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A student from Longueuil occupies a leading advisory role –

By Katherine Harvey-Pinard

A student from Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Émilie Auger-Leblanc, was appointed to the new Inter-Order Committee for Student Succession (CIRÉ), whose mandate is to advise and support the Superior Council of Education (CSE).

The young woman has been on the committee with nine other college and university students for two months already.

“I submitted my application because I am interested in everything related to education,” said the Longueuilloise in a press release from the educational institution.

CIRÉ’s objective is to involve the next generation of students more in the reflections, activities and publications of the Council, whose mission is to collaborate with the Minister of Higher Education, Jean-François Roberge, and to advise him on any matter relating to education.

“Being able to share our ideas and address our reality and our issues between us, students of various institutions, then at the Higher Education Council is certainly a plus for the advancement of education in Quebec,” says Émilie Auger-Leblanc, adding that the first meeting took place in a friendly and open atmosphere.

CIRÉ members were recently introduced to CSE President Maryse Lassonde.

Exceed utility

The Director General of Cégep Édouard-Montpetit, Sylvain Lambert, underlines Émilie Auger-Leblanc’s desire to be part of the change and get involved with her peers.

“At Cégep, we aim for the integral development of the person,” he explains. We believe in a training that can allow students to develop their critical sense, their openness, their personality, their ethics, while acquiring new knowledge. We teach them to go beyond utility and that’s what Émilie Auger-Leblanc does. ”