Erica Phillips | VP ACADEMIC
Before I made decision to pursue a BSc in Biochemistry in a place I’d never previously known existed, I grew up in the suburbs of Ottawa, Ontario. I realized in my formative years that I am very much a fan of the word “yes”, and that realization has lead me to become the professional dabbler that I am today. In my time at Bishop’s, my experience has included choir performances, newspaper contributions, leadership conferences, off-campus volunteering, event organizing, and finally, work in residence, alumni relations and student advocacy.
This year I am beyond stoked to be representing the student body in all things academic, as your VP Academic. The work done by myself and my team of five student senators rests largely on committee presence, where we speak on your behalf to topics such as campus research policies, student-faculty partnerships and academic services required by students (among many things!). We are continually seeking to understand the diverse perspectives and needs of the BU population, so please drop us a line or let us welcome you into our office.
Are you looking to increase your chances of success in your classes? Allow us to direct you to the program-specific help centres located across campus! Thinking of applying to a professional degree after your undergrad? Right this way to sign up for our mock LSAT/MCAT/GRE exams! As the academic department of the SRC, we put on various academic events, from Bishop’s Speaks to Wine & Cheese nights with professors, we offer the only comprehensive academic advising on campus with our Peer Academic Mentoring Program, and, in short, we make all of your academic dreams come true.
Welcome to BU!
Alyson Loach – Business Senator
My name is formally Alyson, but everyone calls me Aly! I’m currently a third year Marketing student, entering my final year at Bishop’s. I have lived in Lennoxville for 21 years now and so I’m one of the rare locals you run into from time to time. I’m really grateful to have expanded my knowledge of International Business since I have been away on exchange and it was a fabulous experience, I highly recommend anyone willing to expand their horizons. I hope to represent the Williams School of Business successfully in the upcoming year and ensure sufficient communication among the community. Cheers!
Anthony mARTIN – Social Science SENATOR
Hey Gaiters! My name is Anthony Martin and I’m from Laval, Quebec. I am a second-year student, studying International Studies and International Political Economy. As your Social Sciences Senator for the upcoming year, I will be representing your voice, needs and concerns on academic issues. To complement this role, I will also make sure that decisions being made will be transmitted to you as they concern each and every student of our amazing, tight-knit, purple community.
If you have any questions, problems or even projects you would like to discuss, I will gladly help you and make sure that your voice gets to the right resources. Simply send me an email or feel free to stop me around campus and it will be my greatest pleasure to get things done!
Raise a toast!
kEVIN-joHN cHAPLIN – Education SENATOR
Hello Bishop’s, I’m Kevin-John Chaplin and I am your Education Senator for 2017-2018. My role is to improve the student experience for our Education Students, and I plan to be around to answer any questions, as well as help you realize any projects or ideas you may have. I’m a 3rd Year Secondary Education and Fine Arts Double Major, as well as a Lennoxville local, so I’m pretty savvy with the campus and community; if I cannot address your questions about the school or the Education program, I normally know who can. I’m looking forward to working with you all to make this a fun and memorable year.
Matthew Mulkern - Humanities SENATOR
Hello everyone, bonjour à tous! My name is Matthew Mulkern nice to meet you! Originally from
Houston, Texas, I now call Lennoxville, Québec my permanent home. I’m in my second
bachelors here at BU, studying Études françaises et québécoises. I also have a foot in drama
and history, and most recently I was volunteering my time to the SRC as a General Councillor.
As your Humanities Academic Senator I am passionate about making the humanities
department the best it can be. I will do my best to reach out to those in both large and small
departments and make myself available to any concerns or comments you the students may
have. I plan to further promote networking events specific to departments, as well as
intermingling between different faculties, such as the wine and cheese’s, to make sure we are
working together to improve what we can!
As an engineer who is now in the arts, I look forward to the unique experience that you have
intrusted to me. I would also love your input on some of the new projects that my
interdisciplinary background has prepared me to undertake. If you ever have any questions,
please ask me in person or send me an email. My love for Bishop’s is demonstrated through my
involvement in the place I consider my second home, raise a toast!
Charles Rumsby – Natural Sciences SENATOR
Hello Everyone! My name is Charles Rumsby and I am a 4th year Biochemistry Student, researcher at the CHUS (Hospital in Sherbrooke), and your Natural Science Senator for the academic year. I’m dedicated to the sciences and helping others have the same AMAZING experiences I have had at Bishop’s. I am excited to represent you and help make Bishop’s an even better place than it already is! Please feel free to shoot me an email or message if you have any questions, comments or concerns. And please don’t be shy to stop and say hi if you see me in the gym, the chemistry department or during my office hours!
jOSEE Ivars – Head Peer Academic Mentor
Hey Gaiters! My name is Josée and here at Bishop’s I wear a few different hats! I’m going into my fourth year, pursuing a double major in Pre-Medicine and Biology: Health Sciences. I’m the club head for the MEDLIFE Bishop’s Chapter, an organization dedicated to providing medical care, education and development to underdeveloped communities across the globe. I enjoy attending leadership conferences and organizing the annual success retreat. This year, I have taken on the role of the Head Peer Academic Mentor, which means I oversee the entirety of the program and work closely with the SRC VPAA. I’m so proud of this initiative and I feel so honored to be a part of making it great. I hope that in your experience at Bishop’s, you too can find something to be a part of that feeds your passion and allows you to leave your mark on our wonderful community!
Gelsey Latonio | ACADEMIC EVENTS COORDINATOR
Hey Gaiters, my name is Gelsey Latonio and I am originally from Vancouver, British Columbia. I am a third year student majoring in English and minoring in Psychology. Two years ago, I decided to move to Sherbrooke in pursuit of a challenge. After living in the same city for my entire life, going to the same bars, and circling the same Main Street coffee shops, I wanted to get out of my comfort zone, meet new people, and engage in a new community. To find Bishop's during my cross-country move gave me the opportunity to express my personal passions within a community that not only listened, but welcomed my views.
As your Academic Event Coordinator, I will work to bring the Bishops' student body the opportunities to interact with one another in settings that will incubate intellectual, interesting, and inquisitorial conversations. Most importantly, I want to provide students the safe spaces to express their opinions, find like minded individials, and exchange dialogue with those we may not agree with all in the pursuit of broadening and challenging our exisiting perspectives.
If you have any questions, problems, or projects you would like to discuss, please feel free to send me an email or speak to me personally. It is a priority of mine to capture and represent all bodies of our student body in the upcoming academic year.
Cheers everyone, let's get nerdy!