Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières

Infobox_University
name = Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


motto =
established = March 19, 1969
type = public
rector = Ghislain Bourque
city = Trois-Rivières
state = Quebec
country = Canada
undergrad = 150 programs (total for university) including 13 doctorate degrees
postgrad = available
staff = 1200 employees
alumni = 54,000 +
colours = White color box|#FFFFFF & blue color box|#072B61
campus = Trois-Rivières (pavillon Ringuet), Victoriaville, Drummondville, Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, Sorel-Tracy, Joliette & Centre Universitaire des Appalaches
affiliations = UACC; CIS, QSSF
free_label = Sports teams
free = UQTR Patriotes
website = http://www.uqtr.ca

The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), established in 1969 is a campus of the Université du Québec, located in Trois-Rivières, Quebec. The university has 10,000 students in 8 different campuses, including the main one in Trois-Rivières. About 900 of them come from overseas, from 37 countries. The university has given more than 54,000 diplomas since its founding. The Trois-Rivières campus also holds a large library with about 400,000 documents [cite web
title = Faits et Chiffres
publisher = Université du Québec
url = http://www.uqtr.ca/InfoGen/fait_chiffre.shtml
accessdate = 2008-04-05
] .

History

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.

UQTR Patriotes

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

Engineering Program

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

Chiropractic program

UQTR is home to the first public and the first university-based chiropractic school in North America. The program is limited to 45 admissions per year.

Medical school

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, slated for completion in 2010.

Podiatric medicine program

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.

2005 student strike

During the 2005 student strike, students narrowly voted in early March for a three-day 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 struck again about a week later. During the first general strike, 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 strike. [cite web
title = Grève étudiante : 200 élèves de l'école secondaire Chavigny descendent dans la rue
publisher = Radio Canada
date = 2005-03-31
url = http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/mauricie/nouvelles/200503/31/007-greve.shtml
accessdate = 2008-04-05
] [cite web
title = Les étudiants de l'UQTR mettent fin à leur grève
publisher = Radio Canada
date = 2005-03-18
url = http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/mauricie/nouvelles/200503/18/001-greve.shtml
accessdate = 2008-04-05
] .

References

External links

* [http://www.uqtr.ca Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières]


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