“The whole atmosphere at Summit has changed,” Co Vanderlaan says of his retirement home, now that its residents have received the COVID-19 vaccine. He and his wife Alice echo the feelings of many. “We are so relieved. So thankful. So excited. Maybe soon we can see our grandchildren. We’ve had two great-grandchildren born during the…
Sara de Waal recently became the inaugural winner of Canada’s only national short story competition open exclusively to students studying at Canadian universities and colleges. The Bridge Prize, as it is called, was established in 2019 by the University of Lethbridge’s School of Liberal Education and Vancouver-based alumnus and donor, Terry Whitehead (BA ‘94.) Chosen…
On September 28, approximately 450 guests convened in Edmonton, Alberta, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The King’s University. Henk Van Andel’s recently published book, A Step at a Time, is a historical overview of the first 25 years of this institution.
THE STRATEGY USED IN THE 1990s in response to the rise of human rights commissions was to develop extensive statements defining institutional positions on a number of issues, including marriage and sexuality. But there is a growing sense in Christian higher education across Canada that this strategy is no longer effective.
August 19, 2018, was designated by the Christian Reformed Church’s (CRC) Synod 2017 as a Day of Justice for the denomination, “a time to consider the meaning of biblical justice, to lament injustices, and to commit to the transforming work of standing alongside people whom society oppresses and pushes to the margins.”
“Teaching, no matter at which level, is a great responsibility,” she said. “I am deeply grateful to these groups for noticing, nurturing and celebrating strong teaching.”
In the blink of an eye, wrote one Edmonton Journal commentator, tens of thousands of Albertans became refugees in their own province, on the road and on the run. Social media and national television streamed surreal images of a long line of vehicles bumper to bumper on the only major highway out of town – some driving north and some south – alongside dramatic walls of flames.
Faced with injustice, do we stop to help or walk on by?
Four founding donor families who between them pledged $12 million over 10 years have made possible the establishment of a School of Business at The King’s University in Edmonton. The donations, one of which is the largest in King’s history, will enable the university to be a leading provider of Christian business education in Western Canada.