July 5, 2010
A call regarding a suspicious package made to the Montreal Police Department (SPVM) on the morning of July 4 led to the evacuation of the Côte-Ste-Catherine (CSC) building at HEC Montréal, shortly after 9 a.m. After a painstaking inspection of the premises by police officers, the School resumed normal activities at around 1 p.m. on Sunday.
At the time of the evacuation, five examinations (two for the BBA, two for certificate programs and one for the MBA) had just started in the CSC building. Consequently, some 400 students were unable to complete their exams.
All the students affected by this interruption were contacted personally by e-mail today and informed of the arrangements for retaking these exams. For the BBA and certificate program exams, details on the examination rooms and times can be found here.
HEC Montréal management deeply regrets the inconvenience caused by this event – an incident beyond its control and that the Montréal Police are now investigating – and wishes to thank the students concerned for their understanding in the circumstances.
Lastly, HEC Montréal wishes to reassure its entire community of its constant concern for ensuring the safety of all users of its facilities.