2019 Recipients

2019 Recipients

B.E.S.T. Project Fund

Holly Benison

Holly Benison

Holly Benison is a second-year History Major and Music Minor student from Toronto. She will attend a week-long historical immersion workshop in Columbia, Tennessee, set in 1861 during the American Civil War, with a focus on the historical preservation of intangible history and heritage.

Read Holly’s story: When History Comes to Life

Cassandre Dion-Larivière

Cassandre Dion-Larivière

Cassandre Dion-Larivière is a third-year student from Saint-Apollinaire, Quebec, pursuing an Honours degree in Applied Psychology with a minor in Criminology. She will attend a week-long program about crime, law and psychology in Prague, Czech Republic. The program is made up of workshops on various topics given by professionals for a group of 30 students from around the world.

Read Cassandre’s story: Law, Crime and Psychology: Beyond “CSI”

Carla Talmaciu

Carla Talmaciu

Carla Talmaciu is a second-year student in Applied Psychology from Chambly, Quebec. She will be interning for four weeks with a clinical psychologist at the psychiatric hospital in Zébé, Togo, and will also spend an additional month volunteering at a mobile mental health clinic.

Read Carla’s story: Mental Health through a Multicultural Lens


Maxim Jacques

Maxim Jacques

Maxim Jacques is a third-year student in Business Administration with a concentration in Global Management and Leadership. He will attend the GREEN Program, a 10-day program in Water Resource Management and Sustainable Practices at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Peru. It combines in-class lectures, field activities and the development of an entrepreneurial solution to eradicate poverty, inequality and climate change.

Read Maxim’s story: An International Approach to Sustainable Development

Alana Devenny

Alana Devenny

Alana Devenny, from Ottawa, is double majoring in French and Secondary Education with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. Alana’s project is a four-week internship in Youth Development and Education in Cape Town, South Africa. Teaching various subjects in a secondary school setting will support her development as an educator, and assist her in becoming a second language teacher.

Read Alana’s story: All the World’s a Classroom

Sally Cunningham

Sally Cunningham

Sally Cunningham is a second-year student from Vancouver pursuing an Honours degree in English Literature with a minor in Film. She will attend a week-long intensive screenwriting program at the Vancouver Film School where she will learn about the entertainment industry in Vancouver. During the program, she will write a short screenplay which she will produce this coming year at Bishop’s.

Read Sally’s story: Writing for the Screen – and for Campus


Canda-Leigh Habonimana

Canda-Leigh Habonimana

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Thomas Dufresne

Thomas Dufresne

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Clara Lloyd

Clara Lloyd

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Johnny Mills

Johnny Mills

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Hannah Osborne-O’Donnell

Hannah Osborne-O'Donnell

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Karrie Parent

Karrie Parent

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Loch Baillie

Loch Baillie

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Jonas Viles

Jonas Viles

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