Church Point (NS), April 18, 2017 - An agreement signed by Université Sainte-Anne and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will offer a new option to students who wish to pursue a career in business. This agreement allows graduates of the Business Administration Diploma at NSCC to apply for admission to the Baccalauréat en administration des affaires at Université Sainte-Anne.

Université Sainte-Anne will grant up to a maximum of 63 credits to students who have completed the Business Administration Diploma program in the concentrations of Accounting, Financial Services, Management, Marketing, Open or Software & Information Management, which represents 50 per cent of degree requirement towards the Baccalauréat en administration des affaires at Université Sainte-Anne. These students will then only have to complete two more years to obtain a bachelor's degree.

“We are pleased to welcome graduates of the Business Diploma Program at NSCC. We hope that this agreement will encourage a larger number of students from NSCC to pursue studies in French at Université Sainte-Anne as this combination demonstrates advanced linguistic capabilities in Canada's two official languages. Being bilingual gives graduates a considerable advantage on the job market and offers additional job opportunities,” explains Allister Surette, President and Vice-chancellor at Université Sainte-Anne.

“This agreement with Université Sainte-Anne is about helping students pursue education and find meaningful employment,” says NSCC President Don Bureaux. “Providing our students with more options, including those looking to have a bilingual education and career, means they'll have even greater opportunity to achieve their goals.”

Future students who are looking for more information concerning this agreement or the Baccalauréat en administration des affaires may contact Dany Sheehy, directeur du programme des sciences administratives ( or 902.769.2114 extension 7339).

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

About NSCC

Nova Scotia Community College

NSCC is committed to building Nova Scotia's economy and quality of life through education and innovation. Serving the province through a network of 13 campuses, the College offers 120+ programs in five academic schools — Access, Business, IT & Creative Industries, Health & Human Services, and Trades & Technology — reflecting labour market needs and opportunities in Nova Scotia. NSCC's primary goal: student success. In an annual survey of its graduates, the College has found 88% are employed, most in their field of choice, with 90% of those employed living and working in Nova Scotia.

For more information

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel. : 902-769-2114 Extension 7222
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William Comeau, Communications Advisor
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Church Point, NS, April 19, 2017 - Université Sainte-Anne is proud to announce that it will award an Honorary Doctorate in Acadian Studies to Barry Jean Ancelet at the convocation ceremony on Saturday, May 13, 2017.

A French-speaking Cajun from Louisiana, Dr. Ancelet is known for his exceptional contributions to the development of the Francophonie in North America and, in particular, to the strengthening of ties between Louisiana and Nova Scotia.

Church Point, NS, February 27, 2017 - The Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational Studies (CRÉAcT) at Université Sainte-Anne, Clint Bruce, invites you to the second workshop of the CRÉAcT's series of Master Classes for 2016-2017, presented by Michel Bouchard, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr. Bouchard recently co-authored the book Songs upon the Rivers: The Buried History of the French-Speaking Canadiens and Métis from the Great Lakes and the Mississippi across to the Pacific (Baraka Book, 2016).

Church Point, NS, February 21, 2017 – The Departments of Social sciences, Science, and Education at Université Sainte-Anne, in collaboration with the Dalhousie School of Nursing - Yarmouth Campus, will present two lectures by Stephen T. Ellenbogen. The presentations will focus on shame among children who are victims of family violence and community-university partnerships to promote the well-being of youth.

Government of Canada supports campus development at Nova Scotia’s Acadian university

October 27, 2016 – Church Point, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Colin Fraser, Member of Parliament for West Nova, today announced a $27,000 non-repayable investment to enable Université Sainte-Anne to engage a team of consultants to create an infrastructure development plan. The objective of the plan is to successfully merge new and existing offerings in the Louis R. Comeau building and the sports complex on Université Sainte-Anne's Church Point campus. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).

Church Point, NS, October 4, 2016 – The Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational studies at Université Sainte-Anne invites you to CRÉAcT’s first workshop series of 2016-2017, delivered by Barry Jean Ancelet.

The format of these workshops aims to encourage interaction between the guest researcher and the public. « It’s a class more than a conference – and everyone is invited », explains Professor Clint Bruce, Canada Research Chair in Acadian and Transnational studies. « Knowing the captivating approach of Barry Ancelet, as well as his long-time connection to Acadie and Nova Scotia, he was a logical choice to launch this event. »

Church Point (NS), 15 June 2016 - On 4th June, 2016, Sainte-Anne University welcomed 20 preschoolers and their parents for a nature-themed workshop. This free activity day was funded through an Eco-leadership RBC grant from the Fulbright Canada Foundation. The activities were planned and carried out with the help of students, research professionals, and professors from the social work, social science, education, and administration departments.

Churchpoint (NS), April 15, 2016 - Université Sainte-Anne is proud to announce that it will award an Honorary Doctorate in Administration Sciences to Mr. Noël Després at the convocation ceremony on May 7th, 2016.

Noël Després, known both for his success in the business world and his community work, is President and CEO of Comeau's Sea Foods, a dynamic company that harvests, processes and markets seafood products and is recognized as an cornerstone of Southwest Nova Scotia's economy.