Welcome Message

Francis Garon

My colleagues and I would like to welcome you warmly to the School of Public and International Affairs. You will find here an intellectually stimulating environment, as well as exciting career opportunities both at home and abroad. Our program is comprised of three pillars: bilingualism (French – English), interdisciplinarity, and the interdependence of domestic and international dimensions in studying public affairs.

Our students benefit from close mentoring relationships with young and dynamic professors whose fields of research are varied, and which include immigration, refugees, the environment, international development and international relations, taxation and financial markets.

One of the program’s most invaluable qualities is the diversity of our students, not only linguistically and culturally, but also in terms of programs of study at the undergraduate level.  All our students are bilingual and some speak three languages or more. We are especially proud of this rich diversity and wish to build on it by making available to them an array of internships as well as exchanges with sister programs in Quebec and abroad.

Thanks among others to the Director of the School, Annie Demirjian, students have direct contact with leading public figures in Canadian and international life. The School therefore offers a unique opportunity for expanding one’s horizons. We are confident that you will find your time at the School an unforgettable experience.

Francis Garon

Graduate Program Director, Glendon School of Public and International Affairs

Biography of Francis Garon