May 31, 2017 — Close to 425 guests joined forces at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec’s The Parquet to take part in the 4th edition of the Audacious fundraising event. Thanks to their generous contribution, as well as those of our sponsors and partners, 1 million dollars were raised to support research to fight cancer.

What’s more, in the course of the evening, an additional $300,000 donation from Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust was announced.

A tribute to Robert Tessier

Under the co-honorary chairmanship of Mr. Michael Sabia, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Mr. Serge Godin, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of CGI, the evening provided a unique opportunity to pay tribute to Mr. Robert Tessier, Chairman of the board of the IRIC, who has been involved with the Institute from its very beginnings.

The unwavering support of Mr. Tessier, Chair of the Board at the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, for the organization and its cause was recognized before a packed house which paid him a heartfelt tribute.


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Vanquishing cancer differently

The Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer (IRIC) of Université de Montréal invites you to its benefit event to be held on Wednesday, May 31, on The Parquet of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

Throughout the course of their lives, 40% of Canadian women and 45% of Canadian men will be diagnosed with cancer. Thanks to a bold business and research model and the support of CGI and Mr. Godin, and many other generous donors and partners, over ten short years, IRIC has managed to make its mark internationally through scientific advances and discoveries, which will have a significant impact on the treatment of cancer, the leading cause of death in Canada.

In this context, it is important that the Quebec business community and the leaders of today and tomorrow join together with the innovating team of IRIC’s investigators to ensure the continuity of projects with such a great social mission. On May 31, come celebrate entrepreneurship, succession and research! Come and be Audacious!

For more information:
Francine Ethier 
514 343-6141 |

Charitable registration number: 10 816 0995 RR0001

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