Flavie Joane Nikebie Wins the Grand Prix Antidote de l’Éloquence
In the photo : André d’Orsennens, Chairman and CEO of Druide informatique; Flavie Joane Nikebie, winner of the Grand Prix Antidote de l’éloquence and student at HEC Montréal; Michel Robitaille, president of the jury and of the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques.
Flavie Joane Nikeboe was awarded the Grand Prix Antidote de l’éloquence at the final of the Délie ta langue! public speaking competition, which took place on Monday at the auditorium of the Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ). This prize, sponsored by Druide informatique, includes a scholarship of $5,000 in recognition of the exceptional oratory performance of the young university student.
Organized by Université de Montréal, Délie ta langue! aims to promote the use of the French language in a positive, original and dynamic way. The initiative also allows contestants to develop their oratory and public speaking skills. The contest was open to undergraduate students from 11 universities in Quebec and Ontario: Université de Montréal, HEC Montréal, Concordia University, Université du Québec à Montréal, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Université du Québec en Ouataouais, York University’s Glendon Campus and Université de l’Ontario français.
The finalists had to choose an evocative French expression and explore its meaning in relation to a social issue. Ms. Nikebie, a student in business administration at HEC Montréal, set her sights on the expression mettre la charrue avant les boeufs (“put the cart before the horse”). She stood out with her mastery of the subject, its relevance, and her ability to captivate the audience with her well-structured, creative, and seamless performance.
As well as the Grand Prix Antidote de l’éloquence, Druide presented finalists with a subscription to Antidote+, giving them access to all three applications of the renowned writing assistance software: Antidote 11, Antidote Web and Antidote Mobile.
Druide informatique produces and markets Antidote, the most comprehensive writing assistance software suite available for English and French, as well as Typing Pal, the renowned typing tutorial application. The company is also the creator of WebElixir, a quality assurance service for websites, while its subsidiary, Éditions Druide, specializes in the publication of French-language literature and reference works.