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Hello there! My name is Jessica and I graduated from Bishop’s University in June 2016, majoring in Arts Administration, Drama concentration. Originally from Longueuil, Québec, I was fortunate to grow up in a trilingual setting: I learned French in school, English from the community, and Slovak from my parents. I went to Champlain St-Lambert for CEGEP and then UQAM and Concordia for university, before finally arriving at BU in 2013. What sold me on Bishop’s was the unique blend of the program, part business and part arts concentration, but what made it so much more memorable was the rest of the experience that came with it! In my 3 years at Bishop’s, many opportunities presented themselves and so, I got involved with the Women’s Volleyball club, the BU singers choir, went on exchange to Australia and worked for Centennial Theatre, to name but a few. Some things I am passionate about are sports, culture and travelling. I am very excited to be part of the recruitment team again this year and to meet students from across New-Brunswick and France. Looking forward to chatting with you, future Gaiters!
In 2013, I packed my belongings into a tight-fitting car and left my home – Pictou County, Nova Scotia – for the purple town of Lennoxville, Quebec. While I graduated from Bishop’s in 2017 with a major in History and Global Studies and a minor in Religion, I took full advantage of our liberal education model and took classes in Political Studies, Environmental Studies, Education, Biology, French, Spanish, Fine Arts History, and English. An integral part of my experience at BU was getting involved within the campus community; everything I did outside of the classroom supplemented what I did inside the classroom. During my time here, I was involved with Big Buddies, the Bishop’s University History Association, and the Build a Better Purple Fund, in addition to working as a Research Assistant in the History Department, a Student Ambassador with our Recruitment Team and as a Student Caller through the Advancement Office. Bishop’s is a place that will instill in you a curiosity to learn about the world around you while simultaneously giving you the skills that you need to positively engage with your community. I want to help you discover if BU could be the right fit for you, so please don’t hesitate to contact me!
Hey future Gaiters! My name is Sophie Jacques and I am from Sherbrooke, Quebec. I graduated from Bishop’s with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources. Before attending Bishop’s in 2012, I had never studied at an English school, I had always attended French schools. So for me, attending an English school for the first time was expected to be difficult, which I was ready for. Pursuing my university studies, as well as learning to improve my English, was a huge challenge, but look at me now, graduated and now working with the recruitment team! During my undergrad, Bishop’s gave me the confidence to be who I wanted to be, knowing my own beliefs and morals would be respected by both my peers and faculty. It is now my time to give back to the university that allowed me to become the person I am today. I am more than thrilled to be on the recruitment team and I look forward to sharing my passion for Bishop’s University to future prospective students! Au plaisir de vous rencontrer et de discuter avec vous!
Hi! I’m an East Coaster from Quispamsis, New Brunswick who’s found a second home at Bishop’s University. I graduated in 2017 with an Honours in Music and minors in Business and Drama. During my stay here, I’ve been heavily involved with the music and drama departments, acting in multiple New Plays and Theatre Activ festivals, and singing with many different choirs and ensembles. A few of my BU highlights were stepping out of my comfort zone and choreographing dances for the BU Singers, and singing with 7 of my professors in the acapella choir Eight Misbehavin’. I can still fondly remember the presentation given at my high school by a Bishop’s recruitment officer. Soon afterwards, I applied to Bishop’s and haven’t doubted that decision ever since. The friendly, engaging, and personal atmosphere of Bishop’s allowed me to explore my passions for music and drama and to create long lasting friendships with fellow students and teachers. I wouldn’t change a thing.
I’ll be driving around and engaging with students from B.C. and Alberta. I can’t wait for you to discover your own Bishop’s story!
Hey there Future Gaiters! My name is Nelson and I am a first generation Congolese-Canadian. I was born in Montreal but grew up in Toronto, therefore, I don’t cheer for the Canadiens or Maple Leafs – I like racing instead. Travelling has been a big part of my life having lived In Tanzania, Kenya, Democratic Republic of Congo and in France. After High school, I got hired by an NGO called CUSOVSO and moved to Africa to work. I also have experience as an entrepreneur starting 2 small businesses which employed a total of 6 people. Working with NGOs fueled my interest to learn how Government works and how society organizes itself, thus I really wanted an education in which would enable me to explore this in depth. I decided to go to Humber College and take the General Arts and Science program due to the fact that the class sizes were relatively small and the teachers really supported and were engaged with the students. Once I completed my diploma my Dean strongly recommended that I go to Bishop’s as it had a similar atmosphere and style of education. While at Bishop’s I took part in the Model UN and went to the major competition in New York City in the UN National Assembly. I also had the opportunity to learn about the political climate between Francophones and Anglophones due to the research I did thanks to the Nicholas Bachand Canadian Civil Society Internship. I am looking forward to driving the purple mobile throughout Ontario this year. I am looking forward to speaking with you about what sets Bishop’s apart and what made it the right fit for me!
There’s nothing more rewarding than meeting a student, telling them about Bishop’s, seeing their eyes light up and realizing that you might have just changed their life. I experienced this moment when I set foot on campus for a tour and instantly fell in love. Ever since that moment, Bishop’s has held a special place in my heart.
I grew up in Quebec City and attended French school. I graduated from Bishop’s with a Bachelor of Business Administration with Concentrations in Marketing and International Business. I took several classes outside of my program and discovered a passion for other subjects, such as politics and nutrition, which the liberal education model allowed me to do. I completed my last semester on an international student exchange in England.
I fully took advantage of what Bishop’s has to offer and formed lasting memories and relationships. I was involved in various ways. I was a member of several clubs, such as the Business Association, the Ski and Snowboard Club, I helped organize Orientation Week, I worked for a professor, I was a lifeguard, I completed an independent study and several internships, and so much more. Finally, I was a student ambassador, which developed my passion for sharing my university experience with future Gaiters and led me to become a Recruitment and Admissions Officer. I’ll be meeting future Gaiters in the Montreal region as well as in France and the Middle East.
Born in Newfoundland and raised in the West-Island of Montreal, I am a proud Bishop’s University alum, having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Major in English: Cultural and Media studies. During my time at BU I was captain of the Varsity Men’s basketball team, a writer and editor for The Campus newspaper, and helped organize the inaugural ALS walk during Orientation week, to name a few things. I oversee the day-to-day operations in our Recruitment, Admissions, and Student Exchange offices as well as participate and help organize a myriad of other events on and off campus. Married at the St Mark’s chapel on campus to a proud BU alum, I live in Lennoxville with my wife Christine and our three kids.
I began working as the International Student and Exchange Coordinator from 1995-2000, again in 2008-2009, and have been the International Student Mobility Officer since 2013. I was Bishop’s representative on the International Relations Committee at the Conference of Rectors and Principals of Quebec Universities from 1995-2006, and a member of the National Education Marketing Roundtable at the Department of International Trade and Foreign Affairs in Ottawa from 2004-2007. I am a member of the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) from 1996-present. Completed a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia in 2000, graduated with a Bachelor’s Honours in Sociology and Minor in Criminology from Bishop’s in 2003, and a Maîtrise en sciences humaines, formation interculturelle from the Université de Sherbrooke in 2015.
Five words to describe Bishop’s: Bishop’s develops essential critical thinking.
My name is Clare Murphy. I grew up in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from Bishop’s in 2016 with a Degree in Neuroscience. I would describe Bishop’s as a supportive place to learn and grow as a student and as a person! As a student, I played on the Varsity Basketball Team for two years before getting involved with Student Council. I got to be the representative for my fellow science students, as well as start our Annual Mental Health Week, organize fundraising events for a couple charities and help run Orientation Week. In my final year of university, I was able to go on two exchanges – to England and Malta – and received an experiential learning fund to do research in Madagascar. I’m so grateful for the university experience Bishop’s provided me, and hope to pass on the purple pride to the next group of Gaiters. Watch for me and my purple car in Eastern Ontario!
I’m Lyssa and while my family roots are in the Eastern Townships region, I grew up in London, ON and I graduated from BU with a double major in Political Studies and International Studies with a minor in French Language Studies. Bishop’s was perfect for me, not only on a social level, but in terms of academics as well. I learn best with a personalized teaching approach and this is exactly what Bishop’s provided. I would not change my Bishop’s experience one bit.
I am the Campus Tours and Events Coordinator but I also visit with students across the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, so watch for me at your local CEGEP. My fun fact is that I LOVE horses and Dogs! You can catch me at rodeos, races, or hiking the mountains in Quebec.
3M Coaching Award Recipient ’98
I am going onto my 33rd year being associated with Bishop’s. For 24 of those years I was Head Coach of the Men’s Basketball team where I helped graduate 125 student athletes. I was proud to be part of 4 Québec championship teams and in 1998 our Gaiters won the Canadian National championship. My Best Bishop’s highlight is being married to my wife Heather in St. Mark’s Chapel and receiving our wedding guests at Dewhurst dining hall.
My favourite Bishop’s student of all time is my step son Justin (’06) who graduated with Honours B.A. major in Business.
I primarily look after the USA market (east of the Mississippi) so watch for my purple car throughout New England. Toujours la vie en mauve!
BA ’94 MCS ’05 UTC ’05
Originally from Kitchener, Ontario but I’ve lived in three other provinces since then and have spent the last 17 years working in higher education for four Canadian universities including my alma mater, the one and only Bishop’s University. I completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in History at BU before I went on and completed a Masters in Communications Studies degree and a University Teaching Certificate. Although my time as a student at Bishop’s was so long ago I fondly remember being involved in a variety of things such as being a member of the now defunct Varsity Men’s volleyball team, a DJ for the radio station, Orientation leader, member of the history, geography and ski & snowboard clubs, and a campus tour guide. I also lived in residence – Norton 4th floor with my roommate Paul who I still keep in touch with 25 years later! Today I’ve taken my residence experience to a whole new level as my wife and two children live in one of the houses located right on campus – nothing beats a five minute walk to work. There is no colour in the world better than Purple and no better place to be than in Lennoxville on the Bishop’s campus! Raise a Toast.
Born and raised in the Eastern Townships I have had the privilege of having the beautiful scenery of the area as my backyard my entire life. My earliest memory of Bishop’s University was driving by the campus everyday of high school. I remember driving past on weekends to sporting events and loved all the school spirit that seemed to be all over town. I began my journey at Bishop’s as a temporary replacement for 2 weeks as the receptionist, which was nearly nineteen years ago. I guess it’s true what they say “We’ll stay here forevermore!”. I remained at reception until 2011, when I moved upstairs to my current role as the Admissions Office Assistant. I really enjoy the daily contact with the students.