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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.

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

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

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Video tutorial on submitting an application via the Research Portal

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"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

Bishop’s researchers join a Global Contest to Design Open Access Ventilators for COVID-19 Patients

The COVID-19 pandemic has mobilized the research and innovation community in many different ways. A major challenge in treatment in critical cases of infection is the availability of ventilators, mechanical breathing machines, which are in high demand globally and are becoming scarce. Sadly, in Italy, healthcare professionals have already had to make difficult decisions in … Continue reading Bishop’s researchers join a Global Contest to Design Open Access Ventilators for COVID-19 Patients

Supporting the Development of Critical Thinking in Athletes Thanks to the RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND

The Research Support Fund of the Government of Canada is a program that provides funds to cover a portion of the costs associated with managing the research funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). Research Support … Continue reading Supporting the Development of Critical Thinking in Athletes Thanks to the RESEARCH SUPPORT FUND

Dr. Jason Rowe – Habitable planets discovered

Dr. Jason Rowe, Associate professor, Research Scientist Dr. Kelsey Hoffman and Undergraduate researcher Danielle Dineen of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Bishop’s University, played a key role in the recent discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the habitable-zone of a nearby star. The international team of researchers led by a NASA fellow used … Continue reading Dr. Jason Rowe – Habitable planets discovered

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Dr. Jade Savage's research on ticks