Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

With its competent staff and approach based on accessibility, partnership and innovation, UQAT creates, transmits and mobilizes intellectual, scientific and cultural knowledge to support personal development and community growth, not only in the areas it serves, but also through partnerships at the national and international levels.

A word from the Principal

UQAT is deeply committed to and rooted in its areas of coverage. It has grown at an incredible pace, surpassing the wildest dreams of those who founded it more than three decades ago. Through the mobilization of the members and partners of the university community , UQAT has played an important role in helping communities develop and bloom, producing nearly 20,000 graduates and contributing significantly to progress in science through advanced research related to issues faced by the areas it serves as well as across Quebec.

We have come a long way, through challenging courses that have stimulated students’ creativity. Over the years, UQAT has naturally grown in a different way, guided by six consecutive five-year development plans, each more visionary than the last. It has been built on strong partnerships to offer an various educational programs and conduct research activities mainly in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Nord-du-Québec and the Upper Laurentians.

Our many successful achievements lead us to believe that our off-the-beaten-track methods deliver winning results, and prompt us to challenge ourselves and scale up to new heights. As you will see, our 2015‒2020 Development Plan reflects a desire to surpass our limits and embrace change as an opportunity.

Happy reading!

Denis Martel, Principal

View the development plan

Denis Martel, recteur
Abitibi-Témiscamingue: As Beautiful as it is True!

Abitibi-Témiscamingue: A beautiful natural setting!

The area has all the benefits of living in nature near bustling city centres. Made up of warm and welcoming communities, Abitibi-Témiscamingue is a place where it is easy to feel good and, above all, safe. Surrounded by 22,000 lakes in the heart of the boreal forest, Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s towns boast a creative population bursting with new ideas and bold plans. Their cultural, economic and social vitality is palpable and helps to make it an ideal environment for living and studying.

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