The Marquis Project
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2618

See also CX2542, Cx3366.

Abstract:  THE MARQUIS PROJECT was established in 1979 by people active in the Brandon Interchurch Committee for World Development Education who desired an ongoing, year-round vehicle for educational programming. The Project's philosophy is implied by its name. Marquis wheat was developed in Canada from wheat helped to establish the Canadian Prairies as a source of food for people around the world. The Marquis Project explores such links between Western Manitoba and the Third World.

Through Assiniboine Community College and Brandon University, MARQUIS offers a series of non-credit evening courses. It has recently established a series of evening courses at the high school in Killarney, Manitoba. The "Marquis Report", a weekly cable TV programme is in its second season and the group has produced two half-hour slide-tape programmes with accompanying study guides on"The Global Marketplace- third world trade and development and goods we buy" and "The Story of Famine - a comparison of past responses to famine with food aid today." Latin America is an important focus for MARQUIS. It has organized a study tour to Cuernavaca, Mexico (Centre for Intercultural Dialogue and has conduced a Central America Informaiton Project).

Membership in the MARQUIS PROJECT are available at $3 for individuals (supporting memberships at $10 or more) and $25 for institutions.

This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
See also CX2542, Cx3366.

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