House of Commons and Senate of Canada introduce motions of congratulations to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of HEC Montréal

    MONTREAL, March 28 /CNW Telbec/ - The House of Commons and Senate
introduced motions of congratulations today to mark the 100th anniversary of
the founding of HEC Montréal, as both houses of Parliament officially
acknowledged the major achievements of Canada's first business school, whose
influence continues to grow internationally.
    Steven Blaney, Member of Parliament for Levis-Bellechasse, read the
motion of congratulations to the Chamber of Commons, while Honourable Michael
Fortier, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister
Responsible for the Montreal Region, paid similar tribute in the Senate.
    Also present to mark this memorable occasion in the history of the School
and the country was Michel Patry, Director of HEC Montréal, accompanied by
Hélène Desmarais, Chair of the Board of HEC Montréal and Chair of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de
Montréal, and by Isabelle Hudon, President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal.
    "We are very honoured by this gesture of recognition for our School
expressed today in Canada's Parliament," Mr. Patry said. "Our century-old
institution was a pioneer in many fields of teaching and research, and has
taught 57,000 managers and entrepreneurs who are now working in the four
corners of the world. And so we are proud to share these congratulations with
our professors and staff members, our current students and our alumni."

    HEC Montréal today

    HEC Montréal was the first North American business school to hold the
three most prestigious international accreditations in management education:
AACSB International (United States), EQUIS (Europe) and AMBA (United Kingdom).
Its nearly 12,000 students are enrolled in 35 different management programs
from the undergraduate to postgraduate level, including certificates, taught
by about 240 professors. The School is a leader in research, with some 50
research centres, including 22 chairs, leads projects worldwide and trains
executives and managers. Its alumni network is more than 57,000 strong.

    For more information on the program for the festivities marking HEC
Montréal's 100th anniversary, visit

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