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Distinguished Lecture

Tuesday 09 February 2016
NEOMED Institute (Saint-Laurent)

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Professor David M. Lank

Director Emeritus, Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies
McGill University

A graduate of Princeton University (BA in History, 1960), David M. Lank co-founded Helix Investments, one of Canada’s pioneering venture capital firms, in 1968. Currently the Director Emeritus of the Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies since 1998 at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, he taught MBA-level courses in entrepreneurial start-ups, early phase management, and entrepreneurial leadership. Professor Lank has been a visiting lecturer on numerous subjects at more than 15 universities.

An accomplished artist, actor and author with more than 40 books to his credit, Professor Lank has written about everything from food to natural history. He has sat on the boards of numerous cultural institutions and organizations. Professor Lank was Chairman of the McCord Museum from 1984 to 1994.

Named as a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society, he is the only professor to have received such recognition twice. Awarded all three of Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee Medals, Professor Lank was named to the Order of Canada in 1996. The citation read, “To David Lank, because he has made Canadians proud to be Canadians.” He received the Distinguished Teaching Award in the Graduate Program at McGill in 2006.


Registration is free. Please confirm your participation before February 5, 2016.

A continental breakfast will be served at 8:15 a.m.

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