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Hello future Gaiters! My name is Marie-Antoinette, and I graduated Bishop’s with a concentration in Human Resources management. I first stepped onto the Bishop’s campus in the Fall of 2013 for a campus tour after hearing about Bishop’s through a friend. Ten months later, I was getting my student ID and starting my Bishop’s journey.
I cannot begin to cover the extensiveness of what Bishop’s has to offer. From getting involved in BUCS, the dance club and rock climbing club to working with residence life as a Resident Assistant and being a judge for Orientation week as well as completing an independent study during my last year of university, I tried to do it all. Bishop’s was a place for me to explore, grow and broaden my thinking. No matter where you are from, you are guaranteed to find your purple family at Bishop’s and live your university experience to the fullest. I hope Bishop’s can inspire you to look deeper, think broader and adventure further as it did for me! Cheers!
Hey there! My name is Christina-Jade Contrino and I’m from Montreal. I recently graduated from Bishop’s University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Global Management and Leadership. I first heard about Bishop’s at a school fair when I was studying at Dawson. Bishop’s was hands down the best decision I ever made from meeting some of my best friends, going on exchange or getting involved in the many extracurricular activities BU has to offer, I couldn’t have found a better fit! I am very humbled to be part of the recruitment team and to have the opportunity to meet all you future Gaiters across Canada!!
Originally from Kitchener-Waterloo, ON, I moved to the Eastern Townships in 2012 to begin my undergraduate degree at Bishop’s. My double major in Liberal Arts and Sociology gave me the incredible opportunity to experiment with many disciplines and find my academic niche. I quickly fell in love with our tight-knit community, and it was an easy decision to stay here post-graduation. In 2017, I returned to Bishop’s as a student for my Masters of Arts in Education. Fast forward two years, and I am back on campus as a Student Recruitment & Admissions Officer. These days you can find me exploring downtown Sherbrooke, or at any one of our Region’s numerous lakes and beaches.
Get ready to have one of the coolest experiences of your life, future Gaiters! Choosing Bishop’s was the best decision I ever made, and I can’t wait to hear your Bishop’s story.
P.S. Be sure to say hi on campus!!
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.
I hold a B.A.’15 Honors Specialization in French Language & Literature as well as an M.A.’19 in European Governance. My studies have taken me all over, from Ontario to France, and from Luxembourg to Québec. Learning and studying French has been a major passion of mine and has largely guided my pursuits. During both my undergraduate and graduate studies I participated in international exchanges. I look back fondly on these experiences as they have positively shaped my personal and academic development.
As a first-generation Canadian from London, Ontario, I take great pride in being both Canadian & Polish. My main topics of interest include: politics, religion, and language acquisition. I love nature and the outdoors and am always eager to discover a new region or city. Having attended a number of university institutions, I can confidently say that Bishop’s is the ideal environment in which to pursue your studies and to grow as an individual.
The greatest chapter of your life is waiting to be written here at Bishop’s University!
I’m Lyssa and while my family roots are in the Eastern Townships region, I grew up in London, ON 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 Campus Tours and Events Coordinator but I also visit with students across the Eastern Townships region of Quebec, so watch for me at your local CEGEP. My fun fact is that I LOVE horses and Dogs! You can catch me at rodeos, races, or hiking the mountains in Quebec.
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!
I first stepped onto the Bishop’s campus just over four years ago, having driven from my home in Mississauga, Ontario. This past spring I graduated with a double major in Classics and Political Studies with a minor in French as a Second Language, and I couldn’t be more grateful for everything I learned and got to experience here at Bishop’s University. The engaging class lectures and discussions required us to think more deeply about issues facing our world today (and throughout history) such as climate change and social justice. As winter sports are my favourite, I joined the ski and snowboard club and have since skied, or snowboarded, all the hills within two hours of campus. From my first year in Mackinnon residence through opportunities like Model United Nations, and working on The Campus newspaper I became part of a community that encouraged me to participate, and develop great friendships. Bishop’s offers a myriad of opportunities for academic and personal growth and I encourage you to explore how becoming a Gaiter might be a great fit for you, just as it was for me!
Greetings to all future Gaiters! My name is Dylan Tucker, I’m from Campbell River, BC or in other words a long way from Bishop’s University (4,398KM to be exact or 3,068 miles). I recently graduated from Bishop’s with a Sports Studies degree with a concentration in business and a minor in psychology. I’ve got a rich history of athletics and recreational activity highlighted by 16 years of football, 3 years of which I was the Quarterback for the Bishop’s Gaiters Varsity Football Program. Currently I’m a 2019 CFL prospect with hopes to potentially continue playing across the seas in the foreseeable future. As a very proud Bishop’s Alumni I can’t express how ecstatic I am at the idea of meeting you and sharing my personal experiences as student and athlete during my time at BU. I’m a firm believer that time is precious and should never be wasted in life. Choosing Bishop’s University was more than I could’ve ever imaged and the best three years I’ve spent in my life. With that in mind, I hope to share this with many prospective Gaiters in the years to come!
Graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honors Political Studies, and International Studies. I come from Cali, Colombia and I first came to BU as an exchange student from a Colombian university. I decided to transfer and get my degree from Bishop’s because of the academic quality, passion and dedication I found here. These factors motivated me to further fall in love with my discipline and enjoy every course. Moreover, Bishop’s offers resources, such as the Writing Center, that made my transition to an English university smooth. Transferring to Bishop’s and becoming a Gaiter has been my best decision yet! Bishop’s isn’t just a university, it is a full experience. I will continue my chapter at BU on the recruitment team looking for future Gaiters. Either in English, Spanish, French or even Portuguese, I will make my best effort to help you discover BU!