On Thursday, July 16, 2015, no fewer than 200 guests answered the call sent out by the students of LaSalle College Montréal’s Event Planning program and attended the brilliant Sous les étoiles reception, a benefit event whose goal was to raise money for the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and its research initiatives.
All dressed in white in honour of the immaculately white building, the guests took advantage of the occasion to visit the new research facilities and find out more about the leading-edge research projects that will be carried out there in the coming years.
The guests also had a chance to marvel at the acrobat handing out champagne and to have their taste buds tickled with the oysters, sushi, meats and antipasti that were served throughout the evening.
All proceeds from the event were donated to the McGill University Health Centre.
About the McGill University Health Centre
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is an internationally renowned biomedical science and healthcare research centre. Located in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, the Institute is the research arm of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), the university hospital centre affiliated with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. The institute supports over 550 researchers, as well as 1,200 graduate and post-doctoral students and clinical associates devoted to a broad range of basic and clinical research as well as evaluative health research. More than 1,900 clinical studies are carried out in our hospitals every year.
About LaSalle College
Founded in 1959 in Montréal’s LaSalle borough, LaSalle College offers vocational, college and pre-university training. Located in the heart of the city, it is the largest bilingual college in North America. It comprises 5 specialized schools offering over 60 programs: Fashion, Arts and Design; Hotel Management and Tourism; Business and Technologies; Humanities and Social Sciences; and E-Learning. A member of the LCI Education network, LaSalle College is proud of its direct connection between the world of work and the field of education, not only in Canada, but throughout the world. Its students have won numerous awards for their talents in several competitions. Many now work for large companies in their respective fields.