The University of Montreal is a public research based university situated in Montreal in Quebec province of Canada. This university receives the largest sponsorship for the purpose of research which is third largest in Canada. This university receives approximately $525 million for the purpose of research. The University of Montreal is a member of the U15 universities and offers more than 650 odd undergraduate as well as graduate programs to almost 55000 students.
Some of the study areas and courses offered by this university are in the field of Arts and Science which includes Classical Studies, Medieval Studies, History, Geography, Spanish, Philosophy, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Communications, Mathematics and Statistics, Economics, Sociology, Political Sciences, Biological Sciences etc.
In the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral Health, Stomatology and Reconstructive Dentistry is covered; in the faculty of Education Teacher Training, Didactics, Administrative and Educational Foundations are included.
While in the faculty of Environmental Design Architecture, Urban Planning, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture are covered. Apart from this, the University of Montreal also offers degree courses in the field of Law, Graduate Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Music, Pharmacy, Optometry etc.
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The University of Montreal’s main campus is located on the northern slope in the boroughs of Cote des Neiges and Mont Royal located in Outremont. Mont Royal is a small mountain located in the downtown vicinity of Montreal. This campus is easily accessible from Cotes des Neiges, Edouard Montpetit and university of Montreal metro stations.
The main campus of the University of Montreal has a peculiar landmark of Pavilion Roger Gaudry tower which is also known as Pavilion principal. This name was given in the memory of the university’s former rector Roger Gaudry.
Since the University of Montreal is a research based university, this university has sufficient and modern research facilities. Like the Centre Hospitalier de universite de Montreal (CHUM) as well as the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Saint-Justine are two hostpital networks in which medicine related research is carried on. These hospitals are affiliated to the University of Montreal’s Faculty of Medicine. Then there is the J. Armand Bombardier Incubator is a joint building shared by the university with the Ecole Polytechnic of Montreal. This incubator which was started in the year 2004 was built with the intention of allowing companies with a readymade infrastructure to carry out exhaustive research and development. Over fifteen biomedical companies have used this incubator for research purposes.
The University of Montreal offers its full time students with on campus accommodation facilities for which the rates are around $400. Besides this, the university also helps students find off campus accommodations which are usually one or two bedroom apartments given on a contract for a period of not less than twelve months at a time. Such apartments are well equipped and contain all essential facilities like study table, cupboards, stove, refrigerator, laundry room etc. Some of the popular housing choices of students are in the neighborhoods of Snowdon, Outremont, CDN, Westmount, Centreville etc.
All the faculty members teaching at the University of Montreal are highly educated. Some of them have achieved great recognition for their contribution in their respective fields of study. Like for instance, Professor Jocelyn Faubert, who is popular for this theory on visual perception is part of the faculty team of the university etc. Ms. Liu from the Faculty of Medicine is one professor you should look out for as she has been feautures on the Time Magazine cover page for her efforts in controlling the Ebola epidemic.
Jobs and placements
The university conducts career fairs inviting recruiters mainly in the health sector like The Douglas Institute and McGill University Health Centre (MUHC).
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