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Russell Copeman

Executive Director
Quebec English School Boards Association (QESBA)

Russell Copeman holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Honours Political Science from McGill University and did graduate studies in Public Policy and Public Administration at Concordia University.  

He was named Executive Director of the Quebec English School Boards Association in September 2018. He is also a part-time Assistant Professor at McGill University’s Max Bell School of Public Policy since 2019. From 1994 to 2008, he was the Member of the Québec National Assembly for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and was the Mayor of the Borough of Côte-des-Neiges - Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and a member of the Executive Committee of the City of Montréal from 2013 to 2017.  
Active in the community, Mr. Copeman has been involved in and sat on the boards of a number of community organizations.

Mr. Copeman is married to author and artist Beverly Akerman. They have three adult children.

Sessions in which Russell Copeman attends

Wednesday 3 November, 2021

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | 1 hour
Higher educationPlurilingualism

Welcome remarks:Lorraine O'Donnell, Research Associate, QUESCREN; Affiliate Assistant Professor, School of Community and Public Affairs, Concordia UniversityWilliam Floch, Assistant Secretary, Secrétariat aux relations avec les Québécois d'expression anglaise  Opening Keynote AddressModerator: Brian Lewis,...

Angelica Galante

Keynote speaker

Lorraine O’Donnell

Master of ceremonies

William Floch

Master of ceremonies
3:20 PM
3:20 PM - 4:10 PM | 50 minutes
Panel discussionEducation and Black English-speaking communities in Quebec

Sustainable initiatives for the future of Quebec’s Black English-speaking communities – The Concordia Library Black community Archives: recording the Black community experience for research and evidence-based initiativesSpeakers:Alix Adrien, president, Quebec Board of Black Educators (QBBE)Clarence Bayne, Professor emeritus, Concordia UniversityDésirée Rochat, Observato...