Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

Infobox UofT College
name = Emmanuel College
of Victoria University
in the University of Toronto

common_name = Emmanuel College

size = 150
motto =
translation =
established =
federated =
faculty = Theology
faculty2 =
college_type = Federated [http://www.utoronto.ca/govcncl/pap/policies/uoftact.html University of Toronto Act, 1971] ]
Constituent with Victoria University
religion = United Church of Canada
sg_area = East
president =
chancellor =
principal = The Rev. Dr S. Peter Wyatt
affiliations = ATS
provost =
registar =
endowment =
undergrad =
postgrad =
theology =
subway = Museum
routes = 5 Avenue Road
142 Downtown/Avenue Road Express
94 Wellesley
street = 75 Queen's Park Crescent East
city = Toronto
website = www.vicu.utoronto.ca/

Emmanuel College is the United Church of Canada seminary of Victoria University at the University of Toronto. It is a member institution of the Toronto School of Theology. The principal is the Rev. Dr S. Peter Wyatt. Emmanuel College is affiliated with th ATS.


Emmanuel College is a Methodist college founded in 1836. [http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com/index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0008260 University of Toronto ] ] When the merger to create the United Church took place in 1925, a number of congregations in the Presbyterian Church in Canada chose to remain a distinct denomination. Knox College, University of Toronto, was expected to serve as the new church's main seminary. However, the Legislative Assembly of Ontario awarded it to the continuing Presbyterians. The faculty and most students left to form "Union College", which is now Emmanuel. Emmanuel College became affiliated with the University of Toronto as a United Church of Canada seminary in 1925.

In 1969 the Toronto School of Theology (TST) was created as an independent federation of 7 schools of theology, including the divinity faculties of Emmanuel College. Within its own federation, U of T granted all but theology or divinity degrees. In May 1974, along with the other federated universities, St. Michael's and Trinity, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed with the University of Toronto, establishing the terms of their new relationship with the Faculty of Arts and Science. Since 1978, by virtue of a change made in its charter, the University of Toronto has granted theology degrees conjointly with Emmanuel College and other TST's member institutions.

Popular Culture

*Emmanuel College was the scene in which the British band, Tears for Fears filmed the music video for their song "Head over Heels" in the summer of 1985.


ee also


* Kenneth H. Cousland 'The Founding of Emmanuel College of Victoria University of the University of Toronto' (Toronto: Victoria University, 1978)
* 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)

ee also

*List of evangelical seminaries and theological colleges

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