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May 31, 2013 08:30 ET

$2.5 Million Gift from BMO Helps University of Windsor Build Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation

WINDSOR, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 31, 2013) - BMO Financial Group's donation of $2.5 million to the University of Windsor played a big role in the building of the new Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation, named after the BMO Capital Markets Vice-Chair and University of Windsor Chancellor, Hon. Ed Lumley, PC. The new $112 million home for the Faculty of Engineering, which celebrates its grand opening today, provides the University of Windsor with a world-class hub for innovation.

The facility also features the BMO Collaborative Learning Forum, made possible by the a $2.5 million gift from BMO. The 350-seat flexible classroom includes state-of-the-art audio and video technology that sets a new benchmark for the teaching and learning experience.

"Ed Lumley has made a remarkable contribution to both the public and private sectors throughout his career, and we're thrilled to celebrate today's grand opening of the facility that bears his name," said Eric Tripp, President, BMO Capital Markets.

"It's a great honour to have my name attached to this important new facility at the University of Windsor," said Mr. Lumley. "I'm proud to be closely associated with two institutions - the University and BMO - that have joined with others to ensure the long-term strength and vitality of this essential centre of innovation. Today's grand opening is indeed a great day for both the University and the City of Windsor."

About BMO Financial Group

Established in 1817 as Bank of Montreal, BMO Financial Group is a highly-diversified North American financial services organization. With total assets of $555 billion as at April 30, 2013, and more than 46,000 employees, BMO Financial Group provides a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and solutions.

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