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A Generous Gift From Rémi Marcoux And Family


September 28, 2022

Rémi Marcoux (HEC Montréal 1968), an outstanding HEC Montréal alumni, donor, ally and ambassador, has once again shown his unswerving pride in his alma mater with a remarkable contribution made on behalf of his entire family. These funds will be earmarked for the new building in Montreal’s central business district.

Mr. Marcoux has been a stalwart supporter of the new building since the project was first announced.

Thousands of HEC Montréal students live or work in the downtown core. By letting them attend classes nearby, in brand-new facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology, we’ll be helping increase their chances of success, he said.

The new building will also provide more opportunities for Montreal’s business and academic communities to interact. In acknowledgement of this generous gift, Carmelle-et-Rémi-Marcoux will be inscribed on the entrance to the De La Gauchetière entrance.

Our sincere thanks go out to the Marcoux family for their exceptional philanthropic spirit and for their ongoing involvement in our School and Quebec society for so many years, said Michel Patry, President and CEO of the HEC Montréal Foundation. Their support will allow HEC Montréal to continue to uphold its commitment to excellence by providing students with a new space conducive to their learning and growth.

A LONG-TIME SUPPORTER

Rémi Marcoux graduated from HEC Montréal in 1968. He went on to found TC Transcontinental in 1976, which he would lead for more than 35 years. He continues to serve on the Board of Directors of the world-renowned corporation to this day.

This titan of the printing and media industry has given of his time and energy to HEC Montréal over the years, through such initiatives as the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management, created in 1991, and the Rémi Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track, launched in 2013. The latter has enjoyed tremendous success in paving the way for future entrepreneurs enrolled at Campus Montréal (HEC Montréal, Université de Montréal or Polytechnique Montréal) to gain practical knowledge, hone their entrepreneurial skills and start their own business.

The Marcoux family’s commitment to HEC Montréal is something that has been passed down from one generation to the next. Nathalie Marcoux (HEC Montréal 1993) daughter of Mr. Marcoux, vice-president of finance at Capinabel and member of the Board of directors at Transcontinental inc., expressed her enthusiasm about this latest contribution :

I’m very involved in the Rémi Marcoux Entrepreneurial Track, and I love the idea of providing entrepreneurs with access to additional facilities and opportunities to meet other people in the entrepreneurial ecosystem and the downtown business community.

A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH HEC MONTRÉAL

Throughout his career, Rémi Marcoux has taken it upon himself to lend a helping hand to the institution that had a shaping influence on his career. He is a past member of the HEC Montréal Board of Directors and has served on its International Advisory Board. He has played an active role in various fundraising initiatives spearheaded by the School and been a ready source of expertise on countless occasions.

I got a lot from my time at HEC Montréal. Which is why it’s important for me and my family to give back to the School and, by extension, to society as a whole.

Rémi Marcoux

Among the honours awarded to Rémi Marcoux during his long and illustrious career:

  • Honorary PhD from HEC Montréal (2003) in recognition of his significant success in business and his engagement to the well-being of his community
  • Distinguished Alumnus award (2005) from the HEC Montréal Alumni Association
  • Member of the Order of Canada (2007)
  • Officier of the Ordre du Québec (2008)
  • Member of Academy of Great Montrealers in the Economic category (2008)
  • Member of the HEC Montréal Foundation’s Cercle du Directeur and Conseil des Gouverneurs
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