Mackinnon is a traditional-style residence and houses approximately 115 residents. Situated at the centre of campus, Mack is a mere stone’s throw from practically everything at Bishop’s. Mackinnonites also enjoy the use of a common kitchen facility, TV lounge, and the Blue Room, an inviting lounge and study facility. You and the friends you’ll make will be glad you spent your year in Mackinnon Hall!
Meet the 2020-2021 RA team
Gillian McLean – SRA
I’m Gillian (although most call me Gill) and I’m super excited to be one of your Mackinnon SRAs (Senior RA) for the 2020-2021 year! I’m a third-year sociology and fine arts double major with a minor in drama. This will be my second year on the residence life team and my third year living in Mack. I can’t seem to get away from this building… but I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way! When not at school, my hometown is Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In my spare time, I love to snowboard, knit, write, binge watch The Office, or just hang out with friends. I also love music and am a huge fan of Elton John.
I tend to leave my door open when I’m home, but if not you can find me by the locator on my door. A few of my favourite spots around campus are Dewies and the gorgeous library. You can also often find me getting involved in the drama department’s semesterly theatre festivals, which I definitely recommend being a part of! Theatre not your thing? That’s okay! There are many different clubs across Bishop’s, and you can even start one yourself if you can’t find something you’re interested in.
Moving away from home is new to most students, so don’t be afraid! Your RA team is here to support you throughout the transition. Should you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi or show me a picture of your pet, you can reach me at email@example.com. I can’t wait to meet each of you on move-in day, and don’t forget to bring your purple!
Océane Therrien – RA
My name is Océane and this year I will be one of the new Resident Assistants in Mackinnon. I will start my second year at Bishop’s in Elementary Education. During my first year at Bishop’s, I simply fell in love with the energy and atmosphere. I joined many clubs and met so many new people, some of which I now I consider family.
I am from a small town called Saint-Basile-le-Grand, about 20-30 minutes outside of Montreal. I love cinema, theater, basketball, yoga, reading, baking and to be with my friends. I also love to take care of others, to listen to them and try to help. So, if you ever need to talk, need advice on anything or just want to say hi, do not hesitate to get in touch with me!
I never thought I would leave home to go to university, but when I visited Bishop’s I just knew I had to come here. It is an open-minded, beautiful community, filled with amazing and different people from all over the world, on a gorgeous campus. Because it is not a very big campus, the classes are smaller than other schools. This allows the students and professors to connect and develop real relationships. It is a place to discover new aspects of yourself and get out of your comfort zone. The opportunities are endless here.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to message me at firstname.lastname@example.org or simply come see me if you can.
I cannot wait to meet you!
Eric Clipperton – RA
Hello Mack peeps! My name is Eric and here’s the jazz on me. So yeah, my name is Eric Clipperton, I am a second year Music and Secondary Education double major from Ottawa, Ontario. I will be living in Mack with y’all this year and can’t wait to meet all y’all amazing people!!! I love playing, writing, arranging and performing music. You will probably either find me in my room playing my bass and chilling with my pet fish Corona or in Bandeen playing bass with friends. I’ve been on the Rezlife team for my second year. I absolutely love the traditional style residence and the vibes that are associated with the open-door living community that is nurtured in these environments!
Although this year may not be the year you had set in mind back when you applied or accepted that glorious email, as a part of the Mackinnon Rez Team, I will do everything in my power to make this year rock!
No matter what you want to get out of your year here at BU, I know that all y’all are gonna prosper like no one’s business and are going to be great people and will be great to have in my BUbble!!!!! I also wanna let you guys know that I will accept any song suggestions that you give me as well as I will almost always give you some back!
If y’all need anything or wanna chat with me, my email is ECLIPPERTON19@Ubishops.ca.
I’m totally stoked to meet all of you amazing BUties!
Ps, all the music puns were intentional 🙂
Meet your Residence Life Coordinator (RLC)
Aaricia du Bois de Nevele
My name is Aaricia but most people on campus know me as Reese, so feel free to call me either! I am your Residence Life Coordinator at Bishop’s. As a member of the professional staff, my role is to help foster communities that are conducive to personal growth and academic success. I’m also here to make sure that everyone’s experience in our residences is both safe and fun!
I was born and raised in the province of Quebec but, having moved around a lot my whole life, nowhere really felt like home to me – until I found Bishop’s. During my undergraduate studies, I explored various disciplines such as Psychology, Japanese Studies and Religion. I also had the amazing opportunity to travel to Japan for a 10 months internship in Yamaguchi Prefecture, where I taught English to children and learned about Japanese culture. My favourite hobbies are working out and learning new languages. I also enjoy good books, old-school video games, and spending time with Duchesse, my big fluffy cat.
This year will definitely be unconventional given the current circumstances, but I hope that it will nonetheless be filled with new learning opportunities and memorable events, and that you’ll forge lifelong connections on our campus. If you have any questions about what measures will be in place in residence in the context of COVID-19, please check out our residence FAQ.
I am dedicated to supporting you, so if you have any questions about residence life or have any concerns, please do not hesitate to email me at email@example.com! During the year, you’ll also find me in my office, which is located in Paterson.
I cannot wait to meet you all!