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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). Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ... 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... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (Gift of God shall make prosper) Area: 547. ... Map of Quebec highlighting Laval Laval is a city, a regional county municipality and a region in southwestern Quebec, Canada in the greater Montreal area. ... This article needs cleanup. ...

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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 July 8 - Charles II of England grants John Clarke a Royal Charter to Rhode Island. ... 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). ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... Events January - April January – Cleopatras Needle arrives in London January 9 - Humbert I becomes King of Italy January 23 – Disraeli orders British fleet to Dardanelles January 28 - The Yale News becomes the first daily, college newspaper in the United States. ... 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. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ...


As of 2002, Laval University has over 350 programs at both 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 learnt and used because of geographical or social reasons; it is distinguished from a foreign language. ...


Laval's campus is considered to be 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 sportsfields; 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. In many parts of the world, winter is associated with snow. ... An Inner Mongolia Grassland. ... Flora is a collective term for plant life. ... Fauna is a collective term for animal life. ... 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). ...


Asteroid (14424) Laval is named in honour of the university. An asteroid is a small, solid object in our Solar System, orbiting the Sun. ...


The university is represented in Canadian Interuniversity Sport by the Laval Rouge-et-Or. 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

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An underground walkway at Laval University
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. ... 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. ...

Honorary degree recipients

  • Julie Payette - First Quebec female astronaut in space
  • Alain Jalleo - Marketing business man, chairman at Plastic Mirola

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

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... The University of Montreal (Université de Montréal, UdeM for short) is one of four universities in Montreal, Quebec. ... This is a list of the oldest Universities. ...

External links

  • Université Laval (http://www.ulaval.ca/)


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

 
 

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