University of St. Joseph's College

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University of St. Joseph's College
Type Public
Established 1864-1969
Location Memramcook, New Brunswick, NB, Canada
Campus Urban
View of the main building of the former College St. Joseph, showing a monument to the founder, Pere Camille Lefebvre, CSC (1841-1895).

The University of St. Joseph's College was a university in Memramcook, New Brunswick that closed in 1966, when it amalgamated with two other colleges to form the Universite de Moncton.

Founded in 1864 as St. Joseph's College on the site of St. Thomas Seminary which had closed two years earlier,[1] St. Joseph's was the first French-language, degree-granting college in Atlantic Canada. The university was closed in the 1960s with the establishment of the University of Moncton. The university facilities now house the Memramcook Institute, now properly called the Memramcook Learning and Vacation Resort. There is a national historic site, Monument Lefebvre, located on the Institute grounds that features exhibits about Acadian History.

By 1920, the university had two faculties: Arts and Sciences. It awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Law (BL), and Master of Arts (MA). It had 389 students and 40 academic staff, all male.[2]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ Musée acadien of the Université de Moncton
  2. ^ Dominion Bureau of Statistics, Canada Year Book 1921, Ottawa, 1922

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