Environment and Geography Labs

Environment and Geography Classroom & Laboratory (J150)

This room is where most of the second and third year courses are held. It is a lecture room and a laboratory with counters and equipment. This room has a number of interesting maps and related bulletin boards for students to see. This room is home for the techniques course and other lab-related courses.

Seminar Room and Student Lounge (J153)

Our senior-level seminars are held in this room. It contains a large round-table making face-to-face discussions possible. Students are often found using this room, outside of class times, for doing homework, eating lunch, or just hanging out together.

Computer Laboratory (J151)

The computer facility houses several stand-alone PCs, used in the G.I.S. course and other techniques-based courses. The Departmental terminals are also connected to the University’s central computer system. Environment and Geography students may use the computers for papers and assignments, subject to the regulations posted in the computer lab. No person shall copy any of the files or programs found on Departmental computers. Game playing is not permitted. Students must respect the posted regulations of the Computer Lab.

Climate and Environmental Change Research Lab (J204) and Graduate Students Lab (J205)

These labs house the research activities of our department’s Canada Research Chair, Dr. Matthew Peros, and his students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral levels. It is also used by members of the Multi-Scale Climate and Environmental Change research Cluster.

Science Lab Facilities

Students in the Environmental Science Programme have access to the Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, and other department laboratories. Check the departments websites under Natural sciences and mathematics for specific information on their lab facilities. A recent addition to the Chemistry department includes an NMR spectroscopy machine.

Other Computer Labs

There are both Linux and Windows labs (in Johnson 118, Hamilton 150, Nicolls 110 and 111, and in the Library). A fully Linux-based lab is housed in the main science building (Johnson 118). Most of the other labs are Windows based, with one lab catering solely to the Mac user.

Furthermore, Bishop’s has its own 96-node Beowulf-class supercomputer. This computer is essentially a cluster of 96 Pentium4 CPUs whose activities are coordinated by a central server. All of these nodes share data with a Storage Area Network. Students carrying out numerically intensive research projects have the opportunity to use this world-class facility.

The John Bassett Memorial Library

Our Programmes are supported by the Bishop’s University library, the Bishop’s library offers free online access to many periodicals and abstract databases.

Bishop’s University’s Surroundings

Our campus is located at the confluence of the St. Francis and the Massawippi rivers, in an area rich of lakes, marshes, and hardwood forests. Mining activities in the past have dotted the area with small mining operations, with the related pollution problems. The Johnville Bog, a rare Quebec ecosystem, is situated a few kilometers from Bishop’s and has  recently been put in the joint care of Bishop’s University and Université de Sherbrooke. The area is ideal for hands-on projects in outdoor recreation and environmental science courses, as well as climate change research.