If you’ve been reading my previous blogs, you already know what the benefits of studying in Canada are. One of the words used in my last post was flexibility, which is a trademark of Bishop’s University. More on flexibility in a minute, but first I want to introduce you to my alma mater.
The Church of England founded Bishop’s University in 1843 and the architecture mirrors that of many UK institutions from the 14th to 18th centuries. Located 1.5 hours southeast of Montreal (approximate population 2 million) in the Borough of Lennoxville (approximate population 5,600), Bishop’s is an area reminiscent of the Malvern Hills region and provides amazing outdoor pursuits opportunities including downhill and cross-country skiing; kayaking; hiking; biking; and more. Bishop’s is an intimate community of 2,500 students that come from 64 countries, who study in the areas of languages, fine arts, music, humanities, social sciences, business, education, and natural sciences.
Three words are used to describe Bishop’s: Community; Engagement and Flexibility.
Bishop’s is a one of a kind institution in Canada. Indeed, Bishop’s is the ONLY University in Quebec and one of only a few in Canada, to offer a primarily undergraduate, liberal education model. Our mission is to provide the best undergraduate education to our students. Our students receive an exceptional personalized academic experience thanks to our intimate class sizes, leading edge facilities, student support systems, our largely full-time faculty and our bilingual (English/French) learning environment. We encourage our students to pursue interdisciplinary studies in diverse areas so that they gain a broad foundation of knowledge about the wider world. This flexibility allows them to pursue multiple areas of interest, but it also allows them to approach questions from many viewpoints when trying to seek answers providing a more holistic view.
Our campus is known for its safe, welcoming and inclusive atmosphere no matter your background. Bishop’s will provide you with an opportunity to set yourself apart and stand out. This means that when you complete your studies and go on to pursue a professional degree, graduate studies, or are ready to dive into your career, or whatever your next steps may be, you will be well equipped to become one of tomorrow’s leaders. You will have the curiosity and confidence to confront the challenges facing our world coupled with the vitality to find solutions. We empower our students to deal with complexity, diversity and change. If you are looking for an educational experience that is unique, exceptional, personal and transformational, discover the power of PURPLE at www.ubishops.ca
I’ll sum this up by quoting one of our alumni who said, “If you want to attend university, pick one of the big schools. If you want to experience learning and life while attending university, pick Bishop’s!” What more can I say? #BleedPurple @UBishops
If you represent a UK school or are a pupil with an interest in exploring the opportunities afforded by higher education in Canada, please contact Phil Garner, the Independent Schools Portal Head of International Higher Education.