HEC Montréal alumnus, member of the Club des Gouverneurs du sport d’excellence de l’Université de Montréal, corporate director, Ernst & Young retiree, ardent Carabins fan.

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Hélène Brisebois

President of SDK and Associates

President of SDK and Associates

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Corporate Director

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Stéphane Béranger, Sustainable Development Coordinator, Université de Montréal Alexandre Beaudoin, Biodiversity Advisor, Université de Montréal

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Randall Kelly

Randall Kelly
Chief executive officer of Formula Growth Limited

Randall W. Kelly is Chief Executive Officer and co-Chief Investment Officer of Josyd Inc., parent company of Formula Growth Limited and is located in the Montreal office of the firm. A graduate of Concordia and McGill Universities, he joined Formula Growth in 1984 after six years with Deloitte. Mr. Kelly is responsible for the day-to-day activities and strategic long-term planning of Formula Growth. More specifically, Mr. Kelly is responsible for all facets of the business of Formula Growth including its parent company Josyd Inc. and all affiliated companies and relationships globally. As co-CIO of all Formula Growth products Mr. Kelly has ultimate responsibility for all portfolio construction and management, stock selection, regulatory and professional compliance, risk management, business development, sales and marketing and administration.

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Geoff Molson

Geoff Molson
President and CEO Club de hockey Canadiens Inc., Bell Center and evenko

Mr. Molson is the President and CEO of the Club de hockey Canadiens Inc., evenko and the Bell Center.

Mr. Molson most recently served as Vice-President of Marketing for Molson in Canada, where he played a strategic role in the development of company brands and in strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders.

He has worked for Molson in various other roles in the US and Canada, including positions at Molson USA such as Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, and Vice‑President of Quality and Distributor Development.  Geoff currently represents MCBC as Ambassador, representing the Molson Family in key strategic areas of the business.

In addition to the Molson family foundation to support philanthropic initiatives across Canada, Mr. Molson also serves on the board of the St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation and the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation, and is active in many key community initiatives across Canada.

Mr. Molson is also a member of the Board of Directors of CHC Group, Molson Coors Brewing Company, Res Publica, Rona Inc and a member of the Board of Governors of the National Hockey League.

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Danièle Sauvageau

General Manager of the Carabins women’s hockey program

Danièle Sauvageau is a graduate of the Université de Montréal and HEC Montréal, and currently the GeneralManager of the Carabins women’s hockey program. Over the course of her career she has attended seven Olympic Games, as women’s hockey coach, general manager and coaching consultant. Thanks to her leadership, the women’s team won seven consecutive World Championships and twice reached the Olympic podium.

Danièle Sauvageau has also contributed to the success of a number of Canadian athletes in about fifteen disciplines. Many public- and private-sector clients are now calling on her expertise in coaching and forming winning teams to advise them on performance in a host of fields. Danièle Sauvageau has worked for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Montréal Police Department for over 27 years.

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Amir Karim

Vice-President, Business Development
Polykar Industries Inc.

Amir Karim is Vice-president, Business Development, for Polykar Industries, a Quebec-based family-owned company founded by his parents 27 years ago. Polykar has become one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of plastic bags and food packaging. It has also been developing expertise in the production of composting bags and in plastics recycling. Highly regarded and active in the industry, Mr. Karim was elected Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) for a two-year term in May 2013, having held the position of Vice-Chair since 2010. He holds an MBA degree in Finance from HEC Montréal and is one of the youngest members on the HEC Montréal Council of Governors. He joined the Campus Montréal Executive Cabinet because he believes in the tradition of giving back to his alma mater and in social engagement.

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Jean-Claude Robert

Professor Emeritus

Jean-Claude Robert, professor emeritus at Université du Québec à Montréal and a member of Université de Montréal’s heritage society, gave a speech on September 19, 2013, at a ceremony marking the 10th anniversary of the society. He graciously allowed his speech to be tailored for the Campus Montréal blog.

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Frédéric Mérand

director and political science teacher
CÉRIUM

Frédéric Mérand (PhD, Berkeley) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Montreal. He was a policy advisor in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, director of the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, and director of the master’s program in political science. He remains in charge of the European Union Centre of Excellence. He has authored or co-authored four books on European security, defense policy and the European Union, including European Defence Policy: Beyond the Nation State published by Oxford University Press in 2008. His research was published in West European Politics, Security Studies, the Journal of Common Market Studies, Cooperation and Conflict, the Canadian Journal of Political Science, International Journal, European Security, and Comparative European Politics. He is also associate editor of Politique européenne.

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Louise Roy

Chancellor
of Université de Montréal

Louise Roy has been a member of the Board of Directors of Université de Montreal since 1999 and was appointed Chancellor and Chair of the Board in 2008.

She earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology degree from Université de Montréal in 1971. She pursued her studies at the University of Wisconsin, where she received a master’s degree in sociology (MSc) and, in 1974, completed her doctorate in sociology. Her honours include a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship, a Canada Council for the Arts grant and a scholarship from the Quebec ministry of education.

Louise Roy has been a guest fellow at CIRANO (Center for Interuniversity Research and Analysis of Organizations) since 2003, and in 2012 she was appointed the Chair of the Board.

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Danny Maciocia

Head-coach
Carabins

Danny Maciocia is the third head coach of the Université de Montréal Carabins football team, launched in 2002. Previously, over 14 seasons, Danny Maciocia made his mark in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with both the Montreal Alouettes and the Edmonton Eskimos.

Danny Maciocia is the only Quebecer to have served as a head coach in the CFL, won a Grey Cup as head coach, and served as general manager. He has won as many, if not more, awards than any other coach in the province, including the Grey Cup, the U19 World Championship, the Italian Superbowl, the Canadian Junior Championships, the Eastern Canadian Juniors, and the Bol d’or collégial.

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John Parisella

Executive Director of
Campus Montréal

John Parisella is currently Executive Director of Campus Montreal, which is responsible for the current major fundraising campaign at HEC Montréal (business school), Polytechnique Montréal (engineering school) and Université de Montréal.  He also serves as associate professor in the political science department.  Author of several publications and speaker at several forums, he is also co-author of two books (Elections:  Made in USA  2004, 2008) and regular blogger for Macleans and America’s Quarterly.  He acts as a political analyst with several media across the country.  Currently, he is a political analyst for U.S. policy at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

 

A graduate of McGill University in political science, education, and management, and Concordia University in political science, John holds a certificate in senior government management from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.  Throughout his career, he has worked in three areas:  education, politics where he served as Director General of the Liberal Party of Quebec, Chief of Staff of the premiers Robert Bourassa and Daniel Johnson, as well as adviser to the Premier Jean Charest, and the business community as President of BCP (a marketing/communications firm).   From 2009 to 2012, he served as Québec’s Delegate General in New York – Washington.  In addition to his professional activities, John has served as a volunteer on boards in the education, business, health, and cultural sectors.  From 2005-2009, he was co-President of The Tolerance Foundation.

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