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



A memorable victory for the Carabins women’s hockey team

April 7, 2016, 2:57pm

On March 20 at the CIS National Championships, the Carabins women’s hockey team beat the UBC Thunderbirds by a resounding 8-0 at the Markin MacPhail Centre in Calgary. It was a decisive victory and the team’s second national title in its young history. It was also its fifth consecutive medal at the Canadian Championships.

I am delighted by this win, as it exemplifies the exceptional growth of a team created just seven years ago by... 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



Landscaping Work in Full Bloom

September 29, 2015, 12:54pm

Quebecers always seem to keep busy in summer, and the same is true for the Outremont Site where the University of Montréal is building the future Science and Engineering Complex. Over the past few months, various community projects were organized to connect citizens with the 239,000 m2 site, as we await the official inauguration of the Complex.

The Outremont Site is not just for academics. The University wants to create a space that will... READ