Bishop's University

Campus in Sherbrooke, Quebec


  • Biology (BA, BSc)
  • Environmental Sciences (BSc)
  • Environmental Studies (BA)
  • Geography (BA)

Co-op option: No

Why Go Here?

Bishop's U offers a faculty with a strong teaching focus, small class sizes and top-notch facilities.  Many professors know students by name. The school is curently undergoing a geothermal energy efficiency project, aiming to reduce the school's heating GHG emissons by 60%. A bicycle rental services gives all students access to sustainable transportation and recreation. The campus greenhouse and commuity garden are available for all students and the community. Students in residence can live an environmentally conscious lifestyle with the help of knowledgeable mentors through the ECO Floor project. Bishop's is also the first Quebec university to ban the sale of bottled water on campus.


Applied Learning

The university's courses emphasize hands-on labs, giving students the practical skills needed to succeed in the working world. Lab facilities include aquatic and terrestrial animal rooms, a greenhouse and walk-in growth chambers. There are many opportunities for fieldwork and the university’s small size allows professors to offer research positions to undergrads. Students can participate in the Sustainable Development Student Internship program or join the Student Representative Council as Environmental Officers. 


Extracurricular Activities

The Sustainable Development Action Group is a multi-stakeholder organization working to promote environmental awareness on campus. The school's Environmental Club also runs awareness campaigns, promoting reusable mugs, organizing Environmental Week and leading an initiative to reuse one-sided paper. The Green Levy, a portion of the school's annual student fees, provides funding for sustainability projects. 


Best Natural Feature

The campus's outdoor facilities include the Peter Curry Marsh and several acres of woodland. Trails throughout the forest are used avidly by cyclists, runners and explorers, with lookouts in the wetland installed for birdwatchers. The campus is also surrounded by rolling hills and mountains that are perfect for hiking, camping, skiing or exploring. From campus, students can access the Massawippi and St Francis rivers by canoe. Students can also visit the nearby Johnville Bog.  

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