Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

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Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Motto Libre de voir plus loin (French: free to see further)
Established 1959 Université au Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean (1959-1967). Subsequently renamed, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (1969-present)
Type branch of the Université du Québec
Administrative staff
209 professors
Undergraduates available
Postgraduates available
Location Chicoutimi, La Malbaie, Saint-Félicien, Alma and Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
Campus urban
Affiliations AUCC, IAU, AUFC, CIS
Website www.uqac.ca

The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) is a branch of the Université du Québec founded in 1969 and based in the Chicoutimi borough of Saguenay, Quebec. UQAC has secondary study centers in La Malbaie, Saint-Félicien, Alma and Sept-Îles. In 2003, 6583 students were registered and 209 professors worked for the university, making it the third largest of the ten Université du Québec branches, after UQAM and UQTR.


Université du Québec à Chicoutimi.

It offers over forty undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is especially well known for its researchers in aluminium (with two research centers), forestry, icing (in French, givrage), geology and historical population studies.

In 2005, UQAC opened programs for students from foreign countries in partnership with universities from Morocco, Lebanon, China, Senegal, Colombia, and Brazil.

In 2006, Université de Sherbrooke opened a building of its medical school on UQAC's campus, allowing its students to register at UQAC for other courses, such as biology.

Engineering students can choose to specialize in the following disciplines: Computer Engineering, Geological Engineering and Génie unifié[1]

UQAC also offers a number of French as a Second Language programs through its École de langue française et de culture québécoise (School of French language and Quebec culture)[2]

Well-known faculty

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Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Honoris Causa

UQAC has granted 23 honoris causa doctorates during its existence.

  • Mgr Victor Tremblay (1977)
  • Mgr Félix-Antoine Savard (1979)
  • Paul-Gaston Tremblay (1980)
  • Jacques Gagnon (posthumous, 1980)
  • Father Pierre-Paul Asselin (1981)
  • Jean-Paul Desbiens (1983)
  • François Brassard (posthumus, 1984)
  • Sister Imelda Dallaire (1984)
  • Father Georges-Henri Lévesque (1985)
  • Bernard Lamarre (1987)
  • Dr. Albert Jacquard (1987)
  • François Sénécal-Tremblay (1989)
  • Judge Pierre Bergeron (1992)
  • Jean-Marie Couët (1992)
  • Gérard Arguin (1994)
  • Carroll L'Italien (2001)
  • Michel Dumont (2001)
  • Gaston L. Tremblay (2004)
  • André Imbeau (2005)
  • Lucien Bouchard (2007)
  • Boutros Boutros-Ghali (2007)
  • Pierre Lavoie (2010)
  • Félix Blackburn (2013)


  1. Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation - University List
  2. UQAC - École de langue française et de culture québécoise

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.

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