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January 6, 2022

Booth University College remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community. This Bulletin is being released in light of the new Omicron variant and its increased transmissibility, and as such, there are some changes to our original plans for the Winter term. The Return to Campus Plan has been placed on hold and only previously designated departments (essential services) will be required to be on campus at this time. While we strongly encourage all others to work from home, if employees still

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

December 21, 2021

Booth University College will be closed from December 22 to January 3, re-opening on January 4 at 8am. We wish you and yours a joyful and blessed holy season. May you experience hope, peace, and the light that is Christ Jesus. See you in the New Year!


November 3, 2021

Booth University College remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community; therefore, anyone coming to campus (employees, students, contractors and visitors) are required to be fully vaccinated and must provide a one-time proof of vaccination: Manitoba Immunization QR Codes, Manitoba Immunization Cards, Manitoba Immunization Records, or proof from other jurisdictions. Booth UC continues to require all employees, students, contractors and visitors to wear a mask in all common and/or shared spaces, complete a self-screening declaration before entering and adhere to social distancing

Dr. Susan van Duinen Appointed Booth UC President to June 30, 2023

October 26, 2021

On behalf of the Booth University College Board of Trustees, Lieutenant-Colonel John Murray is pleased to announce that Dr. Susan van Duinen has been approved as President of Booth University College to June 30, 2023, with an option to renew for an additional year. Lt-Colonel (Dr.) van Duinen comes to this position with vast leadership and education experience. As Dean of the School for Continuing Studies at Booth University College from 2014-2017, she successfully used project and change management principles to bring about the formation

Booth UC Launches New Speaker Series: TOOLKIT TALKS

October 4, 2021

As part of our ongoing commitment to provide Education for a Better World, Booth UC has launched Toolkit Talks. This new lecture series is designed to share knowledge on a broad range of important and timely topics, with guests who are experts in their fields. The theme of the inaugural 2021/22 series is Self-Care and Personal Well-Being, and we are thrilled to introduce the first two events in our line-up: On November 2, 2021, Captain Barb Stanley will present Helpful Boundaries in Relationships. What are


August 26, 2021

Booth University College remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community; therefore, Booth UC campus will remain closed to the general public for the fall term, with the exception of the Library.Further to communication sent in July 2021 encouraging the importance of vaccines as being the best way to protect against COVID-19, Booth UC will require all employees, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be permitted on campus. Fall delivery of academic classes will be virtual.


August 4, 2021

On August 3, the province announced changes to the public health orders that focus on public health recommendations and guidance, rather than restrictions, as the province prepares for a shift from pandemic to endemic COVID-19. Booth University College remains committed to the health and safety of our campus community; therefore, Booth UC will continue to require all employees and students to wear a face mask in all common and/or shared spaces.Anyone coming to campus (staff, faculty, students and visitors) will be required to wear a

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