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!


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…

Experiential Learning: Testing the Waters with UBERG

UBERGaiter with UBERG members
One of the best ways to discover what you have an affinity for is to get your feet wet and try something new. Students involved in the Undergraduate Bishop’s Earth Research Group (UBERG) take this quite literally. UBERG was launched with the goal of providing deep and meaningful research experience in applied geospatial subjects for undergraduate students. One of their latest projects, codenamed UBERGaiter, is an aquatic drone built to map and identify the prevalence of invasive aquatic plant species in lakes. Under the supervision of Professor Bruno Courtemanche, the group of 12 students from various fields including geography, computer science, and ecology invested more than 500 hours to build the drone from scratch. Continue Reading…

A Celebration of Academic Excellence

175th Convocation

There is no greater event held on campus to highlight academic excellence than Convocation. On June 8th, graduates, faculty, staff, honourands, along with family and friends, gathered to celebrate the class of 2019’s academic accomplishments.

The Governor General’s Silver and Gold Medals for the highest standing upon graduation from an undergraduate and graduate program were awarded to Mathematics Honour student Courtney Drew and Master of Education student Jinjing Nie, respectively. The Vice-Chancellor’s Prize for outstanding academic proficiency in her final year of her undergraduate program was awarded to Psychology Honours student Julie Leboeuf. Continue Reading…

175th anniversary email signature

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In case you missed it:

Faculty-student collaboration: QUSC

Junru Bian

In February 2019, Bishop’s University students teamed up with students, professors researchers and practitioners from McGill University, Université de Montréal, Université de Sherbrooke and University of Ottawa to examine the effects of globalization on international security and the security functions of the nation-state in different regions around the world during the second annual Quebec Undergraduate Security Conference. This conference was initiated by Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé, a Politics and International Studies Professor at Bishop’s as part of the International Security in the Globalization Era (ISGE) project which unites researchers from three Quebec-based Universities — McGill, University of Montreal, and Bishops. Continue Reading…

Spotlight on Dr. Vicki Chartrand, a criminologist of Bishop’s Sociology Department

Dr. Vicki Chartrand

Although teaching is a crucial part of Bishop’s University’s faculty, our professors are also deeply committed to research and knowledge mobilization. With the help of research grants, both professors and students are actively involved on campus working towards a better understanding of current affairs and raising awareness about crucial issues.

Prominent among our researchers on campus is Dr. Vicki Chartrand, a criminologist of Bishop’s Sociology Department. Dr. Chartrand recently received a grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture to conduct research on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Continue Reading…

Spotlight on Ed Pomykala: promoting athletic and academic excellence

Ed Pomykala

Although several factors determine results in sports, coaches have a direct impact on the athletes. A long-standing figure in Bishop’s University student athletes’ experience is Ed Pomykala, who was the Gaiters’ Men’s basketball team Coach from 1984 to 2008, worked in Recruitment and Admissions afterwards until 2018, and remains a Consultant Coach with the Gaiters’ Women’s basketball team to this day, having also served as Sports Information Director and Interim Director of Athletics. As Bishop’s marks its 175th anniversary, Coach Pomykala talks about athletic excellence and his experience with our Gaiters. Continue Reading…

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