June 3, 2013

Louise Arbour visits students, staff of namesake school

Louise Arbour Secondary School students will get a visit from their school’s namesake on June 5. Louise Arbour will unveil an art installation entitled Stand Up, Reach Out, Tell Someone and sign a plaque the school has created to recognize bullying prevention.

“We’re always excited to have a visit from our good friend and namesake Louise Arbour,” says Linda Galen, principal at Louise Arbour Secondary School. “Mme Arbour is an inspiration to our staff and students as we work at our school to create a culture of peace—one of her main philosophies.”

Arbour will arrive at approximately 8:15 a.m. to a student and staff welcome in the atrium, followed by a breakfast with staff and student leaders. Arbour will help unveil the plaque in the atrium at 9:30 a.m. Following the unveiling students will be perform a variety of works symbolizing the theme for the day of bullying prevention. The school will also present Arbour with Gifts of Hope that were purchased with donations from staff and students. The Gifts of Hope will directly support children who have been affected by war in areas of the world where Arbour has worked

Arbour is currently the president and chief executive officer of the International Crisis Group, an organization committed to conflict prevention and resolution and the world’s leading independent, non-partisan source of analysis and advice to governments and intergovernmental bodies on the prevention and resolution of deadly conflict. From 2004 to 2008, Arbour served as UN high commissioner for human rights, the highest office mandated by the international community to promote and protect human rights. Before this, she was a justice of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1999 to 2004. And from 1996 to 1999, she served as the chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. In October 2008, Arbour was named to the Order of Canada.

Louise Arbour Secondary School is located at 365 Father Tobin Road in Brampton.


Media contact: Linda Galen, Principal, Louise Arbour Secondary School, 905-793-5451,
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Reference: Scott LaMantia, School Communications Specialist, 905-890-1010, ext. 2098,
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