Getting to know #Ubishops – Meet Dr. Terry Eyland

Getting to know your #Ubishops community is a must if you wish to fully immerse yourself into the BUbble! We decided to help you out by conducting monthly interviews with staff and faculty that contribute to the school’s success. This month we had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Terry Eyland, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Economics.

Dr. Terry Eyland


Favourite book of all-time?
Let My People Go Surfing by Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard for its environmental message or any magazine/book that offers solutions to a better more sustainable living.

Favourite group or singer?
Very broad depending on the moment. It can go from chill piano music to gangster rap. A few of my favourite artists are Ben Howard, Radiohead, and Patrick Watson.

Favourite movie of all-time?
Family Man when I was a Finance student at BU for having me think about the kind of work-life balance I aspired to. Into the Wild also connects to my desire of adventure and has a great message at the end.

Favourite spot on campus?
Kaapeh in the Champlain College Building for the amazing coffee and food.

Favourite spot off-campus?
Mount Orford to play outdoors, local coffee shops to work, Enjoyoga to train my body and refocus my mind and Backbone Boulder in Bromont for climbing/slacklining and an amazing vibe.

Dr. Eyland in Nepal, enjoying the outdoors

Favourite #Ubishops moment?
I first and foremost had so many amazing uBishops moments when I was a student. As a professor, though, it would be the amazing discussions that are sparked with students.

Describe #Ubishops in three words.
Family, community, happy

If you had to switch jobs with someone on campus, what would it be and why?
Barista at Kaapeh or a physical education professor.

If you had to join a club or student group on campus, what would it be and why?
The BU Snow Club.

If you had to go back to school, which program would you pick and why?
Hard to say. I love what I do. Economics is so broad. In what other field can you study climate change treaties, and then move to why people make poor decisions in backcountry skiing to waste management and sustainability?

To learn more about Economics at Bishop’s: https://www.ubishops.ca/academic-programs/faculty-of-arts-and-science/social-sciences/economics/

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