As part of the Faculty of Education's 2015 Spring Convocation ceremony, L. Jacques Ménard, lifelong advocate of the importance of education for all, was selected to receive an honorary degree. "We are honouring... individuals with a diverse range of backgrounds, expertise and experience who are united by their exceptional contributions to improving the lives of so many," said Principal Suzanne Fortier. "I am delighted that mcGill is recognizing their vision, achievements and leadership by awarding them the University's highest honour."
L. Jacques Ménard (LL.D.) is the Chairman of BMO Nesbitt Burns and President of BMO Financial Group, Québec, and a philanthropist and community leader who is deeply committed to increasing education opportunities for all Quebecers. As the Chair of the board of the Youth Fusion organization, he has worked tirelessly to lower the high-school dropout rate. Ménard served as the Chancellor of Concordia University from 2011 to 2015.