Jessica Caputo  |  VP ACADEMIC


­Never judge the person you were, always remembering to evaluate the person you are today and most importantly, the person you are striving to be tomorrow.

Hey everyone! For those who don’t yet know me, I’m Jess, the new Vice President Academic Affairs of the SRC. You may know me as #30 the women’s hockey goaltender, or as the old Operations Manager who played the best music ever at Doolittle’s!

You may be asking how I went from being a hockey player to an executive role in the SRC, well I realized early on that I was tired of waiting for change, so I decided to be the change I wanted to see. As we watch our world change and adapt, one thing still remains the same. The education system; I truly believe that we are the generation that can inspire the most change for our future fellows. I stand strong when I say now is the time, to be inspired and inspire others with our ever changing cultures and believes. I firmly believe that it is time to shake up the education system. And build a better bridge when connecting how we learn to how we demonstrate our learning. To allow us to make the transition from being a student to running an empire, and simply being out into the real world.

My favorite color is blue and I have the cutest puppy on campus!

My door is always open and we are always eager to hear from all of you Gaiters! So please do not hesitate to come by the SRC hallway and let’s chat!

Thanks so much for all your confidence, together I truly believe that we can make a positive change that will last a lifetime.


Joshua Hoekstra |  Academic Affairs Manager


Hey there Gaiters! 

I am Joshua Hoekstra, a 3rd year student from Brockville Ontario, studying Philosophy and international political economy here at Bish. Just a small-town guy at a small-town school. You can usually find me reading at the library or picking things up at the gym. My interests include: Philosophy, Jay peak, tree-planting, contemplating the effects of climate change, lifting things up, rugby, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu.  

I will be your academic affairs manager for the 2019 winter semester. So excited to be a part of the SRC and take on this position. This position means that I am responsible for organizing and implementing academic events on campus and helping with the management of the student success center.  My goals are to create meaningful events that will help students be motivated and succeed in their studies. I also want to support and help build the success center to help as many students as possible. 

Transparency and accountability are very important for me – that being said if you have any concerns contact me and we can chat. My office hours are Tuesday and Thursday 9-11:30 and 3-5 and my email is srcacadaffairs@ubishops.ca 

Go Gaiters!


Lauren Lambert |  Head Peer Mentor



Graham williams  |  Business Senator


My name is Graham, I am a Business student studying Marketing and Finance originally from Vancouver. I am entering my fourth year at Bishop's University, although you may not have seen me before as I spent my past year studying in the UK. I am super excited to take on this position as representative for the Williams School of Business for this upcoming year and plan on improving student life in any ways I can. As the representative of the WSB I will be happy to help anybody out with any business school related questions!


Cameron Banton |  Social Science SENATOR


Hey Gaiters! My name is Cameron Banton and I am your Social Sciences Senator for the 2018-2019 academic year!

I am originally from Bowmanville, Ontario and am currently in my third year studying Sociology here at BU! My role as the Social Sciences Senator is to make sure any questions and concerns you may have about your academic journey here at BU are answered and resolved in the best and most efficient way possible! Most importantly I am here to ensure that you concern are heard and communicated to the proper people to

 Please don’t hesitate to send me an email or say stop hi around campus! I’d love to listen to any suggestions or feedback you may have on how to build upon and ensure the best possible academic experience for all gaiters!


Kassandra Johnson-Desnoyers  |  Education SENATOR



Hey gaiters,

My name is Kassandra Johnson-Desnoyers and I am a 2nd year elementary Edu major originally for Ottawa, ON. Last year I gained experience and knowledge of the program by being the Elementary student rep and I am so excited to be the Education Senator for the 2018-2019 year. My role as senator is to improve the student experience for my fellow education students, I plan to have activities that will bring the program together, be around if there is anything the students need from me and be a beacon of support. I m looking forward to meeting everyone and working together to make this year exciting and memorable.

Later Gaiters!


Helen Tintpulver  |  Humanities SENATOR


Hi there! 

My name is Helen Tintpulver and I’m a fourth year Politics and Classical Studies major with a minor in French from Mississauga, Ontario. I’m looking forward to continuing this opportunity of helping represent the voices of humanities students here at beautiful Bishop’s University. As a strong believer in the importance of the arts and in the opportunities that humanities studies gives, I’d love to hear from you about your hopes and suggestions for the future, and questions or concerns about current decisions. I’m always happy to chat and hope that together we can ensure a great year for everyone,

Catch you on the flip side, Gaiters!


Ryan Small  |  Natural Sciences SENATOR


Hey Gaiters! My name is Ryan Small and I am the Natural Sciences Senator for the 2018-2019 academic year! I am originally from Saint John, New Brunswick and I am a second year student majoring in Health Sciences. As the Natural Sciences Senator I want to help voice the concerns and questions of sciences students to keep everyone informed on changes within our division, and to make sure that any changes are in the best interest of the gaiters!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, or concerns so I can help relay that information and make sure that the proper procedures are taken to make sure your voices are heard and acknowledged!