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Wendi Thiessen joins Booth UC as Director of the School of Business.

July 15, 2021

We are thrilled to announce our newest faculty member, Wendi Thiessen. Wendi commenced her role as Director of the School of Business/Business Administration Faculty on July 1. She comes to Booth UC with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of Business Administration from Queen’s University. In addition to teaching at I.H. Asper School of Business, Wendi spent 17 years at the Canadian Wheat Board, with her final position being Vice-President and Treasurer, and more recently, worked for 5 years

A Pastoral Letter in Support of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, Kamloops by Commissioner Floyd Tidd, Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army, Canda and Bermuda Territory and Chancellor of Booth University College

June 2, 2021

Dear Friends, It is with a sad and heavy heart that I write to you today. The legacy of the residential school system is a source of national shame, and it continues to cast a long shadow. We are becoming increasingly aware of the terrible abuses, deprivation and injustice that were perpetrated on Indigenous children and their families in Indian Residential Schools. And yet, the new revelations never cease to shock us. This past week, we learned the fate of 215 Indigenous children, discovered in

New Board Chair Appointed to Booth University College

June 1, 2021

Lt-Colonel John P. Murray is excited to be building on a “rich legacy” of leadership. As of June 1, Lt-Colonel John P. Murray has been appointed the new chair of the Board of Trustees at The Salvation Army’s Booth University College in Winnipeg. An officer for 25 years, Lt-Colonel Murray is secretary for communications for the Army in the Canada and Bermuda Territory. He has extensive experience in the fields of public relations and development, and formerly served as communications secretary in the Programme Resources

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, MAY 6, 2021

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