Projects delivering innovative solutions

The purpose of each Campus Montréal project is to design and develop innovative solutions to complex issues. To create a favourable climate for education and knowledge transfer here and around the world. To raise our profile in the community through creative and productive partnerships.

Project categories:

  • Scholarships
  • Research
  • Infrastructure
  • Campus Environment

IRIC is not only one of Canada’s most innovative cancer research centres, it’s also the largest. The centre employs nearly 500 experts working to find a cure for cancer from the largest technology park dedicated to biomedical research in the country. The team’s unique approach has already led to discoveries that will have a significant impact on cancer rates over the next few years. 100% of all donations go directly to research.

Campus Montréal wants to raise $140 million to establish a landmark scholarship fund. Committed to academic excellence and access, the Campus Montréal Scholarship Fund will above all support students pursuing graduate and post-graduate studies, improve access to post-secondary education for gifted students and enhance the international dimension of our programs.

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Operational research and data sciences form a cross-disciplinary entity that combines mathematics, economics and information systems. Closely linked to the needs of large organizations, industry sectors and the business community, ORDS plays a crucial role in optimizing strategic decision-making and addressing complex challenges such as increasing productivity and improving performance, which necessitate efficient processing of large quantities of information and the most advantageous use of resources. Focusing on four key areas – transportation and logistics, energy, finance, productivity – the Institute for Operational Research and Data Sciences will be in a position to develop and expand partnerships with Crown corporations as well as local, national and multinational companies, and to train professionals to become leading experts in these areas. An Institute for Operational Research and Data Sciences will make it possible to launch significant innovative projects such as, for instance, designing intelligent energy management and transportation systems and developing new financial governance tools.

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Institute for New Materials

Flagship Research

The technologies emerging from the fields of nanotechnology and advanced materials play a key role in nearly every industry around the globe. They are vital to the future of several industries and spur the development of new sectors of activity. The issues currently affecting the materials sector include the discovery and development of advanced materials at different scales including the nanometre scale – challenges that require a novel approach and which must be addressed in an integrated manner. As for nanotechnologies, which support the development of existing technologies and are already vital to the future of several industries, they have the potential to develop new sectors of activity and inspire major changes in various fields. By helping to bring together researchers and students from multiple disciplines (physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.) and providing them with an outstanding training and research environment, the Institute will focus its attention on conducting innovative interdisciplinary research that will have a beneficial impact on society and on establishing extensive strategic partnerships in Quebec, Canada and beyond.

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Carrefour Ideos

Flagship Research

HEC Montréal wishes to create a centre to launch various initiatives aimed at establishing businesses and organizations with a social, community or cultural vocation.  Carrefour IDEOS will develop applied research projects, provide training and coaching, and ensure the transfer of skills so as to appreciably improve the management and governance of such businesses and organizations. As a result, Carrefour IDEOS will be in a position to supply Quebec with a significant number of competent and perceptive managers and administrators, capable of considerably improving the management of social economy organizations.

Campus Montréal wants to raise $140 million to establish a landmark scholarship fund. Committed to academic excellence and access, the Campus Montréal Scholarship Fund will above all support students pursuing graduate and post-graduate studies, improve access to post-secondary education for gifted students and enhance the international dimension of our programs.

DETAILED REPORT (PDF)

IRIC is not only one of Canada’s most innovative cancer research centres, it’s also the largest. The centre employs nearly 500 experts working to find a cure for cancer from the largest technology park dedicated to biomedical research in the country. The team’s unique approach has already led to discoveries that will have a significant impact on cancer rates over the next few years. 100% of all donations go directly to research.

Operational research and data sciences form a cross-disciplinary entity that combines mathematics, economics and information systems. Closely linked to the needs of large organizations, industry sectors and the business community, ORDS plays a crucial role in optimizing strategic decision-making and addressing complex challenges such as increasing productivity and improving performance, which necessitate efficient processing of large quantities of information and the most advantageous use of resources. Focusing on four key areas – transportation and logistics, energy, finance, productivity – the Institute for Operational Research and Data Sciences will be in a position to develop and expand partnerships with Crown corporations as well as local, national and multinational companies, and to train professionals to become leading experts in these areas. An Institute for Operational Research and Data Sciences will make it possible to launch significant innovative projects such as, for instance, designing intelligent energy management and transportation systems and developing new financial governance tools.

DETAILED REPORT (PDF)

Institute for New Materials

Flagship Research

The technologies emerging from the fields of nanotechnology and advanced materials play a key role in nearly every industry around the globe. They are vital to the future of several industries and spur the development of new sectors of activity. The issues currently affecting the materials sector include the discovery and development of advanced materials at different scales including the nanometre scale – challenges that require a novel approach and which must be addressed in an integrated manner. As for nanotechnologies, which support the development of existing technologies and are already vital to the future of several industries, they have the potential to develop new sectors of activity and inspire major changes in various fields. By helping to bring together researchers and students from multiple disciplines (physics, chemistry, biology, engineering, etc.) and providing them with an outstanding training and research environment, the Institute will focus its attention on conducting innovative interdisciplinary research that will have a beneficial impact on society and on establishing extensive strategic partnerships in Quebec, Canada and beyond.

DETAILED REPORT (PDF)

Carrefour Ideos

Flagship Research

HEC Montréal wishes to create a centre to launch various initiatives aimed at establishing businesses and organizations with a social, community or cultural vocation.  Carrefour IDEOS will develop applied research projects, provide training and coaching, and ensure the transfer of skills so as to appreciably improve the management and governance of such businesses and organizations. As a result, Carrefour IDEOS will be in a position to supply Quebec with a significant number of competent and perceptive managers and administrators, capable of considerably improving the management of social economy organizations.

Created in 2008, the International Business Families Centre HEC-McGill (CIFA) forms the core of a network of Quebec-based family-owned businesses, academics and experienced practitioners. Always attentive to the needs of this important category of entrepreneurs, CIFA seeks to establish a Family Business and SME Observatory  that would collate all available information about small and medium-sized enterprises and family businesses, and analyze and compare their situations in Quebec with those in the rest of Canada and other countries. It would also produce and disseminate new knowledge and help develop practical tools for family businesses, especially with regard to better succession planning.

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Centre MosaiC

Research

Established in 2007, the Centre Mosaic is an important research and study hub that brings researchers, managers, practitioners, students and the community together to discuss issues relating to the creative economy and the shaping of tomorrow’s economy. In order to broaden the scope of its activities and influence, it will spearhead three complementary initiatives to: establish a Creative Business Observatory; expand the Centre’s interaction and collective reflection network on the creative economy to include creative industries and the management of creativity; set up a co-design experimental laboratory to stimulate the development of products and services and encourage social and civic innovation.

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The Institute of Structured Products and Derivatives (IFSID) is a joint initiative launched in September 2011 by the Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF), the Ministère des Finances, Finance Montreal and HEC Montréal to build training and research capacity that, with donor support, will secure Montreal's strong position in the financial sector.<div></div>

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Over the last two decades, the challenges of sustainable development have gained increasing prominence to become a major focus of societal debate in Quebec and elsewhere. Founding an Institute for Sustainable Development will provide Québec’s first university campus – and through it communities, decision makers, businesses and society overall – with a laboratory of ideas, a forum for interaction, and a catalyst for change dedicated to the promotion of sustainable development.

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The Centre for Excellence in Innovation and Entrepreneurship will aim to spur social and technological innovation, supporting the development of an entrepreneurial culture on campus and bringing forth new ideas for products, processes and services that present a strong value potential. In concrete terms, the Centre will endeavour, on an annual basis, both to create new leading-edge companies - especially in the health and energy sectors - and to oversee employment-generating projects and the transfer of small and medium-sized enterprises.

The best universities provide top-quality teaching and research services and facilities. Campus Montréal wants to ensure that HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal continue to offer the academic community a world-class environment. Integral to its flagship projects is the essential infrastructure that will need to be developed to support the achievements of students, faculty and researchers in Campus Montréal five areas of excellence.

Virtual library

Campus Environment

The Campus Montréal libraries want to provide their academic community with ongoing and extensive access to the best information resources available by using new communications technologies. The <em>One Campus, One Virtual </em>Library project will offer students, researchers and graduates access to scholarly books and publications and expand the e-book collection shared by Campus Montréal’s three institutions.

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Carabins Excellence in Sports Program

Campus Environment Flagship

The Carabins Excellence in Sports Program assists student athletes at HEC Montréal, Polytechnique Montréal and Université de Montréal to achieve their personal and sporting goals by providing an environment that encourages the highest level of academic and sporting performance. The Endowment Fund for this program was set up to help the Campus Montréal university complex achieve two major objectives: to rank among the top five university athletic programs in Canada, and to set the benchmark for Canadian universities in terms of academic support for top varsity athletes.

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MBA in Technology Management

Campus Environment

This project, led by HEC Montréal and Polytechnique Montréal, involves creating a “technology” module that will be taught by Polytechnique Montréal professors as part of the HEC Montréal MBA program. The module will be specifically designed for engineers and professionals working in technology fields (or planning to do so) and who want to develop management skills in technology, innovation and creativity within a technology-based environment.

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