Meet student leader Joseph Bishop
Nipissing students consistently impress as leaders, in the classroom, on campus and in the community. Recently the university celebrated 25 student leaders at the annual Dave Marshall Leadership Awards. Over the coming months, NU News will introduce each student leader to the wider community with a short article discussing their accomplishments and activities. Today, we are pleased to profile Joseph Bishop, a student in the Concurrent Bachelor of Education Degree Program – Junior/Intermediate Division.
Bishop is a hardworking, diligent, and dedicated, teacher candidate who is committed to enhancing learning opportunities for students of all ages.
While on practicum with the Grand Erie District School Board, Bishop co-initiated a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) club for students. This club was an instantaneous success and offered enriching and innovative hands on problem solving activities for students.
With a STEM club field trip in mind, Bishop collaborated with 12 other teacher candidates to plan and present an Innovation Fair at Nipissing University’s Brantford Campus. The fair was inspired by Alexander Graham Bell and Brantford’s history as the telephone city. It featured interactive activities that taught participants about Canadian inventors and how technology has evolved over time. Attendees included teachers, staff, students, superintendents, and the Director of the school board. The fair brought positive press to the university and was highlighted in the Brantford Expositor. The field trip was the catalyst for many more workshops and an eventual presentation to the Governor General of Canada on April 25, 2017.
Bishop seizes every opportunity to make a positive impact on our campus, and works collaboratively with others to achieve common goals. His role in the STEM Club and Innovation Fair helped showcase the quality work of students in the Bachelor of Education Program.
The university community is proud to recognize Joseph Bishop with a Dave Marshall Leadership Award in the Campus Category.