Research
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Many people don’t realize that a primarily undergraduate, liberal education institution like Bishop’s can include a vibrant and thriving research component in its mandate. Bishop’s, however, is proof that one can. Our Research Office, under the direction of the Vice-Principal Academic, supports a wide range of scientific, scholarly, and creative research activities conducted by the faculty and students of the university.

BU Research Portal

Research Portal User Guide.

Video Tutorial: Submitting an application in the Research Portal
Video tutorial on submitting an application via the Research Portal

A Message from the Vice-Principal Academic

Bishop’s is a liberal arts, mainly undergraduate postsecondary institution. But it is also a place where research and creative activity at all levels are encouraged and fostered. Over 50% of our research personnel are undergraduate students, who have the opportunity to gain hands-on research experience, be it in labs, in archives, or in the field. Our professors are also researchers and artistic scholars who make significant contributions to their field of expertise and who engage in knowledge mobilization activities so that the advancements made in research and creative endeavours may be communicated directly to the users for whom the research findings are intended. We invite you to consult the Research Spotlights section of this web page to learn more about some of our research success stories, undergraduate and graduate student researchers and community outreach activities.

Read on to discover more about research at Bishop’s!

Miles Turnbull, Ph.D.
Vice-Principal Academic, Responsible for Research

Miles Turnbull, Ph.D. Vice-Principal Academic

"Our researchers have once again demonstrated that small universities can provide significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge, and Bishop’s is committed to providing them with the support and resources to allow them to pursue this important work."

Research Spotlights

Research Support Fund: Supporting Knowledge Mobilization at Bishop’s University

Researchers contribute to the growth and wealth of knowledge on a variety of subjects, and share the fruits of their research with their peers in academic publications, posters presentations or colloquia. However, there is an increasing preoccupation with getting this knowledge out to the end-users who will most benefit from it. It is a matter … Continue reading Research Support Fund: Supporting Knowledge Mobilization at Bishop’s University

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Dr. Heather Lawford is Appointed Canada Research Chair, Youth Development

On Wednesday, January 16, 2019, Bishop’s University will officially announce the appointment of Dr. Heather Lawford, Associate Professor of the Department of Psychology, as a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Youth Development. This event, which will be attended by the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development, and by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister … Continue reading Dr. Heather Lawford is Appointed Canada Research Chair, Youth Development

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Graduate Studies at BU: An Unlikely Trajectory, An Inspiring Experience

Veeresh Pavate completed an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Business Administration in 2005. After some time spent on the job market teaching at the Cégep level and working in industry, Veeresh returned to Bishop’s to complete the course-based Master’s of Education (M. Ed.) in Leadership, Societies and Language, with the hopes of combining his … Continue reading Graduate Studies at BU: An Unlikely Trajectory, An Inspiring Experience

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Dr. Jade Savage's research on ticks