I am pleased to welcome you to Assumption University. This year, the international pandemic has brought forward a challenge that we have not seen in over a century. Nevertheless, Assumption University continues to do what it does best: persevere.
I am pleased to share that we are developing a new Christian studies minor with Canterbury College, Iona College, and the University of Windsor. We are planning to launch the minor in the Fall of 2021. This minor will present learners with a unique opportunity to learn about the world’s largest religion from various perspectives.
Our dedicated Campus Ministry team continues to support our students virtually. The team’s work is especially appreciated now given the added stress that students are feeling because of the pandemic. I encourage students to get in touch with the team and see what innovative activities they have planned for the coming year.
Our devotion to social justice issues has prompted the revival of the Fr. Joseph Quinn Social Justice Series. This year’s series will be on April 22, 2021 and our topic will be the environment. This series highlights the “power of one” and how individual students can be the source of change in their own communities.
This October, one of Canada’s leading moral theologians and bioethicists, Dr. Moira McQueen will receive the 2019 Christian Culture Series Gold Medal. Dr. McQueen will join a distinguished group of philosophers, literati, scientists, and industrialists. In 2021, we will mark the 80th anniversary of the first Christian Culture Series Gold Medal. We have started to consider possible recipients for this milestone event.
As always, I warmly invite you to check for regular updates on our website, Facebook page, and Twitter feed. I wish you much health and prosperity as we move towards our 164th anniversary of teaching goodness, discipline and knowledge.
John Cappucci, Ph.D., Principal and Vice-Chancellor