Unprecedented housing shortage affects hundreds of UQAR students


Due to the lack of available student housing in Rimouski, hundreds of Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) students may be unable to start their courses this fall. Le Journal de Montréal reports that the current inoccupancy rate in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region is only 0.4%, which could dissuade many students from studying at UQAR. As temporary solutions, UQAR directeur des Services à la communauté étudiante Jean-François Ouellet explained that 200 students have been offered a transfer to the Lévis campus and the university has additionally rented hotel rooms for some students. Longterm, Ouellet hopes to obtain funding to build a new student residence.

Le Journal de Montréal