We need public donations to conceive, design and build the library of the future.
The Foundation’s financial contribution funds teaching, support for students, research, teacher training and development, publications, library maintenance and development, and the purchasing and maintenance of teaching equipment.
Even though the reach of the Dominican community is narrower than it once was, due to the reduced number of active clerics, its message must continue to be heard. To achieve this, we must recruit and train lay leaders.
B.R. Jean-Louis Larochelle, O.P. President DUCF
The move to digital technology will allow us to digitize the catalogue at the Montréal library.
Today, it’s important to identify the issues surrounding the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and to know how to use them within a range of teaching and pastoral facilitation activities.
That’s why mastering the use of ICTs is one of the skills we must provide our students. The move to digital technology will also allow us to offer distance learning and to digitize the catalogue at the Montréal library.
B.R. Daniel Cadrin, O.P. Director General Dominican Pastoral Institute
A library is a hospital for the soul!
A library should not be a warehouse where we keep old, seldom-used books, nor should it be a noisy café whose atmosphere is no longer conducive to reading.
A true 21st century library should fall somewhere in between. A library is a hospital for the soul. Searching for something in a book can help us find ourselves and better understand the world.
We need public donations to conceive, design and build the library of the future. I personally don’t know what that will be, but I can’t wait to see it and use it!
B.R. Maxime Allard O.P. College President
The year 2016 will no doubt mark a turning point for our Dominican University College.
The year 2016 will no doubt mark a turning point for our Dominican University College. Even though this institution–which has been in Canada for over a hundred years–is linked to a tradition of teaching and research in philosophy and theology whose roots go back to the 13th century, its future, in the current climate, must rest on solid foundations.
Thus, it became essential for the Foundation to look for means of increasing and diversifying its sources of revenue. In January, a new team of philanthropy professionals was hired–the first step in a necessary process.
With the new team’s momentum and good ideas, we are looking to the future with confidence. By ensuring the Foundation’s sustainability, we can once again start to imagine projects that will allow the Dominican University College and the Dominican Pastoral Institute to keep their reputation for offering excellent training in philosophy, theology and pastoral work.
B.R. André Descôteaux, O.P. College Chancellor and Provincial Prior