Celebrating 90 Years of Jesuit Education in 2020

Welcome to an important anniversary year at Regis College! Founded in 1930 for the training of Jesuit priests, Regis was by 1970 one of the founding members of the Toronto School of Theology, a consortium of Catholic and Protestant schools of theology dedicated to ecumenical collaboration. In the ’70s Regis added to its mission the theological education of a wide range of students of both genders and many nations. Affiliation with the University of Toronto led to conjoint degrees for TST students, thus making Regis graduates alumni/ae of one of the world’s leading research universities.

 

Over the course of 2020 Regis will offer various events to mark and celebrate its history. See the webpage below for updates. The College will also begin to reflect on what it would like to be at its centennial, now only 10 years away. These are exciting times indeed.

 

Thomas Worcester, SJ
President
Regis College

February

Monday, February 24 at 4 PM: “Ecumenism Today: How Far We’ve Travelled and the Road Ahead”, presented by Susan K. Wood, SCL, PhD, Academic Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology.
Location: St. Joseph’s Chapel, Regis College. Reception to follow.

 

This talk is focused on ecumenism in honour of both the Toronto School of Theology’s 50th anniversary, and the 90th anniversary of Regis College.

Cohort Status (2012-2016 as of November 2016)

 

Average time to completion 7.4 active sessions (2012-2016, maximum of 3 sessions/year)

 

Of 18 lay MDiv graduands from 2012-2016, all are either employed or pursuing further studies.

 

GPA on graduation was 3.71 (2016).

March

Please note that these events have been postponed due to the situation surrounding COVID-19. We hope to reschedule these events in future, and  will update this page when new information becomes available.

 

Saturday, March 21, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: “Encountering Hope: Engaging Homelessness, Ignatian Spirituality, and Pastoral Care in Toronto” Symposium
Location: St. Joseph’s Chapel, Regis College. The symposium is comprised of two panel discussions with cross-disciplinary participants, including past Ignatian Spirituality Project – Toronto retreat participants who will share their lived experience of life on the streets of Toronto, along with the impact ISP retreats have made in their lives.

 

Monday, March 23 at 4 PM: “Women and Theology at Regis College”, presented by Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, PhD.
Location: Classroom C, Regis College. Light reception to follow.

 

Dr. Hinsdale is an alumna of Regis College, and an Associate Professor of Theology at Boston College.

 

 

 

Cohort Status (2012-2016 as of November 2016)

 

Average time to completion 11.2 active sessions (2012-2016, maximum of 3 sessions/year)

 

GPA on graduation was 3.83 (2016)

May

Please note that this event has been cancelled

Thursday, May 7: Annual Royackers Lecture – “Value and Faith in a Stratified World: How Social Structures Preserve, Undermine, and Transform Value”, presented by Daniel K. Finn, PhD.
Location: St. Joseph’s Chapel, Regis College. Reception to follow.

 

Dr. Finn is a Professor of Theology and Clemens Professor in Economics and the Liberal Arts at the College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University, Minnesota.

 

This lecture also serves as the plenary session of the 2020 Annual Conference of the Toronto School of Theology.

 

The Annual Royackers Lecture honours the memory of Fr. Martin Royackers, SJ (1959-2001), an alumnus of Regis College and the first English Canadian Jesuit killed while serving overseas. The lecure’s subject matter focuses on issues and themes in the area of Catholic social justice, and is made possible through the generosity of Mundiregina Resources Canada.

 

Cohort Status (2012-2016 as of November 2016)

 

Average time to completion 13.6 active sessions (2012-2016, maximum of 3 sessions/year)

 

GPA on graduation was 3.68 (2016).

September (start of Fall Term, 2020)

 

Wednesday, September 16 at 5 PM: Holy Mass for the 90th Anniversary of Regis College.
Location: St. Joseph’s Chapel, Regis College.

Dates to be Confirmed:

  • Faculty and Staff Overnight Retreat
  • Spiritual Retreat for Regis Students
  • Regis Community Fall Festival/BBQ

Cohort Status (2012-2016 as of November 2016)

 

Average time to completion 5.0 active sessions (2012-2016, maximum of 3 sessions/year)

 

GPA on graduation was 3.53 (2016).

October

 

Friday, October 16 (tentative date, TBC): Talk sponsored by the Lonergan Research Institute.

 

This talk will focus on renowned theologian and philosopher Bernard Lonergan’s time as a professor at Regis.

Cohort Status (2012-2016 as of November 2016)

 

Average time to completion 8.5 active sessions (2012-2016, maximum of 3 sessions/year)

 

GPA on graduation was 3.80 (2015).

November

November 20 (tentative date, TBC): Annual Chancellor’s Lecture

November

Cohort Status (2012-2016 as of November 2016)

 

Average time to completion 9.8 active sessions (2012-2016, maximum of 3 sessions/year)

 

GPA on graduation was 3.60 (2016).