Who We Are

The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) is a resource centre for the study of the Eastern Townships with a special focus on the English-speaking community. The ETRC was originally founded in 1982 by faculty members at Bishop’s University to further multidisciplinary research on the Eastern Townships through funding regional and community-based research projects, disseminating scholarly work in its own journal-Journal of the Eastern Townships Studies/Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est (JETS/RECE), holding conferences and speaker forums, preserving archival collections and organizing exhibitions. Its original name Eastern Townships Research Centre reflected this academic oriented focus.

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School-year employment does not appear to impact on grades.
To learn more: Benoit, A., Harvey, S., de Man, A., Employment among High School Students in the Eastern Townships: Effects on Psychological Well-being, Academic Performance and Occupational Safety, in JETS 32-33, pp. 39-52.


Laura Perras
From the interview for The Record, August 7, 2009, p. 5

“[Laura] Perras chose to pursue the ETRC internship opportunity due not only to her interest in heritage conservation, but also as a result of her family’s roots in Quebec. ‘Even though I grew up in the States, there are many elements of French-Canadian culture in my day-to-day family life,’ Perras says. ‘This whole summer has been about discovery.’ […] As Perras chose the Eastern Townships, so did the ETRC chose her – Perras had to apply for the internship, which includes an honorarium from SUNY Plattsburgh and a room on the BU campus. The internship agreement [between SUNY Plattsburgh and Bishop’s] came into effect in the summer of 2008 and Perras is a fan. ‘It’s been a very good experience for me. What the ETRC does is incredibly important, and continuing this internship program is too.’”