Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT) is a public university within the Université du Québec network, with campuses in Val-d'Or and Rouyn-Noranda.

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
MottoIl faut le savoir (It must be known)
Established1970 (legally 1983)
445, boul. de l’Université Rouyn-Noranda
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CampusUrban/Suburban, five campuses throughout Quebec, with campuses in Quebec City, Montreal, Laval, and Varennes.
Coloursblack      and Red     


The mission of the UQAT is to transfer learning and to help students develop their own tools to better understand the universe.


The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue offers 95 programs in administration, accounting, teaching, engineering, multimedia, psychology, nursing, social work, interactive multimedia, youth communications, and art therapy. Students can choose to specialize in the disciplines of Electromechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. [3]


The Université was founded in 1970 as Services universitaires dans le Nord-Ouest québécois. The university was subsequently renamed Direction des études universitaires dans l’Ouest québécois (1972), Centre d’études universitaires dans l’Ouest québécois (1976), and Centre d’études universitaires en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (1981). The university has been known as l’Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue since 1983, when it split away from the administration of UQTR.


On-campus residences are now available in Rouyn-Noranda and Val-d'Or.[4] Rental accommodations are also available in these communities.


The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue is based in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec. Additional satellite campuses are located in Val-d'Or (Centre d'Etude Supérieures Lucien-Cliche), which includes a pavilion for First Nations studies, and in Amos (Pavilion des Rapides), which specializes in forestry with a research center focusing on ligniculture and sylviculture, and in hydrogeology with a laboratory for groundwater research.

UQAT also has smaller learning centres in Notre-Dame-du-Nord, La Sarre, Matagami, and Duparquet.[5]

Further reading

  • Ferretti, Lucia. L'Université en réseau: les 25 ans de l'Université du Québec. Sainte-Foy: Presses de l'Université du Québec, 1994.


  1. "Choisir l'UQAT". Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  2. "La recherche". Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  3. "Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List". Archived from the original on 2007-03-24. Retrieved 2016-02-08.
  4. (fr) Announcement of the new residences (Fall 2010)
  5. About Colleges and Institutes: Members of the ACCC
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