A look back on 100 years of French language science: Editorial

Jean-François Venne has penned a reflection on the history of French-language science efforts in Canada for University Affairs. The article follows the development of the French-Canadian scientific community in the 1920s, including the creation of Acfas, and the growth and challenges that the community went through in the decades that followed. Drawing on comments from professors from several of Quebec’s francophone institutions, Venne discusses the different experiences of the francophone scientists in QC and those in other provinces, as well as the significant impact of the dominance of the use of English in the 1950s and the rise of the knowledge economy in 1990s. University Affairs Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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