February 17, 2012
HEC Montréal and L’Oréal Canada have officially inaugurated the L’Oréal Canada Room, named after the company in recognition of an agreement to create a generous scholarship fund. The L'Oréal Canada Fund will allow HEC Montréal to award scholarships to top students wishing to enrol or continue their studies at the School.
The L’Oréal Canada Room will be used mainly for practising for national and international interuniversity competitions and defending theses and dissertations. It is intended primarily as a space for exchanges, discussions and debates.
“Thanks to the support of L'Oréal Canada, our students will now be able to enjoy an innovative learning environment in a very modern space equipped with the latest facilities, helping them prepare for debates and interuniversity competitions,” explained HEC Montréal Director Michel Patry. “The generosity of donors like L’Oréal Canada means that the School has the means to fulfil its teaching and research missions,” he added.
“Everything in the room has been designed to help us prepare for student competitions,” agreed recent Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA) graduate Jules Paquet Regimbald. “Since this space was created, HEC Montréal students have brought home plenty of victories, and that is just a taste of what is to come,” he noted.
L’Oréal Canada and the School have been collaborating for many years now. L'Oréal Canada has played an active part in many of the School’s initiatives, by contributing financially to its fundraising campaigns and scholarship programs, sponsoring the L’Oréal lounge in the Côte-Ste-Catherine building and the 2008, 2009 and 2010 Commerce Galas, agreeing to become a governor of the Chain Forum and making other unquantifiable yet no less essential investments that have allowed our students to take part in various international competitions, including the L’Oréal Brandstorm.
From left to right, Jacques Nantel, Secretary General of HEC Montréal, Michel Patry, Director of HEC Montréal, Javier San Juan, President and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal Canada and Lyse Charette, Director of HEC Montréal Foundation.