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November 20, 2020

Suspension of in-person activities until Wednesday Nov. 25

Dear Community,

We have learned of seven additional COVID-19 cases (for a total of 15) within our community and in our residences. For that reason, we have decided to suspend most in-person activities until Wednesday morning November 25 to allow us time to fully assess the situation. This means that all in-person classes will be moved online, that the access to the Library Learning Commons and the Sports Centre will be restricted to card access only. Research activities will be restricted*. The Residences and Dewies Dining Hall will remain open with increased sanitary measures. The Health Clinic and counselling services will also remain open.

The individuals who tested positive are in isolation, and anyone who has been in close contact with them has also been placed in isolation. Anyone considered at increased risk has already been placed in isolation. If you have not been contacted you are not considered to be at increased risk.

We have engaged an external cleaning company to conduct a deep clean of any affected areas on campus.

We continue to work with our local public health authorities to determine the sources of cases. Here is a link to information about testing: Estrie testing information. We are providing free taxi vouchers to students who want to go for testing. Please contact Security (819-822-9711) for taxi vouchers.

It is very important to inform the Health Clinic of all positive cases whether on or off campus. Please advise Jill Johnson at the Health Clinic ( 819-822-9696).

In order for us to prevent further spread of the virus, it is crucial that we all follow strict COVID-19 rules, including physically distancing, wearing masks and washing our hands. As we are now in a red zone, we are not allowed to visit each other. Only those who live alone are allowed to receive a visitor or visit others.

*please check with the research office if your research activities will be permitted.

Thank you for your help in implementing these important measures.


Stine Linden-Andersen, Ph.D.
Chair of Bishop’s University COVID-19 Task Force
Dean of Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Psychology
Clinical Psychologist

November 11, 2020

Red Zone Memo

Dear Faculty, Librarians, Staff and Students,

November 10, 2020

COVID-19 Red Zone Update

Dear Community,

November 9, 2020

The Estrie region will be designated as a COVID-19 alert red zone as of Thursday November 12th. We are monitoring this situation and are in close communication with public health authorities.

We will provide more details about the consequences of this designation tomorrow. Please continue to monitor official communication channels for updates.

University activities will be maintained tomorrow.

October 16, 2020


September 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Case Update

July 15, 2020

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COVID-19 update for Students

Dear Students,

July 15, 2020

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Wearing of a face covering on Campus

Dear Bishop’s Community,

I write in my capacity as Chair of the Bishop’s University Task Force on COVID-19.

Port d’un couvre-visage sur le campus

Chers membres de la communauté de Bishop’s,

Je vous écris en tant que présidente du Groupe de travail de l’Université Bishop’s sur COVID-19.

June 30, 2020

Message to the graduating class of 2020

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Message du principal à la cohorte de 2020

Chers membres de la cohorte de 2020,

June 25, 2020

Principal’s Update to the Bishop’s Community

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Dear Colleagues,

Mise à jour du principal Goldbloom à la communauté de Bishop’s

Chers collègues,

June 1, 2020

Residence Availability Update

The COVID-19 pandemic has engendered a situation that none of us has experienced, leaving us trying to navigate uncharted waters. Throughout this situation, our mandate has been to maintain the health and safety of our community. Thus, in order to fulfill this mandate the University is only offering single rooms on campus this fall. As such our residence capacity has been reduced and the university is no longer able to guarantee on campus housing for any applications received after June 1st, 2020. Residence Services will assign students, who apply after June 1st, 2020 to residence on a first come first served basis. Only after receiving both your application and deposit will we consider your application complete. The date of your complete application is the date that will be used to determine residence priority.

We thank you for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times as we try to determine how to best accommodate students while ensuring the health and safety of our community.

Visit the Residence Application web page for more details.

May 28, 2020

COVID Update from Principal Goldbloom

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Field of dandelion in the McGreer quad
Credit: Michael Goldbloom

Dear newly admitted and returning students,

May 6, 2020

Fall 2020: Bishop’s wants to know what you think!

Dear students,

April 23, 2020

Dear Gaiters,

April 3, 2020

Convocation 2020

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Dear members of the Class of 2020,

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Update from Principal Goldbloom

Dear members of the Bishop’s community,

March 22, 2020

Latest Message from Principal Goldbloom

Dear members of the Bishop’s Community,

March 17, 2020

New Message to STUDENTS from Dean of Student Affairs

Good afternoon students,

March 16, 2020

Message from Principal Goldbloom

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Dear members of the Bishop’s community,

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