Benefit Golf Tournament Raises Funds for International Studies
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.