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         Quebec universities join in the combined effort to help Haiti


Montreal, January 15, 2010 – The Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec
Universities (CREPUQ) wishes to express its solidarity with and support for the
people of Haiti and the Haitian diaspora in Quebec, following the disastrous
earthquake.

“Quebec’s university establishments want to convey a message of comfort to the
people of Haiti during these extremely difficult times, and we invite the entire
university community to show their support by making a donation to a recognized
agency,” said Daniel Zizian, President and Director General of CREPUQ.

“We are all devastated by the tragedy in Haiti, and Quebec universities are joining in
the combined assistance effort by offering to work with Quebec and Haitian
government authorities to identify how they can support the Haitian university
system,” added Heather Munroe-Blum, Chair of CREPUQ and Principal and Vice-
Chancellor of McGill University.

CREPUQ includes all 18 Quebec universities. The organization acts as their voice in
relations with government and higher education. It also fosters coordination and
collaboration between universities, is a research centre for university
administrations, acts as a centre for coordination and joint service delivery, and is a
resource centre and think tank for its members.

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Source:
Chantal Pouliot, Director of Communications
Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities
514 288-8524, ext. 244

				
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