Historical timeline
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Now one of Canada’s leading primarily undergraduate institutions, Bishop’s University has grown from a humble campus – with only one building and ten pupils – to a 550-acre campus with 25 buildings and a student body numbering approximately 2,400.

Recti cultus pectora roborant

(Sound learning strengthens the spirit)

The university has played an instrumental role in the education of generations of young leaders, and in the development of the social and cultural landscape of the Eastern Townships region of Quebec.

Bishop’s is a place with a history as unique and interesting as each of the individuals who make up its close-knit community. The following historical timeline showcases the university’s evolution and important milestones over the past 175 years.

1843–1853

1854–1907

1908–1950

1951–1980

1981–1997

1998–2003

2004–2005

2006–2007

Bishop’s Remembers: War records project

Bishop’s Remembers is a collection of the histories of Bishop’s students and alumni who died in service. The lives of those who served and sacrificed are linked together by their common alma mater.

This collection is a special tribute to those war heroes who, at one time or another, called Bishop’s home.

Read their stories

Source and copyright note: All photographs featured on this website, unless otherwise specified, are the property of Bishop’s University Archives, and may not be reproduced without permission.

Please contact Anna M. Grant, University Archivist, for more information: 819-822-9600, ext. 2609.

Visit Bishop’s University Archives and Special Collections page.