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May 6, 2021

Manitoba Pandemic Response Level Red – Critical ACADEMICFall Term DeliveryDue to uncertainty about the timeline of the vaccine rollout and to ensure the safety of the community and the quality of instruction, Booth UC has decided that Fall delivery will remain virtual; limited face-to-face instruction can take place at the instructor’s discretion as permitted by Manitoba Health orders in place at the time (number of students and room availability to be determined). If an instructor decides on face-to-face meetings (and if that can be accommodated),

Booth UC Student Council Gives Thousands of Dollars to Students

WINNIPEG, MAY 6, 2021 COVID-19 has impacted us all in many ways. For Booth University College students, the financial impact has been unprecedented. With fewer summer job opportunities, and many summer camps canceled, more and more students had to make difficult choices about whether to continue their studies. Or, in some cases, how they were going to put food on the table. “Booth UC received three times the number of bursary applications in 2020/21,” explains Mia Dunn, Development Coordinator. “In response to COVID-19 we have

Congratulations to the Class of 2020 and 2021!

April 26, 2021

In pre-Covid times, April 25th would have seen graduates, faculty, family, friends, and guests gather in person, on-campus, and at Knox United Church in Winnipeg. Nevertheless, it was still a day of celebration and festivities as Booth University College held its 2021 Spring Convocation and Conferring of Degrees online. We also celebrated the 2020 graduates, as last year we did not have the chance to prepare a virtual convocation. A total of 162 students graduated with either a diploma, certificate, or degree, and we’d like

Booth UC’s Valedictorian for 2021 is Announced

April 6, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Japhlet Lolo has been selected by this year’s graduating class to be the Valedictorian at the 2021 Spring Convocation and Conferring of Degrees.  Japhlet will be graduating with his Bachelor of Social Work degree at the 2021 Convocation, which is being held on April 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm. For more information, please visit our 2021 Spring Convocation event page.

Appointment of Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Booth University College

On behalf of the Booth University College Board of Trustees, BGen (Ret’d) Linda Colwell is pleased to announce that Lieutenant-Colonel (Dr.) Susan van Duinen has accepted the appointment of Interim President and Vice-Chancellor of Booth University College with effect 14 June 2021. She will replace our current Interim President, Dr. Donald Burke, who after seeing the University College through a very challenging year, has chosen to return to his position as Professor of Biblical Studies and his first academic love, teaching. We wish to thank

Bricks in the Bistro: A New Way to Help Booth UC Students

March 24, 2021

Booth University College is pleased to announce the launch of a new fundraising campaign, Bricks in the Bistro. The campaign will bring together the Booth UC community to help build the future of Education for a Better World for students. The campaign gives donors the opportunity to purchase a brick on a Donor Wall and commemorate a family member, loved one, recent grad, favourite professor, and/or graduation year on a brick, as part of a series of 2’6” x 10’ donor walls in the Booth

New Community and Urban Transformation Program Set to Launch at Booth UC

March 4, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWINNIPEG, MARCH 4, 2021 Booth University College is excited to announce the launch of a new 4-year interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts Degree in Community and Urban Transformation (CUT). The CUT program covers a range of topics and issues informed by and geared towards transformation in the urban context. Being the only Canadian Christian post-secondary institution located in the downtown core of a major city, Booth UC is ideally situated for a program such as CUT. “Our location gives Booth UC a particular advantage

Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan to receive Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) at Booth University College’s Virtual Convocation on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 3:00 pm (CDT)

February 18, 2021

Booth University College is pleased to announce that Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) during the Virtual Convocation on Sunday, April 25, 2021.  Commissioner M. Christine MacMillan was born in Montreal and raised in Toronto where, following high school, she trained as a social services worker.  Prior to entering The Salvation Army Training College in 1973, she served as a social service worker in Metropolitan Toronto Community Services and later as Director of Social Services with The Salvation Army

Congratulations Jael Jeremano, MCIE International Post-Secondary Student Award Winner!

February 17, 2021

Moving to Canada as a mature student with school-age children to support takes courage, vision and a whole lot of determination.  Jael Jeremano has proven to have an abundance of these qualities.  Embarking on a 4-year B.A. degree in Psychology in September 2019, Jael has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to both her studies and her new Winnipeg community.  In class, she takes initiative to support other international students whose first language is not English, offering mentoring support as she is able.  “Despite her quiet, humble demeanor, or


February 16, 2021

Manitoba Pandemic Response Level Red – Critical Due to the recent announcement by Manitoba Public Health, the following directives are in place for the present Response Level Red with lifted restrictions. All employees (Faculty and Staff) except those in the departments listed below (essential services) are encouraged to work from home during the present Response Level Red. At this time, the following departments will remain working from campus during regular working hours Monday – Friday. Facilities Hospitality Student Services Front Desk (Waldron Building) Library Financial