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UFAR Rector and AGBU Europe Chairman Discuss Paris Summer Intern Program

Rector of the French University of Armenia Joëlle le Morzelec and AGBU Europe District chairman Alexis Govciyan.

On March 31, AGBU hosted a discussion with French University of Armenia (UFAR) Rector Joëlle le Morzelec and AGBU Europe District Chairman and UFAR board member Alexis Govciyan at the Alex Manoogian Cultural Center in Paris. Also present were UFAR’s Vice-President Arayik Navoyan and its chief financial officer Vagharshak Meyroyan.

Over 80 people attended the event, which discussed the relationship between AGBU and UFAR  and the Paris Summer Intern Program (PSIP). The gathering was an opportunity for UFAR students to familiarize themselves with AGBU youth programs that may benefit them.

Click here to read the press release (in French).


Republic of Armenia Diaspora Minister Visits Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School

In late May, Republic of Armenia Diaspora Minister Hranush Hakobian toured the Vatche & Tamar Manoukian High School in Pasadena, meeting with students and school officials. These are some photos from her visit.

ArmenBar, YP LA Hold Event on Careers in Law

Theodore Khachaturian of AGBU YPLA and members of the panel.

From the Armenian Reporter:

On May 19, more than 75 young professionals, including some college and high school students, gathered at the AGBU Pasadena Center’s Boyajian Hall for a panel discussion featuring distinguished members of the Armenian Bar Association (ABA).

The full complete article here.

YP Toronto Supports AGBU Zaroukian School

AGBU Zaroukian School students at a recent 2011 science fair.

On May 13, 2011, AGBU’s Young Professionals (YP) of Toronto hosted a gathering at Toronto’s newest champagne bar and lounge, FOMO.  Over 90 YPs attended the fundraiser in support of the AGBU Zaroukian School, and the event raised hundred of dollars for the school’s science program.

“We are extremely appreciative of the support we have received from YP Toronto,” said Lena Sarkissian of the Zaroukian School Board. “Recognizing the importance that the AGBU Zaroukian School has placed on sciences and that half the tuition of each student is subsidized by AGBU, YP Toronto took the initiative to raise funds to support this new undertaking.”

A special thanks is extended to everyone who helped make the event a success and who supports YP Toronto’s commitment to fundraising projects in Armenia and within Toronto’s Armenian community.

In 2011 so far, YP Toronto has actively fundraised for several projects in Armenia, including the AGBU Children’s Centers and the pan-YP environmental project which built a park in Khachik.

Over 100 Attend Raymond Kevorkian’s Inaugural Stop on his North American Book Tour

Raymond Kevorkian speaking in Toronto

On Tuesday, May 3, French-Armenian historian Raymond Kevorkian began his North American book tour in the city of Toronto for his newly translated The Armenian Genocide: A Complete History.

Over a hundred people attended the event at the AGBU Toronto center, to hear Kevorkian, who is the director of the AGBU Nubarian Library in Paris and a lecturer at the Institute Français de Géopolitique, University of Paris, discuss his seminal study.

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Toronto Walk-a-thon Raises Cdn$5,000

On Sunday, May 1, over 50 parents, staff and students of AGBU Zaroukian School in Toronto participated in a walk-a-thon to raise funds for the institute.

All participants walked 5km (3.1 miles) — from the school to the Scarborough Civic Centre and back — and in the process raised roughly Cdn$5,000.

Congratulations to a job well done!

8th Grade Manoogian-Demirdjian School Students Travel to DC

Scenes from DC and colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. (via

Last weekend, 31 students from the 8th grade class at the AGBU Manoogian-Demirdjian School traveled to Washington, DC and Williamsburg, Virginia, for an educational tour of some of the United States of America’s landmarks and historic sites.

The school’s website explains:

This trip harmonized with our school’s history curriculum and brought places and events from US history to life.