Interuniversity Partnership for Undergraduate Science Programs

In 2012, Bishop’s University and the Université de Sherbrooke cemented a partnership giving access to students in undergraduate Science programs to paid summer research training at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke.

Thinking about graduate studies? Students graduating with a BSc can then choose from several master degree programs (M.Sc.) and doctoral degree programs (Ph.D.) afterwards.

Graduate Studies at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke:

Programs MSc PhD postdoc
Biochemistry x x x
Cell biology x x x
Immunology x x x
Microbiology x x x
Pharmacology x x x
Physiology x x x
Rehabilitation x x x
Clinical sciences (popul. health, nursing, toxicology,
mental health, biostats, geriatrics)
x x x
Radiation sciences & biomedical imaging x x x

Advantages of the Partnership with the Université de Sherbrooke for Bishop’s students

The partnership between Bishop’s University and the Université de Sherbrooke has strengthened the bond between the two institutions and their faculty members, hence fostering scientific collaboration amongst researchers which have enriched teaching and research in both institutions.

Furthermore, undergraduate students from Bishop’s University with an average score of 75 percent and more, benefit from the same advantages as the undergraduate students from the Université de Sherbrooke when applying at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. They:

  • Are eligible for a paid summer research training;
  • Can apply to graduate programs;
  • Can accelerate their transition from Master’s to PhD;
  • Can benefit from the Studies Committee Program which provides students with mentors for their research project(s);
  • Can apply to the Graduate Research Scholarships Program (www.usherbrooke.ca/medecine/scholarships/).

Studying at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences of the Université de Sherbrooke means:

  • Using your mastery of English to undertake scientific studies;
  • Developing highly recognized skills as a researcher;
  • Learning to collaborate and communicate with a global perspective of human physiopathology.

Student Testimonial

Scott NugentAt the end of my bachelor’s degree, I did a summer internship in a laboratory of the Research Centre on Aging studying the metabolism of plasma fatty acids. It immediately opened my eyes to the personal contribution that I could make to health research and it allowed me to apply concepts learned in the classroom. Quickly, I enjoyed participating in lab meetings and research seminars, where ideas were brewing! I then enrolled in the Masters in Physiology program at the Université de Sherbrooke and I realized my own project on Alzheimer’s disease. The results have inspired my research director and allowed me to receive a prestigious provincial scholarship. We have written two articles for which I am the first author. Better yet, I convinced the members of my Program Committee to allow me to proceed with a direct passage to the doctorate program. Currently, my doctoral project straddles the borders of clinical and fundamental science: metabolic analyses are performed on human subjects using a modern Positron Emission Tomography (PET) equipment. I have even had the chance to do an internship in Bordeaux (France) and Phoenix (Colorado), as well as participate in international conferences, allowing me to learn new techniques and enhance my doctorate. I made contacts with expert researchers from around the world and have developed new ideas which are blooming for the future. Who would have imagined that a simple email sent to a Sherbrooke researcher in 2009 could bring me to achieve so many dreams?

Doctoral student in physiology, FMSS
Bishop’s University graduateScott Nugent