University of Quebec (Trois-Rivieres) (UQTR) ( Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières)
The Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, a member of the Université du Québec network, was created on March 19, 1969 with the integration, at the time, of the Center d'études universitaire de Trois-Rivières and the 'Maurice-L.-Duplessis State Normal School. The founding rector of UQTR was then Mr. Gilles Boulet, a key figure in regional development.
Located on a campus with an area of almost 59 hectares, and first installed in buildings that belonged to the Saint-Antoine Seminary, led by the Franciscans, the UQTR is developing in the heart of the modern part of the city of Trois-Rivieres. The physical environment it occupies offers an interesting characteristic with its rugged topography, the result of a morphological history dating back around 10,000 years.
In 1973, the first educational building to be erected under the aegis of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières was created. This is the Ringuet pavilion. The construction of the buildings then continues over the years, at the rate of the increase in the clientele and the appearance of new needs.
Today, the UQTR campus brings together more than fifteen buildings , each year welcoming nearly 14,500 students , more than half of whom come from other regions of Quebec. The UQTR also reaches external clients through the presence of a campus in Drummondville and eight university centers off campus .
The University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières is distinguished by its well-defined personality. Accessible and lively, it opens its doors to a world of knowledge and challenges. Its average size and its roots in the community, as well as its openness to the world, make UQTR a university where it is good to study. It offers 289 training programs for the three study cycles and has awarded, since its creation, more than 98,000 diplomas to nearly 79,000 graduates .