What’s happening at Seminaries across Canada?
Tyndale sells Ballyconnor campus property
TORONTOTyndale University College and Seminary has announced the sale of its campus property at 25 Ballyconnor Court, the newest phase in its plan to move the school to a larger campus.
Funds received from the sale of the property to Shining Hill Homes, as well as gifts received from Tyndale supporters, will finish Tyndale's $58 million Uncommon Ground capital campaign. The school plans to do some initial renovations and complete its financial commitment in purchasing Morrow Park, a plot of land adjacent to the Ballyconnor campus, from the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto.
Tyndale finalized a multi-million dollar deal in 2006 to acquire Morrow Park, 22.8 hectares (56.3 acres) of prime Toronto real estate and facilities. The property formerly housed the Sisters of St. Joseph of Toronto, a Roman Catholic religious order, and continues to be leased by Toronto Catholic District School Board for the time being.
Tyndale plans to finalize the sale of the Ballyconnor property by October and hopes to consolidate operations onto its new Bayview campus by 2014.
(www.tyndale.ca, ChristianWeek archives)
Briercrest and Arrow partner to develop leaders
CARONPORT, SKBriercrest Seminary and Arrow Leadership have reached an agreement on a partnership that will provide credit recognition for Arrow grads looking to transfer into the Briercrest master's program in leadership and management.
The announcement, made in late August, targets students who have graduated from Arrow and are seeking the value of a biblically-based leadership program.
"Arrow graduates serving in non-profit, senior church or executive leadership, public service or marketplace leadership roles, will be attracted to Briercrest's biblically-based modular program that features experienced professors from around North America," says Steven Brown, Arrow's Canadian president.
Transferring students will receive 12 credits at Briercrest following graduation from Arrow.
"From my early connections with Arrow, my dream was for us to partner together in the development of Kingdom leaders," says Briercrest president emeritus Paul Magnus. "I delight in what this will do for leaders and leadership development in Canada and well beyond."
Arrow Canada, based in Surrey, B.C., was founded in 1991 and seeks to develop Christians with the vision and strength to take on the reigns of leadership for the 21st century.
CMU Connect campaign starting strong
WINNIPEG, MBFundraising for the latest capital project from Canadian Mennonite University is off to a strong start, having generated over $4 million in donations since its launch in mid-June.
The early gifts come on the behalf of Connect Campaign Executive and a collection of CMU board, staff and faculty.
"CMU is grateful for the dedicated fundraising leadership of the campaign executive. We're looking forward to our public campaign in the coming months," says CMU's new president Cheryl Pauls, who begins her new role effective November 1.
The project seeks to enhance the school's infrastructure for serving both students and the community, through expansion of its library and learning commons, as well as the addition of a pedestrian bridge linking both sides of the campus, currently separated by the busy Grant Avenue thoroughfare.
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