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Bishop’s University

You will be staying in one of the most beautiful regions in the country. Our campus is nestled between the rolling country hills of the Eastern Townships, the confluence of two rivers and the quaint bilingual borough of Lennoxville (population 5,800). No matter the season, our idyllic setting is serene, yet offers everything you would find in a larger city.

We acknowledge the Abenaki people and the Wabanaki Confederacy, the traditional stewards and protectors of the territories upon which we are learning. In performing land acknowledgment, we make what was invisible visible, and invite the land, the First Nations people, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission into our conversations. This act of naming – of inviting something into language – is an underlying principle of advocacy and lies at the heart of higher education. The etymology of advocacy is ad (to add) + vocare (call or voice): the origin of the word’s meaning is to give voice to something or to call out in order to initiate dialogue. The “ad” prefix makes explicit the importance of multiple voices – and by extension multiple perspectives. In this sense, advocacy compels us to acknowledge a diversity of thoughts and opinions as a starting point rather than as an ideal outcome. In institutions of higher learning, we have a responsibility to honour spaces for emerging and established voices to engage in productive, respectful, and sometimes even uncomfortable conversations where individuals are safe to speak truth to power, explore and challenge dominant ideologies, and call out injustices and inequalities in order to imagine new ways of existing.

Activities on campus

  • Sports centre: weight room and cardio room.

  • Outdoor and indoor pools.

  • Sports fields: golf, tennis, soccer, football, rugby.

  • La Route Verte, access to 225 km of bike paths.

  • Astronomical observatory.

Examples of activities less than 20 minutes away from campus

  • Capelton Mines

  • Uplands Museum

  • Miellerie Lune de miel

  • Mont-Bellevue Park: largest park in Sherbrooke

  • Museum of Nature and Science

  • Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke

  • La société d’histoire de Sherbrooke

  • Vertige, indoor climbing centre

  • Beauvoir Sanctuary

  • La Halte des Pèlerins, vineyard

  • Kayak in the Blue Corridor

  • Le Carrefour de l’Estrie shopping centre, more than 200 stores

  • Golden Lion Pub: micro-brewery in the heart of Lennoxville

Examples of activities on the outskirts of Sherbrooke

  • Coaticook: a small town located 30 kilometres from campus. The Coaticook Gorge with the world’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge and ice cream factory are not to be missed! Must see: the superb production from Moment factory: Foresta Lumina.

  • Granby Zoo, 87 km, 1h10 min.

  • Haut bois Normand, Arbre Aventure, Eastman, 52km, 1h15 min.

  • Au Diable vert, Vélo-Volant (treetop cycle adventure), Glen Sutton, 88km, 1h15min.

  • Bromont water park, 76km, 58min.

  • Astrolab du parc National du Mont Mégantic, 73km, 58 min.

  • Bleu Lavande (lavender fields), Fitch Bay, Stanstead, 58km, 54 min.

  • Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Abbaye, 55km, 52 min.

  • Mount Pinacle, 51km, 48 min.