Mission & Vision

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:


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.


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.