Dr. André Magnan named Associate Director of La Cité universitaire francophone

Jul 1, 2018


Regina, July 3, 2018 - Dr. André Magnan has been apppointed Associate Director of La Cité universitaire francophone at the University of Regina, effective July 1, 2018. 

“I'm thrilled to join the team at La Cité. This is a unique and dynamic academic unit on campus,” says Magnan, an alumnus of the U of R.

“We are delighted to welcome Dr. André Magnan as part of the leadership team at La Cité. As Associate Director, he will be directly responsible for our academic programming and research,” says Dr. Emmanuel Aito, the Director of La Cité universitaire francophone.

Magnan will also assist the Director in the areas of academic policy, student admissions, faculty recruitment, and budget development.

“Dr. Magnan's academic expertise, research, scholarship, and francophone experience will constitute an excellent complement to the work of our existing academic colleagues and administrative personnel,” Aito adds.

Magnan, an Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Studies at the University of Regina, will continue to teach and conduct research during his three-year administrative appointment with La Cité.

“I was raised in a francophone home in Alberta and Saskatchewan. My kids are fifth generation French speakers from Western Canada, something I'm very proud of. Education is the cornerstone for the survival of the French language and francophone culture in Western Canada,” says Magnan.

With a Bachelor of Science, Honours, in Biochemistry from the University of Saskatchewan, a Master of Arts in Social Studies from the University of Regina, and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Toronto, Magnan joined the U of R faculty full-time in 2008, having taught his first course at the University in 2004.

Most recently, Magnan was Academic Convenor at the highly successful Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences hosted by the U of R. It attracted 5,300 scholars from across Canada and abroad, and was the largest conference in the history of Regina.

“Now I'm looking forward to getting down to work at La Cité. Whatever challenges lay ahead, I will do my best to serve the interests of La Cité, its students, the University, and the wider francophone community,” he says.

The mission of La Cité universitaire francophone is to fulfill the university education needs of Saskatchewan’s francophones, whatever their first language. La Cité plays an active role in the cultural, linguistic and professional development of the Fransaskois community by offering credit and non-credit courses and programs.                                                               

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