QC pledges $94M for HEC Montréal expansion in downtown Montréal

October 20, 2016

Quebec has committed $94M to help HEC Montréal construct a new building in the heart of downtown Montréal. Final approval of the funding and the project will reportedly not be given, however, until the university makes a formal business case to the government within the next 12 to 18 months. "Our government is implementing several initiatives to promote access to higher education and to ensure that students and teachers benefit from advanced facilities,” said QC Minister of Higher Education Hélène David. “This new project from HEC Montréal will achieve these goals while improving the French-language management training that is offered downtown.” Université de Québec à Montréal Rector Robert Proulx, however, says he finds the decision “worrying” and notes that the government should first focus on how the educational needs of downtown Montréal could be met by institutions already operating in the area. Journal de Montréal | UQÀM