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SEEING my future taking shape A modern, prestigious institution, the UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke ranks among Canada's best universities. Known for its humanistic nature and innovative character, the University stands out for its student-centred culture and the efforts it deploys in promoting the success of every student. Studying at the UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke means living a uniquely enriching experience on both the academic and human levels in a stimulating, dynamic environment.
SHERBROOKE Located in Sherbrooke, a charming French-speaking city in southern Quebec, the UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke is situated at the centre of an international research hub. The institution has built its reputation on its teaching and research, which enable the university to exchange, collaborate, and innovate with universities from across the world. The university has 38,000 students from 100 countries and offers some 385 programs in most areas of study at all three levels of undergraduate and graduate education.
A SOUND REPUTATION FOR GOOD REASONS Quality of teaching, which helps produce qualified professionals and researchers highly sought after by employers around the world. Culture of innovation, faculty openness and receptiveness, and commitment to student success. Cooperative-education program (alternating academic work with internships), which fosters the practical application of knowledge throughout the entire period of education and training. Outstanding educational environment, combining dynamic student life in a natural setting that promotes outdoor leisure and recreational activities. Research vitality, which brings in more than $143 million in public and private funding every year. Ranked first in Canada for income from faculty inventions and discoveries. Environmental commitment, as evidenced, in part, by an original program providing students open access to mass transit.
Administration Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Education Engineering Law Medicine and Health Sciences Science Sports and Physical Education Theology and Religious Studies
MAIN CAMPUS The Main Campus, located in west Sherbrooke, has eight faculties. The Campus, which is both urban and buzzing with activity, has green spaces, areas for work and socializing, and many services close to the classrooms (residencies, performance halls and entertainment facilities, cafeterias, libraries, businesses, bus station, sports complex, and more).
HEALTH CAMPUS The Health Campus is located in east Sherbrooke. This extensive biomedical complex is home to the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Sherbrooke University Hospital Centre (CHUS), the Pharmacology Institute of Sherbrooke, the Ă‰tienne-Le Bel Centre (applied research), and the Applied Cancer Research Pavilion. Students on this campus also have access to the full range of student services.
LONGUEUIL CAMPUS MAIN SHERBROOKE CAMPUS
SHERBROOKE HEALTH CAMPUS
The Longueuil Campus, located on MontrĂŠal's South Shore, serves thousands of students each year. Although specialized in part-time graduate education (master's and doctoral levels) in a variety of fields, this campus also offers a number of tailored-training and undergraduate programs.
Student life at Sherbrooke has earned a reputation for its vitality and richness, starting with your first day on campus and running right up to commencement. There are more than a hundred student associations and groups involved in making social and community life a dynamic experience.
Services provided on the Main Campus include a medical clinic, psychological and counselling services, a sports medicine clinic, and nutrition counselling. The campus also has a number of shops and businesses, including cafeterias, a bookstore, a computer store, a travel agency, and a barbershop/hairdressing salon.
The Maurice Oâ€™Bready theatre, with seating for 1700, provides a stage for performers of national and international renown. The university offers its students preferential access to and discounts for a broad variety of cultural events and activities with its Carte Blanche pass. The School of Music hosts a wealth of events featuring all kinds of music, providing musical enthusiasts with opportunities to discover new talented musicians and singers. Aficionados of contemporary art have the chance to enjoy a variety of works on display during the art galleryâ€™s many exhibitions.
Vert & Or teams defend the University colors in track and field, cross-country running, football, swimming, soccer, volleyball, badminton, cheerleading, golf, and rugby. The University's stateof-the-art sports facilities include: > an aquatics complex with a 50 m two-section pool and a 25 m pool > a double gymnasium > two track-and-field stadiums (indoor and outdoor) > a complete weight-training room > a synthetic multisport surface > a climbing wall, indoor tennis courts, a spinning room, and more The Main Campus is nestled on the slopes of mont Bellevue, where you can cycle, hike, snowshoe, and cross-country ski. On the other side of the mountain is a downhill-ski centre right in the city.
Photo: City of Sherbrooke, Jocelyn Riendeau
A TRUE COLLEGE TOWN Sherbrooke ranks as Quebec's sixth largest city with a population of 150,000. In addition to being bilingual, Sherbrooke is home to two universities —one English speaking and the other French speaking—and three colleges. The vast majority of the student population comes from outside of the city, making Sherbrooke a young, vibrant, and vital city. Moreover, the cost of living in Sherbrooke is very reasonable and there are no traffic jams to speak of. The area's lakes, rivers, and mountains combine to make Sherbrooke an outstanding place to live. Downtown Reasons why Sherbrooke stands out from other towns in the country: 20% OF ITS POPULATION PURSUES POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION 60% OF ITS ECONOMY IS LINKED TO THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY ITS HIGHLY ADVANTAGEOUS POSITION AS AN INTEGRATED STUDENT CITY IN A SELECT CLUB COMPRISING A SMALL NUMBER OF CITIES AROUND THE WORLD
holds a great deal of attraction for students, with its movie theatres, cafés, bars, and small clubs where emerging groups perform, giving Sherbrooke its own reputation in the music industry.
ITS LEADERSHIP ROLE IN SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
THE WORLD UdeS's reputation for vitality and innovation attracts students from across the province and around the world. More than 85% of the University's student population comes from outside Sherbrooke, creating a warm atmosphere that lets new students integrate into the community easier.
Internationalization at UdeS means: 3,700 international students and immigrants from 120 countries 650 exchange students through student mobility programs 288 international cooperative agreements with 40 countries Cultural diversity reflected in faculty representation, since 24% of faculty members were born outside of Canada Active partnerships with the RĂŠseau Latinus (initiative linking Romance-language universities) and the Confucius Institute
Education that Prepares Students for the
FUTURE The Université deSherbrooke offers more than 350 programs, all developed with a view to training new generations of professionals that meet the needs of employers. The in-depth knowledge and skills of our faculty members; the program structure, designed as a veritable learning pathway; alternating work terms and periods of study in the co-op program; and practical exercise and major projects come together to form an integrated whole that enables students to better master the material and apply what they have learned to real situations. That’s why Sherbrooke graduates stand out from their first day on the labor market. That, too, is seeing the future.
CENTRED ON PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE AND INNOVATION The Université de Sherbrooke has revolutionized teaching, particularly through the use of problem-based and project-based learning (PBL). In these two approaches, students work in small groups under the supervision of a tutor to solve a problem or carry out a project. They learn to perform research and synthesize information, develop autonomy and the ability to discuss as team members, and acquire both professional and personal skills.
In addition to being the first Frenchspeaking university to adopt the co-op teaching approach, the Université de Sherbrooke still remains one of the leaders in this field. This method, which combines periods of study with paid work terms, allows a significant number of students to gain practical experience while confirming to themselves they have chosen the right academic and career paths.
INTERNSHIPS The Université de Sherbrooke's co-op program gives students the opportunity to work for companies in their chosen fields and meet actual professionals, while working towards their degrees. This original Total of $35M a year paid directly to interns
and practical approach alternates semesters of academic study with semesters of full-time employment throughout the student's program.
About 20% of internships in Sherbrooke, 30% in Montréal, 20% in Montérégie, and 10% in Québec City Overall internship placement rate of 98% across all programs of study
The co-op benefits for students include gaining experience and earning a salary. Employers benefit from the services and knowledge of the next generation of university graduates highly interested in learning and succeeding. In 1966, the Université de Sherbrooke established Quebec's first university co-op program and remains the definite leader in this field. Our co-op offering consists of more than 40 programs, concentrations, and pathways.
Only Canadian citizens and landed immigrants can take part in the cooperative program.
Each year, our students go on nearly 4,000 internships throughout Quebec and even across the world. More than 50 people, including about 30 internship coordinators, seek out internship possibilities in addition to advising and assisting students and employers throughout the cooperative experience. Co-op graduates amass at least one year of relevant experience before earning their diplomas, while reaping the benefits of unrivaled career preparation that employers genuinely value.
PROGRAMS UNDERGRADUATE A B
Applied political science Biochemistry of health Biology Biotechnology engineering Business administration: Concentration in accounting Concentration in finance Concentration in human-resources management Concentration in management Concentration in management information systems Concentration in marketing
G H I
N O P
Chemical engineering Chemistry Civil engineering Communications, writing, and multimedia Computer engineering Counselling Ecology Economics Electrical engineering English and intercultural studies Environmental studies Geomatics applied to the environment History Imagery and digital sciences Informatics Kinesiology Law Law/life sciences (bachelor's/master's degrees) Law/MBA (bachelor's/master's degrees) Literature and cultural studies Management information Marketing communication (bachelor's/master's degrees) Mathematics Medicine (MD) Mechanical engineering Medicine Microbiology Molecular and cellular biology Multidisciplinary Music Nursing Occupational therapy (bachelor's/master's degrees) Pharmaceutical chemistry Pharmacology Philosophy Physical education and health Physics Physiotherapy (bachelor's/master's degrees) Preschool and elementary education Psychoeducation Psychology Secondary education School and social adjustment Social work Teaching English as a second language Theology Translation Vocational education
Administration and MBA Aerospatial engineering Applied political science Biochemistry Biology Cellular biology Chemical engineering Chemistry Chorale conducting Clinical sciences Civil engineering College teaching Comparative Canadian literature Counselling Contemporary religious studies Dispute prevention and settlement Economics Education Education and training management Electrical engineering Engineering management Environment French Geography Gerontology Health policy and law History Immunology Informatics Intercultural mediation Law Management and governance of cooperatives and mutuals Mathematics Mechanical engineering Microbiology Pharmacology Philosophy Physical activity Physics Physiology Preschool and elementary education Psychoeducation Radiation sciences and biomedical imagery Rehabilitation practices School and social adjustment Secondary education Software engineering Social work Substance-abuse intervention Taxation
F G H I L M
Administration Biochemistry Biology Cellular biology Chemical engineering Chemistry Civil engineering Clinical sciences Comparative Canadian literature Contemporary religious studies Development economics Education Educational intervention for physical activity Electrical engineering French Gerontology History Immunology Law Mathematics Medicine (MD) Mechanical engineering Medicine Microbiology Pharmacology Philosophy Physics Physiology Practical philosophy Psychoeducation Psychology Radiation sciences and biomedical imagery Remote sensing
RESEARCH The UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke has earned a reputation for its hard-hitting research, which has led to major discoveries and innovations in a variety of disciplines. Research at the UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke translates into: More than $143M in research revenue annually 79 research chairs 31 recognized research centres and 5 recognized research institutes Modern equipment and facilities at the cutting edge of technology Faculty members that stand out for the excellence of their research Special relations with public, private, and not-for-profit partners Tangible benefits for society
UNIQUE INFRASTRUCTURE FIVE MAJOR RESEARCH INSTITUTES
SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION CENTRE
The university hosts five research institutes that serve as Canadian models in their niches. They have earned recognition, in particular, for their research track records as well as the quality of the intake and mentoring provided to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Moreover, their reputations include many collaborative efforts they have put into place with public, parapublic, and private organizations.
The UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke enjoys an enviable position with respect to Canadian high-performance computing (HPC) with one of Canada's largest capacities for housing scientific computing equipment. Investigators can count on the regular upgrading of the Mammouth supercomputer and a sound technical team providing for the needs of many disciplines, in particular, chemistry, physics, biology, health sciences, remote sensing, and all areas of engineering.
Environment and Sustainable Development Observatory Interdisciplinary Institute for Technological Innovation Pharmacology Institute of Sherbrooke Research Centre on Aging Research Institute on Educational Practices
HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES RESEARCH PAVILION The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Pavilion brings together 300 professors and student researchers from the humanities, social sciences, and education. This state-of-the-art, LEED-certified building promotes interdisciplinary collaboration while providing appropriate spaces and equipment.
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION (3IT) Located in the UniversitĂŠ de Sherbrooke's Innovation Park, 3IT covers 7,000-m2 of floor space and offers an outstanding environment for design, prototyping, and assessment, ranging from nanotechnologies up to systems and their applications. This joint university/industry working environment centred on interdisciplinarity houses Class 100 and 100,000 clean rooms; installations for mechanical, electronic, and computer prototyping; and a unique laboratory for assessing the use and ergonomics of new technologies under actual conditions.
CANCER APPLIED RESEARCH PAVILION
BRP–UDES CENTRE FOR ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
MIQRO INNOVATION COLLABORATIVE CENTRE (C2MI)
This new pavilion located on the Health Campus brings together about 30 multidisciplinary research teams. It also houses highly specialized equipment for researchers in functional genomics, RNomics, proteomics, molecular oncology, and the cellular biology of cancer.
Located in the Université de Sherbrooke’s Innovation Park, this centre—the only one of its kind in Canada—focuses on developing cuttingedge new technologies pertaining to motorized recreational vehicles. Joint university/Bombardier Recreational Products teams work primarily on five themes: engines; transmissions and drive systems; suspension and shock absorbers; materials and manufacturing processes; and technologies that are more environmentally friendly. The facility includes laboratories, workshops, and offices as well as specialized research equipment.
Located in Bromont's technology park about an hour from Sherbrooke, C2MI is an innovation centre for assembling the next generation of electronic chips. Based on powerful models of University/ industry partnering, C2MI is a crucial link in the microelectronics ecosystem in the northeastern part of the continent and one of the world's most important research hubs in this field. C2MI recently received more than $218M for the construction of a building and the acquisition of research equipment.
RESEARCH GROUPS FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
FACULTY OF LAW
FACULTY OF EDUCATION
PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES
PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES
PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES
development, public I International economy, and the tax system
development I Sustainable and the environment
and socioeducational I Educational intervention
I Entrepreneurship and innovation
I Governance and access to the courts
I Pedagogy of graduate studies
management and I Trademark responsible consumption financial management I Responsible and sustainable development
cultural diversity, I Neutrality, and religion
of educational I Management organizations
I Health and health sciences
I Competitive and business intelligence
Work organization; occupational health and safety
RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES
Economy and International Development Research Group (GREDI)
Finance Research Group (GReFA) I Applied
and protection I Vulnerability of the vulnerable
Behavior problems and social adjustment of children and adolescents
and learning throughout I Transitions life the sciences, technology, I Teaching and mathematics in the learning of reading and writing I Continuity and practical streams in teacher professional training I Professional
RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES Teaching and Learning Research Centre (CRÉAS) I Science for the Study of Transitions and Learning (CÉRTA) I Centre
Research Centre on Educational and Socioeducational Intervention (CRIÉSÉ)
Group on Child Social Maladjustment (GRISE) I Research
FACULTY OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES I Neuromechanics of human movement intervention through I Educational physical activity and health
I Kinesiology, health, and aging
FACULTY OF ENGINEERING
FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES
PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES
[Research ecosystem on on I Materials cutting-edge materials] [Development and I Energy management of new energy sources] [Bioengineering and new I Health technologies serving health]
dynamics and social I Community networks language, and intercultural I Culture, relations
Transportation / Mobility [Infrastructure; adaptive-intelligence materials]
Safety, Standardization, and Adaptation
Sustainable Development [Environmentally responsible management and use]
RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES Efficiency of Industrial I Energy Processes Research Centre Research I Earthquake-Engineering Centre (CRGP) Research Centre on Concrete I UdeS Infrastructure (CRIB-US) Vibration and Acoustics Group (GAUS) I UdeS
I Water Research Group of Université de Sherbrooke and Environment Research Group I Energy
I Governance, ethics, and power modeling and I Environmental observation
RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES for Remote-Sensing I Centre Applications and Research (CARTEL)
Centre for Computer Analysis and Processing of Quebec French (CATIFQ)
and Study Group on Quebec I Research Books (GRÉLQ)
FACULTY OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES I Cancer diagnosis and prognosis I Inflammation and pain I Diabetes, obesity, and complications I Aging
Population health, best practices, and health-care organization
FACULTY OF SCIENCE PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES I Functional materials for the future I Quantum informatics I Pharmaceutical and medical chemistry I Environment and ecology I Molecular and genetic biology
I Mother–child research
assistance for the wellI Intelligent being of future society
RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES
RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES
Research Centre in Structural I UdeS Pharmacology (CREPSUS)
Centre on Intelligent I Research Materials Centre for Vegetation I Research Improvement (SÉVE) Centre for Terrestrial Ecology (CRET) I Research Centre on Intelligent Environments I Research Research Chair in Quantum Materials (CRMQ) I Canada for the Study and Improvement of Microbial Diversity (CEVDM) I Centre
I Maternal and Child Research Centre I Research Centre on RNA Biology Obesity and Cardiovascular Complications Research Centre I Diabetes, Centre for Teaching and Research on Inflammation (CERIUS) I UdeS
I Sherbrooke Neuroscience Centre (CNS) Centre for Molecular Imaging (SMIC) I Sherbrooke
FACULTY OF THEOLOGY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROMISING RESEARCH THEMES I Study of the contemporary religious RECOGNIZED RESEARCH CENTRES Centre on Society, Law, I UdeS and Religion (SoDRUS)
I Algebraic and Geometric Structures
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Just 30 minutes from the United States border, the Université de Sherbrooke occupies a unique geographic position that makes it easy to get away to major cities along North America's East Coast: Montréal (2 h), Québec (3 h), Boston (4 h), and New York (7 h). Students can take advantage of intercity buses and group trips to make the most out of these destinations.
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