Monday, September 28th, 2009
En matinée le 22 septembre dernier, l’Université Concordia a célébré l’inauguration très attendue du nouveau pavillon ultramoderne qui abritera l’École de gestion John-Molson. Plusieurs personnalités ont assisté à la cérémonie de la coupe du ruban, dont douze membres de la famille Molson, incluant M. Éric H. Molson, président émérite de Molson Coors, et chancelier émérite de l’Université Concordia.
Le nouveau Pavillon, qui accueille près de 8,000 étudiants(es) est doté de salles de classe et de matériel pédagogique à la fin pointe de la technologie. Il est par ailleurs équipé d’une façade unique au monde, qui exploite l’énergie solaire pour produire à la fois de l’électricité et de l’air chauffé. Les 17 étages, y compris les deux du sous-sol, offrent un accès à internet sans fil.
Molson Coors Canada a directement contribué à la réalisation de ce magnifique projet, avec un don corporatif majeur de 5 M$. Une contribution qui s’ajoute à celle de la Fondation de la famille Molson qui aura versé un don substantiel de 20 M$.
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La ministre de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport du Québec, Mme Michelle Courchesne, Mme Jane Molson, épouse de M. Éric H. Molson, M. Éric H. Molson, président émérite de la Molson Coors Brewing Company et chancelier émérite de l’Université Concordia, Mme Judith Woodsworth, rectrice et vice-chancelière de l’Université ainsi que M. Peter Kruyt, président du conseil d’administration de l’Université Concordia.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2009
Photo L-R: JoAnne Akerboom, Dalhousie University; David Wheeler, Dalhousie University; Peggy Cunningham, Dalhousie University; Mary Donohue, DBTC Consulting; Amir Remtulla, Molson; Anna Cranston, Dalhousie University; Kelly Power, Feed Nova Scotia; Jana Collicutt, Dalhousie Unversity Mentee; Lynn Cochran, Dalhousie University; Mickey MacDonald, Micco Companies; Dianne Swinemar, Feed Nova Scotia; Amy Harding, Dalhousie Unversity Mentee; Duane Irvine, Molson Mentor; Evan Price, Dalhousie Unversity Mentee; John MacDonald, Dalhousie Unversity; John Francis, Molson Mentor; Barbara Warren
One of the new University’s to join the Molson National Mentor program is Dalhousie, I attended their first luncheon last week. What a way to start off the program, Mickey MacDonald, entrepreneur and philanthropist was on hand to speak to the Mentors, Mentees, staff and some of the charities involved including Feed Nova Scotia and the Turo Vounteer Fire Department. Mickey has done it all and then some, his life embodies a movie in waiting. He spoke about his life on the streets – to boxing, being a firefighter, selling lobsters in the back of a car, selling phones in a car lot in Bedford which led him to purchase DownEast Cellular. The constant theme of his speech was giving back to the community– one of the many projects he is working on in the community is the Palooka Boxing Club, a not for profit organization helping troubled youth not only in their boxing skills but thier life skills as well. The one question I had for Mickey is if he slept and he replied “Very well”. One person can make a difference…
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
Ken Andrews, Director Alumni & Community Development; Dr. Ramona Lumpkin, Principal; Jeff Aarssen, Golf Tournament Chair; Mike Butts, Regional Manager, Molson; Keith Sumner, President, Huron University College Foundation.
Huron University College held its 28th annual golf tournament at FireRock Golf Club in Komoka Ontario. The College raised a record breaking $50,000 for Huron students and programs. Molson’s donation went towards the College’s Community Based Learning Program, which helps create opportunities for Huron students to combine academic study with hands on volunteer experience.
Sunday, February 10th, 2008
The National Mentoring Program participants attended a very imformative luncheon at the Toronto Board of Trade at First Canadian Place on Friday February 8th. Paul Godfrey, President and CEO of the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre was the guest speaker. In this photo Paul Godfrey is joined by Amir Remtulla of Molson, Director of Government and Public Affairs – along with Queen’s University Student Bangsil Cho who has chosen a project with Volunteer Canada.
Paul Godfrey reflected on many of his pursuits in life ranging from City Alderman, Chairman of Metropolitan Toronto, Publisher and CEO of the Toronto Sun and most recently the Toronto Blue Jays and Rogers Centre. He also referred to the importance of networking and being open to listening and learning through life. The Queen’s University Students, who are all enrolled in the Corporate Social Responsbility Certification program, and their Molson Mentors attending engaged in dialogue with Paul Godfrey over lunch where they inquired about insights that he could provide in pursuing their goals and engaging in charitable work in the community. Paul spoke of his personal commitment to contribute a day a week to charity. He reflected upon the tremendous efforts that he and his wife Gina have accomplished through the Herbie Fund in association with Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto.
The students and their mentors are embarking upon a program that will result in meeting a challenge that has been brought to them by a chosen non profit/charitable organization. The Queen’s Students and their Molson Mentors will work on solutions for the non-profit organizations which will involve in a summer job for the students, funded by Molson, whereby the students will put their learning into action to assist the chosen non-profit organizations.
The National Mentoring Program has been designed by Mary Donohue, The Donohue Group. As a founding partner of the project, Molson is Proud to Play our Part in supporting the inaugural mentoring project from its concept stages through the summer of ’08. Stay tuned for more features of the individual projects that are being undertaken by the National Mentoring Project.
Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
I had the pleasure of attending the Queen’s University Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate program weekend retreat (as an observer and judge of debates).I was totally impressed with the caliber of debate, conversation and engagement by the students attending witnessed through their interactive modules and participation.
It was an honour for me to reveal a new program that Molson is piloting with Queen’s related to mentoring and providing counsel and support to charities – The National Mentoring Program. Molson managers at Molson will act as mentors to students that enrol in this unique program. Students and their mentors will be tasked with an issue faced by a charity or non profit organization.
Molson mentors and the student will work on the issue, assess opportunities, determine actions to take and then the student will have a summer job at that non profit organization paid for by Molson.
With this model we move from the traditional “funding” model to “three dimensional philanthropy”. Pardon ?? By three dimensional philanthropy we shift from the old style “grip and grin” cheque presentation to three dimensions of giving, engagement and learning.
I look forward to the results of this fascinating pilot.
Thanks to the Queen’s CSR certificate students and their faculty and for the rousing Oil Thigh to demonstrate their Queen’s spirit.