Université de Sherbrooke


Université de Sherbrooke

Infobox_University
name = Université de Sherbrooke


motto = "Veritatem in charitate"
(Truth in charity)
established = 1954
type = Public
rector = Bruno-Marie Béchard
city = Sherbrooke
state = QC
country = Canada
students = 35,000 students
undergrad = 46 undergraduate programs available
postgrad = 48 master and 27 doctoral programs available
staff = 6400 including 3200 instructors
campus = Urban/Suburban
free_label = Sports teams
free = Sherbrooke Vert-et-Or
colours = gold color box|#FDD017 & Greencolor box|#00502F
affiliation = Roman Catholic
affiliations = AUCC, IAU, CUSID, QSSF
website= [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/ usherbrooke.ca] |

The Université de Sherbrooke is a large university with three distinct campuses, two of which are located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada, and another, located in Longueuil, a suburb of Montreal approximately 130 km west of Sherbrooke. It is one of two universities, and the only French-language university, in the Estrie region of Quebec. In 2006, the university opened a branch of its medical facility on the campus of UQAC, where its students enrol for non-medical courses.

In 2007, the Université de Sherbrooke is home to 35,000 students and a teaching staff of 3200. In all, it employs 6400 people. The Université has over 100,000 graduates and offers 46 undergraduate, 48 master and 27 doctoral programs. It holds a total of 61 research chairs, among which are the pharmacology, microelectronics and environment research chairs.

Campus

The Université de Sherbrooke has six campuses:

*The Main Sherbrooke Campus
*The Sherbrooke Health Campus
*The Downtown Sherbrooke 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

The Université de Sherbrooke was born from a desire to establish a French-speaking Catholic university in a region that had been 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, however, is still officially Roman Catholic, alone in Quebec in this regard.

Activities at the Université de Sherbrooke in 2007 are mainly centred on teaching and research.

Rectors

* 2001 – present: 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

The Université de Sherbrooke is composed of the following faculties:

# Faculty of Administration
# Faculty of Education
# Faculty of Engineering
# Faculty of Law
# Faculty of Letters and Humanities
# Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
# Faculty of Sports and Physical Education
# Faculty of Science
# 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
*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.

Besides its educational activities, 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, where it contributes actively to social and community development. Located on Montreal’s South Shore across from the Longueuil-Université-de-Sherbrooke subway station, the Longueuil Campus has a dynamic teaching staff and relevant educational progams that draw several thousand students per year.

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

The Université de Sherbrooke is a special place in many ways, not least of which is its location in a tourist region of great natural beauty. As importantly, the vast majority of its students have access to co-op work terms, gaining career experience as a part of their education.

The university offers a variety of bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral programs as well as various certificates and microprograms. It is the only university in Quebec and one of the few in the world that offers a Bachelor of Law (LL.B.) combined with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).

The Faculty of Theology, Ethics and Philosophy offers Undergraduate level certificate, diploma, Bachelor's, Master's and Doctor's degrees in Theology/Theological Studies; Doctorate Theology and Religious Vocations; and Undergraduate level certificate/diploma/Graduate level certificate/diploma Pastoral Studies/Counselling.

Students can choose to specialize in the following engineering disciplines: Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. [ [http://www.cemf.ca/Engineering/UniversityList.htm Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List ] ]

ports

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

Media

The university publishes a newspaper primarily addressed to people on campus, " [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/UdeS/journal UdeS] ". With a circulation of 8500 copies, "UdeS" is delivered free by internal mail to 2600 members of staff: professors, professionals, managers, administrators and support personnel. It is also sent by mail to some 600 retired staff.

Nearly 3500 copies of "UdeS" are distributed free in displays located in the faculties and services of the university’s three Sherbrooke campuses. About 1000 copies are sent to the media, government departments and educational institutions in Quebec. The remainder are distributed in a number of locations in Sherbrooke, including bookstores and certain teaching establishments.

The university also publishes the magazine " [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/udes/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

In addition, the university’s student community puts out a student newspaper, " [http://pages.usherbrooke.ca/collectif the Collectif] ", and operates an FM radio station, CFAK-FM.

Famous Graduates

*Laurent Beaudoin, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bombardier
*Alain Bellemare, CEO of Pratt & Whitney Canada
*Guy Bertrand, famous lawyer and former politician
*Jean Charest, Premier of Quebec
*Michel Coutu, President and CEO of Jean Coutu USA (a chain of pharmacies)
*Francine Décary, President and CEO of Héma-Québec
*Dominique Demers, writer
*Sonia Denoncourt, director of FIFA’s Women’s Referee Development program
*Jean-René Dufort, radio and television humorist
*Paul Gobeil, Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors, Métro
*Monique Grégoire, journalist on the Argent (Money) channel
*Pierre-Marc Johnson, former Premier of Quebec
*Robert P. Kouri, law professor, Université de Sherbrooke
*Pierre Légaré, humorist
*Normand Legault, President of the F1 Grand Prix of Canada
*Laurent Lemaire, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Cascades Fine Papers
*Jean Lemire, leader of the Antarctic mission on climate change, Captain of the Sedna IV
*Patrick Marsolais, television commentator on Flash
*Jean-Luc Mongrain, program host on television
*Marc Quessy, former international wheelchair athlete
*Henri-Paul Rousseau, former CEO of the Caisse de dépôt et de placement du Québec
*Raymond Royer, President and CEO of Domtar
*Vincent Vallières, author, composer, performer

Canadian Ranking

A wide-ranging survey of Canadian university students revealed that in 2006, for the third time, the Université de Sherbrooke was rated best in Canada.

A study published in November 2006 in the Toronto daily newspaper, "The Globe and Mail", showed that the Université de Sherbrooke gets 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 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.

The Université de Sherbrooke had also ranked first in The Globe’s November 2005 study, for its reputation (A+), quality of life on campus (A+), technological resources (A), career preparation (A), quality of education (A-), student services (A-), etc.

Beyond this excellent ranking in terms of education and campus life, the Université de Sherbrooke is doing much to improve off-campus life for students. In particular, it offers the university community free transportation at all times on the public transit system, in partnership with the STS (Sherbrooke transportation corporation). Since its introduction in 2004, this measure has gained increasing popularity.

Anecdote

The [http://ccs.usherbrooke.ca Centre for Computational Service] at Université de Sherbrooke boasts the most powerful super-computer in Canada and one of the most powerful in the world (ranked 96 on top500.org [ [http://top500.org/site/1568 top500.org, novembre 2006] ] in November 2006). With over 2000 processors, it is nicknamed “Mammoth”. It was funded with a grant from the [http://www.rqchp.qc.ca Réseau québécois de calcul de haute performance (RQCHP)] .

Associations and Student Groups

For the complete list of associations and student groups, click [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/sve/associations.html here] .

;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 pressure groups in the Estrie region. It is in turn a member of several external organizations, notably 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.

;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

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

;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 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 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. ;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. ;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.

ee also

* Bishop's University
* List of Quebec universities
* Faculté d'ingénierie de l'Université de Sherbrooke

References

External links

* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/ Université de Sherbrooke] (in French)
* [http://ccs.usherbrooke.ca/ Centre de calcul scientifique] (in French)
* [http://pole.usherbrooke.ca/ Pôle universitaire]
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/genie Engineering faculty] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/droit Law School] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/medecine Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/sciences Faculty of Sciences] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/musique Faculty of Music] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/education Faculty of Education] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/adm Faculty of Business] (in French)
* [http://www.usherbrooke.ca/accueil/documents/gen/chartestatut/ Charter and Statutes] (in French)
* [http://www.feus.qc.ca/ Fédération étudiante de l'Université de Sherbrooke] (in French)
* [http://www.ageg.ca Association Générale des Étudiant(e)s de Génie] (in French)


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