Jean E. Douville removes economic barriers for Finance students

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Published: 21Jan2021
Jean E. Douville: Making an impact by broadening access for students to Finance education

As a French-speaking Catholic from small-town St. Alban, Quebec, Jean E. Douville, (BCom’58) overcame religious and linguistic barriers to thrive in Accounting at McGill. Experiencing great success in his subsequent diverse financial career, he made regular donations to his alma mater. In 2019, he funded the creation of Jean E. Douville Bursaries, which provide $60,000 in awards to students without the financial resources to pursue their education and career goals. Grateful for Douville’s thoughtful generosity, recent recipient Gabriel Casavant-Desjardins (BCom’20) cites the bursary as instrumental in allowing him to complete his degree and support his family at a difficult time.

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