Making the most of talent

December 18, 2014, 10:29am

The decision to bestow an honour on someone is most often a collective effort, but the person receiving the honour usually stands alone, or with a select few.  Celebrating an achievement or acknowledging a contribution emphasizes the tremendous value of individual efforts. It tells the recipient, who may not have been aware of it, that she has made a significant impact and that is quite an exhilarating feeling.

On November 6, upon the... READ



Giving directly to projects on Campus-Montreal.ca

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



Maker of leaders

October 20, 2014, 10:29am

Elite sports provide some of the most fertile ground for cultivating the leaders of tomorrow. In my view, high-level performing athletes possess all the key leadership characteristics: they set goals, are competitive, outperform their peers, display team spirit, and show a dogged determination to constantly push back their boundaries.

The Carabins varsity athletics program has all the components to build great leaders. The pursuit of both... READ



Nathalie de Marcellis-Warin: talent in action

September 11, 2014, 3:29pm

There is no lack of talented engineers in Quebec. Once they have some solid experience under their belt, it is not unusual for them to move into a management position. In many instances, however, they have to improve their managerial skills to advance and succeed in their career. It was with this in mind that the École Polytechnique de Montréal created the Technological Innovation and Commercialization (TIC) microprogram. In association with... READ



IDEOS: Management to advance a social mission

September 11, 2014, 3:14pm

Applying the management skills and knowledge of HEC Montréal’s students and teachers to support social enterprise: this is the goal of the IDEOS management hub (Initiative pour le Développement d’Entreprises et d’Organisations à vocation Sociale [Initiative for social enterprise development]). The four HEC Montréal professors who created IDEOS three years ago have seen a number of partnerships come to fruition that improved the... 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