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Email: recruitment@ubishops.ca

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Mr. Mirza Saad Baig

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

Hello! I’m Saad, a recent grad who found home at Bishop’s 4 years ago when, on a road trip, I decided to make a detour to come see the Bishop’s campus on a snowy December afternoon in the middle of Christmas break. The buildings were covered in snow and there wasn’t a soul in sight. At the time I was enrolled at a university in Toronto, and when I departed the Bishop’s campus an hour later, I knew this was where I belonged.…Contact Information and full bio

Hello! I’m Saad, a recent grad who found home at Bishop’s 4 years ago when, on a road trip, I decided to make a detour to come see the Bishop’s campus on a snowy December afternoon in the middle of Christmas break. The buildings were covered in snow and there wasn’t a soul in sight. At the time I was enrolled at a university in Toronto, and when I departed the Bishop’s campus an hour later, I knew this was where I belonged.

Fast forward to 4 years later, I’ve graduated with a degree in Political Studies and History and found a new home working in Recruitment at the same institution that imparted a sense of belonging in me all those years ago. My time as an undergraduate at Bishop’s involved experiencing first-hand the benefits of being part of a close-knit community, building genuine rapport with professors and having opportunities to grow, both personally and professionally. I grew up in Karachi, Pakistan and having lived in Canada for a few years now, I have encompassed the many experiences of a domestic and international student in one and I look forward to helping prospective gaiters decide if Bishop’s is the place that can help them make their mark on the world!

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Mr. Wilton Burgos

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

BA’21Hi Gaiters! My name is Wilton Burgos, and I was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Aruba. I recently graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Psychology. I first heard about Bishop's at a University fair back when I was in High School, and I absolutely fell in love with the campus, and the small community feel.…Contact Information and full bio

BA’21

Hi Gaiters! My name is Wilton Burgos, and I was born and raised on the beautiful Island of Aruba. I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Psychology. I first heard about Bishop’s at a University fair back when I was in High School, and I absolutely fell in love with the campus, and the small community feel. Bishop’s was the perfect fit since I was looking to be a name in a classroom and not just a number while also building strong and meaningful relationships with my classmates and professors.

As an International Student moving to a new country, starting a new school, and making new friends was not easy. Nevertheless, I am happy I chose Bishop’s since I had all the support needed to succeed. I also had the opportunity to give back to our community while working as a student ambassador and the International Students Representative. I am forever grateful for the amazing opportunities I got while being a Bishop’s Student, and I now look forward to helping other students have similar experiences.

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Ms. Kelly Dean-Feldman

Interim – Recruitment Office Coordinator

BBA’20Hi! My name is Kelly Dean-Feldman and I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. I am originally from the South Shore of Montreal, but I now consider Sherbrooke to be my home. When I came to Bishop’s in 2016 I never imagined myself staying after graduation but throughout my time here I fell in love with the community that both Bishop’s and the Eastern Townships have to offer.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2012

BBA’20

Hi! My name is Kelly Dean-Feldman and I recently graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing. I am originally from the South Shore of Montreal, but I now consider Sherbrooke to be my home. When I came to Bishop’s in 2016 I never imagined myself staying after graduation but throughout my time here I fell in love with the community that both Bishop’s and the Eastern Townships have to offer. While I was in high school and CEGEP I had never heard of Bishop’s University before, that is until I met a recruiter at a university fair. From that day I knew Bishop’s was the right place for me and I have never been happier with my decision to study here.

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Ms. Gabrielle Faucher

Recruitment Officer

Salut!/Hello!/¡Hola!/Hallo!/こんいちわ/ أهلاMy name is Gabrielle and I’m a proud 2016 Bishop’s graduate. I studied Modern Languages and graduated with a Double Major in Hispanic Studies and German Studies. Studying at Bishop’s really set me up for the international life that I’ve led so far. During my time here, I studied, worked, or did projects in Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Poland, Germany, and Tunisia.…Contact Information and full bio

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My name is Gabrielle and I’m a proud 2016 Bishop’s graduate. I studied Modern Languages and graduated with a Double Major in Hispanic Studies and German Studies. Studying at Bishop’s really set me up for the international life that I’ve led so far. During my time here, I studied, worked, or did projects in Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, Poland, Germany, and Tunisia. From going on academic exchange, to teaching English as a foreign language, or just doing a musical theater workshop in my 4th language, everything was found and funded somehow through Bishop’s. After I graduated, thanks to glowing recommendations from my professors who knew me closely and had accompanied me in all my projects, I also got the chance to be a language assistant in Guanajuato, Mexico, which then led to my position as a French professor at the Universidad de Guanajuato. After spending 6 years in Mexico, I’m excited to be back in my hometown and to keep on travelling and meeting new people with the recruitment team.

All of these opportunities are there for the taking at Bishop’s, and any student with a project can make it happen through the help of the wonderful staff and numerous funding options. Even after your studies, the close contact students have with their professors allows them to easily get back in touch with them for reference letters to access further opportunities like scholarships or grad school applications. Your university experience truly is what you make it, and I’m here to help students realize how they can make the best of it.

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Mr. Eric Gendron

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

BA '21Hey everyone! My name is Eric Gendron, and I was originally born in Oakville, ON, but moved to Massachusetts when I was very young and grew up in a town named Shrewsbury – just outside of Worcester. I recently graduated from Bishop’s with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, with a double concentration in criminology, law, & social policy as well as gender, diversity, & equity studies, and a minor in religion.…Contact Information and full bio

BA ’21

Hey everyone! My name is Eric Gendron, and I was originally born in Oakville, ON, but moved to Massachusetts when I was very young and grew up in a town named Shrewsbury – just outside of Worcester. I recently graduated from Bishop’s with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology, with a double concentration in criminology, law, & social policy as well as gender, diversity, & equity studies, and a minor in religion. They say home is where the heart is, and Bishop’s has become just that to me, home. When I first arrived on campus from the United States I was so nervous, but was quickly embraced by the warm and caring community that we have here.

Now I look back on my years at Bishop’s as some of the best of my life, so much so that I decided I didn’t want to leave – once a gaiter, always a gaiter! During my time here, I’ve had the ability to operate in a myriad of roles and immerse myself in the close-knit culture that we offer. I’ve assisted in organizing orientation week, worked as a teaching assistant for multiple professors, and spent time advocating on behalf of students on the Students’ Representative Council. The lifelong friends I met, the education I received, and the experiences I had while attending Bishop’s helped me grow into the person that I am today. I am eager to show you why choosing Bishop’s will leave you saying, there’s no place like home!

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Mr. Jeremi Harrison-Lalande

Recruitment Officer

BA'20Hi there! My name is Jeremi Harrison-Lalande, and I am originally from Montreal, Quebec but completed my high school in Ontario.I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. I first heard of Bishop's while looking for English only universities in Quebec, and it was hands down the best school I could have ever chosen.…Contact Information and full bio

BA’20

Hi there! My name is Jeremi Harrison-Lalande, and I am originally from Montreal, Quebec but completed my high school in Ontario.

I recently graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. I first heard of Bishop’s while looking for English only universities in Quebec, and it was hands down the best school I could have ever chosen. Bishop’s provided me with the great experiences and opportunities I was looking for during my journey through post-secondary education.

At Bishop’s I was able to make lifelong friends while living on-campus and help guide incoming students as a student ambassador. I was able to take part in several business case competitions and understand the business world’s competitive nature, while being a part of awesome internships and projects. Bishop’s offered everything I was looking for and much more.

I am very humbled for this chance to be a part of the recruitment team and to have the opportunity to meet so many future Gaiters.

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Mr. Guillaume Houde

Student Recruitment & Admissions Officer – Quebec

BA’13Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages, with a concentration in Japanese and Italian Studies. I was born and raised in Sherbrooke, QC and I first came to BU as a transfer student from another local university. I wanted to continue my study of languages and the setting I found at Bishop’s was perfect for that.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2286

BA’13

Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in modern languages, with a concentration in Japanese and Italian Studies. I was born and raised in Sherbrooke, QC and I first came to BU as a transfer student from another local university. I wanted to continue my study of languages and the setting I found at Bishop’s was perfect for that. Towards the later years of my degree, we were fewer than ten students in my classes. I did not know what to expect from Bishop’s before coming here, even though I had always lived fairly close. The liberal education model allowed me to learn about many different subjects, but in the end, it is about myself that I learned the most.

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Ms. Shelby Major

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

BSc ‘22Hello future students! My name is Shelby Major and I’m a recent BU graduate with a BSc in Neuroscience and a Minor in Biology. I love the sciences and Bishop’s offered the program I was searching for and passionate about. I knew about Bishop’s when I was attending Champlain College, but after graduating in Commerce, I left to go to university in another province but after a year, I knew I wanted to come back to the campus I knew and loved.…Contact Information and full bio

BSc ‘22

Hello future students! My name is Shelby Major and I’m a recent BU graduate with a BSc in Neuroscience and a Minor in Biology. I love the sciences and Bishop’s offered the program I was searching for and passionate about. I knew about Bishop’s when I was attending Champlain College, but after graduating in Commerce, I left to go to university in another province but after a year, I knew I wanted to come back to the campus I knew and loved.

I was born and raised near Stratford, ON and moved to the coast of Gaspesie to finish high school. I’ve always lived in small towns, but after I moved for college, I fell in love with Sherbrooke and consider this my home. I’ve been here for approximately 6 years. The Eastern Townships have lots of unique things to offer, and the big city isn’t far away either. University can feel overwhelming and stressful but thanks to Bishop’s tight-knit community and beautiful, cozy campus, it makes the transition easy and helped me feel at home. Bishop’s allows students to build significant relationships with professors, make lasting friendships, and take advantage of amazing academic and non-academic opportunities. Small classrooms mean people get to know you by name, and making an impact isn’t difficult. I was able to work for some professors throughout my years at Bishop’s, and get summer jobs as well, even though my first language isn’t French. Bishop’s provided me several years of great experiences and now I get to experience even more as part of Bishop’s Recruitment team. I hope to help students find their path here too.

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Ms. Caroline McBrine

Student Retention Programs Coordinator

Or BA’00 (Queen’s), BEd ’01 (Queen’s), MMSt ’03 (Toronto)I may be the only member of the Recruitment and Retention team that did not do my undergraduate degree at Bishop’s, but I was a regular visitor to the area and to the campus for fifteen years before moving to Lennoxville in 2017! Before taking on the role of Student Retention Programs Coordinator, I worked at Bishop’s as an Admissions Officer for three years, and before that I taught students from grade 4 to grade 12 in Ontario.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2780

Or BA’00 (Queen’s), BEd ’01 (Queen’s), MMSt ’03 (Toronto)

I may be the only member of the Recruitment and Retention team that did not do my undergraduate degree at Bishop’s, but I was a regular visitor to the area and to the campus for fifteen years before moving to Lennoxville in 2017! Before taking on the role of Student Retention Programs Coordinator, I worked at Bishop’s as an Admissions Officer for three years, and before that I taught students from grade 4 to grade 12 in Ontario. I am gradually working my way up through the education system for a second time; I am even working on a second Master’s degree, so it won’t be long before I can call myself a Bishop’s grad, too!

Born and raised in the Greater Toronto Area, I also lived in the Midwest and in New England, where my husband taught at American universities before joining the English department at Bishop’s. We have three kids who can often be found playing around the campus or decked out in purple at Bishop’s sports events!

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Mr. Shane McFarlane

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

BBA’22Hello everyone! My name is Shane McFarlane and I am from a small town in Eastern Ontario called Williamstown. I recently graduated with a degree in Global Management and Leadership with an Entrepreneurship profile. Bishop’s presented me with many different types of learning experiences across many of the departments at BU, not only with the Williams School of Business, but also by taking music classes, managing the campus radio station, and performing in Drama Department festivals.…Contact Information and full bio

BBA’22

Hello everyone! My name is Shane McFarlane and I am from a small town in Eastern Ontario called Williamstown. I recently graduated with a degree in Global Management and Leadership with an Entrepreneurship profile. Bishop’s presented me with many different types of learning experiences across many of the departments at BU, not only with the Williams School of Business, but also by taking music classes, managing the campus radio station, and performing in Drama Department festivals. Looking beyond what you’re majoring in is a great way to truly experience the liberal education at Bishop’s University.

I first saw the Bishop’s campus when I was twelve years old helping my brother move in for his first year, and I knew from that moment that Bishop’s was the university I wanted to go to. Fast forward six years and I found myself moving here too! The rural, small-town setting that the Eastern Townships offers made me feel right at home and made the transition from my hometown of Glengarry, Ontario to Lennoxville seamless. The tight-knit community took me in and made me feel safe and comfortable.

My four years at Bishop’s were some of the best years of my life, and I invite anyone considering Bishop’s to come here and take advantage of all the opportunities that Bishop’s presents you with. I look forward to helping you learn what Bishop’s has to offer and how to take advantage of everything!

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Ms. Ashley Page

Recruitment & Admissions Officer

Ms. Ashley PageBA’19Hey there ! My name is Ashley and I was born and raised in the Eastern Townships. I moved to Montreal for CEGEP, but when it came time for University I missed how beautiful, small and special the Eastern Townships were. I chose to move back and actually went to a French University.…Contact Information and full bio

Ms. Ashley Page

BA’19

Hey there ! My name is Ashley and I was born and raised in the Eastern Townships. I moved to Montreal for CEGEP, but when it came time for University I missed how beautiful, small and special the Eastern Townships were. I chose to move back and actually went to a French University. After a year, my childhood dreams of going to BU took over and I decided to transfer universities. That decision ended up being the best decision that I had ever made.

Although I had always imagined myself playing basketball as a Gaiter, I ended up trying out for rugby instead and spent 3.5 years on the team. While being a Student Athlete, I also majored in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, Law & Social policy and minored in Applied Psychology. This led me to a whole life of social work and then law enforcement before joining the Recruitment team at Bishop’s. At Bishop’s I met life-long friends and found so many amazing opportunities to volunteer, participate in research and also create relationships with professors. I am looking forward to helping prospective gaiters figure out if Bishop’s is the place for them as well as helping them find their path in this inclusive environment.

Wat’kanonhwerá:ton and phir milenge !

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Ms. Lyssa Paquette

Manager of Student Recruitment and Retention

BA ’14I’m Lyssa and while my family roots are in the Eastern Townships region, I grew up in London, Ontario and I graduated from BU with a double major in Political Studies and International Studies with a minor in French Language Studies. Bishop’s was perfect for me, not only on a social level, but in terms of academics as well.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2011

BA ’14

I’m Lyssa and while my family roots are in the Eastern Townships region, I grew up in London, Ontario and I graduated from BU with a double major in Political Studies and International Studies with a minor in French Language Studies. Bishop’s was perfect for me, not only on a social level, but in terms of academics as well. I learn best with a personalized teaching approach and this is exactly what Bishop’s provided. I would not change my Bishop’s experience one bit.

I am the Manager of Student Recruitment and Retention, but I also work as a Municipal Councillor. My fun fact is that I LOVE horses and Dogs! You can catch me at rodeos, races, or hiking the mountains in Quebec.

 

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Mr. Dan Seneker

Director Student Recruitment & Retention

BA ’94 MCS ’05 UTC ’05Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario I’ve lived in three other provinces and have spent the last 20 years working in higher education for four Canadian universities including my alma mater, Bishop’s University. I completed an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in History at BU before I went on and completed a Masters in Communications Studies degree and a University Teaching Certificate, both at the University of Calgary.…Contact Information and full bio
Phone: 819-822-9600 ext. 2217

BA ’94 MCS ’05 UTC ’05

Born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario I’ve lived in three other provinces and have spent the last 20 years working in higher education for four Canadian universities including my alma mater, Bishop’s University. I completed an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in History at BU before I went on and completed a Masters in Communications Studies degree and a University Teaching Certificate, both at the University of Calgary. Although my time as a student at Bishop’s was long ago, I fondly remember being involved in a variety of things such as being a member of the varsity men’s volleyball team, a DJ for the radio station, Orientation leader, member of the history club, geography club, ski & snowboard club, and a campus tour guide. I also lived in residence – Norton 4th floor with my roommate Paul who I still keep in touch with nearly 30 years later! Today I’ve taken my residence experience to a whole new level as my wife and two children live in one of the houses located right on campus – nothing beats a five minute walk to work. There is no colour in the world better than Purple and no better place to be than in Lennoxville on the Bishop’s campus!

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