Regis College, University of Toronto

Regis College, University of Toronto

Infobox UofT College
name = Regis College
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motto = "Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam"--for the greater glory of God
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established = 1930
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faculty = Theology
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college_type = Constituent
religion = Jesuit Roman Catholic
sg_area = East
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undergrad = no
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affiliations = ATS
subway = Bloor-Yonge
routes = 97B Yonge
street = 15 St. Mary Street
city = Toronto
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Regis College is the Jesuit graduate theological school in the University of Toronto (UofT), in Canada. It is a member institution of the Toronto School of Theology (TST). Through this it has ties with other seminaries in Toronto, especially the two other Roman Catholic schools of the federation: St. Augustine's Seminary and the University of St. Michael's College.

Jesuit Tradition

Regis College sits proudly and deeply in the traditions of Jesuit spirituality, scholarship and service. Situated in Toronto, one of the world's most multicultural cities, this Jesuit school is located in a highly diverse community. As a result, Regis sees its mission as promoting an integrated spirituality, a faith that does justice, and critical dialogue, all framed by the pursuit of academic excellence. As per all Jesuit institutions, the concepts of finding God in all things and always acting "Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam"--for the greater glory of God--underpins the whole enterprise of Regis College.

Degree Programmes Offered

Regis College offers almost 20 different awards. They include:

Advanced Degree Programmes
* Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.)
* Combined Master of Divinity/Master of Arts in Theology (M.Div./M.A.)
* Master of Theology (Th.M.)
* Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.)
* Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (Ph.D.)
* Doctor of Theology (Th.D.)

Conjoint Basic Degree Programmes
* Master of Divinity (M.Div.)
* Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.)

Ecclesiastical Degrees
* Bachelor of Sacred Theology (S.T.B.)
* Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.)
* Doctor of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.)


Regis College had its genesis as the Jesuit seminary in downtown Toronto in 1930. It then offered philosophy programmes to Jesuit scholastics preparing for priesthood. It was in 1943 that the programme of offerings was expanded to include theology. In 1954 the Jesuit seminary was formally named Collegium Christi Regis, The College of Christ the King; then, in 1956 Regis College was accredited as a pontifical faculty (a status it retains) and thus became able to offer ecclesiastical degrees in theology.

In 1969 the Toronto School of Theology (TST) was created as an independent federation of 7 schools of theology, including the divinity faculties of Regis College. Within its own federation, U of T granted all but theology or divinity degrees. Since 1978, by virtue of a change made in its charter, the University of Toronto has granted theology degrees conjointly with Regis College and other TST's member institutions. [ [ University of Toronto ] ]

Notable faculty

Former and current faculty

* Bernard Lonergan, SJ (1904-1984), philosopher, theologian, and economist
* Frederick Crowe, SJ, philosopher and theologian
* Robert M. Doran, SJ, philosopher and theologian
* Mary Jo Leddy, CM, theologian, writer, activist and social critic

ee also

*List of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges


* Martin L. Friedland 'The University of Toronto: A History' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 2002)
* Robin Harris 'A History of University of Toronto' (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 1970)
* Rick Helmes-Hayes 'Forty Years, 1963-2003: A History of the Department of Sociology, University of Toronto.' (Toronto: Canadian Scholars' Press, 2003, 215 pp.)
* Professor Brian McKillop, 'Matters of Mind: The University in Ontario, 1791-1951' (Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press ©1951)
* Marian Packham '100 Years of Biochemistry at the University of Toronto: An Illustrated History' 1908-2008, (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 2008)
* Dr. Brian J. Fraser "Church, College, and Clergy: a History of Theological Education at Knox College Toronto 1844-1994" (Toronto: University of Toronto Press © 1994)


External links

* [ Regis College, University of Toronto]
* [ Lonergan Research Institute, Regis College]
* [ Toronto School of Theology, Toronto]

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