2017 Forces AVENIR Gala: Ruche Campus wins the Environment AVENIR award

The Université de Sherbrooke’s Ruche Campus Team


For years, Cascades has been supporting university students’ community involvement through Forces AVENIR, a true hub for the decision makers of tomorrow. The organization recognizes and honours young adults who make significant contributions to their communities while excelling in the academic sphere. As a partner in the Environment category, Cascades awarded a $4,000 scholarship to the Université de Sherbrooke’s Ruche Campus project for its commitment to raising awareness of bees’ essential role in biodiversity.


Ruche Campus at a glance:

Mission: Promote urban beekeeping among students


  • Educate students and make them aware of the issues related to pollinators in urban environments
  • Teach students about beekeeping and develop their practical know-how
  • Contribute to bee and honey plant biodiversity
  • Build the research and student association network surrounding sustainable development

Number of students involved: 60

Student profile: From all faculties, but especially science

Upcoming projects:

  1. Organize a pollinator-themed event
  2. Improve beekeeping equipment
  3. Create a large awareness poster
  4. Widen the circle of action to reach more people

Source: Ruche Campus

Congratulations to the finalists!

We would like to congratulate the other two finalists in the Environment category: the UQAM farmer’s market, which offers fresh, local and affordable food to the university community, and McGill University’s Myco-Rise, which cultivates mushrooms using a worm composting system. Long live your projects!

The UQAM farmer’s market

McGill University’s Myco-Rise


What about you? Are you involved in a community project, or do you know any high school, CEGEP or university students who are making a difference? Forces AVENIR could be just the springboard they need!


Photo credit: Forces AVENIR


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About the Author
Anne-Marie Gingras

A Communications Advisor with Cascades since 2011, Anne-Marie now also fulfills the position of Community Manager. She holds a BA in Public Communication from the Université Laval and a Certificate in Marketing from the Université de Trois-Rivières. As Community Manager, she is in constant contact with the public, sharing the company's newest innovations and reporting on its involvement within the communities it calls home. "I am very pleased to have the opportunity to work for a company that is responsible, respectful and transparent. It gives me a great sense of pride! Through social media, we are now able to interact with the population and we value this close contact. Cascades is an organization that encourages creativity and initiative, which allows us to develop in a very stimulating work environment."

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