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Motto: Deo favente haud pluribus impar (Latin: "With God's help, to no one equal")
Founded 1663 as the Séminaire de Québec, chartered in 1852
School type Public
Rector Michel Pigeon
Location Quebec, Quebec
Enrollment 28,902 undergrad, 8,689 grad (2003)
Campus surroundings Suburban, park
Campus size 1.2 km²
Sports teams Rouge et or
Mascot Victor

A view of the Laval University campus A view of the Laval University campus.
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Laval University (Université Laval) is one of Canada's leading universities. It is located in the Sainte-Foy borough of Quebec City, Quebec (and not in the city of Laval, a suburb of Montreal, as is sometimes assumed). A university is an institution of higher education and of research, which grants academic degrees. ... There are communes that have the name Sainte-Foy in France: In France Sainte-Foy, in the Landes département Sainte-Foy, in the Saône-et-Loire département Sainte-Foy, in the Seine-Maritime département Sainte-Foy, in the Vendée département Related Sainte-Foy-dAigrefeuille, in the Haute-Garonne département... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Ville de Québec, Québec, Canada Location. ... ... Motto: Unité, progrès, grandeur (Unity, Progress, Greatness) Area: 247. ... {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Concordia Salus (Salvation through harmony) Ville de Montréal, Québec, Canada Location. ...

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It was founded in 1663 as the Séminaire de Québec by Monseigneur François de Laval, the first bishop of New France. The Séminaire de Québec was granted a Royal Charter in 1852 by Queen Victoria, creating Laval University. In 1878, the University opened a second campus in Montreal in an attempt to offer higher education there; this Montreal branch became the University of Montreal (Université de Montréal) in 1920. Laval University was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French. Events Prix de Rome scholarship established for students of the arts. ... François-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (April 30, 1623 in Montigny-sur-Avre, France - 1708) was the first bishop of New France. ... New France (French: la Nouvelle-France) describes the area colonized by France in North America during a period extending from the exploration of the Saint Lawrence River by Jacques Cartier in 1534 to the cession of New France to the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1763. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Her Majesty Queen Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom from 20 June 1837, and Empress of India from 1876 until her death. ... 1878 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The University of Montreal (Université de Montréal, UdeM for short) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec. ... 1920 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ...


As of 2002, Laval University has over 350 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and 36,000 students, 20 per cent of whom are at the graduate level. The University also attracts more than 2,500 foreign students yearly, and has close to 1,000 students from English Canada and Acadia. The Français pour non-francophones program also offers instruction in French as a second language to students from across Canada and around the world. In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... Look up Graduate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The word graduate can mean any of several things. ... English Canada is a term used to describe either: the anglophone residents of Canada or the Canadian provinces other than Quebec and, sometimes, New Brunswick, in which French is an official language of the provincial governments. ... There is a also a U.S. national park called Acadia National Park; For the former electoral district, see Acadia (electoral district) The national flag of Acadia, adopted in 1884. ... A second language is any language other than the first, or native, language learned; it is typically used because of geographical or social reasons. ...


Laval's campus is considered one of the most striking in Quebec. It covers 1.2 km² and has over 30 buildings, all linked by 10 km of underground walkways, which are frequently used particularly in the winter, when temperatures drop below freezing. Of the campus lands, 56 per cent are wooded areas, grasslands, and sports fields; the campus is home to a plethora of different flora and fauna, including some 67 species of deciduous and coniferous trees, 60 different species of birds, and 15 animal species. Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Winter, 1573. ... An Inner Mongolia Grassland. ... Flora is a collective term for plant life. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life. ... Deciduous forest after leaf fall Deciduous means temporary or tending to fall off (deriving from the Latin word decidere, to fall off). ... Orders & Families Cordaitales † Pinales   Pinaceae - Pine family   Araucariaceae - Araucaria family   Podocarpaceae - Yellow-wood family   Sciadopityaceae - Umbrella-pine family   Cupressaceae - Cypress family   Cephalotaxaceae - Plum-yew family   Taxaceae - Yew family Vojnovskyales † Voltziales † The conifers, division Pinophyta, are one of 13 or 14 division level taxa within the Kingdom Plantae. ... For other meanings of bird, see bird (disambiguation). ...

An underground walkway at Laval University.

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The Laval Rouge-et-Or represents the university in Canadian Interuniversity Sport. The Laval Rouge-et-Or (Laval Red and Gold) are the athletic teams that represent Université Laval in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) is the national governing body of Canada. ...


Notable faculty, alumni and honorary degree recipients

Faculty

Hendrik (Henk) Bouman (born in 1951, in Holland) is a virtuoso harpsichordist, pianist, fortepianist, conductor and prolific contemporary composer of music in the baroque and 18th century classical idioms. ... In Canadian English, a Québécois (IPA: ) is a native or resident of the province of Quebec, Canada, especially a French-speaking one. ... Pierre-Joseph-Olivier Chauveau (May 30, 1820 - April 4, 1890), born in Quebec City, was the first prime minister of the Canadian province of Quebec when it was created as a result of Canadian Confederation in 1867. ... The Premier of Quebec (in French Premier ministre du Québec, sometimes literally translated to Prime Minister of Quebec) is the first minister for the Canadian province of Quebec. ...

Alumni

A view of Quebec City from Laval University campus.

A view of Quebec City from Parent residence on Laval University main campus. ... A view of Quebec City from Parent residence on Laval University main campus. ... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... Lucien Bouchard official Quebec government picture. ... The Right Honourable Joseph Jacques Jean Chrétien, PC (born January 11, 1934) was the twentieth Prime Minister of Canada, serving from November 4, 1993, to December 12, 2003. ... The Prime Minister of Canada, the head of the Canadian government, is usually the leader of the political party with the most seats in the Canadian House of Commons. ... Esther Delisle (born 1954) is a French-Canadian historian and author. ... Louis-Honoré Fréchette Louis-Honoré Fréchette, (November 16, 1839 - May 31, 1908), poet, playwright, and short story writer born in Lévis, Québec, Canada. ... Jean Lesage was considered a remarkable orator Jean Lesage (June 10, 1912–December 12, 1980) was a lawyer and politician in the Canadian province of Quebec. ... René Lévesque. ... Louis Stephen St. ... The Right Honourable Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC (born March 20, 1939), was the eighteenth Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993. ... Sir Adolphe Basile Routhier (May 8, 1839 – June 27, 1920) was a Canadian lyricist. ...

Honorary degree recipients

  • Julie Payette - First Quebec female astronaut in space
  • Alain Jalleo - Marketing businessman, chairman of Plastic Mirola
  • Gerard Turcotte - First Quebec male on the moon

Julie Payette Julie Payette (born October 20, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec) is an astronaut with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) who currently works primarily with the United Statess National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). ...

See also

fdfd ... Quebec, Canada is home to the following universities: Bishops University* (Lennoxville) Concordia University* (Montreal) McGill University* (Montreal) Université Laval (Quebec City) Université de Montréal (Montreal) École des Hautes Études Commerciales École Polytechnique Université de Sherbrooke (Sherbrooke) Université du Québec École nationale dadministration publique (Quebec City) École... This is a list of the oldest extant universities in the world. ...

External links

  • Université Laval (http://www.ulaval.ca/)
  • Laval Map Library (http://www.bibl.ulaval.ca/adele/carto.html)


Quebec universities
Bishop’s | Concordia | ENAP | ETS | INRS | Laval | McGill | Montréal | Sherbrooke | TELUQ | UQAC | UQAM | UQAR | UQAT | UQO | UQTR

  Results from FactBites:
 
Universit√© Laval - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (434 words)
It is located in the Sainte-Foy borough of Quebec City, Quebec (and not in the Montreal suburb of Laval as is sometimes assumed).
Laval University was the first institution in North America to offer higher education in French.
As of 2002, Laval University has over 350 programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and 36,000 students, 20 per cent of whom are at the graduate level.
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