A year of farsighted innovations

January 12, 2017, 2:44pm

The year 2016 ended on a very positive note for the major Campus Montréal campaign, and I am pleased to describe below a few of the research and innovation projects that will have a lasting impact on Montreal.

These projects, driven by a multidisciplinary approach, collaboration among universities and communities, and above all philanthropic investments, are of a scope that is of particular importance to us.

IVADO: generating benefits for... READ



Hydro-Québec academic excellence scholarships: supporting expertise that benefits society

December 19, 2016, 2:36pm

A ceremony was held on December 8 in honour of the Hydro-Québec scholarship winners and in recognition of this generous donor, represented at the event by Réal Laporte, President, Hydro-Québec Innovation, Equipment and Shared Services and President & CEO, Société d’énergie de la Baie James. As part of the major Campus Montréal campaign, $405,000 in scholarships was awarded this year to graduate students at HEC Montréal,... READ



Young entrepreneurs supported by the National Bank | HEC Montréal Accelerator attend summit

August 31, 2016, 2:32pm

The National Bank | HEC Montréal Accelerator helps entrepreneurs go further. On August 31, four such individuals had the chance to join a trade mission to China, followed by the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Summit held September 9 to 11.

The Accelerator was created in 2013 as part of the Institute for Entrepreneurship National Bank | HEC Montréal, itself established through a charitable donation of $10 million by National Bank. The... READ



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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