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!

Floor plans

Single or Double Room

Ground Floor, Second Floor, Third Floor

Meet the RA team

TC Carson

TC CarsonHello Mackinnon, My name is Carson and I’m going to be your Team Coordinator (TC) for the 2019-2020 year. While Mack will be my home for the year, I’m originally from Oakville, Ontario. I’m going into my fourth year studying business with a concentration of human resources with a minor in criminology. I’m a big fan of Doctor Who, Harry Potter and Ultimate Frisbee.

What I’m most looking forward to about living in Mack is the social environment and meeting all of you. Being the closest residence to the gym and the dining hall as well as most of the other residence buildings, you will never be far from fun activities.

If you have any questions about Bishop’s or living on campus, feel free to send along your message to Don’t forget to bring all your purple!



RA Amy

RA AmyHey Gaiters!

My name is Amy and I am an international student from Johannesburg in sunny South Africa. I am super excited to be joining the Mackinnon RA team for the coming 2019-2020 year. I have lived in both Mackinnon and Kuehner previously and I am thrilled to be returning to Mackinnon for this coming year.

I am heading into my second year studying a double major in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology, Law and Social Policy as well as French as a Second Language.

I chose Bishop’s for its renowned feeling of community and the promised feeling of belonging – which was important to me when moving so far from home, as I’m sure it is for you too. I was not disappointed. I hope to show you the wonders of living in Rez at Bishop’s and sharing my experiences here at this wonderful university. First off, bring all the purple you have with you. You’re going to need it, especially in your first few weeks here.

I love spending time with my friends and we can often be found sitting in Dewies for hours just hanging out after a meal if we have the time. We also plan on attending as many sporting events here as possible.

If you have any questions or just want to introduce yourself, feel free to send me an email at:

I hope you are all as excited as I am to begin this new adventure together! I hope you’ll love it here as much as I do! I look forward to meeting you all at the end of August!

RA Aleena

RA AleenaHey Gaiters!

My name is Aleena Boekhoudt and I’m so excited to be one of the RAs in Mackinnon for the 2019-2020 school year! I’m now going into my third year in Biology, here at Bishop’s! I can’t be happier to be in the Mackinnon community with you guys.

I’m from the one happy island of Aruba but Bishop’s is now my home away from home. Being so far from home was difficult at times but by getting to know more people from the Bishop’s community, I can’t be happier to be here now. I’ve met so many amazing people here and many of them are international students from all over the world (amazing, right?).

I have a wide range of hobbies, which include listening to music, watching Netflix, talking about basically everything and hanging out with friends. You’ll also find me cheering on the Gaiters whenever there’s a game (Go gaiters!).

Random Fact: Coming from a multicultural Island, I speak four languages (Papiamento, English, Dutch and Spanish) and I’m working on my fifth one (French). Find me if you ever want to have a conversation in any of these languages or just want to learn a random word or sentence!

If you have any questions about anything or just want to chat, feel free to hit me up at

Can’t wait to meet all you BUties!

RA Gillian

RA GillianHello future Gaiters! I’m Gill, and I’ll be one of your Mackinnon RAs for the 2019-2020 year. I come from a very small town outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. While I may be 1000 kilometres from home, I have not regretted coming to Bishop’s once. I’m a fine arts student with a minor in drama; but when I’m not working on my art projects, I enjoy snowboarding, writing, playing the ukulele, binge watching Brooklyn Nine Nine, or just hanging out with friends.

I came to Bishop’s not knowing anybody, and within half an hour of moving in I had already made friends. I had heard lots about the community at Bishop’s, but I didn’t realize how tight-knit it could be until experiencing it for myself! Living in residence is the perfect way to embrace the community, and it’s so much fun to have your best friends living only a few doors down. With all the clubs, rez events, and parties, you’re bound to meet people you’ll be friends for life with during your time in Mack. Another nice thing about Mackinnon is how central it is – you’re never far from class, Dewies, the gym, or the library!

While this may be my first year on the Rez life team, it’s my second year living in Mack; so I can already tell you the best spots to study or hangout. Your RA team is here to help you out with any questions or concerns you may have. Moving away from home is new to most residents, so there’s no need to be afraid! Should you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say hi, you can reach me at Hope to see you on move-in day!

RA Justin

RA JustinHello fellow members of BU Rezlife! My name is Justin Grout and I am part of the Mackinnon RA team for 2019-2020!

I was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts, a town just outside Boston, and I wear my pride on my sleeves. Shout-out to all the Habs fans. I am currently in my second year at Bishop’s, working on a major in Political science and a minor in pre-law. I enjoy cycling as my main hobby and have competed in races for just over 2 years now. Other hobbies include hockey, hitting the gym, saxophone, and spending time with friends. Favorite music includes R&B, country, rock, and pretty much anything but opera or classical.

I am looking forward to making RezLife as amazing of an experience for all of you as it was for me in my first year and adding to the Bishop’s culture as a whole. As soon as I stepped onto the campus on first year move-in day, I knew my experience was going to be unique and special. If you’re looking to reach out with any questions, my email is, and I can’t wait to meet everyone in 2019!

Meet your RLC

Aline Pierrisnard

Aline PierrisnardHi future Gaiters!

My name is Aline Pierrisnard and I am one of the Residence Life Coordinators at Bishop’s for Munster, Paterson, and Mackinnon. I live in an apartment in Mackinnon, but you can also find me in my office in Paterson during the daytime. I am a full-time staff member who is dedicated to ensuring that everyone’s experience in Residence is as safe and fun as can be!

I am a Bishop’s graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and Sociology. I am originally from France but I have lived in the Middle East and UK for the majority of my life! I love going on walks and hiking, whether it be to de-stress, relax, or just for fun. Aside from walking, I am a huge fan of the TV shows Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds (can’t believe its ending!), and NCIS. I am passionate about social justice, deconstructing false historical narratives, and small fluffy animals.

I hope you all have an amazing year here at Bishop’s and refer to it as your home away from home after just a couple weeks here! If you have any queries or concerns, or would just like more information so that your experience during move-in can be as rewarding and stress-free as possible, do not hesitate to contact me at or once on campus just swing by my office – located just down the hall from the Paterson front desk!

Don’t forget to bring your purple!