McGill to award honorary degree to CGI founder Serge Godin for exceptional leadership and entrepreneurship

Published: 5 May 2023

As part of this Spring’s Convocation celebrations, McGill University will award honorary degrees — the highest order it can bestow — to 17 exceptional individuals who have made considerable contributions to society. Serge Godin, O.C., O.Q., Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), founder of CGI and a prominent figure in the Canadian technology industry, will be awarded an honorary degree from McGill’s Desautels Faculty of Management on Wednesday, May 31, 2023.

A model of leadership and social engagement, both in terms of his contribution to the information technology sector and to the broader Canadian business community, Godin is being recognized for his outstanding leadership, entrepreneurship, and contribution to the Canadian and global business communities.

Mr. Godin has long been involved in charitable causes. In 2000, together with other members of his family, he established the Godin Family Foundation with a mission to alleviate poverty, promote education and improve the health of children and teens in need. Since its inception, the Foundation has helped more than 400 schools, hospitals and youth organizations.

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