September 20, 2010
The 122 golfers in the HEC Montréal benefit golf tournament, mainly members of the business community, all teed off with the same objective: to support future business leaders, and in particular students looking to make the most of their time at the School by acquiring international experience. The some $70,000 raised will go toward funding travel bursaries for the Passport to the World international exchange program and Campus Abroad trips. In other words, it was students who scored a hole in one at the end of the day!
This year the co-patrons of the important event were Daniel Pelletier and his son, Francis (BBA 2008), respectively the President and a representative for Artopex. The tournament was held on September 15, at the Saint-Raphaël golf club on Île Bizard.
Campus Abroad courses, first offered in 2006, are held in other countries, under the supervision of a professor. They offer participants – about one hundred of them last summer – an exceptional opportunity to immerse themselves in another country’s business culture. The 50 MBA participants went to California, Korea/Japan or Vietnam, while the 51 BBA students had the opportunity to discover Brazil, China or Mexico. The Passport to the World international exchange program lets students spend a term at one of 100 partner universities around the globe, making it Canada’s most extensive and prestigious international exchange program.
Left to right: Jean-François St-Pierre, head of the annual campaign, and Lyse Charette, Executive Director of HEC Montréal Foundation, Francis and Daniel Pelletier, the event co-patrons, and Jacques Nantel, Secretary General of HEC Montréal.