MONTREAL, Dec. 15, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Desjardins Group has made a partnership agreement with the Montreal Children's Hospital that will allow young talented researchers specialized in pediatrics to benefit from research scholarships for a total of $1,000,000 over 10 years.
The first Desjardins Scholarships in Child Health will be awarded by Ms. Monique F. Leroux, Chair of the Board and CEO of Desjardins Group, in the presence of Dr. Jacquetta Trasler, Director of Child Health Research at the RI-MUHC, Mr. Greg Rokos, member of the Board and past president of the Montreal Children's Hospital, as well as the scholarship students and researchers.
What: Special presentation of the first annual Desjardins Scholarships in Child Health
When: Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 11 a.m.
Where: Espace Desjardins, Complexe Desjardins, ground floor, 175 René-Lévesque Blvd West, Montréal, QC
About the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
The Montreal Children's Hospital is the pediatric teaching hospital for McGill University's Faculty of Medicine. It is recognized as a leader in the field of specialized and highly specialized care for infants, children and adolescents across Quebec. The mission of the Foundation is to support excellence in patient care, teaching, and research at the Montreal Children's Hospital. The Foundation's The Best Care for Children campaign has raised more than $100 million for the construction of the new Montreal Children's Hospital on the Glen site. This new facility will open in May 2015. For more information, visit www.childrenfoundation.com.
SOURCE: The Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation
For further information: Séverine Defouni, Assistant Director, Communications, Email: sdef@MCHF.com, Phone: 514-934-4846, Fax: 514-939-3551