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!


An outstanding research experience

Sherman Peabody was a science major at Bishop’s University when World War II broke out. Leaving school without finishing his degree, he became a Lancaster-bomber pilot. On July 28th, 1944, while taking part in a raid on Stuttgart, his plane was shot down over Eastern France by a German night fighter. Two of his crew managed to bail out. The bodies of three more crew members were found at the crash site. Peabody and the seventh crew member, James Harrington Doe, were missing and have never been found.

In 2016 the family of Sherman Peabody commissioned the History Department to find out the truth about their fate. Three undergraduate students followed the trail of Sherman Peabody from the Old Library in McGreer, to National Archives in Ottawa, to the Public Record Office in London, to Cirey (pop. 48) in the Vosges Mountains of France. Continue Reading…

Bishop’s Professors are definitely part of The Conversation

The Conversation
An essential part of Bishop’s University is our professors’ commitment to research and their expert knowledge. Being a member of the ‘The Conversation Canada’ allows Bishop’s professors and researchers to share new knowledge and insights to a wider public.

Many of our professors are active contributors. Dr. Trygve Ugland of the Department of Politics and International Studies and currently Vice-Principal, Government Relations and Planning has published two articles. His article ‘How Canada is inspiring Scandinavian countries on immigration’ describes how Canada is a ‘Policy Lender’ when it comes to immigration. Published on January 31st, 2018, his article has reached more than 60,000 readers.

Dr. David Webster, a professor in the Department of History, has published four articles so far. His article ‘Canada’s checkered history of arms sales to human rights violators’ provides context on why our country’s $ 12 billion of arms sales to Saudi Arabia raises controversy, and the history of Canadian arms sales. This article was published on February 13th, 2018 and has reached almost 20,000 readers.

These are but a few examples of the articles published by our outstanding professors. These articles have been republished by numerous prestigious publications such as the World Economic Forum, Maclean’s, Flipboard and the BBC, among others. The Conversation has truly given Bishop’s professors and researchers international exposure.

BU Singers and Music Department celebrate 50 years of musical excellence

As Bishop’s University marks its 175th anniversary, the Bishop’s University Singers and Music Department mark their 50th anniversary. Enjoy excerpts from the BU Singers’ recent Christmas concert along with this interview of Artistic Director Fannie Gaudette.

Paleomission: In Search of the Ancient Sloth

Paleomission: In Search of the Ancient Sloth
Paleomission: In Search of the Ancient Sloth, a new exhibition at the Musée de la nature et des sciences de Sherbrooke (MNS2), is based on research by Dr Matthew Peros, Bishop’s University’s Canada Research Chair on Climate and Environmental change, and presents findings on the remains of two species of prehistoric sloths found in underwater caves in Cuba. Continue Reading…

175th anniversary email signature

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