Health Matters Fall 2018

Julie Quenneville and Norman Steinberg

Welcoming Norman Steinberg as the new Chair of the MUHC Foundation

I am proud to announce that at our annual general meeting on September 12 we recognized the appointment of Norman M. Steinberg, Ad. E. as Chair of our Board of Directors.

Norman has been a key volunteer with our foundation for more than a decade, most recently in strategic roles such as , Vice-Chair, and Chair of our Development Committee. He became involved in our cause in 2006 when he was asked to work on The Best Care for Life Campaign, to build the Glen site of the MUHC.

Norman believes the foundation’s role is a crucial one when it comes to providing superior patient care at the MUHC. When he was recently asked about the impact of fundraising at the hospital he quoted one of our leading physicians and Surgeon-in-Chief at the MUHC, Dr. Gerald Fried. “What Gerry said is that our foundation makes the difference between mediocrity and excellence in healthcare. We work to ensure that we can have hospitals that go beyond mediocrity in all respects.”

Norman is Chair Emeritus of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada, the first Canadian legal practice to go international. From 2005 to March 2017, he was Co-Chair and then Chair of Norton Rose Fulbright and its predecessor firm, Ogilvy Renault. As a professional who has built his law career on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, privatization and corporate governance, Norman understands the broader value of having a strong hospital.

“We are able to recruit the best doctors to the MUHC, because they know that they are stepping into an excellent hospital and research institute” he states. “This happens in large part due to philanthropy. It is the reason why our donors and volunteers are so important to building a truly great hospital.”

All of us at the foundation are incredibly excited to welcome him as the leader of our team. It’s with the help of volunteers like Norman – people who have strong ties to the Montreal community – that we can successfully achieve our mission of supporting patient care, research, and education at the MUHC.

I would also like to extend my sincere gratitude to out-going Chair, Anna Martini and invite you to see the other incredible community leaders that are part of our 2018-2019 Board of Directors, by clicking here.

Julie Quenneville
MUHC Foundation

LEADERS: Tomorrow’s philanthropists

Rory Bertrand describes himself as a “born and raised” Montrealer. The National Bank portfolio manager grew up in the residential West Island community of Baie d’Urfé. Rory studied Engineering before completing a joint Master’s degree in Investment Management and CFA at Concordia’s Goodman Institute. At 32, he is one of the ambitious young professionals behind the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation’s new LEADERS program.

Click here to read more about Rory and the LEADERS program.




Giving life after loss

Dennis Carranza has faced more than his share of healthcare challenges. At 42 years old, he is rebuilding his life after undergoing a heart transplant earlier this summer.  The Montreal born son of physician parents was training for a half-marathon when he first noticed something didn’t feel right.

Click here to read Dennis’ story.



Join us for our upcoming events this October, such as Celebration of Life and Enchantée. Click here to read about these and other exciting events.