At Redeemer, growth in Christ and education go hand-in-hand, fostering Christian leaders who make an impact in a rapidly changing world.
All of Redeemer’s 2020 Strategic Plan initiatives have launched — and are making an impact.
As the secular worldview dominates higher education, we tackled the pivotal role of Christian universities in two features.
We also hosted conversation about the positive impact that Christian education has had on the public life of Canadians to mark our country’s 150th.
This year, Redeemer welcomed 647 students back to campus and sent off 141 graduates.
Students reported that...*
The professors are extremely knowledgeable about their classes. I love the small class sizes, how personable the professors are and their interest in you as a person.
Student Janelle Vander Hout came away from a summer of research with a 2-D network structure christened with her initials.
After studying for a year at a public university, Julia DeWeerd felt God calling her to transfer to Redeemer’s Business program instead.
This year, I made friends that are my family away from home. I am loving every day of learning within a faith community.
Julia DeWeerd '21
Kirsten Klompmaker and Nicole Katerberg spent a semester abroad in the south of France, deepening their understanding of the French language and experiencing a unique culture.
We were reminded that we were not there only to improve our French and to have fun—but that God had us there for a reason.
Kirsten Klompmaker '19 and Nicole Katerberg '19
The Redeemer men’s basketball team entered uncharted territory in 2018. In an incredible season, they secured a 19-1 league record, were fourth in Ontario and were division champions.
Redeemer has 6,428 alumni who are reflecting the hope and love of Jesus Christ wherever they are called.
Redeemer’s alumni are giving back.
The successful finish of Redeemer’s ReMatch Challenge, an alumni fundraising competition, marked a milestone in the Re Campaign — the largest fundraising campaign in the university’s history.
We named Hank de Jong ’99 the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award winner.
Hank is fostering Christ-centred transformation in classrooms worldwide at EduDeo and revitalizing the Barton Village neighbourhood through Campus 621.
4 Alumni, 4 Professions
Sisters and alumni – Elise, Maria, Carola and Loretta Vanderspek — are making an impact through careers that span the professional sphere: an accountant, a lawyer, a doctor and a teacher.
Fourteen faculty received $109,840 in research grants and funding.
The Redeemer Religion and Theology department hosted a music-accompanied live reading and performance of Henri Nouwen’s most compelling letters.
Dr. Allan Curnew finds questions for the Christian student and scholar in a Decadent movement masterpiece.
What if, Dr. Kevin Flatt’s latest research project poses—secularization is not the inevitable future of religion in all societies, but one of many possible futures?
We announced our third Emerging Public Intellectual Award winner: Dr. Jessica Hooten Wilson. With two talks on campus, she compared Captain America’s heroism and Flannery O’Connor’s saints.
The Centre for Christian Scholarship hosted its third fall conference with headliner Dr. Richard Mouw. His lectures called Christians to a faithful civility as tensions rise worldwide.
Redeemer reached $17.5 million for the Re Campaign. That’s 87% of our goal!
* As of June 8, 2018
Donors make every year of education at Redeemer possible.
Eighty-seven percent of students receive over $6.7 million in financial aid.
Through the support of Redeemer's donors, students are receiving an excellent education, and so much more than that. I'm grateful for the many ways in which my time at Redeemer has been incredibly foundational for me.
Dylan Knibbe '19
Donors supplemented each student’s tuition by $3,400 last year. Donors also provided $126,270 in bursaries and scholarships!
The Redeemer campus honoured the faithful support of the donor community with the Gratitude Project.
Your support helped us to deliver on our mission and keep Redeemer running efficiently.
Thanks to our generous donors, Redeemer’s long-term debt is now at $18.6 million, down from over $30 million in 2010. Reducing debt frees up capital to invest back into the university — keeping the academic program relevant and tuition affordable.
Our theme for the coming year is “Here I am.” In saying and living “Here I am,” we offer ourselves wholeheartedly to God and waive our conditions. We are able to offer ourselves for his kingdom without reservation, because God has offered himself, most vulnerably in Jesus Christ.
As we look back on the 2017/18 year, we thank God for his work through our students, faculty and alumni.