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Jean Gaulin, a committed donor

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.



The confidence that comes with a healthy exchange of ideas

June 15, 2015, 10:52am

To build a strong, assertive society, there must be a focus on education and a healthy exchange of ideas. Only then can the most productive reflections emerge and the greatest talents flourish, for the greater benefit of everyone.

Since the death of Jacques Parizeau, I have witnessed the extent to which a healthy society is also able to build a climate of confidence in its potential and future. Opinions may differ on the destination or the... READ



The springtime of our future at the Outremont Site

May 21, 2015, 9:43am

When it’s autumn for some, it’s spring for others. So it goes with our planet and its inhabitants. It’s also a cycle that guides us in planning the paths and actions of today that will have an important impact on tomorrow.

As I’ve noted in the past, I take great pride in returning to the “springtime” of my professional career: education. Driven by social engagement and citizen action, I deeply believe in sharing knowledge to... READ



A new chapter for Thierry Vandal

May 8, 2015, 1:54pm

I am very proud to pay tribute to a longstanding friend who is embarking on a new phase of his professional life. Thierry Vandal is leaving his position as President and CEO of Hydro-Québec, Quebec’s largest state-owned corporation. He has held this position for 10 years, longer than any of his predecessors. Under his leadership, the company has made enormous progress in terms of efficiency, technological advances, product diversity, exports... READ



Giving directly to projects on

December 17, 2014, 11:51am

As 2014 draws to a close, I’d like to take a moment to tell you about one of the year’s big achievements, the new Campus Montréal website. We’re very excited to introduce this innovative website designed to promote philanthropy within our university community while enhancing our fundraising activities with online and social media tools. When building it, we naturally looked at crowdfunding sites for inspiration. Both McGill and Concordia... READ



The 2014–2015 academic year: full of ambitious projects!

September 11, 2014, 2:19pm

Even though the universities were on summer break, news about the Campus Montréal fundraising campaign continued to attract attention — as far away as Europe. The highlight was the June announcement of the new Campus Montréal Foundation, established under the auspices of the Fondation de France. It will allow HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal to accept donations from alumni living in France and other... READ