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Welcome to the College of Emmanuel & St. Chad
The College of Emmanuel & St. Chad
September 4, 2012
To Alumni, Students, Friends, and Supporters of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad
By now many of you will have heard various rumblings regarding the future of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad and I regret that we have not been in communication with you before this. At its meeting in May and June of this year, the College Council made the difficult decision to suspend the operations of the College effective June 30, 2013 while Council with the College stakeholders, develops a plan for restructuring the College. This decision, which was not easy, was made only after carefully considering the current financial condition of the College, the ongoing decline in student enrolment, and the current and projected costs of operating the College. The Council concluded that it is prudent and in the best interests of the College, of its students, and of the constituencies the College is mandated to serve that we embark on a process of review and restructuring of the College. It is our hope that over the next three year period we, in consultation with our partners in the STU and the constituencies we serve, will find new and more effective ways of using the resources of the College to educate students in a variety of academic areas that meet the changing needs of the Church with regard to theological education.
We recognize that we are not the only theological institution that is undergoing such review and restructuring but also recognize that we could no longer in good conscience continue to operate as we have.
The decision has also been made to move the Emmanuel and St. Chad Library collection to St. Andrew’s College which has the available space to incorporate it as a stand alone collection within its stacks. We are grateful to St. Andrew’s for their willingness to do so and thereby ensure that this important resource will be available to those who need it. The process of actually moving the books will take place during the coming academic year.
Of course, during the current academic year we still face the ongoing costs of operating the College. The decision to suspend operations also brings with it associated costs relating to the various contractual agreements the College has entered. It is our hope that your financial generosity will continue as we begin this time of review and restructuring. It is important to note that the decision to suspend the operation of the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad will not affect the capacity of the University of Emmanuel College to grant degrees for all students satisfactorily completing the program requirements of the College. Students may complete these requirements with partner STU members or other institutions.
Yours in Christ,
Bishop Jim Njegovan
President of the College Council
Emmanuel College was founded at Prince Albert in 1879. An Act of the Dominion Parliament established and incorporated the college as "The University of Saskatchewan" in 1883. When the provincial government established its own university in Saskatoon in 1909, Emmanuel College moved to that city and, while retaining its university status, relinquished its charter title to the new university taking as its new name, The University of Emmanuel College.
St. Chad's College was established in Regina in 1907, where it continued its work until 1964, the year it amalgamated with Emmanuel College. Together they formed the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad, continuing as an affiliate college of the University of Saskatchewan.
The Provincial Synod of May 1967 formally recognized the College of Emmanuel and St. Chad as the official accredited Theological College for the Ecclesiastical Province of Rupert's Land. The student body includes postulants from the dioceses of this Province and various other provinces of the Anglican Communion.
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