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Kerry LAPPIN-FORTIN retired from her role as a professor, and past Chair, of the Department of Italian and French Studies, and is now a Professor Emerita at SJU. She is described by the department's current Chair, Associate Professor, Bruno Tremblay, "as a supremely-gifted teacher and a great lover of all things French, esteemed colleague, conscientious-to-a-fault chair, and admired human being."

Kerry fell in love with the French language at the height of (Pierre) Trudeaumania and was determined to become bilingue. She retires from a career that includes teaching French language, linguistics, and translation. She also shared her enthusiasm as a cinéphile at SJU, introducing a French film series  Soirées ciné on campus. 

"The devotion of this graduate from Glendon | York University (1977), the University of Toronto (1978), and the Université de Montréal (1982) to the good of French studies and more broadly of students and the institution she served so well for decades, will indeed be sorely missed."



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David PERRIN, retired from his role and is now Professor Emeritus in the Department of Religious Studies. David was also the University’s President and Vice Chancellor, 2007-2012. David noted, "It has been an honor and a pleasure to be engaged with the St. Jerome's University Community, first as President and Vice Chancellor and subsequently as a faculty member within the Department of Religious Studies. I experienced St. Jerome's as a caring and devoted community - proud of its Roman Catholic identity and ever-ready to evolve to meet the needs of contemporary scholarship, student engagement and participative learning. I will miss the comradery and caring environment exhibited by faculty, staff and students. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!"






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