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November 25, 2005

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McGill Engineering master program boosted by 3M gift

Source: University Relations Office (URO) [newswire]
November 25, 2005
New scholarships for the Master in Manufacturing Management

A generous gift from a leading technology company, 3M Canada Company, to McGill University's Master in Manufacturing Management (MMM) program has created two new entrance scholarships. The gift will also fund professional development opportunities for students, including on-site case studies and plant tours.

The 3M Canada donation is a clear indication of the value the company sees in McGill's unique program, the only full-time program of studies in Canada combining engineering and management studies. The partnership with 3M will serve to further increase recognition of MMM alumni, who already have an excellent reputation in the industry.

"We couldn't be happier about this key gift from 3M to the Master in Manufacturing Management program," says Christophe Pierre, Dean of Engineering. "The greater involvement of companies at McGill means not only greater prospects for graduates, but additional opportunities to engage 3M in research and other professional activities at McGill."

"McGill University has distinguished itself as a world leader in engineering," says Tony Marranca, Vice President, Manufacturing and Engineering, 3M Canada Company. "The Master in Manufacturing Management program supports Canada's efforts to successfully compete in the global marketplace and 3M Canada is pleased to have this opportunity to partner with McGill in support of such an exciting initiative."
About the Master in Manufacturing Management

The Master in Manufacturing Management (MMM) program is developing the next generation of leaders in operations. It is the only full-time program of its kind in Canada. Graduates have skills in engineering, management and leadership, and specialize in manufacturing, supply chain or logistics operations. The program aims to provide students with the tools necessary for dealing with the changing demands of the global economy.

MMM is a partnership between McGill University's Faculties of Engineering and Management and industry partners. A key feature of the program is industry participation and interaction. To ensure students understand the issues and challenges facing business today, case studies, plant tours, seminars, industrial projects and internships are provided by corporate sponsors and partners. To learn more about the Master in Manufacturing Management, please visit the MMM website.
About 3M

3M is a diversified technology company with a worldwide presence in the following markets: consumer and office; display and graphics; electro and communications; health care; industrial; safety, security and protection services; and transportation.

Some of the company's best-known brands include 3M, Post-it, Scotch, Scotch-Brite, Scotchgard, Filtrete, Thinsulate, Command and Nexcare.

3M Canada was established in 1951 in London, Ontario, as one of the first international subsidiaries of the global 3M Company. Today, with almost 2,000 employees, 3M Canada has six 3M Canada manufacturing facilities in Ontario and one in Manitoba all ISO 9001 registered that produce a wide array of abrasives, adhesives, respiratory protection, security, corrosion protection and health care products for domestic, North American and global markets. As well, the company markets and sells 3M's full range of more than 50,000 products and maintains coast-to-coast sales and customer support networks.
About McGill University

McGill University is Canada's leading research-intensive university and has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 21 faculties and professional schools, which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse education environments in North America. There are approximately 23,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students. It is one of two Canadian members of the American Association of Universities. McGill's two campuses are located in Montreal, Canada.
Cynthia Lee
Communications Officer
McGill University Relations Office



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