Programme réussite scolaire

Winter 2023 – January 13 – 15

Are you a current or an incoming student, are you concerned about any of the following?

  • Wanting to succeed or improve your academic standings, but aren’t sure how to do so
  • Facing challenges transitioning from high school or CEGEP into a university setting
  • Being in an unfamiliar environment and not knowing your way around campus
  • Feeling alone or finding it challenging to make new friends
  • Experiencing stress about your marks or your life in general, but struggling to find the resources that are available to you on campus

If you answered yes to any of these statements, the BU Archway Program may be the support that you are looking for to help you transition and succeed in a university environment.

The program: 

The BU Archway Winter Program is a two and a half-day intensive program that is intended to support students in their academic and personal development. It is designed to help students gain the practical skills, competencies, and confidence necessary to succeed within a university setting.

This program is not remedial in nature and will not “fix” students. Instead, it includes activities to help students become better learners and to facilitate their integration into the campus community.  Program entry is very limited, this winter we will be welcoming a maximum of thirty-five students. Students are selected on a first come and first serve basis, so please apply as soon as you can to guarantee your spot.

Scheduled activities begin late Friday afternoon supper and ends Sunday at with a celebratory supper. Each day of the program consists of a variety of workshop sessions and social activities. Attendance at all workshops, meals and activities is mandatory. 

The workshops are given by Bishop’s professors, administrators, student leaders, and staff, so students will get an opportunity to develop relationships with many key players within the BU community.  The workshops will focus on the following themes: Personal Development, Academic Success, Mental Health, Available Resources on Campus, and Socializing. However, BU Archway doesn’t end with the beginning of the winter semester. BU Archway students have opportunities to receive ongoing support throughout the academic year.

The Schedule

Day 1 – Friday January 13th 2023

4:00 – 4:30 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
Welcome ActivityDr. Mike Teed
Archway Coordinator
4:30 – 5:30 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
5:30 – 6:45 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
What I Wish I knewStudent Panel Discussion
7:00 – 8:30 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
Dr. Mike Teed

Day 2 – Saturday January 14th 2023

9:00 – 11:30 amHamilton 151Write for SuccessMs. Diana Gagné
Manager – Writing Centre
11:30 – 1:00 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
1:00 – 1:30 pmHamilton 151Deep LearningDr. Mike Teed
1:30 – 3:00 pmHamilton 151Time Management & Goal SettingDr. Mike Teed & Katie Bibbs
3:15 – 3:45 pmHamilton 151Tips for Working in TeamsDr. Mike Teed
4:00– 5:00 pmHamilton 151Note TakingMs. Amanda Manning
Accessibility Coordinator

Day 3 – Sunday January 15th 2023

9:00 – 12:00 pmHamilton 151Promoting Psychological HealthDr. Mike Teed
12:00 – 1:15 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
1:00 – 2:00 pmHamilton 151Contacting ProfessorsDr. Jenn Cianca
Professor Classical Studies and Liberal Arts Department
2:15 – 3:45 pmHamilton 151Conflict LiteracyAmy Abe
Special Advisor, Equity Diversity and Inclusion
4:00 – 5:00 pmHamilton 151Growth MindsetDr. Heather Lawford
Psychology Department
5:00 – 6:30 pmAdam’s Dinning Hall
Celebratory Supper

* SuccessFinder is an assessment used by HR professionals that examines your behavioural interests. It is used by organizations to predict career satisfaction and success based on your behavioural traits and competencies. SuccessFinder’s assessments include 85 distinct behavioural traits, 35 career themes, and 26 behavioural competencies – and their relationship with 2, 500 occupational titles and 500+ career benchmarks. The assessment is done online and takes roughly 60-90 minutes to complete.Once completed, you will receive a detailed report that will provide you with information on your lifestyle priorities, vocational incentives, competency profile, top strengths, career success and job satisfaction, top 5 job family matches, and your leadership profile.

How do I join BU Archway? 

Students cannot simply join BU Archway; rather, they are selected – both by us and by themselves.  Applicants are required to provide a written submission about themselves and what they hope to gain from the program.  Bishop’s is a community in which we look for individuals of all backgrounds to gather together to learn, lead, engage, challenge, enquire, experiment, build, nurture and grow. We are looking for students that will build upon our #PurplePride and be contributing members of our family. Do you have PURPLE inside of you? 

Students selected for BU Archway must confirm their place in the program by the deadline provided in the email. They must also pay a $25 fee for each full day or a $40 fee for the entire 2 and a half days. This fee will cover all meals and program organized social activities.

Successful completion requires the following:   

  1. Active and prepared participation in all mandatory BU Archway activities.
  2. Completion of all assignments.

For more information about BU Archway please contact the Admissions Office (