Salem State hosts Canadian delegation
On Tuesday, October 25, Consul General of Canada to New England Patrick Binns, along with two members of his staff, were joined by Jean-Stéphane Bernard, head delegate of Quebec to New England, and a member of his staff, at Salem State University. The delegation met with university administrators and faculty to discuss developing a mutually supportive relationship that could include programming, research, travel, and teaching.
At the conclusion of the meetings, faculty members Elizabeth Blood, chair of the university’s foreign language department, and Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello of its interdisciplinary studies department, took members of the delegation on an abbreviated version of their popular tour that highlights the influence Canadian-American immigrants had on the evolution of Salem.
Photo: Salem State University Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello points out historic sites in Salem that reflect the importance of its French-Canadian immigrants to (from left) Marc Jacques of the Canadian consulate, Marc-Antoine Bédard, a member of the Quebec delegation, and Patrick Binns, consul general for Canada in New England.