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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

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

Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics Joins the Editorial Board of a High Impact Journal

Dr. Andrea Giusti, postdoctoral fellow of the Department of Physics and Astronomy under the supervision of Dr. Valerio Faraoni, is joining the Editorial Board of Fractional Calculus and Applied Analysis … Continue reading Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics Joins the Editorial Board of a High Impact Journal

Dr. Lorne Nelson and Dr. Russell Butler Receive the 2020 Discovery Grant

Dr. Nelson and Dr. Butler have both received funding from the Discovery Grants Program from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). This program, awarded for five … Continue reading Dr. Lorne Nelson and Dr. Russell Butler Receive the 2020 Discovery Grant

Catherine Lavallée-Welch Presents a Webinar for the Special Libraries Association

Working in academia for 20 years, Catherine Lavallée-Welch is the University Librarian at BU Library Learning Commons since fall 2018. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the … Continue reading Catherine Lavallée-Welch Presents a Webinar for the Special Libraries Association

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Dr. Jade Savage's research on ticks