Annual Report
2015/2016
We’ve changed our report this year to an exciting, interactive digital format. We wanted to be more stewardly with our resources and at the same time connect real stories to interesting numbers. So scroll through and click on the links, images and videos to get a glimpse of how God is working through Redeemer University College and see the impact of these blessings on our communities!
We launched 170 graduates at this year’s convocation with pride and joy – 77 with distinction!
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We now have over 5000 alumni making an impact across the world.
Our alumni continued to amaze and inspire us with new accomplishments and awards of distinction.
To name a few, Annie, Brent M., Jeremy, Katelyn, Brent V., Rhonda, Ashley and Hank have been making a difference in their fields of work.
Several students and alumni were recognized for prestigious awards and for experiential learning opportunities.
We launched our new Media and Communication Studies program.
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We also welcomed Dr. Ken Herfst to help us enhance our Ministry program!
Redeemer’s Centre for Christian Scholarship awarded 3 new Zylstra grants and the first Emerging Public Intellectual Award to stimulate the development of first-rate public intellectuals in the Christian academy.
18 faculty received $215,982 in research grants and funding.
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Important faculty research was published over 140 times in various journals, books, newspapers, and other media. Examples include work on hermeneutics, on Abraham Kuyper and on social justice.
We launched our digital storytelling strategy, including the production of 6 videos that share the opportunities for prospective students, the impact of our alumni, and the learning experience of our student athletes. Have you seen them?
(click on the images to watch the videos)
We launched a brand new public-facing website bringing our page total down from over 3000 to 600.
It’s more intuitive and visually appealing for prospective students, much easier to find things and more enjoyable to look at. It also looks great on your smartphone!
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Our library launched 2 digital collections: the Margaret Eaton Digital Collection and the Charlotte Mason Digital collection.
3 of our athletes were named All Canadian.
2 were recognized as OCAA player of the year.
1 set a record that’ll be hard to beat.
We welcomed 1 Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer to campus thanks to a generous donor looking to support our science programs.
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We said goodbye to 2 dear friends: Founding president Rev. De Bolster, and student Bethany Sider.
90% of our students received over $7 million in financial aid.
Thanks for opening the door
Your generous support helped us to deliver on our mission, pay down debt, and keep Redeemer running efficiently.
Revenues
  • Tuition & fees 44%
  • Other (grants & fees) 3%
  • Restricted revenues 4%
  • Campus Services & housing fees 15%
  • Donations * 34%
Expenses
  • Student Development 13%
  • Advancement 11%
  • Campus Services 14%
  • Debt servicing 3%
  • Restricted fund expenses 6%
  • Instruction & Research 25%
  • Administration & Physical Plant 20%
  • Library & Information Technology 8%
Donations
  • Businesses 4%
  • Not-for-profits 4%
  • Foundations 4%
  • Churches 11%
  • Individuals 77%
We are grateful for 1 amazing community, united by 1 great and awesome God. In him we find our hope, our faith, and our calling. We look ahead to the coming year with these verses as our theme:
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
Ephesians 4:1-6