January 27, 2010
The earthquake in the Port-au-Prince region on January 12 has horrified and overwhelmed us all. In response to the disaster, HEC Montréal management is following up on its message of empathy with concrete action to support its some 200 students and its employees of Haitian origin.
The School is aware of the impact this extraordinary situation may have on its Haitian students, and encourages them to contact Student Services if they require any personal help or urgent financial aid. Needless to say, the School will take account of individual needs owing to this situation. Students should feel free to contact the administration offices of the different study programs, at the Registrar’s Office, for any academic issues.
Our employees and faculty of Haitian origin, for their part, can count on support from the Human Resources Office.
HEC Montréal students are also keen to help, and have formed a coalition of the ABC (Action bénévole communautaire) group and the Association des étudiants aux programmes de certificat (AEPC), to act as a central information hub for students regarding different initiatives.
Lastly, in terms of resources, information and activities, students can find plenty of information on line. (in French only)
It is important to remember that there is still a great need for disaster relief in Haiti. HEC Montréal management is once again inviting its members to give generously to the Canadian Red Cross, the Coalition humanitaire and other international co-operation organizations in which we can have complete confidence.
On behalf of all of us, I want to assure HEC Montréal students and employees of Haitian origin and the people of Haiti of our profound compassion and our commitment to helping them through these trying times.
Michel Patry, Director