May 27, 2013
On May 23 and 24, HEC Montréal welcomed a delegation from the SEMESP (Sindicato das Entidades Mantenedoras de Estabelecimentos de Ensino Superior no Estado de São Paulo), consisting of 40 rectors and senior officials from some twenty private universities in Brazil. In conjunction with the visit, the SEMESP awarded $5,000 in bursaries to three recent MSc graduates from HEC Montréal: Ulysse Dorioz, Charlotte Marchesseault and Jean-Emmanuel Poitras.
The three alumni were chosen by professors Marlei Pozzebon (International Business) and Luciano Barin Cruz (Management) to salute their research or projects concerning Brazil, as well as their excellent academic records.
Ulysse Dorioz was rewarded for his thesis on consulting issues in social businesses (Les enjeux de la consultation dans les social business). His goal was to better understand how consultants can adapt their work to this type of businesses, to meet their specific needs.
Charlotte Marchesseault’s supervised project – Mundo Jeri : Association de femmes crocheiteras – also attracted the two professors’ attention. Her project, dealing with a group of women who formed a crafts co-operative in Jericoacoara, in northeastern Brazil, led to a documentary that won an award from the UN in 2012.
Lastly, Jean-Emmanuel Poitras was recognized for his thesis on corporate social responsibility, focusing on the case of Coelce, in northeastern Brazil. In his thesis he used a case study to assess the impact of local natives’ skills – “at the bottom of the pyramid” – on the implementation of a strategic corporate social responsibility plan.
Congratulations to all three!
Rodrigo Capelato, Executive Director, SEMESP, Charlotte Marchesseault, Ulysse Dorioz and Michel Patry, Director of HEC Montréal. (Absent: Jean-Emmanuel Poitras.)