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The BISC Alumni Spotlight Series Showcases Castle Alumni

A2 Spotlight 2Since the Castle opened its doors to students in 1994, it has welcomed more than 7,000 students from across Canada and around the world. Our BISC Alumni Spotlight Series aims to connect and celebrate this unique alumni community by profiling Castle grads who were deeply impacted by their BISC experience and are now making a difference in the world.

As part of the BISC’s 25th anniversary celebrations, we unveiled the first four BISC ‘Spotlightees’ – Castle grads who volunteered to share their stories. If you have not yet read their fascinating stories, please visit our Spotlight page.

Our inaugural group of BISC Spotlightees featured, in chronological order of the year they attended the Castle: Nazanin Afshin-Jam McKay, BISC'98; Cynthia Harris, BISC'99; Jay Dickieson, BISC'07; and Cameron Crawley, BISC'09. Although their backgrounds and the career paths vary greatly, it is abundantly clear that all four felt that their experiences at the Castle inspired them and were an overwhelmingly positive force in their lives.

It is only fitting as we celebrate 25 years of teaching and learning at the BISC, that we use the Alumni Spotlight Series to celebrate our unique Castle alumni community. You can help by telling us how your time at the Castle impacted your life. Help us inspire future Castle students by answering a few questions about how your career has progressed and the part the Castle played in your personal and professional development. Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out how you could be featured in our ongoing BISC Spotlight Series. Over the coming months, we will aim to profile a minimum of four new BISC Spotlightees in every edition of the Castle Herald, so watch this space!

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Spotlightees July19

The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader International Study Centre
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2218
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