Bishop's University

Bishop’s University, located in Sherbrooke, Quebec provides a sound and liberal education to its students who come from all corners of the world. With approximately 120 full-time professors, the University offers degrees in the Social and Natural Sciences, Humanities, Business and Education to 2500 full-time undergraduate students. Bishop’s also offers MSc degrees in Physics and Computer Science, a Master of Arts in Education and graduate certificates in Business Management, Climate and Environmental Change, and Brewing Science. Bishop’s provides a learning environment where classes are intimate and students receive personalized attention from their professors. Research is a fundamental part of Bishop University’s institutional mandate and Bishop’s student and faculty researchers contribute to the generation of new knowledge, to mobilizing this knowledge to relevant community partners and users of the research and, in doing so, contribute to innovation and economic development of the Eastern Townships region, the province and the country.

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Quebec school children are seen here in this 2008 photo. In 1997, the province of Quebec divided secular schools along English and French lines instead of by religion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Why Canada divides children into separate schools

Recent calls to create one secular school system in Ontario for each official language, like the system in Quebec, may actually reinforce the divisions that have plagued Canadian history.
People gather in Edmonton during a rally in response to Gerald Stanley’s acquittal in the shooting death of Colten Boushie. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Broken system: Why is a quarter of Canada’s prison population Indigenous?

Colten Boushie's death and the subsequent acquittal of his killer has fuelled loud calls for reforms to Canada's criminal justice system and its treatment of the Indigenous. Why has it taken so long?
The controversial $12-billion sale of light armoured vehicles to Saudi Arabia has embroiled Justin Trudeau’s government in controversy. The vehicle in question is shown here at a news conference at a General Dynamics facility in London, Ont., in 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mark Spowart

Canada’s checkered history of arms sales to human rights violators

Canada used to be more careful about selling arms to countries that practised human rights violations. What happened?
A Muslim woman wearing a hijab headscarf stands side by side with a punk woman with a green mohawk at a rally in support of Syrian refugees in Oslo, Norway, in 2015. (Shutterstock)

How Canada is inspiring Scandinavian countries on immigration

As immigration novices, Denmark, Norway and Sweden have actively been searching for inspiration and new solutions abroad. Canada is providing some critical inspiration.

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