The restrictions of our current environment emphasize the need for informed and experienced leaders to usher in a better post-COVID future for all. In response to the pandemic, higher education institutions have been innovating and adapting at an accelerated rate to remotely support students with what’s needed for success. Located in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Bishop’s University is no exception, recently joining Outcome Campus Connect, Canada’s opportunity platform built for university and college students or recent graduates. This partnership aligns with the university’s commitment to supporting students and graduates in applying their post-secondary education toward the betterment of themselves and our nation.
Founded in 1843, Bishop’s University is attended by over 2,400 full-time post-secondary students and boasts some of the smallest class sizes in the country. This personalized approach to higher education serves to put the individual learning needs and aims of each student first. With a founding mission to offer the country at-large a sound and liberal education, students and graduates of Bishop’s have studied from a range of faculties, including fine arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, and education. Students of Bishop’s are encouraged to make a difference in the world, think critically, and communicate effectively to engage with others and to affect change. Joining Outcome Campus Connect was a natural step for the institution to empower students to expand their horizons and positively influence the future of this nation.
“Joining Outcome Campus Connect will give all Bishop’s students to opportunity to access a plethora of work-integrated and experiential learning opportunities across Canada, indicates Charlene Marion, Experiential Learning Coordinator. Furthermore, gaining relevant work experiences in their field of study continues to be an important goal for many of our students who are excited to pursue meaningful and successful career paths after their time at Bishop’s.”
Says Natalie Nitsopoulos, Director of Outcome Campus Connect (OCC), “We’re excited to have Bishop’s University as a campus partner of OCC. We recognize the lengths that Bishop’s goes to support their students and are happy to positively contribute to their holistic approach to student career readiness and remote higher education delivery. We can’t wait to see the impact that we share to grow and have ripple effects across the nation.”