Request an Instruction Session


The Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC) seeks to preserve and promote the history of the Eastern Townships of Quebec; to that end, we are pleased to provide archival instruction sessions to the Bishop’s University community and beyond. Please complete this form to make a request for an instruction session.

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Who can request an instruction session?

– Bishop’s University instructors
– Champlain Regional College – Lennoxville instructors
– Instructors at other Eastern Townships schools, colleges, universities (subject to discussion)
– Community group leaders
– Instruction sessions are not limited to History courses – talk to us about how the ETRC can enrich your students’ learning experience!

When are instruction sessions available?

– Preference for Monday-Friday, 9am-4:30pm
– Exceptions to the above schedule are subject to discussion
– Excludes weekends, statutory holidays, and periods when Bishop’s University is closed

Where are instruction sessions given?

– Preference for Bishop’s University campus
– Travel within the Eastern Townships region is subject to discussion
– Virtual instruction sessions are also available

What topics are covered in an instruction session?

– Instructors will discuss their preferences with the ETRC staff to determine topics to be covered. The following are some examples:

  • Introduction to the ETRC
  • Introduction to archives
  • Introduction to research with archival databases
  • Primary source analysis
  • Specific historical subject (e.g. WWI, WWII, women, etc.)

Why should you request an instruction session?

– Students from all disciplines can benefit from understanding how archives function and how primary sources augment research.
– The ETRC provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities to students to enhance their comprehension and retention of course material.
– A guest instruction session can diversify course delivery, providing a unique experience that students are sure to appreciate!

Would you like to discuss this further?

Get in touch with the archivist