In the wake of significant attention focused on Bishop’s University’s admissions for the 2023-2024 academic year, the University will open its doors to visitors on October 14, 2023, starting at 9:30 a.m. Prospective students and their families from Québec, Canada, the United States, and other countries around the world, will get to immerse themselves in the full Bishop’s experience.
On-site admissions: Undergraduate students intending to begin their studies in Fall 2024 are encouraged to bring their educational documents for CEGEP (or high school) before 11: 30 a.m. to have the opportunity to take part in the accelerated admissions process where the admissions office will review their application and provide an answer on their acceptance at the end of the day. If a student has not yet applied, there will also be an opportunity to apply for free (the application fee will be waived). Students arriving later in the day will still be able to apply for free and can expect a response the week following Open House.
Visitors will hear current students sharing their academic and campus life experiences. They will be taken on a guided campus tour and meet with deans and professors. Representatives from the athletics department, student services, admissions and the business office will all be on hand to answer questions. Members of the Student Recruitment and Admissions team will speak to the group of prospective students coming from across the country and the United States.
If you have any specific questions about Open House, or more general questions about life at Bishop’s, prospective students can chat with a current student or a member of the recruitment team by sending an email or by calling: firstname.lastname@example.org or 819-822-9600 ext. 2681.
Media representatives interested in covering this event should rsvp by contacting Sonia Patenaude, Manager of Communications.
What: Open House at Bishop’s University
When: Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: John H. Price Sports Centre, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke J1M 1Z7
MEDIA INQUIRIES AND RSVP:
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Starting in Fall 2024, Bishop’s University will offer a Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology Profile. This exciting new offering is born out of a collaboration between the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC) and Bishop’s. In fact, the program is a UQAC program offered by extension at Bishop’s. It focuses on professional clinical psychology and will equip students to conduct psychological assessments and perform psychological interventions. Importantly, it is accredited by the (OPQ), thus making program graduates eligible for OPQ membership and employment opportunities as a clinical psychologist.
Uniquely, this program is designed for bilingual students (French and English), including prospective applicants from systemically underrepresented backgrounds. The program will be taught in English, however, as part of their practicum and internship requirements, students will offer consultations for francophone and anglophone clienteles. This will benefit the local community by increasing the offering of bilingual mental health services, filling a well-documented gap in services (rapport d’Hélène David).
“Historically, mental health services have been lacking for the English-speaking population of Estrie. Furthermore, as reported several times in the media in recent years, current mental health services for the general Quebec population are not enough to meet demand. The situation has only worsened since the pandemic, with the impacts we know have on people’s mental health and rates of psychological distress which have increased, state Dr. Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Clinical Psychology Program Director at Bishop’s University. “The opening of this program will therefore make it possible to meet this need for the Sherbrooke and Estrie community. In addition, our commitment to accepting a large cohort of 16 students will make it possible to respond to the first recommendation of Hélène David’s recent report, which encourages universities to increase admissions to doctoral programs in clinical psychology.”
The availability of mental health services has been identified as a priority sector by the Quebec government indicating a growing demand. This program aims to welcome a first cohort of 16 students in Fall 2024. Over the course of four years, these students will train to become clinical psychologists able to assess and help various clienteles, drawing on the discipline’s scientific knowledge and on a deep understanding of the needs and characteristics of individuals and communities.
The application deadline for a Fall 2024 start is February 1, 2024.
ON THE PHOTO:
Dr. Andrew Webster, Vice-principal Academic and Research, Bishop’s University, Dr. Daniel Lalande, Clinical Psychology Program Director at Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Dr. Catherine Malboeuf-Hurtubise, Clinical Psychology Program Director at Bishop’s University, Dr. Sébastien Lebel-Grenier, Principal and vice-chancellor at Bishop’s University