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Many people don’t realize that a primarily undergraduate, liberal education institution like Bishop’s can include a vibrant and thriving research component in its mandate. Bishop’s, however, is proof that one can. Our Research Office, under the direction of the Vice-Principal Academic, supports a wide range of scientific, scholarly, and creative research activities conducted by the faculty and students of the university.

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A Message from the Vice-Principal Academic

Bishop’s is a liberal arts, mainly undergraduate postsecondary institution. But it is also a place where research and creative activity at all levels are encouraged and fostered. Over 50% of our research personnel are undergraduate students, who have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience, be it in labs, in archives, or in the field. Our professors are also researchers and artistic scholars who make significant contributions to their field of expertise and who engage in knowledge mobilization activities so that the advancements made in research and creative endeavors may be communicated directly to the users for whom the research findings are intended. We invite you to consult the Research Spotlights section of this web page to learn more about some of our research success stories, undergraduate and graduate student researchers and community outreach activities.

Read on to discover more about research at Bishop’s!

Miles Turnbull, Ph.D.
Vice-Principal Academic, Responsible for Research

 

Miles Turnbull, Ph.D. Vice-Principal Academic

"Our researchers have once again demonstrated that small universities can provide significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge, and Bishop’s is committed to providing them with the support and resources to allow them to pursue this important work."

Research Spotlights

Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood: The Negated Sex. A New Publication by Dr. Osire Glacier

Dr. Osire Glacier, Professor in the Departments of History, Religion, and Politics and International Studies, has recently published a new monographed entitled Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood: The Negated Sex (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2017). “This book is the first to formulate an ideology of emancipation for women in Morocco. Beginning with constructs of the … Continue reading Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood: The Negated Sex. A New Publication by Dr. Osire Glacier

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The Physics and Astronomy Department Observes a Very Rare Celestial System

An international team of astronomers, including Dr. Lorne Nelson of the Physics & Astronomy Department at Bishop’s University, have discovered a rare gem: A binary system consisting of a failed star, also known as a brown dwarf, and the remnant of a dead star known as a white dwarf. Using data collected from the Observatoire … Continue reading The Physics and Astronomy Department Observes a Very Rare Celestial System

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Michael Royea Publishes Archaeological Fiction Novel The Key of Theseus

Professor Michael Royea of the Department of Classical Studies has recently published The Key of Theseus with TouchPoint Press. The Key of Theseus is a work of fiction that draws upon Professor Royea’s fields of academic interest: archaeology and history. From the book jacket: “Benny Shay, an archaeologist, arrives on Crete to authenticate an ancient … Continue reading Michael Royea Publishes Archaeological Fiction Novel The Key of Theseus

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