End of Day Plenary

November 13th | End of Day Plenary

November 13th 2015 | 16:30 - 17:15

The closing plenary will feature two special guests: the Honorable François Blais, Quebec Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research and also Minister responsible for Recreation and Sport as well as Mark Holland, Member of Parliament for the riding of Ajax. They will speak to initiatives and partnerships at both the provincial and federal level.

Micheline Turnau, Project Manager for the Conference will close the session and show photo highlights from the student social media station. 

François Blais

MNA for Charlesbourg, Minister of Education, Higher Education and Research, Minister responsible for Recreation and Sport
François Blais holds a bachelor’s degree in social service from Université Laval and a master’s degree and a PhD from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He engaged in postdoctoral studies at the Centre de recherche en droit public at the Université de Montréal and was subsequently hired as a professor in the political science department at Université Laval in 1992. From 2003 to 2006, he served as director of the department, then from 2006 to 2014 as dean of the Faculté des sciences sociales at Université Laval, which has over 5 000 students in five departments and two schools. François Blais was elected MNA for Charlesbourg riding on April 7, 2014. Before his current mandate, he was Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity.

Mark Holland

Member of Parliament for the riding of Ajax
Mark Holland is the Member of Parliament (MP) for the riding of Ajax. Mark also served as an MP from 2004 to 2011 and during his tenure, he held several high profile portfolios, including Liberal Critic for Natural Resources and Critic for Public Safety and National Security. From 2011 to 2015 Mark worked at the Heart and Stroke Foundation as the Executive Director of the Ontario Mission and National Director of Children and Youth. At the Foundation Mark was responsible for overseeing government relations and advocacy towards the provincial government as well as managing the children and youth national portfolio.

Micheline Turnau

Program Manager, Heart and Stroke Foundation

Micheline Turnau has been with the Heart and Stroke Foundation for 14 years in the department of Research Advocacy and Health Promotion. Most recently Micheline has taken on the National role of Program Manager, School Nutrition initiative. She has a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from York University and Master’s Diploma in Policy and Program Evaluation from Carleton University.