Brock professor named president of Canadian Commission for UNESCO

A Brock University professor has been tapped as the new president for the Canadian arm for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

As president of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, Liette Vasseur will be helping to implement the work of the Paris based organization here in Canada.

That includes designating World Heritage Sites, Geoparks, and Biosphere Reserves, encouraging women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and promoting reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.

"I'm quite humbled," Vasseur says via a release. "It is a genuine honour to have been chosen as the new President of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The Commission does remarkable work in ensuring that UNESCO’s activities have a real impact in Canada and abroad."

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