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University of St. Jerome's College

University of St. Jerome's College

Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted March, 2004

Plaque Location

The Region of Waterloo
The City of Waterloo
In the centre of the courtyard at the campus
off Westmount Road North, east side
between Columbia Street West and University Avenue West


Coordinates: N 43 28.147 W 80 32.736

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Plaque Text

One of several classical colleges established in Ontario during the mid-19th century, St. Jerome's was founded by Resurrectionist priests in 1865 to serve German Roman Catholics in Waterloo County. Under the charge of Reverend Louis Funcken, C.R., it offered two courses of study - a four year academic program designed to prepare students for professional studies or for the priesthood, and a two-year commercial program designed to produce strong Catholic business leaders. In the decades following its founding, the college developed gradually, both improving and expanding its curricula. In 1947 it affiliated with the University of Ottawa and in 1959 it gained independent university status. The next year, St. Jerome's entered into federation with the University of Waterloo as the founding church college of that institution.

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