Homecoming 2019 Schedule

Homecoming 2019 Schedule

September 26-29, 2019

Time to dust off your best Bishop’s gear and call up your friends! Come home and spend Homecoming 2019 the right way.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Donald Lecture Series

7:00 PM-9:00 PM l Centennial Theatre
Charles Taylor

A world-renowned philosopher and companion of the Order of Canada. He co-chaired the Bouchard-Taylor Commission on the accommodation of religious differences in Quebec. First come; first served.

Men’s Lacrosse vs. McGill

8:30 PM l Coulter Field

Watch as our men’s Lacrosse team take on McGill in a game that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Musique chez Nous presents RedFox (+18)

9:00 PM-11:00 PM I The Gait

Join us at the Gait (the Pub) to enjoy a night with friends and watch our alumni band, RedFox featuring Daphnée Vandal ’17, Jono Townsend ’17, and Samuel Neumann ’17. Check out their website at https://www.redfoxband.com/. Admission is free for all.  Personal ID will be required.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament & Dinner

2:00 PM I Club de Golf Lennoxville 19 rue du golf, Sherbrooke QC.

Has it been a while since you last worked on your swing on our 9-hole course? Come join us for our annual Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament. Put a team together or come alone-either way we hope to see you there! Please register before September 20th for a spot at either our tournament or dinner or both.   Tickets will not be available at the door.


Women’s Soccer vs. Concordia

4:30 PM I Coulter Field

Come cheer on your Gaiters as they take on the Stingers. Make sure to wear your purple!

Engaging Education by Bishop’s Best

3:00 PM-5:30 PM I Library Learning Commons: McConnell Agora

Come back to class and enjoy two engaging lectures on interesting topics by leading BU professors in our new and improved Library.

3:00 pm “No Fear Shakespeare” with Dr. Jessica Riddell,  Full Professor Department of English; Jarislowsky Chair of Teaching Excellence; Executive Director, Maple League of Universities

Dr. Riddell will provide her enthusiastic take on Shakespeare’s plays in all their brilliance—and why you shouldn’t be intimidated by them. In fact, Dr. Riddell will argue that Shakespeare offers us a lens to think about citizenship and civic engagement in the light of our current global climate. Shakespeare was embedded in his own social and historical context and was at times shockingly political in both maintaining and overturning the status quo. A liberal education should not be removed from lived experience either. Studying Shakespeare and the enduring relevance of his plays in the 21st century encourages us to explore the strange and familiar, the alienating and the kindred, the political tensions and social concerns as diverse lenses we put on and take off – as a way forward into the future, into the realm of the possible – into the realm of critical hope.

Jessica, who joined the Bishop’s faculty in 2009, is the youngest ever recipient of a 3M National Teaching Fellowship, Canada’s highest teaching honour for university professors.  For three years running, she has led an innovative spring course called Shakesperience for students and students of life (including many alumni).  For eight days in June, the course immerses participants in the full experience of theatre, including a road trip to the Stratford Festival, where they engage in aspects of theatre that they may not have experienced before.

4:00 pm “Mental Health is Everybody’s Business: Recognizing and Managing Mental Health in the Workplace” with Dr. Michael Teed, Full Professor Williams School of Business (Human Resources)


Providing mentally well workplaces is an essential part of helping employees thrive within their work environment and ensuring optimal productivity.

A mentally well employee will have less absenteeism and workers’ compensation claims, and greater contributions to team goals—and most importantly, will want to come to work!

Dr. Teed will provide tips on identifying employees and colleagues in crisis and provide suggestions on how to communicate and provide proper support for them.

Michael joined the BU teaching staff in 2009.  His research interests include workplace aggression and violence, occupational stress, and leadership.  He was recently part of a select team that completed a three-year research project examining the implementation of the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s National Standard, via 43 participating organizations. He has also conducted workshops across Canada on leadership and mental health.

He is a two-time winner of the William and Nancy Turner Award for Teaching Excellence (2013 and 2019).  This is the most prestigious teaching award at Bishop’s University.

Men’s Rugby vs. OttawaU

7 PM I Coulter Field

Time to cheer on our boys as they take on the Gee-Gees in what is sure to be a match to remember! Bring your friends and cheer the team and Head Coach Andy Cowell ’89 on to victory.

80’s Night at the Pub (Special Reunion for the Classes of 1983-1989)

8:00 PM- 12:00 AM I The Pub (The Gait)

Let’s go back to where it all began as we take you back to paralyzers and crowd favourites like “New York New York”, “Hawaii 5-O”, and “Your Song”.  Get ready to get “Into the Groove” to the musical stylings of guest DJ Sterling Mawhinney ’88.  Special welcome to the 1983-1989 classes.

Light snacks will be served.

18+.  Personal ID will be required.


Women’s Rugby vs. Université de Montréal

8:45 PM I Coulter Field

Join Us for the second part of our Rugby double-header and watch as our women’s rugby team take on Les Carabins!

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Alumni Pancake Breakfast

10:00 AM- 12:00 PM I Griffin House

Now, a Griffin Alumni House tradition, we invite all our alumni, young and less young, to join us for this annual event. Bring the family before the big game or just stop by to say hi. Breakfast is on us!

Campus Tours

10:00 AM I Departing from Griffin House

Revisit old stomping grounds, discover new and renovated facilities, and walk down memory lane on our personalized tour.


Tailgate Time

11:00 AM I Coulter Field Parking Lot

In true sporting fashion, feel free to stop by the tailgate section before the game and see just how proud we are of our Gaiters!

Alumni and Friends Luncheon

1:00 PM I TD Terrace

Join us on the TD terrace before the game to catch up with your fellow alumni. This year we will be celebrating our Gaiters, the 1983-1989 reunion classes, and the winners of the Esprit de Corps award. A special menu, including hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salad and sweets, will be available for those who register in advance.


Football vs Acadia University

2:00 PM I Coulter Field

GAME TIME! Let’s watch the Gaiters roar on to victory against the Axemen. Join the Bishop’s family, new and old, to show that we all bleed purple! Start practicing our school song for a day to remember. Tickets at the door or online at www.gaiters.ca/tickets. Note: The purchase of lunch on the TD Terrace (see above) includes a game ticket.

5:00 PM I TD Terrace

Post-Game concert with Jon MacAulay ’15 (A game ticket will get you on the TD Terrace).

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Women’s Soccer vs. McGill

4:00 PM I Coulter Field

After such an exciting weekend, take the time to unwind and enjoy our women’s soccer team match against the Martlets.