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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


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