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Ashoka U renews its confidence in HEC Montréal, Francophone Changemaker Campus

December 7, 2023

HEC Montréal was designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus in 2019, and this distinction has now been renewed for another four years.

The School’s efforts to advance social innovation and changemaking within its institution and in the field of higher education have been endorsed once again.

42 colleges and universities worldwide are part of the Changemaker Campus consortium, and HEC Montréal is the sole French-language campus to hold such a distinction.


A rigorous selection process

Ashoka U conducts a thorough and rigorous selection process for renewing the Changemaker Campus designation.

The evaluation criteria are divided into the following key categories: visionary leadership, innovation and excellence with regard to change, institutional culture and operations, and institutional contribution and influence.

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Convincing change initiatives

Ever since the School obtained the Changemaker Campus designation, it has placed social responsibility, sustainable development, and ethics at the heart of its mission. It has also initiated various changes in its internal structures, as follows:


Promising aspirations and commitments

While presenting the School’s main commitments to social innovation for the next four years, the School’s Director, Federico Pasin, shared HEC Montréal’s ambition to “establish itself as a hub for research, teaching and knowledge transfer in sustainable development, corporate social responsibility and ethics. It brings together the expertise and resources of many agents, groups and entities linked through well-established and recognized structures, programs, and projects. Its positioning at the heart of this ecosystem explains why HEC Montréal’s influence extends far beyond its campus.”


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