Michel Patry awarded the Québec Order of Excellence in Education

May 30, 2023

Michel Patry, Professor Emeritus and President and CEO of the HEC Montreal Foundation, was appointed Distinguished Member of the Québec Order of Excellence in Education at an official ceremony on May 29 this year. This title lauds his exceptional commitment, actions and expertise which have all contributed to the improvement of education in Quebec. 

“I am very touched by this award bestowed upon me and my contributions to the economic and social development of the School that I had the privilege of serving for nearly 40 years,” said Mr. Patry.

This Order was established in 2018, and it currently comprises more than one hundred Distinguished, Emeritus and Ordinary Members, including the former Minister of Education Paul Gérin-Lajoie, former Quebec Premier Pauline Marois, and Jacques Nantel, another Professor Emeritus from HEC Montréal. The winners were jointly appointed by Bernard Drainville, Minister of Education and Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region, and Pascale Déry, Minister of Higher Education, both of whom were advised by members of the Order of Excellence Council. 

Michel Patry

About Michel Patry

Michel Patry holds a PhD in Economics from the University of British Columbia, and an MSc and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration (BBA) from HEC Montréal, and he joined the HEC Montréal faculty in 1983. Here are some highlights of his distinguished career:

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