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



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



Using big data to revolutionize energy consumption 

August 28, 2015, 10:02am

We are currently producing more data in 48 hours than have been produced since mankind first walked the earth. The volume of what is known as “big data” is such that it is impossible, in practical terms, to process it with conventional databases. Once processed, however, it is very useful, with many benefits for society. The data validation institute (Institut de Valorisation des Données – IVADO) at Polytechnique Montréal is working to... READ



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.