Vision & Mission

Campus Saint-Jean is a crossroads of a unique academic, linguistic and cultural life. Campus Saint-Jean stands out with its spoken language, French, through its bold interdisciplinary programs and the quality of its achievements in research and creation. The establishment is shared between two components: the Faculty Saint-Jean with its bachelor's programs and the Centre collegial de l'Alberta. In April 2016 the Faculty Council has adopted its 2016-2021 Academic Strategic Plan. This plan covers the Faculty's great objectives and orientations and follows up the University of Alberta goals. Following are the vision and the mission developed in the Faculty Saint-Jean strategic plan:


As a socioeconomic actor, Faculté Saint-Jean offers initial and ongoing training within a perspective of personal, social and sustainable development.

A unique crossroads of academic, linguistic and cultural life, Faculté Saint-Jean stands out for its interdisciplinarity, its desire for innovation and its language of use, French, within one of Canada's large English-language universities.

It reflects and reinforces Canada's linguistic duality, stimulates bilingualism and intercultural understanding within the international Francophone community, and presents itself as a guarantor of language rights and minority rights, including those of Aboriginal peoples.


The mission of Faculté Saint-Jean is to offer a postsecondary education in French through initial and ongoing training programs within a perspective of personal, social and professional development. Its programs help in learning the French language, stimulate innovation and creativity, and place value on the wellness of everyone and on environmental sustainability.

A veritable laboratory of cultural exchange and transformation, the Faculté celebrates diversity in the unity of its language and in a spirit of openness to the world. With these roots of identity and an exemplary community engagement, Faculté Saint-Jean equips students to become citizens of a constantly changing world.

Active, bilingual, and equipped with a high degree of literacy and scientific skills, these students will contribute to the evolution of societies and knowledge.


Campus Saint-Jean is the only French-language university-degree program west of Manitoba. The Saint-Jean school was founded in Pincher Creek in 1908 by an Oblate priest as a juniorate, a place to instruct junior members preparing for life in the Oblate order. Three years later, the school moved to its current location overlooking the Mill Creek Ravine, 6 kilometres east of the University of Alberta's main campus. In the 1960s and 1970s, the Collège Saint-Jean grew more affiliated with the University of Alberta, and, in 1976, the Oblate priests officially sold it to the University. In 1977, the Collège changed its name to Faculté Saint-Jean and became a full faculty at the University of Alberta. In October 2005, Saint-Jean was renamed Campus Saint-Jean.

Campus Saint-Jean continues to offer students a unique francophone education. The campus is located on rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 Street) in the heart of Edmonton's francophone neighbourhood. The language of communication at the Campus is French, and students are also exposed to cultural events occurring in the city's francophone community.

Corporate Information

A full-fledged faculty of the University of Alberta, Campus Saint-Jean is a Canadian academic institution training leaders for the 21st Century and prepared to play a significant role in the global village.

The campus offers a rich and varied education focused on the overall development of individuals and leads many active research projects in different areas of expertise including the arts,
sciences, social sciences and education.

With its nine undergraduate programs and two master's programs, the campus brings the best of University of Alberta ... into French!

In addition to being very active locally, the Campus is carving an increasingly prominent place on the stage nationally and internationally. Our students come from more than 30 countries around the world and the faculty also shows a cosmopolitan face. Today, the campus is not longer an Franco-Alberta institution only, but an institution of the Canadian and international Francophonie.

The excellence of our students has undoubtedly contributed to make of the University of Alberta one of the leading Canadian universities. Internationally, the University ranks 59th among the best universities around the world.

Studying or working at Campus Saint-Jean is living a life experience to build tomorrow's society.