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!


The Art of Curatorial Excellence

Gentiane Belanger

There is a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to being an art curator. It takes a passion for the arts, an eye for harmonious collections, and the will to educate and inspire a public. Gentiane Belanger has nothing short of all three.

Director-curator of the Foreman Art Gallery since 2015, Belanger’s involvement at the gallery began while she was studying honours art history and environmental studies at Bishop’s. Interning at the gallery during her undergrad, her time working hands on at Foreman had a huge impact on both her career and educational path. Continue Reading…

Creating an Indigenous Students’ Gathering Space and Resource Centre

Divinity House plan - Architem

An iconic campus building, Divinity House has served many different purposes over the years since its construction in 1892 until its vacancy in 2014. On October 4, 2019, Bishop’s was proud to announce, alongside the Quebec Minister of Education and Higher Education, that Divinity House will once again be given purpose and transformed into an Indigenous Students’ Gathering Space and Resource Centre. Continue Reading…

Preserving 175 Years of Excellence

Bishop's Old Library

Celebrating 175 years of history is a grand occasion that would never be possible without the work of those dedicated to preserving it. In light of Ask an Archivist Day, we sat down with Anna Grant, our very own university archivist and guardian of history. A Bishop’s alumna who studied English and History, Grant says she didn’t plan on becoming an archivist, “because it kind of chose me. Continue Reading…

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Osire Glacier: an Emerging Scholar

Osire Glacier

Born and raised in Morocco until the age of 17, a strong interest for equality, democracy and human rights sparked in Dr. Osire Glacier. Growing up surrounded by political activists, Glacier saw firsthand the trouble and strife that accompanies the fight for democracy and rights. After living in six different countries and travelling in over thirty, Glacier decided to take her interests to a new level and complete her doctorate. Now a professor at Bishop’s, the scholar lives a Western life while forever having strong ties to her homeland. However, this has also allowed her to see the disconnect between the two worlds and how the West views countries like Morocco. Glacier explains that, “I live in both worlds. We need to make a bridge, and that bridge is giving a voice to a democratic and progressive people who are working at great personal risk. They go to prison. They are tortured. And yet they speak the same language as any westerner that believes in democracy.” Continue Reading…

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…

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