September 3, 2010
The School is proud to recognize the success of its 536 new Master’s-level graduates. Some 300 of them were at the convocation ceremony, held on September 3 in the Ernest Cormier Amphitheatre at the Université de Montréal. The ceremony was attended by Guy Breton, Rector of the Université, and, representing HEC Montréal, Director Michel Patry, Hélène Desmarais, Chair of the Board of Directors, Secretary General Jacques Nantel, who was also the Master of Ceremonies, directors of different programs, many faculty members and Michel Hamelin, President of the Association des diplômés.
Director Michel Patry emphasized the responsibility that comes with the influence that the new graduates will have in the world. He urged them to show imagination, innovation and courage in seeking “a socially responsible way of reconciling the production of wealth with the struggle to eliminate poverty, economic efficiency with the dictates of ethics and social justice, and the economic growth necessary for the well-being of humanity with the need to protect the environment.”
Graduates from five programs were awarded diplomas: