Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, sometimes informally known as UQAT, is a public university within the Université du Québec network. The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue is based in Rouyn-Noranda with other satellite campuses.

With the presence of various student associations, the Bistro UQAT and sports facilities, there is something for everyone on the campus of Rouyn-Noranda. Whether the improvisation league or hockey boots you want, the Green Committee or intercollegiate competition, the choices are numerous and fun guaranteed.

Moreover, UQAT organizes several activities throughout the year to enliven student life: academic year, lectures, cultural events, workshops and more.


UQAT was founded in 1970 as Services universitaires dans le Nord-Ouest québécois. The university was renamed several times thereafter: Direction des études universitaires dans l’Ouest québécois in 1972; Centre d’études universitaires dans l’Ouest québécois in 1976; Centre d’études universitaires en Abitibi-Témiscamingue in 1981. The University has been known as Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue since 1983.

Student Housing

UQAT does not offer student residences, but rental accommodations are available in the communities.

Sporting Activities

During the year, students have the opportunity to get in shape with sports (aerobics, water polo, step, aerobics, stretching, masters club, fitness room, yoga, team sports, etc.). Due to agreements with the Cégep de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue can play sports at reasonable prices. The schedule of sports activities is available at the beginning of each session.

Student Committees

  • General Student Association (AGEUQAT)
  • Student Association (AEUQAT-Val-d’Or)
  • Student Entrepreneur Club
  • Committee sociocultural
  • Student Committee multimedia
  • Science Student Committee accountants (CA, CGA, CMA)
  • Student Committee on Management Sciences (CESG)
  • Eurostage
  • Trade Games
  • Cameroon Project
  • Psychoed-Fest
  • Radio UQAT
  • Awareness Week for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Course in Senegal
  • Society of students of engineering in Abitibi-Témiscamingue (SEEGAT)
  • Student Life Committee
  • Webdesign.go

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