A year of farsighted innovations

January 12, 2017, 2:44pm

The year 2016 ended on a very positive note for the major Campus Montréal campaign, and I am pleased to describe below a few of the research and innovation projects that will have a lasting impact on Montreal.

These projects, driven by a multidisciplinary approach, collaboration among universities and communities, and above all philanthropic investments, are of a scope that is of particular importance to us.

IVADO: generating benefits for... READ



Bernard Lamarre, a builder who took Quebec engineering expertise to the world stage

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



IVADO Making Montreal the Canadian Capital of Big Data

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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Champions forever!

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



Montreal–New York: cities without borders

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



A Last Look at Summer as We Head into Fall

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