TD Bank Group donates $500,000 to UQAM for the pavillon de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’innovation


November 1, 2022 – TD Bank has confirmed its donation of half a million dollars to UQAM’s business school, the École des sciences de la gestion (ESG UQAM). This donation will provide state-of-the-art equipment for the new pavillon de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’innovation, currently under construction. Its new co-modal classrooms will expand access to ESG UQAM’s graduate programs.

“ESG UQAM is one of the largest French-speaking management schools in the world training 20% ​​of all management students in Quebec. Thanks to our loyal partner, TD Bank, the next generation will benefit from innovative study and research spaces, based on interactivity and connectivity, capable of bringing out the creativity tomorrow’s entrepreneurs”, rejoices Rector Magda Fusaro.

“This new pavilion will train the responsible, influential players of tomorrow”, adds Komlan Sedzro, Dean of ESG UQAM. “The construction of these technological classrooms will provide ESG UQAM students with a stimulating, innovative, learning environment.”

“At TD, we believe that education reduces social inequalities and creates a more inclusive world. By supporting the UQAM Foundation, we contribute to the success of the leaders of tomorrow and offer a great number of people the opportunity to access quality studies that will enable them to develop their full potential”, says Sylvie Demers, Chair, Quebec Market, TD Bank Group. Since 1982, TD Bank has donated more than $1 million to UQAM projects.

The pavillon de l’Entrepreneuriat et de l’innovation, which will bring together ESG UQAM’s expertise in research and entrepreneurship, will be an incubator for innovative solutions geared towards experimentation. Located on Sanguinet Street in the heart of the Latin Quarter, in a LEED-certified century-old building, it will host courses for the Master’s in Business Administration in order to promote knowledge sharing. “TD’s support for this flagship project of the 100 million Ideas campaign will allow ESG UQAM to assume a more prominent role in Quebec’s business world, in addition to promoting accessibility to learning, one of the fundamental values of UQAM”, added Michelle Niceforo, Executive Director of the UQAM Foundation.

About UQAM and its foundation

Created in 1969, the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) is a public university with an international influence. In the heart of the city, at the center of the evolution of Montreal and Quebec, it uses its expertise to deal with the issues affecting our planet. The originality and characteristics of its 300 study programs, its research activities rooted in social concerns, and its innovations in creation have contributed to building its reputation.

The largest fundraising campaign in the history of UQAM, aiming to raise $100 million, was launched in 2018 under the signature 100 Million Ideas. Thanks to the support of donors, the UQAM Foundation supports the University’s many promising projects and the next generation, in accordance with the mission it has pursued since 1976: to contribute to the vitality of education, research and creation, and promote accessibility to university studies by offering scholarships to students.

About the TD Ready Commitment

TD has a long-standing commitment to helping enrich the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, the TD Ready Commitment, TD is targeting C$1 billion in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to helping to open doors to a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through the TD Ready Commitment, TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit

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