Bishop’s University is proud to announce the nomination of our VP Academic and Research, Dr. Miles Turnbull, as the next Chair of the Alliance of Canadian Comprehensive Research Universities (ACCRU). Established in 2011, ACCRU brings together small- and medium-sized comprehensive universities from across Canada, spanning all ten provinces, which combined represents nearly half of all Canadian Universities. ACCRU strives to be the voice to discuss the challenges and issues that smaller universities face. To learn more about their objectives as a collaborative whole, visit their website.
Serving the Bishop’s community as VP Academic since 2014, Dr. Turnbull saw his mandate renewed in July 2019 when he became Vice-Principal Academic & Research. A well-known researcher in the field of second-language teaching and learning, Dr. Turnbull has a strong record of publication, including several books and refereed articles. Dr. Turnbull believes strongly in BU’s focus on students and teaching as the core of our mission, and in helping the university to continue developing our reputation for academic excellence and innovation.
“This role will provide me a way to learn from and to further develop relationships with other like-minded institutions across Canada. As Chair of ACCRU, I aim to increase this organization’s visibility in the Canadian landscape as a way of advocating for research and creative activity at small and mid-sized universities. Bishop’s joined ACCRU in 2017 and since, I have found its work and networking opportunities to be quite beneficial for Bishop’s.”