A Modern and Sustainable Facility to Accommodate Growth
Charis Live and Learn Centre
The Charis Live and Learn Centre officially opened on April 1, 2022 accommodating significant enrolment growth with new student residences and learning spaces. The name Charis is derived from a Greek word meaning grace, kindness and life.
Watch the Charis Centre Grand Opening
Adding New Degrees and Programs
Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Kinesiology and Two New Music Majors
Redeemer conferred new bachelor of business administration degrees in 2021 and has launched a new bachelor of kinesiology program. Two new music programs in worship and ministry have also been added to the program array.
Redeemer was blessed to have 1,014 students enrol this year to receive a Christian education. Of those, 100 were involved in co-ops and internships, 19 gave a testimony in chapel, and 187 were sent out to impact the world for Christ.
As part of their senior capstone project and in partnership with CityLAB Hamilton, Andrene Gregory and Rachel Drouin explored the contributions made and obstacles faced by the city's BIPOC entrepreneurs.
Student-athletes Maddison Cohoon and Matthew Walraven detail their spiritual formations since transferring from public universities. Read more
Maddison Cohoon ’22
Matthew Walraven ’23
Act Five's Tech-Free September
Weaning Ourselves off Our Digital Pacifiers
Act Five student Allie Buist reflects on a month-long tech fast as part of the Act Five gap year program. Read more
Watch the Act Five Year-End Recap
Congratulations, Class of 2022!
On May 28, the Redeemer community celebrated the achievements and hard work of the Class of 2022. Allison Alley, President and CEO of Compassion Canada, addressed graduates, sharing her lived experience, and inviting them to evaluate how to have a substantial and sustained impact in the world.
Redeemer faculty teach, mentor and disciple students in the classroom, and undertake scholarly research from a Christian perspective that seeks to answer difficult questions and make a difference in the world.
15 faculty received $246,720 in research grants and funding this year.
Strengthening the Reformed Worldview
Introducing the Albert M. Wolters Centre for Christian Scholarship
Redeemer's Centre for Christian Scholarship has a new name, a new director and three new faculty fellows to take its work to the next level.
Professor of History, Associate Dean of Humanities
Emerging Public Intellectual
Remembering Those in Prison
Dr. Aaron Griffith, assistant professor of history at Whitworth University and Redeemer's 2021 Emerging Public Intellectual Award winner, is exploring the connection between evangelical Christianity and the American justice system.
With a growing student body, the completion of the Charis Live and Learn Centre has been critical to meeting residence and learning space needs.
Thank you for contributing to the Charis Centre! I so appreciate your donation so that I could learn in new classrooms and upper years have the opportunity to live on campus. Thank you for your generosity! I'm grateful for you and this beautiful new building!
Third-year Business Management and Digital Media and Production student
Expanding Student Services
Student Health and Wellness
Redeemer understands the importance of maintaining the physical and mental health of students. The Student Health Clinic is staffed by a nurse practitioner who provides care for minor injuries, illnesses, wound care, depression or anxiety, medication renewals, immunizations and smoking cessation support.
Thank you so much for your contributions to the student health and wellness centre! Having this available on campus is super helpful and takes away the stress of trying to travel to a doctor's office from campus. We students appreciate it! Thank you so much!
First-year Psychology and Social Work student
Deepening Faith Formation
Strengthening the Reformed Worldview
Enhancing the integration and translation of the Reformed worldview across the curriculum and campus life deepens faith formation, elevates worship and better prepares students to exercise their God-given talents and abilities in a full range of life’s careers, callings and communities.
Thank you for your continual support to Redeemer University. Your support has allowed for young Christians to learn more about faith and their calling!
Ruth Van Vliet
Third-year International Development student
ADVOCATES FOR CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Redeemer remembers Harry Voortman for his support of Christian higher education and his contributions, leadership and encouragement for Redeemer over many years.
As Redeemer celebrates its 40th anniversary, we will explore what it means to live radically hopeful lives, confident in the ongoing and future work of Jesus in renewing this broken world.
In case you missed it, here are some highlights from Redeemer's social media channels from the past year.
A huge treat for us at @RedeemerUniv! @iamfujimura joining us live for a special evening for our Understanding the World through the Arts course. We used *Art and Faith* as a course text and both profs and students benefitted from it greatly. @DougSikkema
Yesterday, the Redeemer Concert Choir had the privilege of performing "In Flanders Fields" during the Remembrance Day Ceremony at @CWHM. The full broadcast from @CHCHTV can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3wIVw64. The choir's performance begins at 28:00.
We’re going to have a great year talking reformed theology, Scripture & the world with our first year faculty cohort at @RedeemerUniv. A lot of friends in this years conversation!
Until the end of the semester, Redeemer Campus Services and @21fivebookstore have partnered with @worldrenew to support their gift catalogue. If you’re on campus today, stop by the commons to purchase a chicken for $4 or a nutrition kit for $24. You’ll spread the love of Jesus, receive a cute button and get to write your name on an ornament for the Christmas tree! #redeemeru #worldrenew
Hank de Jong
Attended my first chapel at @RedeemerUniv since starting work here 13 months ago. So glad this opportunity is now available for students, faculty and staff. A real mid-week gift.
Some sleek new signage for the Charis Live and Learn Centre! #redeemeru 🏠
Had a great discussion with bright, young @RedeemerUniv students to discuss their interest in politics.
Student Health and Wellness Clinic
Hank de Jong
Toured the new Charis building at @RedeemerUniv - will be a great place for students to live and learn. Set to open in January!
On March 1, Professor Emeritus of History Dr. Jim Payton made a special guest appearance in Dr. @rjoustra's Introduction to Politics & International Studies class to speak on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
This week, all proceeds from the campus Tim Hortons’ Smile Cookies will go towards @edudeo_ministries! Executive Director Phil Beck stopped by this morning for a celebratory photo-op. #redeemeru 🍪 😀
2021 Alumni Campus Tour
“A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices.” Hope is thrilling. It’s thrilling to have something to look forward to, to anticipate excitedly. Look for little glimmers of hope this #Advent season as Christmas approaches. One for me is wintry morning walks at @RedeemerUniv.
Redeemer Royals Mural Timelapse
Breathtaking fall foliage calls for some new campus photos. #redeemeru 🍂
On Wednesday, the bi-annual Pastor Professor Exchange was hosted by Redeemer's own Dr. @rjoustra and @aschutten of @ARPACanada.They discussed religious freedom during the pandemic and the state of the church both in Canada and abroad. #redeemeru
Competition was fierce at today's LAUNCH Olympics.
Redeemer School of Business - Short Version
Redeemer won a significant victory at the Federal Court yesterday. Justice Mosley ruled on Redeemer's application for judicial review of the 2019 Canada Summer Jobs rejection, finding that the federal government treated Redeemer unfairly. This decision is an important one for faith-based institutions, and we are grateful for the positive outcome.
Art Exhibition: "Trees at the Intersection - Our Symbiotic Relationship" by Petra Zantingh
Redeemer’s first Wednesday morning chapel service of the year was also the first one in person since March 2020. Chaplain Josiah Bokma preached on Hebrews 12:2, the school theme for the year, and interim Vice President, academic Dr. Kyle Spyksma closed by praying that “students, staff and faculty - may see each other as one of God’s children and a fellow image-bearer of Christ - and ensure our love and respect for one another is in line with that awesome fact.”
LAUNCH Orientation 2021 - Highlights
The evolving pandemic situation continues to highlight the many differences of opinion and perspective among us. This week at chapel, President Dr. David Zietsma spoke on Colossians 3 and explained that the path forward should not be to eradicate these differences but to engage in them with a Christlike vision of kindness, humility, gentleness, compassion and patience. #redeemeru
Last week’s snow fort competition led to some awesome and imaginative creations! #redeemeru ❄️
Dr. @AaronLGriffith, assistant professor of history at @whitworth, received Redeemer's 2021 Emerging Public Intellectual Award at @cccuorg's International Forum on February 11. Read more about Dr. Griffith's accomplishments in Resound: https://bit.ly/3thVLDv #redeemeru
Last week, @identify_ru, Redeemer’s women’s ministry, took a break from the end-of-term busyness for a time of rest, worship and community. #redeemeru
Redeemer is grateful to God for the work he has done over the past year through its students, faculty, staff, alumni and supporters.