Dr. Richard Gray, Associate Professor of French, has received a grant from the Québec Government (Délégation du Québec à Chicago/Quebec Government Office in Chicago) to support the creation of a course on Québec culture at Ashland University. The Québec/United States University Grant Program “is aimed at encouraging the creation or redefinition of courses on Québec at U.S. universities. The courses must focus on Québec from the viewpoint of politics, the economy, international relations, the environment, the French language, culture or literature. They may include the organization of academic activities such as visits, lectures and symposiums. The Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie (MRIF) also encourages the development of didactic material on Québec that can be provided within the framework of the courses and/or online.” Dr. Gray will use the grant to defray travel expenses in Québec as well as to underwrite the purchase of specialized books and other supporting materials.