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.
Tourism began on Lake Memphremagog in the 1850s.
To learn more: Jewett, E.L., Notes on Nineteenth Century Tourism on Lake Memphremagog, 1850-1899, in JETS 31, pp. 25-44.
Tomlinson 2008-2009 Intern at ETRC
“This project required me to practice my organizational, creative and language skills while working with strict deadlines,” Lynsey Hachey wrote in a thank you note to her benefactor, Mr. Richard Tomlinson. “It also allowed me to work on my proofreading and editing abilities. The skills I learned will be of benefit to me in future endeavours.” Thanks to Tomlinson Student Internship, third-year Bishop’s University student Lynsey Hachey completed her second year with the ETRC in spring 2009.