Annual Report 2016-2017 - page 7

2016-2017 Annual Report
The President of UMFK welcomed
at the Edmundston campus
John Short, the president of the University
of Maine at Fort Kent (UMFK), visited the
Edmundston campus in June 2016. Mr. Short
and Jacques Paul Couturier, Vice-President
of the Edmundston campus (UMEC), took
advantage of the occasion to strengthen ties
between UMEC and UMFK. They also want to
provide students with opportunities to
participate in student exchanges and enhance
their student experience.
Over $10 million invested
in the Shippagan campus
The provincial government announced that it will
invest $6.37 million, and the federal government
will invest $5.01 million to expand the Shippagan
campus’s Irene-Leger Pavilion by 2610 square
metres. The new space will be shared by the
Université and the Collège communautaire du
Nouveau Brunswick ,and will include a communal
cafeteria, offices for student services as well as
new space for classrooms, laboratories and
college offices.
Launch of the
Destination carrière
The Service d’orientation et de recherche de
travail [Guidance and employment search service],
in conjunction with the Université de Moncton
alUMni, launched the new
Destination carrière
program this year. Its purpose is to help students
successfully transition to the labour market.
The program wants to encourage students
to take advantage of a variety of professional
and personal development opportunities
offered free of charge at the Moncton campus
or outside the University.
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