About the Initiative

The new Bensadoun School of Retail Management at McGill University

Suzanne Fortier“Thanks to a visionary gift from Aldo Bensadoun to create the Bensadoun School of Retail Management, we have a wonderful opportunity for McGill to make an important and leading contribution to the retail industry on a global scale. 

As a top-ranked international university, McGill is able to harness its significant research leadership and expertise in various disciplines such as neuroscience, computer science, architecture and design, health and sustainability, and link these to its resources in management and entrepreneurship. 

We will equip our students with the tools, knowledge and skills they will need to be prepared to meet the demands of the retail industry today and to help shape its future. If we do this – together – we can ensure that the retail industry innovates in ways that both create jobs and businesses and promote sustainable consumption and healthier societies.”

Professor Suzanne Fortier,
Principal and Vice-Chancellor


Shaping the Future of Retail to enable sustainable consumption and healthier societies