Granting Agencies: Close to Half a Million Dollars for 21 MSc Students

August 22, 2011


Master of Science (MSc) in Administration students at HEC turned in a brilliant performance in the competitions by granting agencies for 2011-2012. All in all, 23 scholarships were awarded to 21 students, for a grand total of $422,500.

They were all selected by independent juries of expert researchers, based on the exceptional quality of their university work focusing on social, economic and cultural issues.

Congratulations to everyone!


Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) – 15 grants of $17,500


MSc option

Research subject

Amélie Mongrain

Organizational Development

The dynamics of a change management team: The specific role of change facilitators

Ariane Carpentier-Gauthier


Alternative food distribution, a sensible choice: A study of the buying behaviour of members of a Quebec solidarity market

Benoît-Mykolas Savignac


Resurrecting defunct brands through brand communities

Émilie Gauthier


How do teens’ backgrounds influence their brand preferences?

Isabelle Melançon

Organizational Development

Individual coaching as a performance tool for managers in the public service

Louis-Félix Binette


Factors influencing international players’ reconstruction strategies after a natural disaster: Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake

Majda Topaloski

Applied Economics

Public subsidies to firms: the impact on productivity

Marie-Claude Lépine

Human Resources Management

Offering optimal customer service: the impact of organizational and individual factors and employees’ motivation to control their emotions

Mathieu Boldireff


Opportunities and the business plan: evaluation and comparison

Pierre-Frédéric Robert

Applied Economics

Sensitivity of Quebec households to risk in the light of variations in certain economic variables

Pierre-Luc Mailloux


Hedging or speculation: How Canadian firms handle interest rate exposure on corporate debt

Sonny Scarfone

Applied Economics

Pricing perishable goods: consumers’ strategic responses

Véronique Sergerie


Cultural entrepreneurship: coexistence of contradictory values and characteristics among managing entrepreneurs

Véronique St-Michel

Production and Operations Management

Food management and loss reduction at Quebec childcare centres

Véronique St-Onge

Human Resources Management

Use of Web 2.0 by Quebec firms in the recruitment process



Véronique St-Michel, MSc student in the Production and Operations Management option, SSHRC 2011-2012 grant recipient



Fonds québécois de recherche sur la société et la culture (FQRSC) – Scholarships of $15,000 per year, for a maximum of two years. The recipients are:


. Louis-Félix Binette (Management)

. Marie-Anne Bazerghi (Finance)

. Mélisende Brazeau1  (International Logistics)

. Sonny Scarfone (Applied Economics)



Institut de Finance Mathématique de Montréal (IFM2) – Scholarships of $15,000 per year, for a maximum of two years. A total of $100,000 will be awarded to the following four students, all enrolled in the Financial Engineering option:


. Alexandre Cléroux-Perrault (2-year scholarship)

. Delia Alexandra Doljanu (2-year scholarship)

. Abdelghani Sbai Idrissi (4-term scholarship)

. Tommy Thomassin (4-term scholarship)


For more information

Attend one of the two information sessions on graduate scholarships offered by granting agencies (HEC Montréal students only):



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1. Mélisende Brazeau was a HEC Montréal student when she applied for her grant, and is now pursuing her Master’s degree at the University of Lund, in Sweden.

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