UNIVERSITY OF QUEBEC IN OUTAOUAIS, FOR FUN LEARNING
Considered a university whose human dimension facilitates learning and reflection, the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) has grown, evolved and adapted its programs to the rhythm of customer needs while taking into account the characteristics of the region.
With its membership in the network of the University of Quebec, UQO can count on the educational resources and common services of the largest university system in Canada.
Located in Gatineau, in the heart of the Outaouais, UQO is housed in two pavilions within walking distance of each other and enjoys a geographical and cultural advantage for sure. Indeed, it has the advantage of being located in a border area marked by the presence of two rich cultures living to the rhythm of feverish activity of the federal capital, Ottawa. Not only this urban, UQO also offers services in the periphery and is working to increase its presence in the region over the coming years.
Since 2010, UQO is also found in St. Jerome in a new building of 10,132 square meters, built at the corner of St. Joseph and Labelle, opposite the town hall. This new campus hosts nearly 1600 students. There are classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, a library, educational software, offices, administrative spaces, meeting areas for students and ancillary services such as a cafeteria and a bookstore, on six floors.
For its class formed small groups of students and mentoring of quality it offers, UQO gives the desire to learn, to build a career and a successful life. Not too big, not too small, more humane and friendly! This is what attracts 6800 students who subscribe mainly from the Outaouais region, but also in Eastern Ontario and the rest of Quebec. UQO's reputation has exceeded the boundaries and attracts more and more students from foreign countries.
FORGING UNIVERSITY ON COMMUNITY SERVICE
Dynamic and well connected, UQO ensures an active presence in the community in which it forges close ties with regional organizations and it contributes to social, economic and cultural development of the Ottawa population and the Laurentians.
Its activities thus extend over a vast area of 33,000 km² where about 300 000 people.
STUDIES IN THE SIGN OF QUALITY
Education is the heart of UQO activities. It prides itself on its reputation now firmly established as "friendly university".
The availability of personnel, appropriate supervisory measures and a pleasant atmosphere facilitate interaction and allow teachers to ensure a personalized follow-up with students throughout their journey. In addition, most programs include work placements to enable students to apply the acquired knowledge and acquire professional experience.
UQO has largely secured programs to the specific needs of the labor market and society as its training in administration, arts and heritage, education, computer engineering, computer science, psychoeducation, psychology, relationships industrial and human resources, accounting sciences, nursing sciences, natural, social sciences, science, writing, translation and social work. The university offers equally undergraduate programs, graduate and postgraduate studies in its various fields of study.
Continuing education matters! Therefore UQO offers professionals the tools to perfect their expertise through certificates, specialized graduate degrees and short programs of undergraduate and graduate levels.
RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
Research is an essential contribution to the quality of programs and allows the transfer of knowledge to the community, thus contributing to the development of the Outaouais and Laurentides.
Conducted by professors at the forefront of their field, research is developing rapidly at UQO. Teachers have gained recognition and notoriety that reveal the diversity of their sources of funding and the establishment of exchanges and cooperation with researchers from other universities, organizations and private companies.
UQO aims to integrate itself fully into the search for solutions to new social problems caused by societal change and become a major player in the creation of social capital. UQO actively participates in social innovations development initiatives. Different searches are conducted in the areas of social economy and local communities, psychosocial Child and Youth Health, cyberpsychology, academic achievement and labor transformations.
In the natural sciences and engineering, UQO is very active in the areas of photonics and computer telecommunications.
PROGRAMS FOR ALL TASTES
UQO offers numerous undergraduate, graduate in 14 areas of study:
- Arts and Heritage
- Computer Engineering
- Information Technology
- Industrial Relations and Human Resources
- Accounting Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Social Sciences
- Translation and editing
- Social work
- General Bachelor of Arts
- Bachelor cumulatively
FOR CHALLENGING AND REWARDING STUDENT LIFE
At UQO, students are the first artisans of a stimulating and open living environment on the world. Through their engagement on campus, students contribute to the establishment of an environment that reflects their values and interests in the future.
To support them, the Student Services Gatineau campus and the Student Bank / Info-Campus Saint-Jérôme campus offer personalized quality services and a program of activities that promote as their personal and social development as their academic success .
Symposiums, seminars, conferences, re-entry activities, games Trade Translation Games, French Canadian Jeux de la communication, real student radio radio, these are some of the many activities students are invited.
To keep fit, Gatineau campus students have access to a center of physical and sports activities where there are a multi-system pool room and gym. Sports teams Torrents represent the UQO in various intercollegiate competitions in cross country, golf, swimming and soccer. A soccer field with synthetic grass is adjacent to the Alexandre-Taché Pavilion.
Student life is also running in the activities of different groups and student associations on campus. To provide a voice for students, the General Students' Association (AGE) represents all students and aims to promote their rights and interests, and to defend them.
It must be her time! In the early 21st century, graduates are increasingly expected to work in an international context. Also, UQO strives to offer them international vision elements within their training program and the opportunity to gain experience abroad.
Student exchange projects, research, exchanges between teachers and international aid and the MOU signature with foreign institutions continue to multiply. These many activities extend to countries such as France, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Bosnia, Kosovo, Poland, Benin, Togo, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba.
The international activities of the University are beneficial for students who are exposed to a set of currents of thought, cultures and different ways of seeing, and for the Outaouais and Laurentides, as a social and economic point of view.
GRADUATES: THE PRIDE OF THE UNIVERSITY!
The University is proud of its some 39,500 graduates! They are working today, mostly in the major sectors of the Outaouais region, but also throughout Quebec, Canada and the world. This important network helps promote UQO.
Because the links between the University and graduates are important, UQO maintains contact with them through its alumni association and OUT Magazine.
UQO over 300 students from other countries each year.
PRIVILEGED LINKS WITH THE COMMUNITY
UQO moves to the rhythm of the Outaouais and Laurentides. key partner in economic, social and cultural UQO, through its Deanship of continuing education and partnerships (DFCP) invests a lot of energy in creating and maintaining close links with the community, both to meet the needs of the population to go out to meet them.
The DFCP, in partnership with organizations and middle businesses, sets up various training activities, customized training and several intervention projects to meet the needs expressed by the community.
Promote the development of the University while promoting the advancement of teaching and research, is the aim pursued by the Foundation UQO since its creation in 1986.
In March 2006, the Foundation launched the UQO boldest fundraising Ottawa history with a goal of $ 10 million, well over a few years of work. The investment axes are closely linked to the strategic objectives of UQO, as defined in its strategic plan Horizon 2012. A fundraising campaign is also underway in the Laurentians to contribute to the development and UQO students.
These campaigns coincide with real and immediate needs, but also with a bold vision long term. The donations, which come from businesses and individuals, will support the growth of the University established in Gatineau as well as St. Jerome. Grouped under four main areas of development, the priorities of the Foundation's campaign aimed to promote access and success in university studies, research and development in some areas of excellence specific to the UQO, but also in new emerging niches, construction or renovation of infrastructure and the development of regional programs.
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