Université du troisième age de Québec Students Give Feedback on Launch Issue

Université du troisième age de Québec Students Give Feedback on Launch Issue

These observations are from students at the Université du troisième age de Québec. This is continuing education for people aged 50+.

Students on the course were given copies of Life in Quebec Magazine, and were asked for their feedback.

Elizabeth Davies, their tutor, sent this:

“Life in Québec Magazine” was published for the first time in November 2012. It is a bilingual publication with feature articles, descriptions of some books, a Quebec business directory, advertising on where to eat in the region, and education in Quebec. 

We like bilingual feature articles; they are very interesting, original and fresh. The Article “On the whale route in search of big blue” is a good story but is a little bit too long.  The article “I moved to Quebec” is very interesting, but the story is not finished; we would like to know the end of the story. The article “Being an entrepreneur in Quebec” is excellent. 

It would be interesting to have a bilingual Editorial page. It is a magazine for Anglophones and Francophones. It is interesting for the Quebec community. 

The group has noted some advertising from religious organizations. We suggest that this magazine should be non denominational. 

The front page is very nice and the picture is representative of a historic building and Quebec City. The presentation is made of a good quality paper. This magazine is a reference for students that are beginning to learn English.

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  1. Farnell Morisset
    Farnell Morisset 3 December, 2012, 17:36

    Dear Ms. Davies,

    Thank you so much for the feedback. Yes, I know everyone says this, but your feedback is important to us – and unlike Bell’s automated answering machine, we actually mean it. Without feedback from you and your students, we can’t hope to make our magazine better.

    A bilingual editorial page is something we’re considering. The downside of this is that space is limited – translated editorials would mean half the editorial length, which means less content for you. However, we understand some of you are making an effort to read it and we certainly want to help you do that, even if it means we don’t get to blab on as much as we’d like.

    As for advertising from religious organisations, this is not something we’re likely to change. We consider that religious organisations are groups like any other, and therefore have the same right to advertise in our magazine as any other group. Refusing their business would, we feel, amount to discrimination.

    I’m happy to hear you enjoyed our articles. I feel we had a great selection for our first issue and I’m very much looking forward to the articles we’ll have for the next one. We’re sorry we had to cut the “I moved to Quebec” story short, but there just wasn’t enough space in the magazine. We’ll be putting the rest of it up soon!

    Thank you for your comments and support!

    Farnell Morisset
    Assistant Editor

  2. jobp
    jobp 4 December, 2012, 08:42

    Good news all around.

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