The University of Alberta honoured 28 alumni at its annual ceremony on Sept. 24. Included in that group was Edmond Levasseur, a 1967 bachelor of education graduate who spent his life working as an educator, notably in the areas of language, culture and international education.
Levasseur’s career included work with various school boards, and he was an advocate for language education policy and second-language education. He served on the University of Alberta senate for two terms.
Levasseur was also a champion and co-chair of U School, a senate initiative that worked to introduce and connect students in grades 4 through 9 to the U of A. He helped introduce and lead U School, which grew from 75 students to more than 850 within six years. He continues to volunteer at U School.
As a francophone and former student of College Saint-Jean, Levasseur was a natural as faculty liaison with Campus Saint-Jean. He served that role for six years and continues to promote the campus and attend events. Levasseur was also a dedicated volunteer in Edmonton’s French theatre community. Throughout his career, he has devoted thousands of hours to volunteer work.
Note: Edmond Levasseur was mistakenly excluded from a story in the Sept. 8 issue of the ATA News that summarized the alumni honours bestowed on two teachers, Frank Jenkins and Kristopher Wells. The ATA News apologizes for the oversight.