Biodiversity and sustainable development: the greening of the campus

August 13, 2014, 9:26am

With their ideal location in the heart of beautiful and historic Mount Royal, HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal are all doing their part to maintain the natural surroundings that define the Mountain campus. In 2010, the three institutions comprising the campus produced a report detailing the biodiversity on the north side of Mount Royal (2012). The report contained a list of ambitious recommendations to maintain... READ



Serge Gendron: entrepreneur and visionary donor

July 16, 2014, 9:43am

On May 28, 2014, Campus Montréal announced a generous donation of $1 million from visionary businessman Serge Gendron, President of AGF Group, to promote excellence and entrepreneurship. Of this amount, $600,000 will go towards establishing the Serge Gendron Scholarship Fund for Polytechnique students enrolled in graduate civil engineering programs at École Polytechnique. The remaining $400,000 will go towards the Centre d’entrepreneuriat... READ



Jérôme Beaulieu, an exceptional musician!

July 3, 2014, 9:15am

As a little boy, Jérôme Beaulieu was constantly drawing pictures of grand pianos. Intrigued, his mother finally decided to buy one. He sat down at the keyboard, and music has been a part of his life ever since. A portrait of a gifted jazzman.

“When I was a child, I was always trying to improvise and replicate the melodies I had in my head,” explains the young pianist and composer. “The worst punishment my parents could give me was to... READ



Celebrating talent!

May 30, 2014, 2:53pm

Spring on campus evokes special memories for me: convocation ceremonies. In Canada, one in every 14 PhD students graduates from Campus Montréal, whose three establishments award more than 11,000 degrees each year overall. What incredible talent and accomplishment, and how proud and excited our graduates must be!

Firstly, I would like to congratulate all the students who have obtained their bachelor’s and master’s degrees. They are... READ



Jean-Pierre Charland: Remembering history through fiction

May 20, 2014, 3:10pm

The duty to remember has been Jean-Pierre Charland’s life and work. Professor in Didactics of History at Université de Montréal, he is also the author of some twenty novels, which have sold over 325,000 copies, depicting the history of Quebec in the 19th and 20th centuries.
One passion, two professions
“I always dreamed of writing novels, but I wanted a job with more stability,” Charland says. “My love affair with history started... READ



Quebec’s universities need stronger private support

April 28, 2014, 12:54pm

We are accustomed, in Quebec, to thinking about our universities as public trusts: they receive both their charters and the lion’s share of their annual budget from the provincial government. In some fundamental respects, they are instruments of the public — educating our youth, advancing the aspirations of our society, creating knowledge and bringing that thinking into the wider world.

These are lofty goals — so lofty, that it is... READ