Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 30, No.1

September 15, 2005

The invitation to the May 19 tribute dinner for Dr. Lowy

Incoming President Claude Lajeunesse (left, with Vice-President External Relations Marcel Danis behind him) met with Quebec education minister Jean-Marc Fournier on Sept. 11.

Installation of President is set for Friday, October 21

President Claude Lajeunesse will be installed in an afternoon ceremony on Oct. 21 in the lovely chapel of the Grey Nuns building.

It will be the climax of a two-day celebration that begins with a dinner speech on Oct. 20 by Donald Johnston, the Trudeau-era cabinet minister who is currently secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, based in Brussels.



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Doing the right thing in business

Ordinary investors read the financial pages with alarm, and business students are looking to their professors for guidance. Roughly 55,000 Quebecers sit on boards, from business enterprises to unions, hospitals, school boards and the government itself, and many of them have no previous experience to help them.

Concordia’s John Molson School of Business and HEC, the business school associated with the Université de Montréal, have responded by establishing a school devoted to “best practices” at the senior management level.