News - Alumni

  • Student Profile - Lauren Amero: Studying Teaching in the Heart of Her Community

    Church Point (NS), January 22, 2021– Parents who have gathered with their kids on one of Clare's soccer fields will recognize the name “Lauren Amero” as someone who is deeply involved with Clare Minor Soccer. 2019 graduates of École secondaire de Clare will remember Lauren as the president of the Graduation Committee and the Student Council. Her professors will surely tell you that her good mood, positive attitude, and leadership qualities will be extremely useful to her in her teaching career.

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  • Kelsey Monsen Receives the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Scholarships for Study in a Second Language

    Church Point (NS), July 12, 2019-A native of Prince George, British Columbia, student Kelsey Monsen is passionate about languages. The facts speak for themselves as she speaks three languages: English, French and German. She has already completed two immersion sessions in Germany and three sessions of the Explore Canada program. 

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  • Student Profile: Emily-Rose Smegal

    Pointe-de-l'Église (N.S.), January 29th, 2018 – In January 2017, Emily-Rose Smegal, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Major in Art History) from the University of Toronto and has over 15 years of professional experience in design, marketing and communications, knew that the time had come to change careers.

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  • Student Profile: Bailey Ross

    Church Point (NS), September 21, 2017– Université Sainte-Anne is proud to welcome its first student accepted into the Halifax Scholars Program offered by the Metro Care and Share Society. Bailey Ross, originally from Digby, is on his way to complete a Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of education in order to pursue a teaching career.

    He is one of two students chosen for the program this year and will benefit from a full scholarship at Université Sainte-Anne.

    Being the first in his family to speak both English and French, Bailey hopes to share his passion with his future students, both locally and globally. “I strongly believe access to learning should never be seen as a privilege but instead as a right,” explains Bailey. “Over the years I've dedicated my time to volunteering and raising funds to help others. For instance, I was involved in building schools in both Ecuador and Nicaragua. I hope to be able to continue to make a difference both here in Canada and abroad.” His family and friends are extremely proud of his accomplishments, even more so the fact that he is fluent in Canada's both official languages.

    Bailey recognizes the advantages that come with being bilingual, which is why he has chosen to complete Université Sainte-Anne's new Integrated French Immersion Option while he is pursuing his degree. This option will allow him to develop a considerable degree of proficiency and confidence in French as well as allow him to graduate with no delay.

    “Since French as a second language teachers are currently in high demand across the country, it's encouraging to see young leaders like Bailey embark on a teaching career. His future students will no doubt be inspired by his journey and his desire to learn”

    - Hughie Batherson, vice-president of partnerships and recruitment at Université Sainte-Anne.

    About Metro Care and Share Society

    Metro Care and Share Society's aim is to present opportunities for the at-risk youth in Halifax Regional Municipality by removing barriers they face. The Halifax Scholars Program is comprised of a suite of services and activities. Students accepted into this program are provided with interactive services designed to promote engaged learning, academic / vocational success and promote their vision to become successful leaders in their communities.

    About Université Sainte-Anne

    Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

    For more information

    Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
    Université Sainte-Anne
    Tel. : 902-769-2114 Extension 7222
    Email :

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  • Featured Graduate: Kassidy Boutilier

    Church Point, NS, June 19, 2017 - Kassidy Boutilier, a native of South Rawdon, NS, has graduated from Université Sainte-Anne's Government Office Clerk program. Her diploma was awarded at the Spring Convocation ceremony on June 15, 2017. The ceremony represented a culminating moment in Kassidy's life, as she had her first experience at Université Sainte-Anne at the age of 16.

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  • Université Sainte-Anne will award an Honorary Doctorate to Mr. Noël Després on May 7, 2016

    Churchpoint (NS), April 15, 2016 - Université Sainte-Anne is proud to announce that it will award an Honorary Doctorate in Administration Sciences to Mr. Noël Després at the convocation ceremony on May 7th, 2016.

    Noël Després, known both for his success in the business world and his community work, is President and CEO of Comeau's Sea Foods, a dynamic company that harvests, processes and markets seafood products and is recognized as an cornerstone of Southwest Nova Scotia's economy.

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