Alumni Association

If you graduated from Bishop’s, you know that Purple Pride doesn’t disappear after convocation! Once you experience Purple it becomes a part of you, and neither time nor distance can change that. The Bishop’s University Alumni Association exists to help you stay connected to, and engaged with, your alma mater and fellow Gaiters no matter how many kilometers or years separate you from Bishop’s.

Alumni Association – President’s message

The Bishop’s University Alumni Association (BUAA) represents more than 19,000 graduates. Your Alumni Association exists to foster a closely knit Bishop’s community, and to contribute to the ongoing success of our University. Volunteers constitute the lifeblood of the BUAA; they help us fulfill our goal of claiming the most engaged alumni of any academic institution in Canada. Volunteers serve on our BUAA Executive, and recent changes to it include:

  • Thank you to Chris Forsythe ’99, who gave plenty of time and support over the past two years while acting as President;
  • Welcome to Mark Lawson ’09 who will help us engage younger alumni by determining the type of events to plan and the best methods of communication.

Volunteers in our chapters from coast to coast (and beyond) organize events to help us achieve our objectives. With their assistance, we aim to hold a social, cultural and family event in each chapter – these in addition to business networking and mentoring events that have been well received by alumni in several cities.

Bishop’s is a special place that fosters a sense of service. The BUAA executive believes in carrying this torch of opening doors and works to encourage alumni from all generations to maintain a close connection to one another and to our school. Thanks to all the volunteers who’ve strengthened the bond over the years. We hope others will choose to help in the future and will contact our Alumni and Development Office to learn how:

Check out the following quick links for our most popular tools to help you connect with Bishop’s and your fellow alumni from around the world:

Go Gaiters!!

Trevor Lovig ’96
President, Bishop’s University Alumni Association

Gaiter Positioning System – Where we are in the world


Chapters and volunteering

Alumni chapters

Bishop’s alumni chapters are found coast to coast and around the world. Events are organized to keep the Bishop’s spirit alive, and our goal is to provide different events that appeal to all alumni demographics, with a focus on social, cultural, networking and family events. Over the course of a year, chapter volunteers in the major demographic regions and the Bishop’s University Alumni and Development Office work together to provide events covering these main categories.

Visit the events page to see what’s coming up in your area. If you are interested in organizing an event or joining the volunteer team in your region, contact and we’ll connect you!


Whatever your connection to Bishop’s and wherever you live in the world, the Bishop’s University Alumni Association offers volunteering opportunities that suit your interests and fit your schedule. Our goal is to make volunteering a fun and rewarding experience! There are numerous ways for alumni to volunteer at Bishop’s – many without even coming to campus! Some of the ways graduates volunteer include:

  • Organizing/participating in alumni events
  • Assisting with student recruitment
  • Prospecting and canvassing donors
  • Mentoring

Interested in volunteering? Contact us at

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Sat 09

Washington All Canadian University Holiday Luncheon

December 9 @ 12:15 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri 26

Bishop’s Career Bootcamp

January 26, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Sat 10

Alumni Hockey Tournament

February 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Association Constitution

Get more information about the purpose of your Alumni Executive Committee and find out how you can be actively involved in it. View the constitution.


“Bishop’s has provided me with some of the people and years that I cherish most in my life. Being involved with the Bishop’s University Alumni Association is a way for me to do my part to ensure our school continues to provide faculty, students and alumni with similar experiences.” – Dave Burridge ‘01

“The involvement of alumni in enhancing student learning is an important part of the Bishop’s experience. The time, effort and enthusiasm offered by alumni make a difference to the quality of the students’ experience.” – Cathy McLean ‘82.

Griffin House

Fellow Gaiters,

I am excited to announce and share with you the plans for our new on-campus Alumni House – Griffin House!

Bishop’s is fortunate to have a large number of exceptionally loyal alumni who like to return to campus and we’ve long wanted to establish a venue that alumni can visit and call home when they do. Located on Harrold Drive (just across from Champlain and the Student Union Building), Griffin House will be that space – your space – your home-away-from-home.

Spread over three floors, Griffin House has a range of offerings for returning grads: a lounge to relax in, a multimedia conference room to work from, kitchen facilities, and a spacious outdoor area for receptions, BBQs and a host of other events. The Advancement Office has also moved our offices into the upstairs, so alumni can catch up with us whenever they return.

Griffin House has been made possible by donations designated specifically for this project. I would like to highlight and thank alumnus Bob Goldberger ’79 for his lead gift.

Our Capital Campaign is going well and this initiative is just one example of the opportunities enabled by philanthropic support. Griffin House will help foster a tradition of lifelong outreach and engagement for our entire community and create a space that will recognize the history of and promote pride in Bishop’s. I look forward to hosting you at Griffin House.

Matt McBrine, Director, Alumni Relations and Development.