Bishop’s University inaugurates new laboratories and greenhouse

By Emilie Hackett, Special to The Record
Bishop’s University inaugurates  new laboratories and greenhouse
Lennoxville borough president Claude Charron, Haut-Saint-François MNA Geneviève Hébert, Principal Michael Goldbloom, project manager Dr. Kerry Hull, and Compton-Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau. (Photo : Emilie Hackett)

Continuing its work to renovate and modernize campus facilities, Bishop’s University unveiled the new Johnson science laboratories and greenhouse this past Friday, August 30. The $9.3 million project, which began in January 2018, is meant to significantly improve the experience of students and faculty taking classes and conducting research, notably in astrophysics, organic chemistry, biodiversity, epidemiology, and cell biology. At the opening, Bishop’s Principal and Vice-Chancellor Michael Goldbloom addressed a room full of alumni, staff, students, and political representatives, such as Lennoxville borough president Claude Charron, Haut-Saint-François MNA Geneviève Hébert, and Compton-Stanstead MP and Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau. “As with our Library and Learning Commons Project last year, the Governments of Canada and Quebec provided funds to support these improvements to our infrastructures in the Johnson building, which will greatly benefit our students’ journey towards academic excellence,” he remarked, sharing that funding for the project came from the Post Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund and Quebec’s Plan quinquennal d’investissement universitaire. See full story in the Tuesday, Sept. 3 edition of The Record.

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