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Franco-Ontarian Monument Advisory Committee

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Franco-Ontarian Monument Advisory Committee

Ministry of Francophone Affairs

The Franco-Ontarian Monument Advisory Committee is made up of experts in art, architecture, urban planning, history and Franco-Ontarian cultural heritage, as well as representatives of the Franco-Ontarian community.  The committee will provide input into the design brief, the project vision, and the selection of the monument design to help ensure that the monument is engaging, impactful, and relevant; contributes positively to the cultural landscape and public realm of Queen's Park; and constitutes a permanent legacy for Franco-Ontarians and the province as a whole.

Representative of the Franco-Ontarian Community:

Carol Jolin, President, Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario, Ottawa

Mr. Carol Jolin began his career in Ontario's francophonie in 1983 as monitor in a language instruction program. He started teaching the following year at the Niagara South Board of Education, launching a 31-year career in education that took him to Welland, Toronto, Barrie and Ottawa, where he currently lives.

An active member of the Franco-Ontarian Teachers' Association (AEFO) since 1992, Mr. Jolin became president in 2012 and continued in this role until his nomination as president of the Assemblée de la francophonie de l'Ontario in October 2016. For five years, he sat on the Board of Directors of the community radio station, CJFO (now broadcasting as Unique FM). More recently, he represented the education sector at the Board of the Assemblée.

Carol's role at the AEFO has allowed him to remain actively involved in Ontario's francophonie through his efforts to represent francophone teachers and to promote French-language education in the province. He has travelled across Ontario and learned about the realities and issues facing the francophone community.

Expert in Franco-Ontarian History and Heritage:

Michel Prévost, Chief Archivist, University of Ottawa, Ottawa

Michel Prévost has been president of the Outaouais Historical Society since 1997. He holds a Masters' degree in Canadian History from the University of Ottawa and an honorary Doctorate from the University of Saint-Paul.

Mr. Prévost has devoted nearly 40 years to the preservation and promotion of the archival, historical, religious and architectural heritage of French Ontario and the Outaouais region. Through his numerous written and oral contributions to media, publications, conferences and guided tours, he continues to raise public awareness about the importance of history and heritage, particularly Franco-Ontarian history and heritage. He also played an active role in the Provincial Steering Committee for the official commemoration of 400 years of French presence.

Michel is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Heritage Excellence Awards granted by the City of Ottawa and the City of Gatineau, the Roger Bernard Heritage Award, the Order of the Francophonie of Prescott and Russell and the President's Award for Service to the University of Ottawa. In 2004, he was named Personality of the Year by Radio-Canada in the Arts and Culture category and the Le Droit newspaper. In 2013, he received the Richelieu Fondateur Albert-Boyer Prize and the Franco-Ontarian Heritage Network created an award in his name: the Michel Prévost Scholarship in Regional History, at the University of Ottawa. 

Experts in Architecture, Urban Design and Cultural Heritage Landscape:

Anne Bordeleau, Associate Professor and O'Donovan Director, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Waterloo

A registered architect and historian, Anne Bordeleau has a PhD from the Bartlett School of Graduate Studies (University College London, UK) and a post-professional Masters in the history and theory of architecture from McGill University (Montreal). 

Dr. Bordeleau's research interests include the temporal dimensions of casting, drawings, maps, buildings, and architecture more generally. Her teaching, research and practice have covered many fields, from medieval to modern cultural history, nineteenth-century architectural history and theory, and the question of the preservation and communication of culture through architecture. Her work on the nineteenth-century, on indexicality, monumentality, casting or cartography persistently studies the relation between architecture, time and history.

In addition to book chapters and articles in numerous international journals (Journal of Architecture, Architectural Theory Review, Architectural History, Architecture_MPS, Footprint), she has worked on two major exhibitions (The Evidence Room at the 2016 Venice Biennale, Architecture as Evidence at the Canadian Centre for Architecture 2016), and published a monograph, Charles Robert Cockerell, Architect in Time: Reflections Around Anachronistic Drawings (Ashgate, 2014).  

Dr. Terrance Galvin, Director, McEwen School of Architecture, Laurentian University, Sudbury

Dr. Galvin was previously director of the School of Architecture and Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he taught architectural history, theory and design and received a Teaching Excellence Award from the student union. He also held the roles of adjunct professor and research associate at McGill University in Montreal. 

Bilingual, he is past president of the Canadian Architectural Certification Board and has served on numerous provincial and national boards governing architectural education and practice in Canada. He studied architecture at the University of Toronto and the Technical University of Nova Scotia, earning his Masters' in Architecture at McGill University (1990) and his Doctorate in Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania. His scholarly work and applied research have led to collaborations with communities in Peru, India, Thailand and Mexico, and his writings have been published in Canada, the USA and Germany.

Expert in public art and representative of the Archivist of Ontario:

Lani Wilson, Curator, Government of Ontario Art Collection, Archives of Ontario, Toronto

Lani Wilson graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours BA in Fine Art History and currently holds the position of curator for the Government of Ontario Art Collection at the Archives of Ontario. 

Since joining the Archives of Ontario in 2004, Lani has strived to improve the collection's loan program of over 2,700 artworks by increasing the number of works available to the public in over 35 towns and cities across Ontario. She has also worked to promote the art collection through improved communication in the form of videos, articles and online resources. 

As curator, Lani also manages all artwork conservation projects and the acquisition of new works for the collection. Lani is the recipient of the Diamond Jubilee Medal and is on various committees for public art in Toronto, promoting heritage and longevity of artworks for future generations to enjoy.

Expert in Architecture, Urban Design and Planning and Representative of the Local Community (University of Toronto):

Christine Burke, Director of Campus and Facilities Planning, University of Toronto, Toronto

Ms. Burke is a registered professional architect with 19 years of international and Toronto-based experience in large scale master planning, urban design, planning and development. With a multi-disciplinary background, including a Master of Design Studies, Urban Planning and Development from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, she strives to design great urban neighbourhoods and public spaces.

As Director of Campus and Facilities Planning and chief planner at the University of Toronto, Christine provides vision and direction for all aspects of campus and facilities planning.  This includes developing and maintaining the University's master plans, leading capital project planning initiatives, developing recommendations relating to planning, design and development, managing the University's leasing rental portfolio, and liaising with both internal stakeholders, municipalities and neighbourhood groups.

Prior to joining University of Toronto, she managed real estate development and planning initiatives with Toronto Community Housing for the Regent Park Revitalization. As a consultant, she had also worked on complex master plan projects for both public and private development sector clients in the UK, North America and Asia that focused on neighbourhood regeneration, sustainable community building and stakeholder consultation.

Representative of the Sponsoring Ministry

Kelly Burke, Assistant Deputy Minister, Office of Francophone Affairs, Toronto

Kelly Burke is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Office of Francophone Affairs (OFA) since June 2014. She is a lawyer and has been an active member of the francophone community of Ontario in the justice, education and democratic renewal sectors. She is also a former French immersion teacher, a profession that she once practiced in the communities of Toronto, Sarnia and Cornwall.

Ms. Burke has been working for the Ontario Public Service for over 18 years. Prior to assuming her current role, Ms. Burke held senior management positions with the Ministry of the Attorney General, where she coordinated the delivery of legal services across ministries of the Ontario government, managed high profile civil litigation and led the development and delivery of French-language programs. She has also held senior executive positions at the Ministry of Government Services and the Ministry of Democratic Renewal, Citizens' Assembly on Electoral Reform Secretariat. 

Ms. Burke holds a Master of Laws from York University, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa and Bachelors of Arts and Education from Queen`s University.  



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