scholars from 39 different countries. Launched in 2003, the Sauvé Scholars Program has evolved from the Jeanne Sauvé Youth Foundation, created in 1991 by the late Jeanne Sauvé, the first woman to serve as Governor General of Canada, the country’s Head of State and Commander-in-Chief.

The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé was a woman of strength and vision. Throughout her distinguished career as youth activist, journalist, Minister of the Crown, Speaker of the House of Commons and ultimately Governor General, she remained at the forefront of the most socially progressive issues of her day, and was deeply committed to advancing the role of young leaders.

In June 1991 Mme Sauvé explained how the Jeanne Sauvé Youth Foundation came into being and her goals in establishing it:

Canadian Governors General have the privilege when they leave office of creating an institution which will bear their name …. At the end of my mandate, I decided that my contribution would be to establish a permanent international forum for young leaders. No such institution exists in the world and I strongly believe that the young leaders of the world have a pressing need to get involved in issues which confront their generation.

Each year, up to 14 remarkable young leaders are invited to come to Montreal for the academic calendar year. They live together in a beautifully restored mansion, enjoy unlimited access to McGill University’s academic programs and other resources – including lectures, conferences and events suited to the advancement of their individual professional and intellectual goals – while benefiting from the communal life and multi-faceted exchanges with their fellow Scholars.

The Sauvé experience, a period of personal and professional growth, is founded on:

Intense exchange of ideas and experience, supported by communal life
Extensive intellectual freedom, allowing each participant to develop according to his or her needs and aspirations
Focus on action accompanied by a clear commitment to the community —including the host community
Commitment to dialogue among cultures, which allows participants to understand and assimilate viewpoints built within multiple frames of reference

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James said...

hey chenchow,

could you please post this.

As you know in March this year, there was a forum called the Northeast Malaysian Forum themed Changing Freedoms in Malaysia.

Well, after what took forever (haha), someone finally uploaded the teleconference that took place on that day.

Here is a link to the speeches made that day.


taufiq said...

I'm back in DC.
It was nice meeting you again after almost 6 years ;)


Chen Chow said...

james, thanks for your sharing! Would do!

Taufiq, thanks for ajak me out! Nice meeting you!