THE BISHOP'S EXPERIENCE eNewsletter January 2008

Key dates

February 1: Deadline to apply for B.Ed. students

March 1: Application deadline

May 2: Deadline to apply for Awards & Bursaries. Applications sent with acceptance letter.

June 20: Deadline to apply for guaranteed Residence Accomodations. Applications sent with letter of acceptance.

Photo: Maxime Picard

Super Saturday

This is a perfect opportunity to take an in depth visit of our campus. You will also get to meet with faculty, current students, Student Affairs professionals, and Admissions staff who will offer information concerning Bishop’s academic programs, all aspects of campus and student life, and application procedures.

Begin your visit by arriving on Friday, February 15. This will allow you and your family additional time to get a true feel for the Bishop’s campus! A reception is planned for 7pm and complementary tickets for on-campus events will also be available. To view the schedule please click here.

For our out-of-town guests complementary room accomodations are available through our Residence & Conference Office.

RSVP today!

Application deadline

Admissions files will be evaluated on a rolling basis as soon as all required documentation is received. Students who apply on-line will be able to track their application status by logging back into the the portal. For all other inquiries please call 1 877 822-8200 or e-mail us.

NOTE: the following programs have additional requirements and deadlines:

Education: Resume and letter of intent deadline: March 17

Fine Arts: Students wishing to receive advanced standing for work completed may submit a portfolio. Deadline May 2

Music: Audition deadline: May 2

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Do I need French to study at Bishop's?
No. Although we are located in the province of Quebec, Bishop's is an English Language university in a billingual setting. All courses are taught in English. If you wish to work on your French, it is a great opporunity. It is neither mandatory nor a requirement for admission.

Does Bishop's have scholarships?
Yes. Bishop's has a very generous entrance scholarship program. All applicantions received by the March 1 deadline will be considered. No seperate application is necessary. Only Canadian and American High School and CEGEP students are eligible.

What about Residence Accommodcations ?
Bishop's guarantees all first-year students residence accommodations. You will receive an application for residence with your letter of acceptance to the University. Room assignments are done on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Residence & Conference Office is also promoting academic excellence by offering scholarship recipients an additional $1000 off residence fees.

What can I expect from a Bishop's degree?
We believe graduates from Bishop's will possess:

  • competence in their chosen field of study
  • ability to use knowledge and skills in a multitude of settings
  • effective writing and communicaiton skills
  • confidence in all social settings
  • intercultural and international awareness
  • qualtities necessary for leadership roles and civic responsibility
  • the foundation for lifelong learning

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Residence Life

Residence accommodations at Bishop's are much more than just a room in a building, and far, far more than just an appartment on campus. Choosing to live in residence means involving yourself in a community of people who are your age and share your interests. Also , research suggests students who live in residence excel academically and get more out of university.

To learn more about the benefits: meeting people, on-campus convenience, community experience, cost on living in residence at Bishop's visit the following website.

If you are still unsure- look at the following to find out the real deal with living on or off campus.

Diaries of a Model UN Student...

As a member of the 2008 Bishop’s University Model UN team, I am eagerly anticipating our trip to New York City, more specifically the conference at the official UN Headquarters in Manhattan. After attending the first night class last Thursday, I realized it is an applied politics course, meaning it does not follow the regular template of a 300 level course. For instance, we are divided in to randomly selected partners to share the workload and presentations with. We will be bound to our partner through the entire New York simulation, therefore our teamwork will definitely be put to the test. Next weekend, the Bishop’s Model UN team is attending the QMON simulation at Universitié de Sherbrooke. The QMON is a small scale New York conference and includes attendance from all the major Quebec Universities. It is clear that this semester will be exciting since this unconventional class has been added in to my schedule.

Submitted by:
Kelsea Goss
3rd year double major History & Sociology
Communication Intern

From Bishop's to Berlin

Psychology Students to present their work at the International Congress of Psychology in Berlin. (January 2008)

Recent graduates, Matthew Bellhouse-King and Stephanie Kyle, will have the chance to present their Honours theses, conducted under the supervision of Dr. Bacon, at the 29th International Congress of Psychology, in Berlin, in July of 2008. This international event only takes place every four years and is the biggest Psychology conference in the world.

Submitted by:
Vince Light
4th year Political Studies major
Communication Intern

1st place 4 times; 2nd place three times

Bishop’s University finance professor Steve Barlow was on the initial planning committee for the creation of the Network of International Business Schools in early nineties. The main raison d’être for the association is documented in the site. Currently there are over 65 members of the network worldwide.

The NIBS case competition began in 1996, with the first competition hosted by ESCA University in Rennes, France. The host of each successive NIBS case competition was traditionally the winner of the previous year’s competition. Bishop’s has competed successfully in the preliminary rounds of each of the NIBS competitions since its inception. This preliminary round is a written case analysis, submitted to the host university, which chooses the best 7 entrants (the host university receives a bye into the final round) to compete in the week long case competition.

Bishop’s has sent teams and their coaches to competitions hosted from St. John’s to Auckland, New Zealand, have won the competition four times and have placed second on three different occasions. The BU team won the 2007 Competition hosted by DIT, Dublin and the 2006 competition hosted by BI University in Oslo, Norway; BU also won at the Auckland university of Technology in New Zealand in 2002 and the 1999 competition hosted by Bishop’s themselves. Bishop’s also hosted the competition 2003.

This year's NIBS Intenational Student Case Competition competition will be hosted by Coventry University Business School and we look forward to a great competition.

For more information on NIBS and the Williams School of Business contact the Dean.

Submitted by:
Simon Audet
2nd year Business student
Communication Intern

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