Universities everywhere in the East-du-Québec and Chaudière-Appalaches
The Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) has awarded nearly 42,000 degrees since its creation in 1969. In addition to its campus Rimouski and Lévis, UQAR offers of university education across the East-du-Québec, Chaudière-Appalaches region to the Gaspésie-Iles-de-la- Madeleine, through the Haute-Côte-Nord and Manicouagan. It also has permanent offices in Gaspé and Rivière-du-Loup.
UQAR in numbers
UQAR is part of the network of the University of Quebec, Canada's largest university network, with nearly 100 000 students. UQAR welcomes more than 7200 students, including 400 international students from over 30 countries.
A large university small
Choose UQAR is choosing a university where student success is a priority. UQAR is renowned for the exceptional leadership of its professors and lecturers.
Classes have an average of 30 students per class, which facilitates the integration of new entrants, and thus the success of their studies.
Forget the large lecture halls which include 100, 200 or even 500 students at a time!
UQAR even offers a unique service, the success Assistance Centre (RAC), which is open to students of all cycles experiencing temporary difficulties in their studies or who want to improve. CAR before, preventively, the proper conduct of academic work in order to give everyone the best chance of success.
An Excellence Research University
UQAR is distinguished from other universities by its guidance for research and development that dock with the characteristics of its territory.
Located in region, bordering the Gulf of St. Lawrence, UQAR is the most northerly of Quebec universities. This is why marine science, regional development and nordicity are the axes of research excellence that color in a special way many of the programs offered at UQAR.
Innovative fields such as engineering, wind turbines in northern environments, the former regional literature, heritage and health sciences have gained momentum in recent years.
The Lévis campus, like the Rimouski campus research activities in the sectors of the perseverance of young people in school, special education, nursing and management are emerging.
Among the best research universities in the country, UQAR has been designated five consecutive years since 2011 in the Top 3 of the Universities of the year in research in Canada among comprehensive universities that primarily offer undergraduate programs by the independent firm RE $ EARCH infosource Inc.
Between 1999 and 2009, research funding increased from $ 3.8 million to $ 17.4 million - an increase of over 350%. Since 2010, grants obtained by UQAR to support research remained at more than $ 20 million.
UQAR is a research partnership deployment engine, knowledge transfer to the industrial environment and development of innovation and best practice in the middle of the profit.
Training based on practice
For its privileged location, UQAR allows students to explore and investigate exceptional natural environment close to the campus. While focusing on student success, the training programs offered by UQAR are distinguished by excellence and uniqueness.
Many programs include a high proportion of practical fieldwork or internships in the workplace.
A student life open to the world
UQAR has over 50 cooperation and exchange programs with over twenty countries worldwide.
Each year, UQAR welcomes more than 400 international students vibrate the walls to the rhythms and accents of the world, enriching the same time everyday at UQAR.
The human dimension of UQAR facilitates the integration and success of foreign students. UQAR offers including a twinning program for newly arrived students with students already on campus, and upon their arrival at the university.
Rimouski student city
Capital of the Bas-Saint-Laurent, commercial and maritime city, Rimouski is a real student city that buzzes every year animation of more than 15,000 students at all levels. The term "student city" is not exaggerated when one considers that the population studies represents nearly one in three people in this town of some 50 000 inhabitants.
To promote academic success and the balance between education and work, over 200 employers in the region are committed to consider the school schedule, to be flexible during exam and not to require more than 15 hours per week from students.
Educational institutions collaborate with partners in cultural, sporting and social order to offer a wide range of services and recreational activities for students who choose Rimouski as a study destination.
Technopole maritime du Québec
Situated along the largest estuary in the world, the St. Lawrence River, Rimouski offers an exceptional natural setting conducive to the development of science of the sea. The region offers a unique concentration of researchers in four international institutions:
- the Institute of Marine Sciences of Rimouski (ISMER) UQAR,
- the Research Centre for Marine Biotechnology (MSRC) affiliated with UQAR which are among the most versatile research centers in Quebec and Canada;
- the Institut maritime du Québec, the largest maritime training center in Canada;
- Maurice Lamontagne Institute, a leading research centers in the marine sciences in the world.
Outdoor activities in the city center
preferred location for outdoor enthusiasts with parks, walking trails and bike paths, Rimouski offers a wide range of sports activities in local colors:
- Bic National Park with its views breathtaking, not including bike paths in the summer and cross-country ski slopes in winter;
- Canyon of the Gates of Hell, where we find the suspension bridge highest in Quebec;
- excursions in Saint-Barnabé Island, offering stunning views of the city;
- the St. Lawrence River, a paradise for kayakers, sailing and kite surfing;
- Hockey Club Oceanic, which hosted its ranks dozens of NHL players including the famous Sidney Crosby;
- Tour International succession Rimouski, a cycling race that welcomes athletes from Canada, the United States and around the world;
- forest hiking, ice fishing, outdoor sports and indoor, etc.
Health also means leisure. Residents of the region have access to many facilities:
- 13 30 gyms and playgrounds;
- 2 indoor and 3 outdoor swimming pools;
- 3 arenas, 2 icy walkways and 10 outdoor rinks;
- 6 indoor tennis courts and 8 outdoor tennis courts;
- 7 ball fields and 3 tennis baseball;
- 16 soccer fields and parks board 3 skateboards;
- 4 golf clubs, 5 cross-country trails and two ski hills;
- 12 community centers, broadcast 6 rooms and 4 municipal libraries, etc.
The cultural hub in the East-du-Québec
At Rimouski, each week brings a lot of activities and events: theaters, shows, cafes, theaters, museums, art galleries, exhibitions, concerts, festivals, etc. The region has a large number of artistic activities which, by their creativity, enliven a varied cultural scene and thriving.
Rimouski offers a variety of very distinctive socio-cultural activities:
- the Maritime Historic Site Pointe-au-Père, which offers visitors the chance to board the single available submarine population in Quebec, the Onondaga, and discover the story of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland;
- International Youth Film Festival;
- International FestiJazz;
- the Musée régional de Rimouski, housed in the oldest stone church in Eastern du Québec;
- Symphony of the estuary;
- Spect'Art Rimouski and the Théâtre du Bic, which offer major shows throughout the year;
- Access Centre Media Arts Paraloeil;
- the Cooperative Paradise, a work space, creation and dissemination of culture;
- Historic Walks of Rimouski, a nice way to discover the built heritage and the history of Rimouski;
- the Winter Festival of Rimouski RikiFest, offering its large ice canoe race, his electronic parties in the snow, its small market of winter and ice sculptures.
The Directory of leisure and culture resources suggests cultural and sports activities more diversified, which are witnesses to the exceptional dynamism that characterize the Rimouski area.
The Société des transports de Rimouski offers a service bringing together the advantages of two complementary modes of transport, Citébus (urban minibus at set times) and TAXIBUS (shared taxis circulating in the periphery). UQAR is a major institutional partners of this initiative, to provide passes to students at an affordable price.
Lévis, a city of exceptional dynamism
Facing Quebec City, Lévis offers both proximity to the river and exceptional views. Lévis is the main urban center, commercial and manufacturing of the Chaudière-Appalaches region. With a population of over 140 000 people, Lévis is renowned for its dynamic economic and social plans.
Cradle of Desjardins Group, whose headquarters is one of the largest employers in the region, Lévis houses forty cooperatives which positions it as a "city cooperation". Lévis is experiencing an unprecedented development of its territory and its population. Its economic effect is stimulated by the development of commercial centers and the presence of a technology park.
Students are also central to the vitality of the community. Each year, more than 30 000 students of all levels are part of the training programs in Lévis. Present in Lévis in 1980, UQAR it welcomes over 3,500 students three study cycles.
A city full of natural areas for the practice of outdoor activities
The Parc des Chutes-de-la-Chaudière and cycling corridor that is the Parcours des Anses, along the St. Lawrence River, are eloquent examples near the city center. Several sites offer exceptional views of the fortifications of Quebec, on the port and nautical entertainment, on bridges between the river banks and on the Island of Orleans.
The Lévis nature is:
- 255 parks and green spaces;
- 5 large parks dedicated to the preservation of natural environments;
- 68 neighborhood parks equipped with games for children;
- 195 km of bike lanes, 69 km of which related to the Route verte;
In addition, residents can enjoy the facilities of the three districts of Lévis (Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Ouest, Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est and Desjardins), including:
- 11 outdoor and 2 indoor pools;
- 11 tennis courts;
- 7 golf clubs;
- 11 sites to practice skateboarding and BMX;
- 1 Alpine ski school center and 5 cross country ski centers;
- 3 synthetic soccer fields and 56 natural areas;
- 5 arenas and several outdoor rinks, etc.
An environment where art and culture flourish
Among the main architectural attractions of the city, Old Lévis sector is home to a concentration of buildings and places of heritage interest. The visual arts and various performances are extensively highlighted:
- the Loto-Québec;
- the Orchestre symphonique de Lévis;
- the theater The Anglican;
- Festival Jazz etcetera Lévis;
- the Balloon Festival Festivent;
- the Hit The Floor Dance Competition,
- the Village of Arts;
- Concerts at dusk;
- the Canada National Historic Site Lévis Forts;
Quebec-Lévis ferry service and the Société de transport de Lévis help facilitate the movement of citizens and students in Lévis and surroundings. They promote quick access to various services of the city of Lévis and tourist attractions of Quebec City.
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