Champlain Regional College
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|Champlain Regional College|
|Established||April 7, 1971|
|Students||4,861 (Fall 2010 - at all 3 campuses combined) |
|Campus Locations||Lennoxville, Saint-Lambert, Quebec City|
|Colours||Silver and blue|
|Affiliations||ACCC, CCAA, QSSF|
|Brandmark and crest images © Champlain Regional College|
Champlain Regional College was founded in 1971 and named in honour of Samuel de Champlain, the first governor of New France. The College offers post-secondary pre-university (Collegiate), technical and training programs to communities in three distinct regions of Quebec.
The college was named after Samuel de Champlain. The college traces its origins to the merger of several institutions which became public ones in 1967, with the creation of Quebec's CEGEPs and the collegiate system.
Located in Quebec, Canada, the College is a public English-language educational institution which is composed of administrative offices in Sherbrooke and three campuses: Champlain College Lennoxville in the Lennoxville borough of Sherbrooke, Champlain College Saint-Lambert in Saint-Lambert on Montreal's South Shore, and Champlain College St. Lawrence in the Quebec City area.
In part due to the regional disparity of the three campuses and the fact that the Administrative Offices are not located in the same city as any of them, each campus has, over time, developed its own distinct culture and traditions, and each tends to be treated as a separate English-language college even though each is a campus of the larger institution. Contributing to this is also the fact that union contracts apply to each campus rather than to the college as a whole, so that there is a separate teachers, professional and support staff union for each campus. Meetings of college-wide bodies are often held in the city of Drummondville, which is more or less equidistant from each of the three campuses and the Sherbrooke administrative offices.
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