Laurentian Bank Donates $200,000 to McGill University's Desautels Faculty of
MONTREAL, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Laurentian Bank is pleased to announce
its support of McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management via a
donation of $200,000 over 10 years. More specifically, the donation consists
of six Laurentian Bank Bursaries to be awarded to undergraduate students and
two Laurentian Bank Leadership Prizes to MBA students. By the end of this
philanthropic commitment, a total of 80 grants will have been presented to
students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
This donation is but one of a number of investments made by Laurentian Bank in
the higher education sector. As underlined by Bank President and CEO, Mr.
Réjean Robitaille, "education is one of our organization's priority sectors
when it comes to donations because it constitutes the means by which young
people can develop their competencies and achieve their full potential. That
is why we are committed to lending our support to several prominent Québec
institutions that are training the professionals of tomorrow."
McGill University has earned an enviable international reputation thanks to
its outstanding faculties and schools. The Desautels Faculty of Management is
comprised of various research centres and offers 11 academic programs to more
than 3,500 students at different university levels.
About Laurentian Bank
Laurentian Bank of Canada is a pan-Canadian banking institution that has more
than $35 billion in balance sheet assets and over $32 billion in assets under
administration. Founded in 1846, Laurentian Bank was selected as the Québec
and Atlantic Canada regional winner of the Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate
Cultures program presented by Waterstone Human Capital. The Bank employs more
than 4,000 people.
Recognized for its excellent service, proximity and simplicity, Laurentian
Bank serves more than one million clients in market segments in which it holds
an enviable position. In addition to occupying a choice position among
consumers in Québec, where it operates the third largest branch network, the
Bank has built a solid reputation across Canada in the area of real estate and
commercial financing thanks to its teams working out of more than 35 offices
in Ontario, Québec, Alberta and British Columbia. Its subsidiary, B2B Bank,
is a Canadian leader in providing banking products to financial advisors and
brokers, while Laurentian Bank Securities is an integrated broker, widely
recognized for its expertise and effectiveness nationwide.
Laurentian Bank Gladys Caron Vice-President, Public Affairs, Communications
and Investor Relations Office: (514) 284-4500, ext. 7511 Cell: (514) 893-3963
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