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New building in the downtown business district


HEC Montréal is constructing a new building that will open in 2023 in the downtown business district.

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The entrance leading to René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest will bear the name Famille Karim

Amir Karim has once again demonstrated his unflagging support for HEC Montréal, with a major donation to the institution made on behalf of his family. The gift will go toward the construction of the new building in downtown Montreal. In recognition of his exceptional generosity, the entrance leading to René-Lévesque Boulevard Ouest of the new Hélène Desmarais Building will bear the name Famille Karim.

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BMO donates $1.5 Million

BMO and the HEC Montréal Foundation today announced a $1.5 million donation toward the Hélène Desmarais Building in downtown Montreal. This major gift reflects the value BMO places on educating future generations and on professional development, in keeping with the School’s mission to turn out responsible managers. In recognition, the atrium, near the De La Gauchetière West entrance, will be called “Espace BMO”.

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An exceptional contribution toward the downtown building project by Louis R. Chênevert

Louis R. Chênevert makes a major donation of $500,000 on behalf of the Chênevert Family Foundation in support of HEC Montréal’s new building in the heart of Montreal’s business district. In recognition of this generous gift, one of the auditoriums located on level 4 of the Hélène Desmarais Building will bear the name Louis R. Chênevert Auditorium.

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Carmelle et Rémi Marcoux
The entrance to De La Gauchetière street will bear the name “Entrée Carmelle-et-Rémi-Marcoux”

Rémi Marcoux, major donor, loyal ally and ambassador of HEC Montréal, once again demonstrates his unwavering support for his alma mater by making an exceptional donation to the School, on behalf of his family. This extraordinary financial support will be allocated to the Hélène-Desmarais building in downtown Montreal, a project for which Mr. Marcoux proudly supported the School's efforts that led to its realization. In recognition of this contribution, the De La Gauchetière entrance to the Hélène-Desmarais Building will bear the name “Entrée Carmelle-et-Rémi-Marcoux”.

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The future HEC Montréal downtown building will bear the name of Hélène Desmarais

In addition to recognizing this Quebec businesswoman’s unflagging commitment to her alma mater, this denomination underlines a donation of $ 7 million by the Paul and Hélène Desmarais family that will go toward the construction of the future HEC Montréal building in the downtown business district. This is the most generous donation in the School’s history from an individual or a family.

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Buzz in the business community

“I am delighted that HEC Montréal is returning to the city’s business district after an absence of four decades. The vast majority of prestigious business schools or management faculties around the world have a campus in the heart of their cities—take for instance the University of Chicago or Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. The proximity of this new educational offering will benefit the business community and, more specifically, decisional centres located in downtown Montréal. This is good news for the city and good news for society in general, as everyone reaps the rewards from rich and diversified training opportunities.”

— Michel Leblanc, President and CEO, Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal

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