November 27, 2015
Montreal, November 26, 2015 – Maurice Brisson today announced his donation of $500,000 to Polytechnique Montréal as part of “Campus Montréal” a major fundraising campaign that includes HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and the Université de Montréal. As a way of supporting the school’s teaching and research mission, Mr Brisson has earmarked his gift to finance the Fonds de bourses Maurice Brisson (scholarship fund). The scholarships will be awarded annually to full‐time students in master’s degree electrical engineering programs linked to the energy sector.
After earning a bachelor’s (1971) and master’s (1973) degree in electrical engineering science from Polytechnique Montréal, Maurice Brisson went on to enjoy a stellar career at the BBA engineering consulting firm. His high‐level expertise on medium‐ and high‐tension electrical networks is widely recognized. Despite a very demanding professional life, he has always maintained a strong commitment to his alma mater by encouraging the next generation of electrical engineers and by consolidating the culture of giving within the organization.
In recognition of his commitment and generosity, the Laboratoire Institut en génie de l’énergie électrique (IGEE) will be renamed the Laboratoire Maurice Brisson in his honour. We are very grateful to Maurice Brisson for his dedication to Polytechnique Montréal and its development.
Photo credit: Martin Laprise
Photo (left to right): André Allaire, President, BBA, John Parisella, Executive Director, Campus Montréal, Christophe Guy, CEO, Polytechnique Montréal, Diane de Champlain, President and CEO, Fondation de Polytechnique, Maurice Brisson, Expert – Power Systems and Testing, BBA, Frederico Pasin, Secretary General, HEC Montréal, Guy Breton, Rector, Université de Montréal, Gil Desaultels, Interim Executive Director, Development Office and Alumni Relations, Denis Tremblay, Vice-President, Executive Board, Fondation de Polytechnique, Jérôme Pelletier, Executive Director, Business Development, BBA.
Post a comment