Université de Sherbrooke

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Université de Sherbrooke
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Latin: Universitatis Sherbrookensis
Motto Veritatem in charitate
(Truth in charity)
Established 1954
Type Public
Religious affiliation Roman Catholic
Rector Luce Samoisette
Academic staff 3200
Admin. staff 3200
Students 35,000 students
Undergraduates 46 undergraduate programs available
Postgraduates 48 master and 27 doctoral programs available
Location Sherbrooke and Longueuil, Quebec, Canada
45°22′45.86″N 71°55′39.58″W / 45.3794056°N 71.9276611°W / 45.3794056; -71.9276611Coordinates: 45°22′45.86″N 71°55′39.58″W / 45.3794056°N 71.9276611°W / 45.3794056; -71.9276611
Campus Urban/Suburban
Sports teams Sherbrooke Vert-et-Or (Sherbrooke Green-and-Gold)
Colours Green and Gold          
Affiliations AUCC, CARL, CBIE, IAU, CUSID, QSSF,
Website usherbrooke.ca
Université de Sherbrooke (logo).svg

The Université de Sherbrooke is a large university in Quebec, Canada with campuses located in Sherbrooke and Longueuil, a suburb of Montreal approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Sherbrooke. It is one of two universities, and the only French language university, in the Estrie region of Quebec.

In 2007, the Université de Sherbrooke was home to 35,000 students and a teaching staff of 3,200. In all, it employs 6,400 people. The university has over 100,000 graduates and offers 46 undergraduate, 48 Master's and 27 doctoral programs. It holds a total of 61 research chairs, among which are the pharmacology, microelectronics and environment research chairs.

Campus[edit]

The Université de Sherbrooke has five campuses:

  • The Main Sherbrooke Campus
  • The Sherbrooke Health Campus
  • The Longueuil Campus
  • The Joint Campus in Saguenay (on the site of the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi)
  • The Joint Campus in Moncton (on the site of the Université de Moncton, in Moncton, New Brunswick).

History[edit]

The Université de Sherbrooke was established as a French speaking Catholic university in a region that was predominantly English speaking. Initially there was a religious component to the pedagogical activities, but by the end of the 1960s the number of priests working for the university had greatly diminished. In 1975, the appointment of a layman as Rector marked the end of religious activity in the institution. The Department of Theology is still officially Roman Catholic, alone in Quebec in this regard.

Université de Sherbrooke's arms, supporters, flag and badge were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on January 15, 2004.[1] Université de Sherbrooke's crest and Supporters were registered with the Canadian Heraldic Authority on April 20, 2007.[2] The motto of the school is Veritatem in Charitate ("Truth through charity").

In 2006, the university opened a branch of its medical facility on the campus of UQAC, where its students enroll for non-medical courses. The number of students attending the Université de Sherbrooke continues to rise and the university has worked with the City of Sherbrooke to respond to the increase. Activities at the Université de Sherbrooke are mainly centred on teaching and research.

Legacy[edit]

On 4 May 2004 Canada Post issued 'Sherbrooke University, 1954-2004 / Université de Sherbrooke, 1954-2004' as part of the Canadian Universities series. The stamp was based on a design by Denis L'Allier and on a photograph by Guy Lavigueur. The 49¢ stamps are perforated 13.5 and were printed by Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited [3]

Rectors[edit]

  • 2009 – present: Luce Samoisette[4]
  • 2001–2009: Bruno-Marie Béchard
  • 1993–2001: Pierre Reid
  • 1985–1993: Aldée Cabana
  • 1981–1985: Claude Hamel
  • 1975–1981: Yves Martin
  • 1965–1975: Mgr. Roger Maltais
  • 1955–1965: Mgr. Irénée Pinard
  • 1954–1955: Mgr. Maurice Vincent

Institutions[edit]

Centre des technologies avancées BRP - Université de Sherbrooke
George-Cabana Pavilion
Energy central
Multifunctional Pavilion

The Université de Sherbrooke is composed of the following faculties:

  1. Faculty of Administration
  2. Faculty of Education
  3. Faculty of Engineering
  4. Faculty of Law
  5. Faculty of Letters and Humanities
  6. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  7. Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
  8. Faculty of Science
  9. Faculty of Theology, Ethics and Philosophy

The Main Sherbrooke Campus includes:

  • Administration
  • Support services
  • Most faculties
  • The George-Cabana Pavilion (central pavilion)
  • The Multifunctional Pavilion
  • The Univestrie Pavilion (sports centre)
  • The Cultural Centre and Maurice-O'Bready Theatre
  • The Humanities Library
  • The Law and Government Publications Library
  • The Music Library
  • The Science and Engineering Library
  • The Documentation Centre
  • The Anne-Hébert Centre
  • The Pedagogical Resource Centre
  • The Jean-Marie Roy Map Library
  • Student residences

The Sherbrooke Health Campus includes:

  • The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • The Institute of Pharmacology of Sherbrooke
  • The Sherbrooke University Hospital
  • The Centre for Clinical Research
  • The Biotechnology Research Centre in Estrie
  • The Gérald-La Salle Pavilion
  • The Health Sciences Library
  • The Pavillon de Recherche Appliquée sur le Cancer (PRAC)
  • A sports centre
  • Student residences

The Longueuil Campus was founded in 1989. Today it offers more than 90 educational programs, primarily at the master's level, in eight of the nine faculties of the university (Administration; Education; Engineering; Law; Letters and Humanities; Medicine and Health Sciences; Science; Theology, Ethics and Philosophy). Whether at the undergraduate or graduate level, most programs are offered on a part-time basis on evenings and weekends, or in various intensive formats to allow professionals to remain in the work force.

The Longueuil Campus hosts the applied research projects of its faculties along with others conducted in collaboration with Charles LeMoyne Hospital, an affiliated regional and university centre located in the Montérégie region. The campus is located on Montreal's South Shore across from the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke subway station.

The Joint Campus in Saguenay opened its doors in 1996 to medical students.

Also opening in 1996, the Joint Campus in Moncton, New Brunswick, offers medical training to French-speaking students.

Programs[edit]

Graduation ceremonies at Université de Sherbrooke

The university offers a variety of bachelors, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral programs as well as various certificates and microprograms.

The Faculty of Theology, Ethics and Philosophy offers Undergraduate level certificate, diploma, Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in Theology/Theological Studies; Doctorate Theology and Religious Vocations; and Undergraduate level certificate/diploma/Graduate level certificate/diploma Pastoral Studies/Counselling.

The Faculty of Engineering offers courses in the following specialties: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Biological Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.[5]

Sports[edit]

Sports teams representing the Université de Sherbrooke are called Le Vert & Or (called The Green and Gold in English).

Media[edit]

The university publishes the magazine UdeS, which has a circulation of 85,000 copies. Published three times a year by the Communications Service, this magazine is distributed free to everyone in the central graduate database and to staff as well as friends of the institution. Copies are also distributed in a number of locations in Sherbrooke.

The university's student community puts out a student newspaper, the Collectif, and operates an FM radio station, CFAK-FM.

Canadian ranking[edit]

A study published in November 2005 in The Globe and Mail showed that the Université de Sherbrooke received top ranking for its excellent reputation (A+), quality of life on campus (A+), technological resources offered to students (A), career preparation (A), the quality of education it provides (A-), and student services (A-).

The Université de Sherbrooke also ranked first in The Globe and Mail 2006 study, for its reputation (A+), quality of life on campus (A+), technological resources (A), career preparation (A–), quality of education (A-), and student services (A-).

A wide national survey was conducted across Canada in by the Globe and Mail and Maclean's magazine showed the Université de Sherbrooke as having the highest student satisfaction in 2008.[6]

Associations and student groups[edit]

Tunnel at Université de Sherbrooke
ADEEP

L'association des étudiantes et étudiants en pharmacologie. This association is a group for the pharmacology students, founded in 2007.

FEUS

Founded in 1955, the Fédération étudiante de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents all undergraduate students in the university. With 10 member associations and over 13,000 student members, it is one of the most important lobby groups in the Estrie region. It is a member of several external organizations, including the Fédération étudiante universitaire du Québec (FEUQ), the Quebec Federation of University Students.

AGEFLESH

Founded in 1993, the Association générale des étudiants de la Faculté des lettres et sciences humaines de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Letters and Humanities. It participated in the student strike movement against the $103 million in cuts to student financial assistance in the spring of 2005.

Since 2005, when it was accredited as sole representative of all students in the Faculty, the Association has fought against the monopoly held by a food-distribution company on the Sherbrooke Main Campus. It is preparing a business plan to set up a student cooperative cafe in the Faculty.

AGEEMUS

Founded in 1969, the Association générale des étudiants en médecine de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents medical students attending the university’s various satellite campuses (Longueuil, Chicoutimi, Moncton).


AGED

The Association générale des étudiants en droit of the Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Law.

AGEG

The Association générale des étudiants de génie of the Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Engineering.

AGER

The Association générale des étudiants de réadaptation of the Université de Sherbrooke represents undergraduates in occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

AETEP

The Association des étudiants en théologie, éthique et philosophie of the Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Theology, Ethics and Philosophy.

AGES

Founded in 1959, the Association générale des étudiants en sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Science. On March 17, 2010, the AGES won the Continuity Prize awarded by the FEUS at the Défi Étudiant for their 51 years of service.

AGEEFEUS

The Association générale des étudiants de la Faculté d'éducation de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education and is a member of FEUS.

AGEMDEUS

The Association générale des étudiants de la maîtrise et du doctorat de la Faculté d'éducation de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents graduate students in the Faculty of Education. AGEMDEUS has over 400 members and is a member of REMDUS.

AEFA

The Association des étudiants de la Faculté d'administration of the Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Administration. This group is also an umbrella organisation for some of the other student associations. The COMITÉ CA represents people studying to be a Chartered Accountant. The COMITÉ CMA is represents Chartered Management Accountant students, and the COMITÉ CGA represents students taking a GCA degree.

FONDS ÉQUINOX represents students in finance. The people in Marketing are represented by the student association Markus. The human resources students have a group named GERHUS. RÉGIS is the association for people studying in managing information systems.[7]

AGEESIUS

The Association des étudiants en science infirmière de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents students in nursing science.

AGEEP

The Association des étudiants en éducation physique of the Université de Sherbrooke represents students in the Faculty of Sports and Physical Education.

RECMUS

Regroupement des étudiants chercheurs en médecine de l'Université de Sherbrooke is a group for medical students.

RECPUS

The Regroupement des étudiants chercheurs en pharmacologie de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents pharmacology research students.

REMDUS

The Regroupement des étudiants en maîtrise et doctorat de l’Université de Sherbrooke represents all of the university's graduate students. It is affiliated with FEUQ, the Quebec Federation of University Students.

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