The Université Française en Vue Baie was established in 1815 during the Jean Delaveau era. The university was originally called l'Université Française en Blixe, but was renamed when Vue Baie became its own province. The university has always been a provincially-run venture, operating with low-to-no tuition since its founding. UFVB has "cité universitaires" in four cities: Ritz (the largest university campus on earth in population, and highest-ranking cité ), Nouvelle Montréal, L'Anjou-sur-Carsonne (the second highest ranking cité), and Nouvelle Paris. The sister university of UFVB, the English University of Harbourview, is situated in Ferry Hills.

The university is internationally reputed for its work in almost all areas: the humanities, sciences, mathematics, fine arts, engineering, etc. The institution is by far the most prestigious french-language institution for all of those areas. However, their Départemente de Langues is recognised as one of the greatest literature faculties on earth in French (1st), English (1st), Russian (1st), Chinese (2nd), Japanese (2nd), Arabic (2nd), Hebrew (4th), Korean (5th), Latin (5th), and Classical Greek (6th).

The UFVB has been at the centre of Delongonian academia since the early twentieth century. The university, and the province's French-speaking population in general, holds an disproportionately large influence over Delongonian academia.

The UFVB is known for demanding the its campuses be equitable in terms of educational quality. All campuses are of extremely high repute. Of course, the campus Blancqui and the campus Delaveau are the most reputed, but in reality, their calibre is similar to the other campuses.


Each cité universitaire is independent of one another with their own dean and budgets, while all are operated under the UFVB administrative umbrella in Ritz. Each cité universitaire is composed of several campuses.

Cité universitaire Campus Population Location Established
L'Anjou-sur-Carsonne Campus urbaine 23,000 La Cité, L'Anjou (1er Arrondissement) 1830
L'Anjou-sur-Carsonne Campus rural 1,320 34e Arrondissement, L'Anjou 1917
Nouvelle Montréal Campus est 64,000 1er Arrondissement, NMN 1839
Nouvelle Montréal Campus Yvelines 21,000 2ème Arrondissement, NMN 1902
Nouvelle Montréal Campus ouest 12,000 4ème Arrondissement, NMN 1948
Ritz Campus d'Havre 331,000 Quartier d'Havre, Ritz
Ritz Campus Blancqui 310,000 Quartier Universitaire, Ritz 1815
Ritz Campus Delaveau 246,000 Mur Est, Le Mur, Ritz 1823
Ritz Campus de l'île 103,000 L'Île Créteil, Ritz
Ritz Campus d'Orléans 71,000 Orléans, Ritz
Ritz Campus Parc 20,000 Coté Parc, Ritz
Ritz Campus Rowling 10,000 Quartier Universitaire, Ritz
Nouvelle Paris Campus Champigny 72,000 Nicosse, Nouvelle Paris
Nouvelle Paris Campus Mont d'Auchtoch 14,000 Luigi, Nouvelle Paris 1869

La grande séparation

In 1983, several cités decided to leave the UFVB infrastructure to develop a "modern university." The UFVB lost, on average, one cité per month during these difficult times. The cités decided to leave in referendums. While most students and faculty supported the separations, there were many cases of faculty-members returning to the UFVB infrastructure as the new universities were found to be of sub-par.

As a result, the cités in Toulosse (Université de Toulosse), Rivère-Seine (Collège Seine), St. Jean (Collège St. Jean), Lac Pourtoi (Université Vue Baie à Lac Poutoi), Bludonc, Ferry Hills (Université Franco), Reigneville (Université Vue Baie à Reigneville), Mouston (Université Vue Baie à Mouston), Château-du-Main (Université Newland) were all lost (in chronological order, with their current name in brackets). While the loss of these massive cités were devasting to the UFVB's very existence, the loss of two of the largest campuses (which became their own universities) was perhaps even more disastrous for the UFVB. The Campus au Mur (which became the Université de ville Ritzien) and the Campus au Cirque (Université Vue Baie à Ritz)

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Présidente Mylène Boivin

Several campuses of the remaining cités decided to leave the UFVB system as well: Campus Limogues in L'Anjou (Université Limogues), Campus L'Angevine in L'Anjou (Université Angevine), and the Campus Lévesque (Université Ritzien).


Future President Simone Choquette

While la grande séparation was a massive hardship for the UFVB, it led to one of the most prosperous times in the university's history by the 2000s as many of the campuses of lower-academic calibre had left the UFVB infrastructure, and the new University President Mylène Boivin implemented many wide-reaching reforms after her appointment by the Minister of Education in 1993. Boivin remains President today at 71, but has announced her intentions to retire by June 2018.

Mylène Boivin will be replaced by Simone Choquette, a graduate of the UFVB, and descendent of Marci Ann Blixe.

Former Campuses and Cités

Cité Universitaire Campus Old/Current Population Established Departure Current Status
L'Anjou-sur-Carsonne Campus l'Angevine 4,500/ 11,394 1822 1983 Université Angevine
L'Anjou-sur-Carsonne Cité Limogues 4,030/ 4,904 1940 1985 Université Limogues
Bludonc Campus sud 4,376/ 0 1912 1984 Defunct in 1994.
Château-du-Main Campus newland 8,900/ 5,740 1914 1987 Université de Newland
Collines-Anglo Campus franco 2,363 1827 1984 Université Franco
Lac Pourtoi Campus Pourtoi 6,320/ 980 1946 1984 Université Vue Baie à Lac Poutoi
Mouston Campus Mouston 4,020/ 3,260 1850 1983 Université Vue Baie à Mouston
Ritz Campus au Cirque 204,000/ 193,000 1874 1983 Université Vue Baie à Ritz
Ritz Campus au mur 182,000/ 512,000 1830 1983 Universitaire de Ville Ritz
Ritz Campus Lévesque 62,400/ 190,502 1923 1983 Université Ritzien
Reigneville Campus Reigneville 1,700/ 2,340 1827 1983 Université Vue Baie à Reigneville
Rivère-Seine Campus Seine 5,843/ 8,903 1834 1983 Collège Seine
Sienfield Campus Sienfield 1,760/ 0 1956 - Defunct in 1980
St. Jean Campus St. Jean 7,420/ 2,405 1830 1983 Collège St. Jean
Toulousse Campus Toulousse 12,303/ 1,900 1850 1984 Université de Toulousse


Years Président(e) Notes
1815-1824 Dr. Marc Broussard First president, appointed by Jean Delaveau's cabinet. Builds Campus Blancqui, Campus L'Angevine (L'Anjou), Campus Delaveau, Campus au Mur. Opens university to men and women in 1819.
1824-1837 Jean-Françoise Delaveau, M.A. Son of Jean Delaveau and noted academic. Establishes the UFVB cité system. Expands to Nouvelle Paris, St. Jean, Reigneville, Ferry Hills, Rivère-Seine.
1837-1842 Dr. Alexandrine Lamouré (née Delaveau) Daughter of Jean Delaveau and internationally-renowned academic. First female university president in the world. Expands to Nouvelle Montréal.
1842-1851 Dr. Thomas Gothier Grandson of Jean Delaveau (via Jean-Françoise). Expands to all other cities.
1851-1856 Dr. Marci Anne Blix(e) Noted academic in English and French Literature; founded the Département de Langues; wife of Ronald Kay Blix. First university president of colour in North America. Builds Campus d'Havre.
1856-1868 Dr. Mathieu Laporte Known as the "saviour" of the Faculty of Sciences (although it has existed since 1815). Builds Campus au Cirque.
1868-1874 André Blanchette Builds Campus Mont d'Auchtoch on indigenous lands. He is one of the least-liked Presidents due to this.
1874-1901 Guy St-Denis Not well-liked. Misogynistic. Stayed in power to avoid what he called an "imminent female coup" of the university administration once he left. First president to die in office.
1901-1907 Maurice Montblanc Introduces free tuition and a bursary programme for residences.
1907-1921 Hoang Lee Builds campus rural in L'Anjou, campus sud in Bludonc, and campus newland in Château-du-Main.
1921-39 Marie Lemieux Establishes first Women's Studies degree, establishes an "honours" and "joint honours" programme.
1939-1945 Bébé Cartier
1945-1952 Anjoe Yvelines Post-war boom leads to the construction of every single campus not already built.
1952-1958 Timien DeLaConcorde Opens first Sienfield campus; the first french-language university in Sienfield.
1958-1962 Ramiq Muhammad Ends free tuition programme due to the Great Blix Depression's toll on the budget. Allows corporations to open stores on campuses, and reaches an agreement to have a corporation manage UFVB's cafeterias.
1962-1970 David Montblanc
1970-1983 Charles Fortier Closes Sienfield campus due to low attendance. Increases tuition fees making UFVB most expensive university on the Blixian Peninsula. Oversees the beginning of "la grande séparation"
1983-1987 Albert Tesla "La grande séparation" continues, university attendance drops to lowest levels. Massive student migration from french universities to english universities as a result of increasing tuition fees. This forces provincial legislation banning english-language schools (universities AND public schools) from Vue Baie. This leads to high Anti-Vue Baie sentiment in Sienfield.
1987-1993 Yann Deslautels Tuition fees are frozen by the national government, forcing the closure of several campuses and hundreds of lay-offs of Professors.
1993-2018 Mylène Boivin Implements many wide-reaching reforms, rebuilding the UFVB to become the world's largest university and one of the highest-ranking in the world.
2018- Simone Choquette