TÉLUQ University: an honorary doctorate awarded to Gilles Vigneault

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Famous Quebec singer-songwriter and poet Gilles Vigneault received an honorary doctorate at the TÉLUQ University convocation. 

This honor was presented to him during the ceremony held on October 9 at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City.

“The University is awarding an honorary doctorate to Gilles Vigneault for his remarkable career as a poet, singer and storyteller, and the scope of his work in Quebec society and elsewhere in the world”, indicated Thursday by press release the director. General of TÉLUQ University, Lucie Laflamme.

“A staunch defender of the French language, Mr. Vigneault has largely contributed to forging the Quebec identity. Her approach echoes our mission to offer entirely distance education in French in North America, a foundation of our uniqueness for 50 years,” she added.

Mr. Vigneault was not the only one honored during this ceremony, since Nahid Aboumansour, co-founder and general manager of the Petites-Mains organization, also obtained an honorary doctorate.

It is not obviously not the first distinction offered to the Quebec poet and storyteller, who is already, among other things, Grand Officer of the National Order of Quebec, Officer of the Ordre de la Pléiade or Compagnon de l'Ordre des arts et des letters from Quebec.

He also received honorary doctorates from the University of Montreal, the University of Quebec in Rimouski, Laval University and the University of Quebec in Montreal .