Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

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Coordinates: 46°21′2.04″N 72°34′34.67″W / 46.3505667°N 72.5762972°W / 46.3505667; -72.5762972

Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières
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Established March 19, 1969
Type Public
Rector Ghislain Bourque
Admin. staff 1200 employees
Students 12 500 students
Undergraduates 165 programs (total for university) including 13 doctorate degrees
Postgraduates available
Location Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada
Campus Trois-Rivières (pavillon Ringuet), Victoriaville, Drummondville, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec City, Sorel-Tracy, Joliette & Centre Universitaire des Appalaches
Sports teams UQTR Patriotes
Colours

Green      Orange     

&White     
Affiliations UACC; CIS, QSSF, CBIE
Website http://www.uqtr.ca
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The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR) (English: University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres), established in 1969 is a campus of the Université du Québec, located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The university has 12,500 students in 8 different campuses, including the main one in Trois-Rivières. About 1000 of them come from overseas, from 60 countries. The university has given more than 74,000 diplomas since its founding. The Trois-Rivières campus also holds a large library with about 400,000 documents.[1]

History[edit]

UQTR was created in 1969 with the merger of the "Centre d'Études universitaires de Trois-Rivières" and "L'école normale d'État Maurice Duplessis" (named after Maurice Duplessis). The first major campus, Ringuet, was opened in 1973 and is located in the vicinity of Des Forges and Des Récollets boulevards near downtown Trois-Rivières. Over the following years, UQTR has expanded outside of the city into several towns in the Centre-du-Québec, Montérégie, Lanaudière, Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches regions. Over the 1973-2009 time period the university has enjoyed a period of long term growth punctuated by several periods of short term fluctuation.

2005 student protests[edit]

During the 2005 student protests, students narrowly voted in early March for a three-day student strike whose period included March 16, when several hundred UQTR students participated in a general protest in Montreal. Two days later, the students narrowly voted for a return to class. However, due to complaints made by some student groups, the students and some instructors boycotted again about a week later. During the first boycott, some instructors reported to work to teach classes as scheduled. Groups called "commandos" patrolled the Trois-Rivières area in search of these instructors who failed to honour the pickets, enticing them to stay away from UQTR during the boycott.[2][3]

Programs[edit]

Medical school[edit]

Since 2004, the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine has operated a satellite campus of its medical school at UQTR. The preclinical years are simulcast with the respective classes in Montreal, and the two clinical years are completed in the Centre hospitalier régional de Trois-Rivières (CHRTR) and the Centre hospitalier du centre de la Mauricie (CHCM). The degree is granted by the University of Montreal.

In 2007, the construction of a new medical education pavilion began, which was completed in 2010.

Chiropractic[edit]

UQTR is home to the first public and the first university-based chiropractic school in North America. The program is limited to 47 admissions per year.

Midwifery program[edit]

UQTR is the only university in Quebec offering a midwifery program. It welcomes up to 24 students per year since its implementation in 1999.

Podiatric medicine program[edit]

In fall 2004, UQTR launched the first podiatric medicine program in Canada. It is the first French-language university in North America to offer the Doctor of Podiatric Medicine DPM degree. UQTR has also developed an association with the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) in order to start the program. Each year 25 students are admitted.

Engineering[edit]

Students can choose to specialize in the following disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and mechanical engineering. [4]

Sports[edit]

The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the UQTR Patriotes which has teams in swimming, golf, hockey, soccer, cheerleading and volleyball.

Further reading[edit]

  • Ferretti, Lucia. L'Université en réseau: les 25 ans de l'Université du Québec. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1994.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Faits et Chiffres". Université du Québec. Archived from the original on 2008-05-06. Retrieved 2011-05-04. 
  2. ^ "Grève étudiante : 200 élèves de l'école secondaire Chavigny descendent dans la rue". Radio Canada. 2005-03-31. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Les étudiants de l'UQTR mettent fin à leur grève". Radio Canada. 2005-03-18. Retrieved 2008-04-05. 
  4. ^ Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List

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