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Coming in July 2019…YOUR Campus Bookstore!

Dear Members of the Bishop’s community,

Bishop’s University and the SRC are pleased to share exciting news with you about upcoming changes to the Bishop’s University Bookstore.

Beginning in July 2019, the campus bookstore is changing its model of operation and will become a co-op: owned by you, for you!

A co-op is a not-for-profit organization, for which users may purchase a share and become a member to benefit from lower prices than non-members. The goals of the co-op will be to offer its members the lowest possible prices while remaining financially sustainable, and to provide maximum employment and experiential learning opportunities to Bishop’s students.

Additional information will follow in the coming months. In the meantime, for more information please feel free to contact Kylie Côté, Financial Planning Analyst, at kcote@ubishops.ca or at 819-822-9600 ext. 2543.

Extended deadline to submit an application for a 2019 B.E.S.T. Project

Dear Bishop’s Students,

We have extended the deadline to submit an application for a 2019 B.E.S.T. Project until end of day Monday, February 11, 2019.

The Bishop’s Exceptional Student Talent (B.E.S.T.) Project Fund awards up to $7,000 per student to support an experiential learning project which will assist them in determining their career paths and realizing their future goals.

YOUR PROJECT DOES NOT HAVE TO HAVE BEEN ACCEPTED BY YOUR EXTERNAL PARTNER AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPLICATION.

To learn more about the application requirements and additional details please visit: www.ubishops.ca/BEST.

If you have any questions, please contact Denise Lauzière, Chief of Staff, Office of the Principal and Vice-Chancellor, at denise.lauziere@ubishops.ca or 819-822-9600, #2201 or stop by our office in McGreer or reach out to any of the 2018 B.E.S.T. recipients.

I encourage as many of you as possible to apply for this exceptional learning opportunity.

Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal and Vice-Chancellor

Acadia President Dr. Peter Ricketts Named Chair of the Maple League of Universities

Dr. Peter RickettsAcadia University’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Peter Ricketts, has been elected Chair of the Maple League of Universities, succeeding Michael Goldbloom, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop’s University. The Maple League is a consortium of universities — which includes Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, and Saint Francis Xavier Universities — that fosters reciprocal relationships and engages across institutional boundaries to enhance the student experience while leading the way on what it means to be educated in the 21st century.

“I am very pleased to follow Michael in the role of Chair of the Maple League and want to thank him for his outstanding leadership while we’ve built momentum inside and outside our institutions,” says Ricketts. “Michael was instrumental to the formation of the Maple League and continues to champion our new initiatives and activities. Our four institutions are so similar in their approach to teaching, learning, and student experience that we have been able to develop concepts such as a multi-campus course delivery that has been an exciting and popular offering to students. We expect these sorts of academic innovations to continue and for more students to choose to study at one of our four institutions as a result.”

The Maple League of Universities (formerly the U4 group) was officially launched in November of 2016. All four universities take great pride in fostering close-knit communities with small class sizes and a residential focus (90% of students live within 1km of campus). Maple League institutions are primarily undergraduate institutions and 70 to 80% of courses are taught by full-time faculty. The four universities are economic and cultural drivers for their respective regional communities, each with their own distinct eco-systems and socio-linguistic communities. History and tradition abound – institutions were founded between 1838 and 1853 – and yet offer degrees that are increasingly relevant to modern society: our 21st century liberal education focuses on critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and real-world experiences. Students benefit from high levels of engagement with faculty and are encouraged to become involved in hands on research – an experience that is usually only offered to graduate students at most large Canadian universities.

“Earning an undergraduate degree is a significant investment for students and their families and in the Maple League we are firmly convinced of the value of an education that includes the entire range of student interests,” says Ricketts. “Small scale universities offer young people an opportunity to engage directly with faculty and their classroom peers. It is nearly impossible to remain anonymous on a campus where almost the entire student body lives on or within several blocks of campus so learning is an immersive experience. On every one of the Maple League campuses there are virtually limitless opportunities for volunteering in the community, giving students early exposure to what it means to be a member of a community and forming habits and building networks that will last a lifetime. University should be more than simply earning a degree: it should be about finding out what kind of person you can be and how far your interests and expertise can take you in life.”

Dr. Jessica Riddell, Executive Director of the Maple League (and the Stephen A. Jarislowsky Chair of Undergraduate Teaching Excellence at Bishop’s University), is looking forward to working with President Ricketts in his new role: “The Maple League is a unique partnership in the landscape of higher education in Canada, and requires visionary leadership, which we have in abundance with President. Ricketts and the other three presidents, Principal Goldbloom, President MacDonald, and President Boudreau. This collaboration challenges us to ask two fundamental questions: What can we do together that we cannot do on our own? And how does working together enhance what we do do on our own? These questions are progressive and unconventional since universities are usually hard-wired to compete. The Maple League – under the leadership of President Ricketts – has tremendous potential to re-wire mindsets around higher education, challenges us to be creative and bold in designing exceptional student experiences, and distinguishes us as leaders in defining what a 21st century education looks like.”

Bishop’s University donors contribute $62,926.50 during Giving Tuesday

BU Giving Tuesday

For its first-ever Giving Tuesday campaign, Bishop’s University raised $62,926.50, illustrating the solidarity and dedication of our community towards access to higher education. These donations will be used to give out bursaries to students who are in financial need.

Following Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Giving Tuesday movement encourages individuals and organizations to join together and find innovative ways to give back to the charities and non-profits they support.

We are sincerely grateful to our donors, who believe in the continuous success of our students. We are also grateful to those who have shared their stories and enthusiasm for this fundraising effort.

Here is a small portion of the testimonials we have witnessed on social media:

A letter from the Minister to all Education and Higher Education personnel in Quebec

À tout le personnel des réseaux de l’éducation et de l’enseignement supérieur,

L’un des premiers actes que je souhaite accomplir à titre de Ministre de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur est de m’adresser directement à vous, qui vous situez au cœur de cette relation qui unit les élèves et les étudiants du Québec à l’apprentissage, au savoir et à la recherche. Cette grande mission que nous partageons ne saurait atteindre ses objectifs ambitieux sans l’apport inestimable qu’est le vôtre. Je vous remercie d’œuvrer ainsi à faire de nos écoles, de nos centres et de nos campus des milieux de vie stimulants et sécuritaires.

Comme l’a annoncé le premier ministre, l’éducation s’inscrit en tête de liste des priorités du gouvernement du Québec. L’éducation est la clé pour permettre l’atteinte du plein potentiel de tous, former des citoyens responsables, lutter contre les inégalités et développer une meilleure économie. Investi de cette responsabilité envers notre société, je nous encourage à faire en sorte que nos contributions collectives s’inscrivent dans la réalisation de notre mission.

À tout le personnel du réseau de l’éducation: je vous félicite pour votre professionnalisme et pour la valeur de la relation que vous tissez avec les élèves au quotidien. Votre rôle est déterminant pour notre société ainsi que pour la réussite éducatives des enfants et des apprenants du Québec.

À tout le personnel du réseau de l’enseignement supérieur: grâce à vous tous, qui oeuvrez dans nos nombreux cégeps, collèges et universités, l’offre du Québec en matière d’enseignement supérieur est une source de fierté, de même que sa renommée quant à l’accessibilité et à la qualité de son système. Ensemble, nous ferons reconnaitre et valoriserons encore davantage l’importance de nos réseaux pour nos régions et notre société.

Soyez assurés que je demeurerai attentif à vos défis, que je soulignerai vos succès et que je mobiliserai mon équipe avec efficience pour qu’ensemble, nous nous donnions les moyens de faire encore plus et encore mieux pour le Québec d’aujourd’hui et de demain.

Cordialement,

JEAN-FRANÇOIS ROBERGE

See the original letter (PDF)

Celebrating academic excellence at Bishop’s University!

At Bishop’s University, we value the pursuit of excellence in all that we undertake, and we aim to instill the aspiration to excel in our students and in all other members of our community.

The University congratulates the following students who were part of the Academic Honour Roll based on their success during the 2017-18 academic year! The Academic Honour Roll includes full-time students whose academic average is 80% or higher in a complete academic year.

Abdallah, Mouna
Abran, Amelia
Ackerman, Lucas
Aitken, Allister
Aldrich, Jazmine
Alessandrini, Christina
Alrushud, Rakan
Amin, Naimah-Bint
Amrani, Mehdi
Anderson, Siobhan
Anvar, Sonya
Aprile, Anysia
Armstrong, Rebecca
Asan, Sezen
Audet, Isabelle
Audet-Bourgault, Gabriel
Ayers, Zachary
B.Lemelin, Anthony
Bach, Valentin
Baillie, Loch
Bareiro Sanchez, Camila Alexandra
Archambault, Maude
Basmadjian, Adam
Beanland, Samuel
Beaudoin, Joanie
Belair, Joel
Aubin, Stephanie
Belanger Young, Natasha
Belisle, Christof
Bélisle, Nicolas
Belzil, Grace
Benison, Holly
Benoit Simard, Julien
Bergeron, Florence
Bhogal, Simren
Bian, Junru
Bigaouette, Alex
Bigaouette, Jasmine
Bigg, Allison
Bilodeau, Bryanna
Birnie, Erin
Biron, Camille
Blanchette Guimond, Joannie
Bohinc-Reid, Hayley
Bohme, Claire
Boisvert, Marc-Gabriel
Boone, Emily
Bouchard, Laurence
Boucher, Laurence
Bouffard, David
Baker, Breac
Bourbeau, Laura
Beech, Nate
Bournival, Jessica
Bourque-Labbé, Philippe
Bowen, Hannah
Braithwaite, Scott
Breton, Ariane
Brown, Dalton
Brubacher, Sophie
Buchanan, Lydia
Buteau, Alexandre
Butler, Mathilde
Buxton, Rebecca
Byrne, Grace
Caimano, Sarah
Caltagirone, Rachel
Campo, Steven
Canning, William
Card, Kaitlyn
Cronin, Finnian
Cardaun, Clara
Cardinal, Jean-Francois
Caron, Sabrina
Carrier, Chloé
Carrier-Coupal, Lee
Carruthers, Derrick
Castelot, Juliette
Cattelan, Camille
Cattelan, Elsa
Cecura, Kristina
Chabot, Guillaume
Champagne, Marianne
Champigny- Rolfe, Erika
Charbonneau, Alexandre
Charlebois, Louis-Eric
Charpentier, Jordane
Chase, Meghan
Childs, Graham
Chisholm-McCoy, Megan
Cipro, Megan
Cirka, Madelaine
Clark, Chelsea
Clavelli, Maria
Cloutier, Theodore
Coates, Chanelle
Coates, Rebecca
Collier, Thomas
Demers, Mathieu
Colton, Andrew
Columbus, Clara
Conover, Lauren
Cooke, Aidan
Cool-Fergus, Sarah
Cooper, Megan
Corey, Brianna
Côté, Jeremy
Cote, Maude
Cote, Miranda
Côté, Nicolas
Cournoyer, Camille
Crabtree, Duncan
Croft, Erika Kathe
Cumming, Sophia
Cunningham, Sally
DeVries, Samantha
Dakin, Marguerite
Dalingwater, Everett James
D’Amour, Sabrina
Danesh, Darcie
Daoust, Melanie
Daudelin, Siena
Dawson, John
Dawson, Thomas
Deamond, Liam
Delas Llagas, Gwen Leeneth
Desjardins, Malcolm
Desnoyers, Marie-Pier
Dickson, Madison
Dion, Stephanie
Doran, Fiona
Drew, Courtney
Du Bois De Nevele, Aaricia
Duceppe-Lenoir, Alexandre
Duchesne, Bernard
Duffy, Matthew Edmund
Dupuis, Elisabeth
Dutil, Eve
El Baze, July-Ann
Erickson, Brynn
Everett, Dillon
Fabre, Allison
Farkouh, Rezkalla
Fee, Alysa
Firlotte, Camille
Dodig, Jessica
Forget-Larivière, Rébecca

Fortier, Antoine
Foster, Victoria
Fournier, Nicolas
Francoeur, Ocean
Frappier, Joëlle
Frazer, Stephen
Gagne, Coralie
Gagné, François
Gallant, Eleanor
Gamache, Patricia
Gao, Jie
Gauthier, Elizabeth
Gauthier-Brulotte, Maxime
Gauvreau, Frederique
Gauvreau, Rachel
Gendron, Gabrielle
Fitzpatrick, Mark
Genesse, Marie-Emmanuelle
Gerber, Lauren
Gerlofs, Dennis
Germain, Eva
Ghorbal, Manel
Gibbs, Nicholas
Gilbert, Tyler
Goettke, Klara
Gould, Holden
Graddon, Alexa
Grainger, Courtney
Grainger, Sydney
Grandmont, Andreanne
Greenough, Victoria
Grenier, Alexandre
Gu, Jiayi
Guay, Anne-Marie
Guay, Kevin
Guo, Yubo
Gurung, Salina
Habib, Dany
Habib, Nour
Hall, Quincy
Hart, Morgan
Hébert, Andréanne
Hebert, Jennifer
Hebert, Patrick
Henshaw, Brianna
Hewitt, Olivia
Fredericks, Abigail
Hines, Ashique
Hoy, Gillian
Huebchen, Emma
Hughes, Anna
Huntley, Danielle
Hurry, Aliosha Menka
Hutchison, Rowan
Jacques, Maxim
Janusonis, Isabella
Gillis, Connor
Jarvis, Kate
Jepson, Noah
Jin, Wei
Jin, Yitian
Johnson, Anastasia
Johnson, Frédéryk
Gosselin, Anthony
Jones, Jonathan
Kaeser-Reiss, Nikolaus-Paul
Kaller, Jaclyn
Kallio, Christopher
Kane, Sarah
Howarth, Andrew
Keddy, Claire
Keramidas, Maiko
King, Erin
Kish, Nicola
Klashinsky, Vincent
Kobelt, Mary-Francis
Krallis, Amelia
Kushneryk, Catherine
Labbe, Bernadette
Labrecque, Catherine
Labrosse, Yannick
Lachance, Chloe
Lafontaine, Samuel
Laforest, Miguel
Lalonde Gagne, Mélanie
Lambert, Danika
Lamoureux, Alexandra
Langlois, Chloe
Langlois, Krissy
LaPierre, Paige
Laplante, Jakob
Larose, Virginia
Lassonde, Marianne
Latonio, Gelsey
Lauder, Nicholas
Layer, Alexandra
Le Brun Robles Gil, Anne Sophie
Lebeau, Alexandra
Leblanc, Benjamin
Leblanc, Élizabeth
Leblanc, Sebastien
Leboeuf, Julie
Leinweber, Ben
Lemay, Maude
Lemyre-Roy, Anny
Léveillé, Francis
Li, Gengxuan
Lambert, Duncan
Li, Huanyang
Li, Mu
Lim, Hanel
Lin, Jiaran
Mahoubi, Layla
Liu, Mingxin
Lloyd, Clara
Logan, Danica
Lortitch, Megan
Lu, Yiqi
Lugar, Maia
Luo, Ruili
Lupien, Jérémie
Luu, Sophie Hoang Tran
Marceau, Samuel
Lyoubi Idrissi, Yasmine
Ma, Yuqing
Mabika, Madora
MacFarlane, Grace
MacGillivray, Cameron
Mafé, Vivienne
Maggio-Tremblay, Giulia
Maillet-Haydock, Neal
Major, Melissa
Manfred, Sarah
Marceau, Alexandre
Marceau, David
Marceau, Philip
Marchand, Suzanne
Marcil, Alix
Marin, Sandrine
Markhauser, Paul
McGillis, Aidan
Martel, Owen
Martinez, Carolina
Mathys, Alexander
Matthews-Hanna, Isaac
Matuzonyte, Marta
McCartney, Claire

McClure, Taylor
McNamara, Rachel
Melnyk, Thomas
Messier, Marc-Etienne
Merrithew, Taylor
Messina, Corentin
Metcalfe, Taylor
Michelet, Chloe
Mihevc, Stella
Miller, Jessica
Mills, Edward John Grant
Mincic, Luka
Misitano, Tessa
Molloy, Tanya
Moore, Jennifer
Morin, Chelsea
Morissette, Allyson
Morneau, Emilie
Morrell, Ember
Mumford, Spencer
Munafo, Christian
Naji, Yassin
Munafo, Claudia
Myrie, Alexandria
Nadeau, Louka
Neilson, Andrew
Nadeau, Spencer
Nettel, Stefan
Nierlich, Kyle
Nolet, Juliet
Norgren, Michaela
Osborne-O’Donnell, Hannah
Osbourne, Kaitlin
Ouimet-Fieldsend, Helen
Paterson, Curt
Ouzilleau, Marie-Laurence
Page, Olivia
Paradis, Pier-Olivier
Parent, Karrie
Passos, Juliana
Patrick, Granton
Perras, Rachelle
Pelletier, Katherine
Penagos Estrada, Juan Esteban
Perez, Willys
Perreault, Alexandra
Perreault, Sabrina
Peters, Hannah
Plamondon, Rachael
Quinn, Kathleen
Ramsay-Bilodeau, Alex
Pohl, Ethan
Poirier, Amélia
Poirier, Kelly
Poirier, Sandryne
Rousseau, Jonathan
Porlier, Vincent
Potvin, Djanie
Primeau-Bureau, Amelie
Pruesse-Adams, Anika
Qi, Yanchun
Quattrocchi, Theo
Quenum, Akouavi
Quilty, Kelsey
Racicot, Sara
Ramirez Moreta, Santiago Martin
Rausch-Larouche, Justin
Reid, Nicole
Rene, Charlotte
Seward, Mark
Richard, Andreanne
Richard, Gabriel
Roberge, Jade
Robertson, Lisa
Rodgers, Alexandre
Rouillard-Beauchesne, Emilie
Roy, Courtney
Roy, Myriam
Russell, Mackenzie
Salvail, William
Tavares, Cristina
Seely, Harry
Seguin, Hugo
Serrano, Miranda Martine
Sheppard-Perkins, Eva
Small, Ryan
Tobin, Connor
Smith, Rachael
Smith, Tyler
Smodis McCune, Victoria
Song, Huize
Stalker, Gabrielle
St-Arnaud, Charles
Stewart, Molly
Stowe, Skye
Sun, Fuli
Sureau, Amanda
Sweeney, Molly
Sweeney, Sarah
Sydor, Cassandra H.
Talbott, Darcie
Welch, Kobie
Talmaciu, Carla
Taylor, Shannon
Tendon, Yannick
Teolis, Owen
Touchette, Beatrice
Tourigny Fleury, Alexandra
Toussaint, Lydia
Toussaint, Marie-Laurence
Trembath, Lindsey
Trickey, Samantha
Tucker, Cameron
Turcotte-Van de Rydt, Christophe
Turgeon, Benjamin
Vachon, Justin
Vaillancourt, Catherine
Vaillant-Gamelin, Alex
Valliant, Mikaël
Van Wyck, Meghan
Vandekerkhove, Philip
Vaudry, Chad
Vaux, Isabelle
Veilleux-Malone, Anna
Veloza, Emily
Verbil, Allison
Verkruisen, Jade
Verret, Emilie
Whitfield, Zoe
Viens, Nicolas
Viles, Jonas
Voggenreiter, Emily
Wang, Jianing
Wang, Qian
Wechsler, Jacqueline
Wilcox, Keenan
Willis, Rebecca
Winter, Alisha
Witty, Anik
Wylie, Brendan
Yates, Jaimee
Yee, Brianna
Young, Erica
Zagar, Caitlyn
Zhang, Jingwen
Zhang, Yue
Zmuda, Sandra

Academic All-Canadians and Academic All-Stars

The following student-athletes also achieved All-Canadian or Academic All-Star status. The University is very proud to have so many student athletes who excel in the classroom and in their athletic arena!

Archambault, Maude
Aubin, Stephanie
Baker, Breac
Beech, Nate
Cronin, Finnian
Demers, Mathieu
DeVries, Samantha
Dodig, Jessica
Fitzpatrick, Mark
Fredericks, Abigail
Gillis, Connor
Gosselin, Anthony
Howarth, Andrew
Lambert, Duncan
Mahoubi, Layla
Marceau, Samuel
McGillis, Aidan
Merrithew, Taylor
Naji, Yassin
Neilson, Andrew
Paterson, Curt
Perras, Rachelle
Quinn, Kathleen
Ramsay-Bilodeau, Alex
Rousseau, Jonathan
Seward, Mark
Tavares, Cristina
Tobin, Connor
Welch, Kobie
Whitfield, Zoe

Women Basketball
Women Rugby
Lacrosse
Men Rugby
Men Rugby
Football
Women Rugby
Women Soccer
Golf
Women Soccer
Lacrosse
Golf
Men Basketball
Men Basketball
Women Basketball
Lacrosse
Women Soccer
Women Rugby
Men Basketball
Lacrosse
Men Rugby
Women Hockey
Women Rugby
Women Soccer
Football
Lacrosse
Women Soccer
Football
Men Rugby
Golf

 

Appointment of Dr. Trygve Ugland as Secretary-General and Vice-Principal Government Relations and Planning

In August 2017, Victoria Meikle stepped down from the position of Secretary-General and Vice-Principal Government Relations and Planning. For the past year, on an interim basis, Trygve Ugland acted as the Vice-Principal Government Relations and Planning and Marie-Josée Dufour as the Secretary-General.

In June 2018, the Board of Governors constituted an Ad Hoc Committee for the Selection of a Secretary-General and Vice-Principal Government Relations and Planning in conformity with the University Statutes.

The Committee was composed of:

  • Ms. Angela Chrétien, Staff Council
  • Dr. Jenn Cianca, Senate
  • Dr. Jamie Crooks, Faculty Council
  • Me Michael Goldbloom, Principal (Chair)
  • Ms. Isabelle Goyette, Senior Administration
  • Ms. Marilyn Hardy, Students’ Representative Council
  • Me Nadia Martel, Governor
  • Mr. Dan Seneker, Managers’ Council
  • Dr. Miles Turnbull, Academic Officer
  • Ms. Tova White, Governor.

The Committee unanimously recommended the appointment of Dr. Trygve Ugland to the position. Both Senate and the Board of Governors unanimously endorsed the recommendation.

Dr. Trygve Ugland

I would like to thank both Trygve and Marie-Josée for their exemplary service to the University.

Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Principal & Vice-Chancellor

Launch of Bishop’s University Centraide fundraising campaign

Bishop’s University is proud to support the Centraide charitable fundraising campaign, and hopes to raise $ 15,000 to support local organizations such as the Lennoxville Youth Center and Lennoxville & District Women’s Centre.

Bishop’s Centraide Campaign co-Chairs, Dr Francine Turmel, Dean of the Williams School of Business, and Ms Deborah Langford, Director of Residence and Conference Services, will host a campaign launch event in the Cleghorn room on October 2nd, 2018, at 1 p.m. They will be joined by Centraide Estrie’s Director General Mrs Marie-Hélène Wolfe, and Centraide Annual Campaign Director Mrs Nadia Choubane. Two persons who have benefited from support  through Centraide will also share their experience and present their testimonies.

In partnership with Centraide, five per cent of donations raised through the Bishop’s Centraide campaign are allocated to help Bishop’s students who require assistance. This fundraising effort highlights Bishop’s commitment to foster a welcoming and inclusive community and engagement in university life.

Psychology student Julie Leboeuf wins Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Scholarships for Study in a Second Language

Psychology student Julie Leboeuf received a $7,000 scholarship from the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Endowment Fund for Study in a Second Official Language. This is an extraordinary recognition for Julie’s academic excellence, as only three undergraduate level students were given the prestigious scholarship this year.

To apply for the scholarship, Julie was able to count on the support of the Bishop’s University Research Office as well her professors: “I learned about the scholarship following an email sent by Julie Frédette, Research Officer at Bishop’s. Even though we were super close to the deadline, I went to see her to tell her I was interested, I wasn’t sure I had a chance. Her reaction was instantaneous: “Let’s do it!”.  And so with her help, and the help of my supervisors who were incredibly quick to turn around letters of recommendation, we went through the application process in two days. When I found out that I was one of only three students in the entire country to have received this scholarships, I just couldn’t believe it!”

Winners of this award are selected on the basis of academic excellence, leadership, volunteer and community involvement, and on a demonstration of motivation, adaptability and of a well-defined plan of study. The selection of award recipients is made by a committee of Canadian university and college representatives chosen by Universities Canada.

Bishop’s University is very proud of Julie, who truly embodies the academic excellence and rigor that Bishop’s students possess from the day they first set foot on campus, to the moment they graduate. Congratulations Julie!

For more information on this prestigious scholarship : https://www.univcan.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/queen-elizabeth-silver-jubilee-second-language-award-guidelines-2018.pdf

Julie Leboeuf

Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé Named Fulbright Canada Scholar

Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-BrûléDr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé of the Department of Politics and International Studies has been named Fulbright Canada Scholar. Fulbright Canada Scholars are distinguished by their commitment to advancing knowledge in their chosen discipline and having an impact on the professional, local, and global communities that they serve. Dr. Sarah-Myriam Martin-Brûlé will be a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Peace and War Studies in the Peace and War Center located in the College of Liberal Arts of Norwich University, where she will conduct research, guest lecture at the undergraduate level, and support the missions of the Peace and War Center, The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies’ Military History, Diplomacy or Information Assurance Programs. Norwich University is the United States’ oldest private military college, and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Its campus comprises a population of approximately 1500 cadets, 500 civilian students, and 120 tenure-track faculty.

This very prestigious program is based on the principle of reciprocal academic exchange and provides American and Canadian scholars and students the opportunity to study or research in their neighbouring country. These awards are granted to highly accomplished individuals who are both exceptional scholars and engaged community leaders.

Dr. Martin-Brûlé’s research focuses on peace operations and security issues related to fragile states. She has recently published Evaluating Peacekeeping Missions: A Typology of Success and Failure in International Interventions (Routledge, 2016). She was one of a handful of individuals across the world invited by the prestigious International Pace Institute’s Global Observatory to comment on the Cruz Report, a document that identifies challenges related to the security of peacekeeping personnel. She also recently took part in the design workshop on Elsie Initiative on Women in Peace Operations, which aimed to increase the number of women in peace operations. She organized and hosted an international conference entitled “Engendering International Security: The Role of Women in International Development in NATO and at the United Nations”, an event that took place at Bishop’s University in March 2018. She has led several highly successful Model UN delegations from Bishop’s University. Finally, she was a co-recipient of the Bishop’s University Emerging Scholar Research Award in 2017.