February 19, 2013: Booth University College will be holding its Spring Convocation and Conferring of Degrees events on Sunday, April 28, 2013. All are welcome! The Baccalaureate Service will begin at 10:00 a.m. in the Hetherington Chapel, 2nd floor of Booth University College, 447 Webb Place. The guest speaker is The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory Commissioner Brian Peddle, Chancellor of Booth University College. The Convocation and Conferring of Degrees begins at 3:00 p.m. at Knox United Church, 400 Edmonton Street. This year's guest speaker is Dr.
January 19, 2013: At its meeting on Saturday, January 19th, the Booth University College Board of Trustees elected Colonel Glen Shepherd as the Chair of the Board for a three-year term.
Glen Shepherd serves currently as the President and CEO of Health Partners International of Canada, a not-for-profit relief and development organization that works through partnerships, without discrimination and according to Christian values, to increase access to medicine and improve health in the developing world. He has worked for Health Partners since 2008.
January 20, 27 & February 3: Join Booth University College's Professor of Religion, Dr. Roy Jeal, at Saint Margaret's Anglican Church for his latest sermon series:
TEXTURES OF EPIPHANY:
The Appearance and Identity of Good in the World
The sermons will be held at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning service at Saint Margaret's Anglican Church - 160 Ethelbert Street (at the corner of Ethelbert and Westminster).
January 10, 2013: Booth University College has announced a new financial award for new students admitted to its Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program. The first fifteen business students who are accepted for September 2013 admission by March 31st will receive an automatic $2,000 off of their first year's tuition. Combined with other available financial awards, students are now eligible to receive up to $6,000 off their tuition. For more information, please visit BoothUC.ca/first15.
November 16: To coincide with the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Booth University College and Booth College (Australia) co-sponsored the first-ever gathering of Salvationist scholars and friends at the annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois. The AAR/SBL annual meeting is the largest gathering of scholars of religion in the world.
November 16-20: Professor Roy Jeal attended the Society of Biblical Literature Annual General Meeting in Chicago, IL. He led an analytical seminar focused on his forthcoming sociorhetorical commentary on the New Testament Letter to Philemon. Dr. Jeal also participated in the Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Research Group Meeting and in a meeting of the steering committee of the SBL Intertextuality in the New Testament Section.
Get into the spirit of the season on Friday, December 7th! The public is invited to join Booth University College students, faculty and staff for a special Christmas Carol Sing event, featuring the special musical guest - the Vincent Massey Collegiate Wind Ensemble. Located in the Heatherington Chapel on the second floor of Booth UC, 447 Webb Place, the event runs from 11:20 a.m. until noon. Punch and cookies will be served afterwards. Come join us for this special celebration!
October 2012: Two professors in Booth University College’s religion department—Dr. Andrew Eason and Major Wendy Swan—recently participated in an academic panel on William Booth at Gordon College, which played host to the 28th biennial meeting of the Conference on Faith and History, an international association of Christian historians. Dr. Eason presented his paper “William Booth as Missionary Strategist: An Overlooked Aspect of His Legacy.” Along with Dr. Roger Green, a professor at Gordon, Dr.
18 October 2012: Dr. Allyna E. Ward, Assistant Professor of English at Booth University College has her first book, Women and Tudor Tragedy: Feminizing Counsel and Representing Gender, forthcoming with Fairleigh University Press.
14 September 2012: Recently, Dr Andrew Eason, Assistant Professor of Religion at Booth University College, presented a paper entitled “Embracing the Brother to Representing the Other: The Salvation Army’s Promotion of Foreign Missions in Victorian London” at the 13th Quadrennial Conference of the International Association for Mission Studies at the University of Toronto. Almost two hundred scholars from six continents attended this influential event, which featured groundbreaking research on various aspects of World Christianity.