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Joint Board and Senate Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Priority 5. Enhance the strength, vibrancy, diversity and inclusivity of the Bishop’s community.

In July 2020, Bishop’s University created a Joint Board and Senate Task Force on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The Task Force will identify any structural or systemic barriers, injustices or biases at the University and to make recommendations about actions to dismantle these barriers and advance equity, diversity and inclusion at Bishop’s. Continue Reading…

Appointments of Associate Vice-Principal Academic and Dean of Science

Priority 1. Elevate the quality of our academic programs and our liberal education model by promoting innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

On August 31, 2020, the Board of Governors approved the appointment of Dr. Claire Grogan as Associate Vice-Principal Academic and Dr. Kerry Hull as Dean of Science, effective September 1st, 2020, for a three-year period. Continue Reading…

BU Singers Share 2019 Prix Opus for Concert of the Year – Regions

Priority 4. Enhance the student experience.
Objective 4.3 Enhance the creative and performing arts as a core element of a creative campus.

On January 19th, 2020, BU Singers Director Fannie Gaudette and singer/conductor Melinda Enns were in Montreal to accept the Opus prize for Concert of the Year in the category of Regions on behalf of the Bishop’s choir. The Gala Prix Opus took place at the Salle Bourgie of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The Prix Opus highlights the excellence and diversity of concert music in Quebec. Continue Reading…

Bishop’s Gaiters Women’s Hockey join RSEQ for 2020-21

Priority 4. Enhance the student experience.
Objective 4.7 Increase athletic opportunities (varsity, intramural and recreational) for the campus and wider community, and advocate for measures to promote parity in inter-university sport in Quebec and Canada.

As announced during a press release on January 16, 2020, the Bishop’s Gaiters hockey team will compete at the U SPORTS level in the Réseau du Sport Étudiant du Quebec (RSEQ) University Women’s Hockey Conference at the beginning of the 2020-21 season. Continue Reading…

Bishop’s Library Learning Commons recognized for being student-centred

Priority 4. Enhance the student experience

On October 28th, 2019, Catherine Lavallée-Welch, our University Librarian, accepted the Prix Architecture 2019 de bibliothèques et de centres d’archives du Québec, along with architect Eric Pelletier of Lemay Architectes, for the transformation of our library into a modern Library Learning Commons. The prize was awarded in Montreal at the Congrès des professionnels et professionnelles de l’information. Continue Reading…

Bishop’s receives $5.9M to transform Divinity House into Indigenous Students’ Gathering Space and Resource Centre

Priority 6. Preserve and enhance the natural and built environment.
Objective 6.1 Renovate our iconic buildings, Divinity House (to become a meeting space and resource centre for Indigenous students) and McGreer.

On October 4, 2019, at an event held in the McConnell Agora of the Library Learning Commons, Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education, announced that the Government of Quebec, through an additional capital grant from the Plan quinquennal des investissements universitaires (PQI), will provide $5.9M of the $6.9M needed to renovate and re-equip Divinity House and transform it into an Indigenous Students Gathering Space and Resource Centre. Continue Reading…

Additional government funding for Bishop’s confirmed

Priority 7. Ensure financial sustainability

In May 2019, it was announced that the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur has accorded Bishop’s a recurring annual grant of $1 M to support our role in the Sherbrooke region. The $1M is part of the $15 M annual investment in “regional universities”. Continue Reading…