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2016 Bâtisseurs Award

Annually, ACPQ awards a person or group of people being shown by professional achievement badges that had a significant impact, particularly on the recognition of subsidized private colleges in Quebec, the network development or the quality of college education, in terms of ideas, organization or promotion.

As part of its annual general meeting holding at LaSalle College in Montreal, the Association awarded the Prize in 2016 at the National Circus School. The National Circus School is a college of secondary and post-secondary art devoted to the education and training of professional circus artists and teachers. The school is also a center of research and innovation in circus arts and pedagogy.

Founded in 1981, so there was no higher education in circus school in Canada and throughout North America and one European circus school, the National Circus School now occupies a role leading among the best circus schools in the world. International in scope, the School is the only public or private institution in North America that offers three educational training programs in circus arts. It has about 150 students annually. The development of their own educational model, radiation and attracting international as well as its research chair awarded by the Council in Social Sciences and Humanities are just a few examples of innovation and daring that were able to act as a lever for the School and for the Quebec college network.

At the ceremony of award of the Builders 2016 in recognition guide, the National Circus School received a sculpture by Quebec artist Denis Gagnon. The work of glass juggles highly symbolic concepts for the circus arts is balance and movement while emphasizing, center, artist, student without which nothing is possible.