SPRING 2018 BOOTH UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Grow with us! SPOTLIGHT
Dr. Marjory R. Kerr The Advancement Team L-R: Nikki McDougall, B.Comm, Development
Coordinator, Georgine Van de Mosselaer, B.Sc.(Eng), Director of
Every season has its blessings. Advancement, Chris Albi, B.PhEd, Communications Specialist
“This is the day that the LORD has made; Introducing our new Advancement
let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Team at Booth University College!
Psalm 118:24 Together, Nikki, Georgine and Chris ensure that you receive
up-to-date news via our President’s Update, Booth UC
With the temperature rising and the snow melting, signs of spring are in the air. Connect magazine, email and on our website and social
Grass will grow, flowers will bloom and water will flow; all part of God’s plan of media. They are your philanthropy experts and support our
bringing us into the new season; a season of change, growth and hope. donor and alumni cultivation efforts. Most importantly,
they advance the Mission of Booth University College.
At Booth University College, we have experienced change and growth in a variety Please reach out to them to say hello or ask a question by
of areas since the beginning of the academic year. Thank you for growing with us! visiting the Advancement webpage, or by calling
Our total enrolment of full-time equivalent students surpassed 300 this fall, for
the very first time. This includes a record number of 64 international students CONTENTS SECTION PAGE
representing 17 countries. It’s been a thriving environment of different cultures,
community and connection. President's Message 1
With the growth in enrolment, came growth in learning spaces. Renovations to Booth UC Faculty & Staff News 2
Classroom D, the Academic Learning Centre and Computer Lab were a welcome Students' Corner 2
sight, contributing to two of the priorities in our strategic plan: Enhancing the Campus News 3
Student Experience and Strengthening the Resources to Achieve Our Mission. Winter Highlights 3
Out, About & Abroad 4
As the student body increased, a Student Council became a reality, once again. Flashback 4
There are nine candidates running for a variety of positions. The Council will be a
voice representing students and the activities of campus life. This initiative
addresses one of our priorities in our strategic plan, namely Enhancing the
Students had more choices in academics with four new majors introduced last
fall in our Bachelor of Business Administration program. There are two additonal
courses on the horizon through the BBA program focusing on Cyber Security and
Several other changes and developments are reflected in these pages, and I
invite you to read on.
As the spring season approaches we are reminded of God's sustaining love and
faithfulness, and for the change and growth He brings. Thank you for growing
Booth UC Faculty Students’ Corner
& Staff News
Since January, a lot has happened at Booth University College. There are two
Born in Mexico City, Samantha things that I think have great value in the advancement of the institution:
Alamilla travelled to Canada for
the first time at the age of 18 to 1. Booth UC Belong:
work as an au pair for two years.
Overseen by Admissions Counsellor Kimberly McIntyre, the event was a great
She returned to Mexico to opportunity for potential students to come see what the school is all about. Some
attend university, where she even travelled all the way from out of province!
volunteered as a student
ambassador for three years. After graduating with her 2. Booth University College’s Student Council:
Bachelor of Administration, she decided to move to Playa del
Carmen to build an administrative career focused in the Elections will be held on March 14-16, 2018 and winners announced
tourism sector. But, as crazy as it sounds she couldn't March 19, 2018.
handle the heat! Regardless, she learned more about It’s great to be a part of an institution striving for advancement, and I’m so glad
human resources and fell in love with it. She brings a I’ve been able to take part in both activities as a Student Ambassador as well as
decade of experience in HR to Booth UC, having worked for an Election Candidate.
a variety of large companies. Her role of Administrative
Assistant is welcomed at Booth UC. Submitted by Julia Thorne, Social Work student
Samantha is a foodie, so you can guess one of her biggest START YOUR
passions is cooking and of course eating. She also loves VIRTUAL
travelling and animals.
Georgine Van de Mosselaer
joined Booth University College BoothUC.ca/#VirtualTour
in December, 2017 as the
Director of Advancement. She Whether you are a student interested in
brings to Booth UC a wealth of coming to Booth University College, or a
knowledge in the areas of both donor, alumni or friend of Booth UC who
fundraising and alumni affairs. wants to explore our campus and the city of
Georgine holds a BSc in Winnipeg, you can now take a virtual tour!
Engineering from the University of Manitoba and is thrilled Visit BoothUC.ca/#virtualtour to explore 20
to be at Booth UC to work with Development and Communi- different tour stops, watch videos and 360s,
cations to assist in achieving our institutional goals. and look through photos.
Congratulations to Dr. Louis
Svenningsen; Instructional Designer
at Booth University College, who is the
lead author of a book chapter entitled:
“Personalized Learning and Online
Instruction,” in the book, Digital
Technologies and Instructional
Design for Personalized Learning.
The chapter focuses on a behavioural approach to teaching
which combines digital course design with personalized
learning. The specific design discussed in the chapter
involves the use of a learning methodology called CAPSI
(computer-aided personalized system of instruction), which is
highly adaptable for use in any course design to aid in the
development of critical or higher-level thinking in students.
Campus News Winter Highlights
Indigenous Advisory Council Earl Robinson
Memorial Lecture Series
Discussion forums have been held with staff, faculty, alumni and students
as part of our response as a partner with The Winnipeg Indigenous Accord, On November 27, 2017 Major (Dr.)
which Booth UC signed onto in June 2017. Dean Smith of Nazarene Theological
College, Brisbane, Australia, shared
his paper "Exploring the Nexus
between Academic Freedom and
Dr. Marjory Kerr (l) and Dr. Michael W. Boyce (r)
shared a moment with our special guest
Valentina Fae McKay (rt) sets stage as students engage in the Indigenous Advisory Discussion Forum Graduands together at President’s Luncheon
Booth UC students Valentina Fae McKay and Mike Spence, members of the President's Luncheon
Council, set the framework at the student discussion forums, along with the
Dean of Students Rhonda Friesen, who facilitated them. On January 24, 2018, Booth UC President Dr. Marjory Kerr joined
some of our 2018 graduands for the first of two celebration
luncheons to recognize the students' hard work, applaud their
anticipated success and prepare them for the Convocation
ceremonies taking place this spring. A second luncheon was held
on Feb.14 with another group of grads. Booth UC is looking forward
to having its largest ever graduating class cross the stage to
receive their degrees, diplomas and certificates on April 29th
2018. The President encouraged graduands to note the
significance of this event and to reflect with gratitude on
the community of support that has enabled their achievements.
current student- Michelle M. with Fresh I.E.
Mike Spence (l) sets stage as students continue to engage in the Indigenous Advisory Discussion Forum Booth Belong: Future Student
Weekend Feb. 2-3
Future students had the opportunity to visit our campus, attend
classes and experience Booth UC campus life! The evening
featured a concert with Covenant award-winner and two-time
Grammy nominated Christian rapper Fresh I.E.
You are Invited to A end the Spring Out, About & Abroad
Convocation and Conferring of Degrees Admissions Counsellor Poema Kazazi and Booth UC Alumna
Grace Roinila at The Salvation Army ReFuel 2018 at Camp Lake,
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Wisconsin, USA, in February, 2018.
Baccalaureate Service Grace graduated from Booth UC in 1988 and was excited to talk
about her wonderful experiences here!
10:30 a.m. Hetherington Chapel
Booth University College, 447 Webb Place, Winnipeg, MB
Speaker: Commissioner Susan McMillan, Chancellor
Lunch to follow
RSVP: [email protected] or phone 204-594-6136
Convocation & Conferring of Degrees
3:00 p.m. Knox United Church,
400 Edmonton Street, Winnipeg, MB
Speaker: Dr. David T. Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor,
University of Manitoba
EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD Reception to follow in the
Booth UC Gymnasium
The Salvation Army Catherine Booth Bible College Student Council, 1983-84 EDUCATION FOR A BETTER WORLD 447 Webb Place,
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