University of the Third Age (UTA) (2009)

This document provides a look at the University of the Third Age (UTA), established in 1976 by the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec. The UTA offers people over the age of 50 the chance to pursue higher education and, at the same time, increase their social interaction and cultural involvement.

In addition to classes at the Sherbrooke campus, the UTA offers courses in sub-branches around Quebec. More than 500 seniors volunteer their services in organizing and designing programs at the sub-branches, and by serving as the link between the senior students and the UTA's management.

Those registered for UTA activities are considered to be Université de Sherbrooke students and hold valid student cards that enable them to participate in a variety of activities.

UTA course topics vary by sub-branch and session but generally relate to history, politics, languages, literature, health, philosophy, the sciences, and the environment. While the courses are non-credit, they do meet the quality standards required of all educational activities offered by the Université de Sherbrooke.

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