Annette Saint-Pierre, LL.D., June 2, 1992
Annette Saint-Pierre
B.A., M.A., Ph.D.

A native of Quebec, Annette Saint-Pierre spent her entire teaching career in Manitoba where she was successively: a high-school teacher, Principal and Professor of French Canadian Literature at the College universitaire de Saint-Boniface.

During her career she has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of French Canadian and Franco-Manitoban literature, not only through her academic publications (Le Rideau se léve au Manitoba, Gabrielle Roy, sous le signe du réve, Repertoire littéraire de l'Ouest canadien), but also through the role she played in the creation of the Centre détudes franco-canadienne de l'Ouest (C.E.F.C.O), and two publishing houses in Manitoba:  Les Editions du Blé and Les Editions des Plaines. Last, but by no means least, Annette's publications as a novelist have gained her a distinctive place in Canadian Letters.

Annette Saint-Pierre has worked continually to promote French culture in the province through her teaching at the College, and through the encouragement of creative writing among her students, many of whom she has initiated in the art of novel writing. Annette continues to serve both the public and the literary community by annually publishing anthologies of short stories written by students and members of the Franco-Manitoban community.

Annette has received awards in recognition to her contribution from l'Association des Educateurs de langue française au Manitoba, l'Alliance française (Canada), l'Ordre des Francophones de l'Amérique du Nord and the Conseil de la vie française en Amérique.