DeGroote School of Business

Retailer Express – Fall 2010

This fall, students of McMaster University’s DeGroote School of Business will attend lectures in the new Pioneer Petroleums Lecture Theatre, named in recognition of the company’s financial support for the project. The lecture theatre is located in the Ron Joyce Centre, which is the new home of the DeGroote School of Business’ Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive MBA programs. The four storey Ron Joyce Centre, located on the South Service Road in Burlington, will educate 700-800 graduate and executive students annually. “This was a major undertaking in Burlington and we understood that they still needed funding, so we decided to help,” said Murray Hogarth, Pioneer Group Inc’s Executive Chairman, noting that Pioneer provides support across a broad area in the communities in which it does business. In addition to the naming of the lecture theatre, a new scholarship will bear the Pioneer name. Pioneer Petroleums Ontario Graduate Scholarship will contribute to the funding of an Ontario Graduate Scholarship to be awarded by the School of Graduate Studies to Master and Doctoral students at McMaster University with preference given to a graduate student whose research is entrepreneurial in nature.


For more information about this event, please contact:

Dave MacFarlane, VP Corporate Affairs, Real Estate & Development, Pioneer Energy

Telephone: 905-639-2060