Aug 03, 2012 / E-news
On June 5, 2012, the University of Ottawa recognized Elarbi Imad, Director of the Moroccan Center for Civic Education (www.civicmorocco.org), with an honorary doctorate. In a citation delivered by Marie Josee Berger, Dean of the Faculty of Education, the university paid tribute to Imad’s dedication to creating knowledgeable, engaged global and community leaders through education.
Since 2004, Imad and the Moroccan Center for Civic Education have collaborated with the Center for Civic Education (www.civiced.org) and other international partners to educate Moroccan young people for responsible civic participation. Thousands of young people have participated in curricular programs created or adapted by MCCE, including Project Citizen, Foundations of Democracy, and a ninth grade civics curriculum developed in collaboration with Moroccan education authorities and Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Imad addressed graduates of the University of Ottawa in a speech and invited the students to join him in promoting civic engagement throughout the world. (Click here to read the full speech from the University of Ottawa’s website.)