Based in the Montérégie region of Quebec and with over 40,000 students the Université de Sherbrooke is one of the largest tertiary learning institutions in the region. The university was founded in 1954 as a French university, and the majority of its classes are taught in the language.
There are five campuses that make up Sherbrooke. Of the eight faculties, seven have bases on the Longueuil campus; Administration, Law, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, and Science. At the faculty of Science, Canadian students meeting entry requirements will immediately receive a grant of $1000. Focused in Longueuil and Montérégie is the university of the Third Age, which offers training opportunities for those aged over 50.
Sherbrooke is partnered with several organisations in the local area, such as the Chamber of Commerce and the cities of Bromont and Granby. Since 1999 there has been an affiliation agreement with the Hôpital Charles LeMoyne, exchanging resources and research.
As part of the Faculty of Medicine the university offers a Bachelor of Nursing degree, offered to graduates of the DEC in Sciences nursing education. Since 2015 the Nursing college has simulated a ‘code orange’ situation once a year, teaching nurses how to react to an emergency situation.
The Law faculty offers a bachelors degree and diploma in the second learning cycle in the the span of three years. The programme is taught by renowned experts and leads the graduate toward the opportunity of taking the Quebec bar exam, and the majority of classes are taught in English.
Among those to have graduated from Sherbrooke are politician Jean Charest, athlete Camille Leblanc-Bazinet, medical scientist Yves A. Lussier, and businessman Bernard Poulin.