Alumni Executive Committee

The purpose of the Association shall be to foster a spirit of loyalty, fraternity and help among the graduates and former students of the University, and to bring about united and concentrated action in promoting the welfare and advancing the interests, influence and contribution of the University.

Mark Lawson ’09 – President of the Alumni Association

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Mark is a proud Political Studies graduate (BU ’09). During his time on campus, he could be found on the squash court, at the hockey rink, or at the SRC offices, where he served as President in 2008-2009.

Mark has remained active with the University since graduating, serving on the Steering Committee for the JUMP Mentorship Program,  as a member of the Principal’s Review Committee, and as an at-large member of the Alumni Executive Committee.

He has also been involved in the launch of new Alumni Chapters in Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Vancouver.

Currently working for Union Gas in Toronto, Mark fills his free time with travel, volunteering with Ronald McDonald House and completing his Master’s Degree in Energy and Natural Resources.

Fun Fact: One of his favourite memories was when his friends from McGill came to Homecoming and one of them confessed to “experiencing school spirit for the first time”.

Trevor Lovig ’96 – Past President of the Alumni Association

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Bishop’s was the perfect experience for me – socially,  academically, athletically – so I feel a great obligation to repay the many gifts it gave me and I hope that others will have their own incredible experiences at Bishop’s. Finally, it’s a privilege to represent many great people and friends that are a part of the greatest alumni in the world.

Currently I am living in Montreal (Beaconsfield) and work at CAMSO. My career path took me through general management and human resources roles, lived across the country (Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal) and travelled the globe for amazing companies like Consumer Impact Marketing, Second Dimension International, Corus Entertainment, Pepsico, Home Depot, Canadian Tire, CAE and now CAMSO.

While at Bishop’s I was the QB & Captain of the championship football team that won the Don Patrick Citizens of the Year in Lennoxville. Winner of Greenshields Prize and Ferguson Cup (senior who contributed most to the Bishop’s community), BU Athlete of the Year, Hec Creighton  & Howard Mackie nominee, Alouette Award winner and other football/academic awards and honours. Athletes Helping Kids. Big Buddies. BUCs. Volunteer Fire Department. Assistant editor of the yearbook. Marketing Coordinator for Athletic Department. Marshal. Pub aficionado. Winter Carnival Queen.

Erin Wallace ’08 – Ottawa Chapter President

Erin graduated in 2008 with an Honours degree in Sociology. She also holds a graduate diploma in Community Economic Development from Concordia University.  Erin lives in Ottawa, and works at Boyden global executive search where she is a project coordinator facilitating the recruitment of Canada’s top executives. Prior to this position Erin worked in the non-profit sector at Causeway Work Centre where she assisted clients with mental health issues gain employment. She was fortunate enough to have a boss at Causeway who was also a Bishop’s graduate!

While at BU Erin was involved with Diversity Week and the Women’s Lacrosse Club. Erin grew up in Huntingdon, QC only to move as a teenager to Carp, ON – bumping into people from both small towns in Lennoxville showed her how small the world truly is!

An avid athlete, Erin is committed to futsal and softball teams and enjoys long distance running, camping, and snowboarding.

Ryan French-MacDougall ’09 – Montreal Chapter President

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Ryan, heading into his second year of the term, chose to be an active member in the Alumni Association because of what having gone to be BU means to him. A strong education, great friends, unbelievable memories and experiences and there is no better to give back than to organize events and bring awareness to the University.

Ryan lives in Montreal, and has been there for most of his life. After BU he tried his hand at a few different things, but is glad to say that his honours History Degree is finally paying some serious dividends with his position at Sleeman Breweries, as an on premise Sales Representative in the city, which he has been doing since 2014.

When he was at BU, he was involved with Big Buddies in his first and second year. He was also a Student Patrol as well as Student Marshall. This involvement led him to become General Student Representative on the SRC during his second year. In his third and fourth year he was elected VP Social Affairs, and throughout this role he was able to share some wonderful moments with his peers. He also played a number of club sports and intramurals for soccer, hockey and football. Can’t forget those two years as the Redbull Campus brand manager!

Kate Adams ’08 – Toronto Chapter President

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Kate graduated from Bishop’s University in 2008 with a BBA in Marketing with a Minor in Political Studies and was involved with Big Buddies and was a part of the National Model UN Team. She currently lives in Toronto and is a Marketing Manager at PepsiCo Beverages Canada.

Fun Fact: While a Bishop’s student, Homecoming became Kate’s “purple Christmas”. She said she would wake up on Homecoming morning with as much anticipation and excitement as if there were presents under the tree.

 

Alex Cook ’13 – Vancouver Chapter President

My time at Bishop’s University was the best experience of my life both in and outside the classroom. I graduated in 2013 with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Minor in French Language Studies. Upon graduation, I returned to my hometown of Wakefield, QC and began my career with PepsiCo in Ottawa.

Itching for a new experience, I decided to take my show on the road and am now working as a Xerox Account Executive in Vancouver, BC.

While at BU, I was involved in Big Buddies, Orientation Week and fundraising for the Graduating Class Gift Campaign. In 2013, I also represented the school in the Network of International Business Schools’ Worldwide Case Competition.

Fun Fact: Sometimes when I’m driving alone I sing Raise a Toast.

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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