Université Du Québec En Outaouais UQO


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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.


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.


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 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.


UQO offers numerous undergraduate, graduate in 14 areas of study:

  • Administration
  • Arts and Heritage
  • Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • psychoeducation
  • Psychology
  • Industrial Relations and Human Resources
  • Accounting Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Translation and editing
  • Social work
  • General Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor cumulatively


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.


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.


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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MA In Sustainable Management Of Forest Ecosystems

Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme

[..] This multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. [+]

The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . In this perspective, this multidisciplinary control is for candidates who wish to become skilled professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. Thanks to active teaching methods that integrate ecological, economic and sociological, students will develop their ability to define, manage and solve complex problems. After their training, they will master the concepts and interdisciplinary skills to deliver sustainable forest development projects, develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches to resources and evaluate the services offered ecosystems. FEATURES The professional master is for candidates who have training is in biology, environment, geography, social sciences, economics or planning. This multidisciplinary program trains qualified professionals in sustainable management of forest ecosystems combining uniquely a set of active teaching methods and integrating the ecological, economic and sociological problems to solve. At the end of their training, graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects, to develop coherent strategies with systemic management, introduce integrated management approaches and resources to evaluate the services that 'ecosystems provide. Building on the mastery of skills, this diverse roster includes distance learning and classroom courses in several regions of Quebec as well as placements practice. Students have the opportunity to meet key players who live daily the problems of the forest world. Several research units are associated with this program: Forest Study Centre NSERC Industrial Chair-UQAT-UQAM in Sustainable Forest Management Institute of Sciences of the temperate forest The MA in sustainable ecosystem management is offered in partnership with two other universities, UQAM and UQAT. This collaboration is an excellent way to have access to wider expertise in the field of forestry. Because of this feature, the quota for this program is 15 students in total in the three institutions. TRAINING PLAN The following path is the master of this training plan. The latter is available only to full-time and accepting new applicants for the fall semester only. The material covered is divided into courses: one course is treated at a time and its duration can vary from one to nine weeks according to the importance of the theme. Without exception, students must pass the previous courses to continue the program. BUSINESS OUTLOOK Professional sustainable development forest manager Project manager Project Analyst AREAS OF USE federal, provincial and municipal Aboriginal governments national and international organizations Consulting firms forestry cooperatives forestry companies PROFILE The management of forest ecosystems in specialized workers involved in the definition, management and resolution of problems of various kinds in order to contribute to the implementation of sustainable forest development. They provide ecosystem management and sustainable forest planning taking into account, in their principles and practices of management, multiple user needs, the demands of interest groups, the land use objectives and protection of forest ecosystems . OBJECTIVES The overall objective of this professional nature program is to train highly qualified professionals in the sustainable management of forest ecosystems. The program will allow them to develop interdisciplinary skills to participate in the pooling of expertise disciplinary, thematic or sectoral, definition, management and problem solving in order to contribute to the implementation sustainable forest development. In this sense, the graduates will be able to offer sustainable forestry development projects for the entire forest ecosystem resources, develop coherent strategies with ecosystem management, to participate in the management of forest land by introducing integrated management approaches to resources and participatory management, to conduct public consultations and collaborate in the establishment of a forest certification process. [-]

Master Of Social Development Studies

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. [+]

This multidisciplinary course is for candidates who wish to give the tools to become professionals and develop leaders capable of identifying current challenges and to propose innovative solutions. They will become familiar with the main theories of development and with the issues, challenges, solutions and limits development. They deepen their understanding of the multiple dimensions that interact on community development and on territorial dynamics. Also, they will develop their ability to analyze social relations and human actions, relations with the environment and social structures in the territories. Students also master the various techniques of research and specific action to development. After their training, they will have acquired the theoretical and methodological knowledge necessary to understand and act on developing and elsewhere. REGULAR FLOW - WITH MEMORY This profile is intended both for students who wish to develop research skills to candidates who wish to pursue doctoral studies. They will master the methods of collecting and analyzing information, critical analysis of development indicators and specific research process development. After their training, the students will contribute to the advancement of development research by writing a dissertation on a specific problem in this discipline. REGULAR FLOW - WITH TEST This profile is for students who wish to increase their professional expertise and promote their integration in the labor market. They will expand their knowledge and skills development and will thus have a global vision of this discipline. With writing a test, they will learn the process of research and intervention development and master the skills required in this discipline. After their training, they will act on development as highly qualified practitioners. CONCENTRATION OF TERRITORIAL DEVELOPMENT This pathway offers students training focused on territorial development in Quebec, Canada and, more generally, in the OECD countries. They will gain a critical understanding of major contemporary issues of research and practice that characterize the development of these territories. CONCENTRATION IN INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT This concentration enables students to acquire essential notions in the study and practice of development in the global South countries. They will deepen their knowledge of the issues surrounding the research and practice of the social sciences International Development. CONCENTRATION IN NATIVE STUDIES This concentration provides students with training on indigenous peoples, especially in the Americas and elsewhere in the world. Students will learn more about the Aboriginal economy, indigenous societies and the different modes of Aboriginal governance. They thoroughly know the different aspects of research on indigenous peoples. FEATURES In the thesis of this control gives access to many scholarships, including labourse encouragement to graduate studies with memory UQO, the duConseil scholarship Humanities Research as well as the Research Fund, society and culture. An international development concentration is offered to students who wish to acquire the knowledge necessary for the study and practice of development in the global South countries. Students can enjoy international mobility agreement established with the master's program in Spatial Development of the University of the State of Sao Paulo (UNESP). To enrich their academic career of an international dimension, students can conduct studies abroad through bilateral agreements with the participating universities or student exchange programs Interuniversity Cooperation Office. Students have the opportunity to follow a course promoting rapid integration into the labor market by developing a scientific test or perform writing a research paper for the acquisition of research skills and also leading to doctoral studies. TRAINING PLANS The paths presented to the following address are examples of training plans. These may vary. Visit the official training plans and course descriptions for details. BUSINESS OUTLOOK Information Officer Development agent Research Officer political analyst political Attaché Communications officer Lecturer at the University (required mastery) Programme Manager in an NGO for development or humanitarian aid Project Manager in an international organization Adviser for Foreign Affairs Consultant Teachers college AREAS OF USE college and university educational institutions federal, provincial and municipal aid organizations international cooperation organizations International organizations non-profit organizations OBJECTIVES The overall objective of the program is to provide students with a university degree in the first cycle in the social sciences, or equivalent in a related field, training to enable them to conduct research and to intervene so autonomous and critical in the field of territorial development, international and indigenous. Complementary to that have made his studies of 1st cycle, this multidisciplinary training will enable: To deepen understanding of the issues and solutions, and their limitations, that underlies the development in North and South; To master the theoretical and methodological tools to facilitate this understanding; To soak proposed solutions to problems of development to possibly put into practice in a professional setting in the North or the South. The training aims to provide the analytical tools and knowledge acquisition both for students who choose to act on territorial development, international or native as practitioners and students who wish to pursue a PhD or work as professional researchers. The program also aims to understand the different factors of development in the three concentrations, as well as the successes and failures of the contemporary development in different contexts. Through the various mandatory and optional seminars and field research experience or training, the program will deepen in various orientations with respect to territorial development, international and indigenous. [-]

Project Management Masters

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Canada Gatineau Saint-Jérôme + 1 more

This control has been developed for people who want to manage expertly projects of various types and sizes. Managers from this program will be able to develop projects tailored to specific contexts and manage them within the constraints. [+]

This control has been developed for people who want to manage expertly projects of various types and sizes. Managers from this program will be able to develop projects tailored to specific contexts and manage them within the constraints. Thus, after studying the feasibility of these projects, they will be able to implement the most appropriate strategy for achieving them. Thanks to the planning tools they have integrated into their practice, these managers to ensure that the objectives, both financial and organizational, will be achieved. Competent in the management of human resources, they will also team up with people able to ensure project success. REGULAR FLOW - WITH MEMORY (M.SC,) This pathway of interest to those who wish to develop their expertise in the research. Useful for practicing managers who want to deepen a particular practical problem, it is also for people who wish to continue their studies at postgraduate level. This pathway allows the development of scientific research skills both conceptually and through the use of advanced instruments for collecting and processing data. Writing a memory will allow students to advance knowledge in the discipline by providing innovative solutions to project management advanced issues. PROFESSIONAL PATH (MGP) General path - specialized or with directed study The three paths of this profile are for professionals who already operate in a project environment and wish to further develop their skills. From a global perspective of the discipline, project managers trained in this program will be able to successfully assume senior responsibilities in the workplace. The knowledge, expertise and attitudes proposed are at the forefront of the development of project management. More specifically, the general routing allows candidates to develop their versatility by following elective courses in different areas related to project management. Specialized path, meanwhile, allows students to gain in-depth training in a single field of activity by selecting elective courses related to it. The path led work also allows candidates to specialize in a particular field of activity, but this time, by performing a directed work. FLOW COOPERATIVE (MGP) This pathway is particularly for people who, following excellent results obtained in the baccalaureate wish to pursue graduate studies while gaining work experience that will facilitate their integration into the labor market. This path includes two courses that can put into practice the theoretical knowledge and promote the career progression of students from areas of very diverse activities, ranging from social sciences to engineering. MULTILINGUES VERSIONS In the thesis and professional profile are available in a multilingual version. Most courses are offered in French and other subjects are taught in English. This feature allows students to use the two official languages ​​of Canada in their courses. In addition to becoming familiar with the specialized vocabulary of project management both in French and in English, applicants will develop the ability to communicate with customers, partners and employees in both languages. This advantage will promote their integration into the labor market and increase their chances to participate in projects of national and international scope. FEATURES In the thesis gives access to incentive scholarship program for graduate studies with memory UQO. All users of our control based on a multidisciplinary approach. They allow the acquisition of knowledge in project management, but also concepts from other traditional branches of management: finance, marketing, production, operations research, human resources, organizational strategy, information systems, etc. The multilingual version (English-French) allows you to learn the vocabulary specific to project management in both Canadian official languages. Project management research at UQO is approached from a new perspective, a critical and transdisciplinary approach, rather than a traditional functionalist perspective. BUSINESS OUTLOOK Lecturer at the University (required mastery) Project manager Project Management Researcher Management consultant and program evaluation strategic management consultant project portfolios Planning consultant and project monitoring Coordinator or Project Manager AREAS OF USE consulting service offices Construction companies Transport companies academic institutions IT and multimedia firms federal, provincial and municipal PROFILE Project management allows the project implementation to meet the specific needs of public and private institutions. From a systemic view, it can deliver accurate results by consensus for all stakeholders. From requirements definition, through the draft strategy, business planning, their their control as well as monitoring, project management can manage effectively and efficiently the resources for the projects. [-]


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