UAlberta apologizes for replacing bilingual Campus Saint-Jean sign


The University of Alberta has apologized for replacing its bilingual Campus Saint-Jean campus sign with a fully English-language sign. The English sign has since been removed, with the intent of replacing it with a new bilingual sign. Employees were reportedly surprised to see the fully English-language sign, as the campus is located in the heart of Alberta’s Francophone population. The Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta President Pierre Asselin told that the removal of French from campus signage was received as a “gesture of assimilation” and showed a lack of respect. UAlberta Campus Saint-Jean external relations lead Philip Worré stated that the university regrets the incident and is committed to providing an enriching French-language experience.

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