BMO Financial Group's $1.25 Million Donation Funds Public Affairs Education at York U's Glendon College

BMO Financial Group's $1.25 Million Donation Funds Public Affairs Education at 
York U's Glendon College 
TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 11/28/13 -- York University
announces a $1.25 million gift from BMO Financial Group to Glendon
College, coinciding with the inauguration of the BMO Financial Group
Skyroom, BMO Financial Group Lecture Hall and L. Jacques Menard - BMO
Financial Group classroom on November 28. 
"We are very grateful to BMO Financial Group for this visionary gift,
which will have an incredibly positive impact on Glendon College and
York University by helping us to advance research and teaching on
public and international affairs and to provide the highest quality
of innovative bilingual and professional development programming to
our students," says York University President and Vice-Chancellor,
Mamdouh Shoukri.  
The Glendon School of Public and International Affairs will receive
$750,000 of this donation towards the development of public affairs
programming, and $500,000 to fund visiting professorships.  
"The support of the BMO Financial Group has played a critical role in
enabling the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs to
pursue its unique mandate of preparing a new generation of fully
bilingual leaders for Canada's public life," says Kenneth McRoberts,
Principal of Glendon College. 
The inauguration recognizes the continuing and long-lasting support
BMO Financial Group provides to Glendon College and particularly to
the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, the first
bilingual graduate school in Canada.  
"In keeping with BMO's longstanding and overarching commitment to
learning, we are proud to support Glendon College's innovative public
affairs programming that links Canada's two main languages and
cultures, and provides a unique learning experience for tomorrow's
leaders," says L. Jacques Menard, Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and
President of BMO Financial Group, Quebec. "We are pleased that the
name of our organization will be associated with these facilities
that will be the site of Glendon's thriving distinguished speaker
series, executive programming, special events and community outreach
programs," adds Menard. 
The opening of the three spaces in the Centre of Excellence at
Glendon will represent the latest in the ongoing expansion and
enhancement of the campus, including the state-of-the art language
labs, open study spaces, and an amphitheatre.  
To learn more about the country's only bilingual liberal arts
college, visit Glendon College website. 
York University  
York University is helping to shape the global thinkers and thinking
that will define tomorrow. York's unwavering commitment to excellence
reflects a rich diversity of perspectives and a strong sense of
social responsibility that sets us apart. A York U degree empowers
graduates to thrive in the world and achieve their life goals through
a rigorous academic foundation balanced by real-world experiential
education. As a globally recognized research centre, York is fully
engaged in the critical discussions that lead to innovative solutions
to the most pressing local and global social challenges. York's 11
faculties and 28 research centres are thinking bigger, broader and
more globally, partnering with 288 leading universities worldwide.
York's community is strong - 55,000 students, 7,000 faculty and
staff, and more than 250,000 alumni. 
BMO Financial Group 
Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a
highly-diversified North American financial services organization.
With total assets of $549 billion as at July 31, 2013, and more than
46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of
retail banking, wealth management and investment banking products and
solutions.
Contacts:
Media Contacts:
York University
Gloria Suhasini
Media Relations
416 736 2100 ext. 22094
suhasini@yorku.ca 
BMO Financial Group
Ronald Monet
Corporate Communications
514 877 1873
ronald.monet@bmo.com 
BMO Financial Group
Erin Marranca
Media Relations
416 927 3862
erin.marranca@bmo.com
 
 
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