Université de Moncton
Motto in English
|Established||1963 (Merger of Collège Saint-Joseph, Collège du Sacré-Cœur and Collège Saint-Louis)|
|Colours||Blue and Gold|
|Nickname||Blue Eagles (French: Aigles Bleus)|
|Affiliations||AUCC, IAU, AUFC, AUS, AUFSC, CBIE, CUP.|
|Sports||Atlantic University Sport|
|Mascot||Super Blue (French: Super Bleu)|
|1 From the Rapport Annuel 2005–2006|
The Université de Moncton (abbr. U de M, transl. University of Moncton) is a French-language university located in Edmundston, Moncton and Shippagan, New Brunswick, Canada serving the Acadian community of Atlantic Canada. It is the only francophone university in New Brunswick and is one of only two such universities in the Maritimes, the other being the Université Sainte-Anne in Pointe-de-l'Église, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is also the largest French-language university in Canada outside Quebec.
Founded on 19 June 1963, the modern Université de Moncton is the result of the merger of three colleges: Collège Saint-Joseph (Memramcook, 1864), Collège du Sacré-Cœur (Caraquet, 1899 then Bathurst, 1915), and Collège Saint-Louis (Edmundston, 1946). In 1989, the Université of Moncton founded undergraduate degrees in adult education. Alan Beddoe designed the university coats of arms.
The National Film Board of Canada documentary Acadia Acadia ?!? (1971), co-directed by Michel Brault and Pierre Perrault, documents how student protests at the university in 1968–69 sparked an awakening of Acadian nationalism.
The university is divided into three campuses
- Campus Universitaire de Moncton, in Moncton (main campus)
- Campus Universitaire d'Edmundston, in Edmundston
- Campus Universitaire de Shippagan, in Shippagan
The Moncton Campus features the following buildings:
- The Léopold-Taillon Building was built between 1945 and 1948, is on the Registry of Historic Places of Canada.
- Moncton Stadium
- Musée Acadien
- Pavillon Remi-Rossignol
- Maison Lafrance
- Centre de Formation Médicale du Nouveau-Brunswick
- Jean-Louis Lévesque Arena
- Faculté d'ingénierie
The university is a member of L'Association des collèges et des universités de la francophonie canadienne, formerly L'Association des universités de la francophonie canadienne (en: Association of Colleges and Universities of the Canadian Francophonie, formerly Association of Universities of the Canadian Francophonie), a network of academic institutions of the Canadian Francophonie.
The main campus at Moncton is home to eight university-wide faculties:
- Arts and Social Sciences
- Engineering (includes Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering)
- Graduate Studies
- Health Sciences and Community Services
Faculty of Law
The University of Moncton's Faculty of Law is one of only two French-language common law schools in the world. (The University of Ottawa also offers a common law education in French.) The school was founded in 1978 in order to respond to the needs of francophone communities outside Quebec. As Quebec practices civil law, there was a need to instruct francophone lawyers in common law to practice in other parts of Canada. The University of Ottawa law school teaches both common and civil law, as does McGill; thus the University of Moncton's Faculty of Law is the only exclusively French, exclusively common law school in Canada.
U de M offers both the JD and the graduate LLM. The school also offers joint degrees: the JD-MBA (Masters of Business) and JD-MEE (Masters of Environmental Studies). As well, students who already possess a civil law degree (an LL.L or a BCL) from a Canadian school can enroll at U de M for two semesters to complete an LLB.
Medical Training Centre
The University of Moncton's Medical Training Centre is the first francophone school of medicine in Atlantic Canada. It is a joint medical programme, offered by the Université de Sherbrooke which administers it. It is not technically a faculty of the University of Moncton.
Faculty of Health Sciences and Community Services
The School of Food Science, Nutrition and Family Studies within the Faculty of Health Sciences and Community Services has an accredited dietetic program. The program is accredited by the Partnership for Dietetic Education and Practice, the accrediting body in Canada, and the program's graduates may subsequently become registered dietitians.
Faculty of Sciences
The faculty of Sciences is located in the Rémi-Rossignol building and covers all cores science subjects, such as: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, as well as Computer Science.
Programmes at the Edmundston Campus are grouped in the following sectors: business administration, arts and letters, education and kinesiology, nursing, forestry, and social sciences. Administratively, all sectors except foresty are under the campus dean of studies. Foresty is its own school, the only faculty level unit not to report to Moncton.
Programmes at the Shippigan Campus are grouped under the following sectors: business administration, arts and social sciences; nursing; and, science. All programmes fall under the campus dean of studies.
There are six libraries and resource centres across the three campuses: Bibliothèque Champlain (Moncton), Bibliothèque Michel-Bastarache (Moncton), Centre d'études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson [fr] (Moncton), Centre de ressources pédagogiques (Moncton), Bibliothèque Rhéa-Larose (Edmundston) and Bibliothèque Shippagan. All records from these libraries are gathered into one catalogue: Catalogue Éloïze.
Two of these libraries, Michel-Bastarache and Centre de ressources pédagogiques, are special libraries, catering to the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Education, respectively. The Centre d'études acadiennes, found on the lower level of Bibliothèque Champlain, is a world-renowned and primary resource and archive centre for Acadian studies.
The university is represented in U Sports (Atlantic University Sport conference) by the Moncton Aigles Bleu. The Aigles Bleus have a male and female hockey team, a male and female soccer team, a male and female athletics team, a male and female cross country running team and a female volleyball team.
Noted faculty and alumni
- Michel Bastarache, Puisne Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada
- Hubert Marcoux, French-Canadian solo sailor and author
- Joël Bourgeois, 3000m steeplechase runner, 2-time competitor at the Olympic Games and gold medalist at the 1999 Pan American Games
- Herménégilde Chiasson, professor, poet and playwright, and former Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
- Stéphane Dion, professor, academic, Cabinet Minister, and Former Liberal Party Leader
- Brian Gallant, former Premier of New Brunswick
- Corinne Gallant, professor emeritus and feminist who received the Order of Canada
- Alain Haché, Professor of physics, demonstrated superluminal electric pulse propagation
- Louis LaPierre, former professor of ecology who resigned from the Order of Canada after it was discovered that he had misrepresented his academic credentials
- Roméo LeBlanc, Former Governor General of Canada, graduated from Collège St-Joseph
- James E. Lockyer, Professor of law
- Bernard Lord, former Premier of New Brunswick, brother of Roger Lord
- Roger Lord, internationally acclaimed concert pianist and Professor of Piano at U de M, brother of Bernard Lord
- Antonine Maillet, Acadian author and winner of the Prix Goncourt
- Percy Mockler, Canadian senator
- Jean-Guy Poitras, member of the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame
- Claude Roussel, sculptor, former head of art department
- Donald Savoie, professor of public administration and author
- Christine St-Pierre, former Radio-Canada reporter and Quebec Minister of Culture, Communications and the Status of Women
- Camille Thériault, former Premier of New Brunswick
- Higher education in New Brunswick
- List of universities and colleges in New Brunswick
- Atlantic University Sport
- Canadian Interuniversity Sport
- Canadian government scientific research organizations
- Canadian university scientific research organizations
- Canadian industrial research and development organizations
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