Clubs to Join

Want to get involved on campus? #Ubishops has over 100 clubs you can join! Our students have compiled a list with some of the clubs you can find on campus.

The BUbble

The BUbble is your online hub, where are of your extracurricular activities converge for all things related to clubs. Students can log onto the BUbble to join a club, create a club, apply for club funding, submit club reports and promote club events. The platform is easy to navigate, and permits club leaders and members to connect. Connect your club’s pre-existing Facebook page and import the events to keep everyone on campus in the loop! To access the BUbble, visit https://www.campusvibe.ca/campusvibe/campus/5831bfcd-f876-4392-a68b-ac45d9b7b895

LEAP

The Leadership and Extra-curricular Activity Profile (LEAP) is the Co-Curricular Record at Bishop’s University. The LEAP certificate is an official document that can complement your academic transcript by building a portfolio of volunteer work experience. It is designed to track, verify, and validate students’ leadership positions, organizational memberships, volunteer work, and other significant involvement in activities outside of the classroom. Enrolment is completely voluntary. LEAP is a great way to transform co-curricular activities into valued experience for your future employers and graduate school! For more information on LEAP: https://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/student-campus-life/student-services/leap/

Best Buddies

The Bishop’s University Chapter of Best Buddies Canada is a great way to get involved in the University as well as the surrounding community. Best Buddies creates new, long-lasting friendships by partnering students with individuals from the Sherbrooke area with intellectual disabilities/special needs. For students who seek social change (or just a good group of people to hang out with), Best Buddies is a great place to develop students’ leadership potential.

Jack.org

UBishop’s Jack.org is a part of the national youth mental health movement Jack.org. Their goal is to provide the Bishop’s community with important information about mental health, in addition to fostering opportunities to start conversations on related topics. Jack.org believes that everyone must take care of their mental health. The organization seeks ways to help students at Bishop’s develop the necessary skills to take care of their own mental health, and provides access to a variety of resources and initiatives Jack.org volunteers and members are open and friendly, and students are welcome to join at any point throughout the year, at any commitment level.

BU Snow

BU Snow is the home of the skiing and snowboarding community at Bishop’s. By joining the club, you can purchase a discounted Jay Peak season’s pass, buy BU Snow apparel, have access to tuning and waxing services and are invited to the many club events and activities. Their Facebook group serves as a a carpool forum for offering and finding rides to any of the amazing mountains nearby.

Dance Club

Dance Club is a fun way to get in shape, learn new styles of dance and have a great time. The club offers classes with a variety of styles and levels that take place on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. Styles of dance include: Hip Hop, Jazz, Contemporary, Lyrical, etc. The Dance Club is intended for students to have fun, meet new people, develop confidence and learn to perform. Also offered is a competitive team that allows dedicated individuals to compte against other dance teams from Ontario and Quebec.

This weekend your BU Dancers competed at Dance Starz Competition in Montreal!

Posted by Bishop's University Dance Club & Competitive Team on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Pre-Law Society

Bishop’s University Pre-Law Society was founded with the goal to educate students from diverse academic backgrounds about the field of law and global leadership. The Pre-Law Society assists students in preparation for the LSAT and their application into law schools across Canada and around the world. The Pre-Law Society also provides networking opportunities in all concentrations of law and corporate global legal matters and investigate them in detail. In addition, the Pre-Law Society offers simulations of court proceedings, proper legal documentation and Canadian legal rights. The society welcomes all students interested in learning more about the many aspects of law-knowledge, which will benefit students in their future careers. The Pre-Law Society supports all students in their journey to becoming leaders of tomorrow.

CASA

The Caribbean and African Student Association (CASA) is made up of students from diverse ethnic backgrounds that have an interest in maintaining a solidified campus committee that appreciates African and Caribbean cultures and educates others on historical, political, social, and economic issues that affect Africa and the Caribbean. Through social activities that engage the Bishop’s community, CASA fundamentally strives to strengthen and promote a multicultural presence at Bishop’s University and in the Sherbrooke community. Moreover, CASA aims to debunk and dispel the stereotypes that exist in relation to these specific regions and the people who come from these places.

CASA culture show

Medlife

Medlife is a non-profit organization that provides medical treatment, education, and community development to low-income communities all over the world. The Bishop’s chapter helps raise awareness for medical inequity and the goals of the Medlife organization. It also serves to raise money to help fund members’ projects and volunteer trips to Peru, Ecuador, India, and Tanzania. This club is open to all people interested in helping with this very important cause, especially those who are interested in medicine or humanitarian work. It is a great way to learn, travel, and help other communities less fortunate.

Big Buddies

The purpose of Big Buddies is to allow Bishop’s University students the opportunity to connect with children from the Eastern Townships in a safe and fun environment. Big Buddies pairs university students with children from the local elementary school based on characteristics they fill out – allowing for the best match possible. Big Buddies organizes eight events which are help approximatively every other Saturday on campus between 1-3 pm. During this time, the pairs participate in exciting activities together allowing time to create strong and lasting friendships.

BU Cheerleading Club

The BU Cheerleading Club is divided into two teams, the competitive team and the game team. The game team practices two to three times a month and is open to everyone to join. The game team cheers and dances at games to keep the spirit up in the crowds and to support our fellow Gaiters. The competitive team holds tryouts in September and practices three times a week. The competitive team competes against other universities in Quebec at least twice a year.

Photography Club

The Photography Club aims to provide a place for all interested students at Bishop’s to explore and improve their photography skills in an open and supportive environment.

Running Club and Triathlon Team

The Bishop’s University Running Club and Triathlon Team gives students the opportunity to share (or discover) their passion for fitness and training with others. Running and triathlon with a group can increase motivation, allowing for even greater progress and improvement. The Running and
Triathlon Club’s objective is to be inclusive and to form a close-knit group: people from all fitness levels are welcome. Make new friends, discover your potential, and surprise yourself!

Rock Climbing Club

The Rock Climbing Club is open to climbers of any level who want to kick it at the climbing gym on Fridays and touch the Eastern Townships rock and ice. The BU Climbing Club provides a great environment to learn all about the basics of this sport. Students’ can use this activity as a way to challenge themselves, and the club teachers beginners everything they need to know to be self-reliant and to get the most out of the experience. All the gear needed during the activities is provided at no cost, and they carpool!

BU Pride Alliance

The BU Pride Alliance (BUPA) is a dynamic group of Bishop’s students who meet weekly to discuss issues and events pertinent to the LGBTQ+ community at Bishop’s and on an international level. BUPA holds events and activities that embrace, promote, and encourage diversity and the alliance between queer and straight students at Bishop’s. BUPA also offers peer counselling and a Pride Library for anyone seeking help or information on LGBTQ+-related topics. BUPA is open to everyone who values and supports diversity, regardless of sexual orientation!

Psychology Club

The Psychology Club provides a channel for students which allows for intelligent discussion of psychological issues as well as to promote the growth of the BU psychological community. Club Mission: The Bishop’s University Psychology Club unites students outside of the classroom who share an interest in the field of psychology and any related psychological issues in order to promote further thinking about the science.

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club is a ground that holds numerous activities and events designed to both enjoy and protect the environment. Once a week, the club gets together to plan activities and to brainstorm new initiatives. Past activities included: plant sales, bring your own mug-hot beverages, vegan workshops, environmental documentary screenings, snowshoeing local mountains, trail clean ups and many more.

Enactus

Enactus is a global non-profit organization that supports the notion that students are the leaders of tomorrow. At Bishop’s, we use business as a tool to address social issues within our community. Enactus has 3 operating projects that each aim to create a social impact in the community as well as globally. Enactus is always looking for new ideas and new projects to keep improving lives and strengthening our small community.

Bishop’s Bees

Bishop’s Bees is open to any student who is interested in learning about bees and/or beekeeping. Bishop’s Bees has several hives on campus that they manage, and they sell their honey at Doolittle’s. Throughout the year, the club has informative meetings, fund-raisers, as well as meetings for projects using the honey/wax (such as lip balms or candles).

Mentoring and Tutoring Club

The Bishop’s University Mentoring and Tutoring Club’s (BUMT) purpose is to promote literacy and learning within the local community by matching up Bishop’s students with school-aged kids in the area. The mission is to help local children and teens to achieve academic success while strengthening Bishop’s involvement in the community. It aims to accomplish this by engaging and mobilizing volunteers to take action for the cause of literacy and learning. BUMT has one-on-one tutoring programs that run in connection with Sherbrooke Elementary School (SES) and Alexander Galt Regional High School, as well as a reading circle at the Lennoxville Library in partnership with Lennoxville Elementary School (LES).

Language Teaching Club

The Language Teaching Club’s mission is to create a community of students interested in learning or teaching languages. The club welcomes all languages and learners. The club works as partners with the local Literacy in Action and the Local vocational school to help share languages by setting up tutor groups or tutor pairs. It offers members the chance to work with fellow BU students or local Townshippers to meet, teach, and learn at the best pace for them.

Find out more about how you can get involved:https://www.ubishops.ca/future-current-students/student-campus-life/student-services/leap/can-get-involved/

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