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Metro donates $1M to a Quebec university to support innovation in health, agri-food

Metro has made a $1 million donation to the Université de Montréal, a long-time partner to stimulate innovation among the next generation of pharmacists and to support progress in the agri-food sector for animal health.

An amount of $500,000 has been granted to encourage training rooted in the current realities of pharmacists within the Quebec healthcare system. This initiative is specifically aimed at modernizing the technology and equipment used in professional practice laboratories, in order to facilitate the training of tomorrow’s pharmacists. “As leaders in the field, supporting the next generation of pharmacists remains a priority for our banners. This donation will have a tangible and positive impact on the careers of hundreds of people destined to play a key role in our healthcare system,” says Jean-Michel Coutu, president of Metro’s Pharmacy Division.

An additional donation of $500,000 goes to the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine for the development of research projects in collaboration with the industry to better meet its needs and improve agri-food production and animal health in Quebec and Canada.

Marie-Claude Bacon, vice president, Public Affairs and Communications at Metro says “our ambition is to implement responsible practices in our supply chain in order to offer our customers products that respect workers, the environment and animals. Animal health and welfare are important to us, and we believe that technological advances in this area can only benefit our industry and society.”

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