Professor Landry Signé recognized by Quebec government with Claude Masson award
by Michelle Saport |
Political Science Professor Landry Signé has been bestowed the Claude Masson Award (Hommage bénévolat-Québec Award), the most prestigious award given by the Quebec government, to highlight the exceptional quality of his national and international engagements and contributions.
Quebec Minister of Employment and Social Solidarity Agnès Maltais, who is responsible for community action and volunteering, said to Signé (in a correspondence received on February 3, 2014): "I am honored today to have the opportunity to recognize your important contribution to the collectivity, to our society. Your altruism makes the difference and I would like to thank you."
The Hommage bénévolat-Québec Award recognizes citizens who "commit their time, energy and skills to an organization or the people of their community in order to achieve collective or personal goals. Their commitment is altruistic and voluntary." Signé will receive "a magnificent Tara statuette and a calligraphed, honorary certificate signed by the premier and the minister."
At UAA, Professor Landry Signé shares his passion for community engagement by mentoring students and offering the opportunity in his courses to participate in experiential learning activities and solve real world problems in the community, helping students become more involved citizens.
Congratulations, Professor Signé!