SFU President Michael Stevenson, left,
Joseph Segal, SFU chancellor emeritus and Richard
D. Rudderham, Senior Vice-President , British Columbia and Yukon
Division, BMO Bank of Montreal. BMO Financial Group donated $750,000
towards scholarships and renovations at SFU's new Segal Graduate School of
Business. Segal donated the building, the Bank of Montreal's former
January 27, 2005
BMO bestows $750,000 upon Segal graduate school of
A generous $750,000 donation from BMO Financial Group will fund
graduate business student scholarships and support renovations to Simon
Fraser University's new Segal Graduate School of Business.
school will open in September 2005 in the Bank of Montreal's former
Vancouver headquarters - a class A heritage building on the corner of
Pender and Granville Streets.
The gift is the largest that BMO
Financial has ever made to SFU, with $350,000 designated to the new
school's lower vault lobby and student commons area and $400,000 assigned
to BMO Financial Group Graduate School of Business scholarships. These
funds will provide financial support for advanced business studies for
decades to come, with students benefiting from $20,000 each year in
The Segal Graduate school of business will house all
of SFU's graduate business studies programs as well as several new
business and financial research centres and specially designed meeting
space for downtown business education events and activities.