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St. Joseph's College

Author : HER Team

HER Team

On a journey in transforming the life of an individual, St. Joseph College, affiliated with the University Of Alberta is now providing focus on maintaining the universal dignity and goodness of each person. The institute is located on the site of the University of Alberta campus, but offer all the benefits of a small college experience such as small class numbers and the chance to easily get to know classmates. Most of the SJC courses are available as three credit U of A electives and are open to students of all faiths. With more than 100 years of experience in the field of education, St Joseph College offers course topics include Christianity & Culture, History, Ethics, Religious Education, Scripture, Theology, Philosophy, and Experiential Learning, including International Service Learning courses that involve service trips to Guatemala, Colombia, and Bethlehem.

Additionally, the college offers a B.A. Minor in Christian Theology, as well as a Certificate in Catholic Education. The institute offers residence to all the students, regardless of their cultural, spiritual, or academic backgrounds. The College offers community-building activities, ecumenical and interfaith events, retreats, spiritual and pastoral counselling, and numerous volunteer opportunities to the students. Its mentorship program pairs first-year students with older student mentors who support them throughout their transition into university life. St. Joseph's College Campus Ministry also hosts the University of Alberta's Catholic Students Association, a student-run Catholic group that strives to foster a community that is supportive and active.

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