175th anniversary

175th anniversary

175th anniversary

1843 – 2018

On December 9, 1843, Bishop’s founders set it out on a mission to offer the country the benefits of a sound and liberal education. As the University marks its 175th anniversary, Bishop’s longevity speaks to its commitment to academic excellence.

This commitment is grounded in deeply held values: being an inclusive community that fosters engagement, favouring the search for truth and the transmission of knowledge, encouraging outstanding teaching, research and creative expression, as well as considering sustainability in all endeavours.

Bishop’s shares pride in celebrating its 175th anniversary with our local community, students, alumni, faculty and staff in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, Canada and the world. Happy 175th anniversary, Bishop’s University!


Spotlight on Wade Lynch: Learning has no Age

Wade Lynch

There is a saying that goes, “never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” This is exactly what Wade Lynch encourages as the Development Officer for the Senior Academy for Lifelong Learning at Bishop’s. The Vancouver-born actor, director, playwright, broadcaster and educator has been hard at work developing programs and activities to bring learning opportunities to mature members of the surrounding communities. Continue Reading…

Spotlight on Craig Norman: a Bright Future for Women’s Basketball

Craig Norman

“Basketball isn’t about basketball,” Craig Norman states, resolute and unwavering. The 2017-18 RSEQ and 2003-04 CIAU Coach of the Year defines his coaching philosophy. “It’s about sacrificing for the good of the team, learning that sometimes what’s best for me is not best for the whole.” One of the rare few in Canada to hold a Level IV Coaching Certificate from the National Coaching Certification Program, Norman took over the Bishop’s women’s basketball program halfway through the season at the end of 2015. Continue Reading…

Growing Excellence: the Newly-Renovated Johnson Greenhouse and Laboratories

Newly-Renovated Johnson Greenhouse and Laboratories

In addition to a revamped Library and Learning Commons, Bishop’s 175th anniversary year has also seen the completion of the newly-renovated Johnson building greenhouse and laboratories, reinforcing Bishop’s commitment to support our students in their pursuit for academic excellence. These state-of-the-art facilities will provide exceptional resources for learning, teaching, and research. In turn, this will allow students to unleash their curiosity, creativity and innovation. Continue Reading…

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Youth supporting Youth: The Mae Sot Education Project

Youth supporting Youth: The Mae Sot Education Project

Ever since the military took control of Burma in 1962, more than a million people have been forced from their homelands to seek refuge in Thailand. Living on the fringe of society, these individuals, especially the youth, have shown strength and determination to learn and build a better future for themselves and their country. Inspired by this resolve, the Mae Sot Education Project (MSEP) was born in 2003 with the mission to provide support to the Burmese through the education of migrant and refugee children to help them create a free, democratic, and inclusive society. Continue Reading…

Peak Physics: When Science Meets Mountains

Alpine Physics Valerio Faraoni

When Dr. Valerio Faraoni isn’t teaching physics and astronomy students in the department he chairs, researching cosmology and gravitation, or giving seminars across the globe, you can find him climbing and hiking mountains. Combining his love of physics and mountaineering, his latest and sixth book to be published, “Alpine Physics”, applies physics and basic science to the alpine environment. “I’ve been mountaineering for a long time, about 30 years, and I’ve been doing physics for even longer,” Faraoni explains. “I wanted to bring the two together in this book.” Continue Reading…

Getting down to Business: Experiential Learning in the WSB

WSB Singapore Case Competition

A well-established and renowned force in the world of business education, the Williams School of Business (WSB) has a clear mission: bring real-world experience into the classroom. Making these experiences come to life requires the passionate dedication of Experiential Learning (EL) Coordinator, Charlene Marion.

A Bishop’s alumna, Marion works with professors, professionals, alumni, and local companies to implement experiential learning opportunities for students of the business school. These opportunities span case competitions, guest-speakers, field trips, applied research projects, internships, and community service learning. This breadth and variety of experiences is what sets the WSB apart from other schools. Continue Reading…

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