Message from Dr. John Cappucci, Interim Principal

Dear Friends:

I warmly welcome you to Assumption University. This Roman Catholic university has a legacy that stretches back one hundred and sixty-two years making us one of the oldest academic institutions in the country. Under the guidance of the Congregation of St. Basil, Assumption has provided countless opportunities for educational advancement, spiritual growth, and social development. Our emphasis on teaching goodness, discipline, and knowledge has given generations of students the tools needed to make lasting contributions to their chosen fields.

The team at Assumption University works tirelessly to ensure that our programs continue to engage a diverse audience from different walks of life. Our dynamic campus ministry team seeks to create a supportive environment where students can discuss faith-based issues, participate in exciting social activities, socialize with their peers, or simply find a comfortable space to study.

Our Christian Culture Series continues to attract prominent speakers, such as novelists, scientists, historians, artists, and theologians. This popular lecture series culminates with Assumption University’s highest honour, the Christian Culture Gold Medal. This award has been conferred on Noble Prize winners, Canadian prime ministers, and Order of Canada recipients.  Our Christian mission is also augmented by the work of the Canadian Catholic Bioethics Institute at Assumption (CCBI-A).

Assumption’s accessible Learn for Life program offers quality courses for individuals who are interested in learning for the sake of learning. This year, we have a diverse array of courses planned from science and religion to comparative religious ethics to the three Islamic branches. Assumption also hosts the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair in Religion and Conflict. Each year, our chairholder offers captivating courses, organizes illuminating guest speakers, and conducts original and independent research.

We are fortunate to have the potential to offer these programs and blessed to have supporters like you. I encourage you to read about our innovative programs by browsing through our website, joining our email list, or following us on Twitter. Finally, I extend a personal invitation to you to attend our events and be a part of Assumption University’s proud legacy.

Yours Truly,

John Cappucci, Ph.D.

Interim Principal, Assumption University

519-973-7033 press 1 (Ext. 3576)

jcappucci@assumptionu.ca