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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.

COVID-19 and research/creative activities at Bishop’s

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

BU Research Portal

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Research Portal User Guide

Video Tutorial: Submitting an application in the Research Portal
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

New Publication by Linda Morra: On the Other Side(s) of 150

Dr. Linda Morra of the Department of English has co-edited a new monograph entitled On the Other Side(s) of 150: Untold Stories and Critical Approaches to History, Literature, and Identity … Continue reading New Publication by Linda Morra: On the Other Side(s) of 150

FRQ 2021 Applications: Bishop’s Highest Success Rate!

Research Week 2021: Winners of the Research Communication Competition

At Bishop’s University, one way to showcase research is through the annual Research Week. Traditionally, this week has allowed our students to present their accomplishments and brought our community together … Continue reading Research Week 2021: Winners of the Research Communication Competition

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Dr. Jade Savage's research on ticks