John Parisella April 7, 2016, 3:14pm
Many touching tributes have been written since the death of Bernard Lamarre, a pioneer of Quebec engineering who sadly left us on March 30 at the age of 84. An illustrious graduate of École Polytechnique Montréal (Po1952), Mr. Lamarre turned Lavalin into one of the largest engineering firms in Quebec and Canada. In 1991, Lavalin merged with SNC.
As President and CEO of Lavalin, Mr. Lamarre to a certain extent became the architect of modern... READ
John Parisella March 14, 2016, 2:27pm
When we launched Campus Montréal a few years back, our goal was to kick-start a major movement linking the business community and our universities. We can get a good idea of how much the movement has been energized by the progress we’ve made in our fundraising campaign. I know I’ve certainly been on the move in countless meetings with the kind of talented people that make a difference to our cause – supercharged students, researchers,... READ
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John Parisella December 4, 2015, 3:23pm
Last year, swept up in the enthusiasm of the Vanier Cup victory, I applauded the dedication of the coaches, players and sponsors of the Excellence in Sports Program and the CEPSUM’s management for the excellent teamwork of the Carabins. A year later, despite a heartbreaking loss to the UBC Thunderbirds, I still applaud the Carabins as champions.
To be sure, our team won two championships – the Mitchell Bowl and Utech Bowl – and the... READ
John Parisella November 2, 2015, 4:19pm
Campus Montréal is really in full swing. We’re already two-thirds of the way to achieving our fundraising goal, and corporate and individual commitments keep rolling in. What’s our secret? Our very own HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal graduates. They’re Campus Montréal’s best ambassadors and proof of what we do best: prepare our students for success.
The links we have with our graduates are like... READ
John Parisella September 29, 2015, 11:00am
Whether we like it or not, summer is coming to an end and fall is about to begin. Students are back in class and the campus is already buzzing. While life at the university gets a kick-start with the back-to-school season, our flagship projects forged ahead all summer long. Still steadfast in their belief that knowledge is the key to our transitioning economy and that universities have an important role to play in the process, our talented... READ
John Parisella July 2, 2015, 12:24pm
On June 11, an event was held to honour Jean Gaulin, a long-standing friend of HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal. Since 1989, Mr. Gaulin has donated some $1 million in support of the three institutions. In recognition of his generosity, Polytechnique, his alma mater, has named a laboratory after him in the Chemistry Department, where he studied. The facility is now known as Laboratoire Jean Gaulin, Po 67.