Wesley College (Manitoba)

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Wesley College
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Wesley Hall, home to Wesley College
Active 1888–1938 - became a part of United College
Religious affiliation 1924 - became part of the United Church of Canada
Location Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Wesley College was a college that existed in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from 1888 to 1938. In 1924, Wesley College became part of the United Church of Canada.[1] It was one of the University of Winnipeg's founding colleges.[2]

History[edit]

Wesley College, established in Winnipeg, Manitoba has a strong Methodist religious affiliation. Consolidation was a way to strengthen this small and financially insecure institution. The University of Manitoba was established in 1877 by combining 3 existing church colleges St. Boniface College Roman Catholic; St John's Anglican and Manitoba College Presbyterian. Wesley College Methodist was affiliated in 1888, eleven years after the founding of University Of Manitoba.[3] In 1938, Manitoba and Wesley Colleges, both part of the United Church of Canada since 1924,[1] joined to form United College, which eventually received its own independent charter in 1967, as the University of Winnipeg.

John Hamilton Gordon Russell (architect) designed the dormitory and classroom building called 'Sparling Hall', 1912, now a part of the University of Winnipeg.[4]

In the early part of this century, professional education expanded beyond the traditional fields of theology, law and medicine. Graduate training based on the German-inspired American model of specialized course work and the completion of a research thesis was introduced.[3]

The policy of university education initiated in the 1960s responded to population pressure and the belief that higher education was a key to social justice and economic productivity for individuals and for society.[3]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://web2.gov.mb.ca/laws/statutes/private/c20090e.php The United Church of Canada Act RSM 1990, c. 200
  2. ^ Friesen, Gerald. "Principal J. H. Riddell: The Sane and Safe Leader of Wesley College." In Prairie Spirit: Perspectives on the Heritage of the United Church of Canada in the West, edited by Dennis L. Butcher, et al. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1985.
  3. ^ a b c University
  4. ^ http://www.dictionaryofarchitectsincanada.org/architects/view/1421 John Hamilton Gordon Russell (architect)

Histories[edit]

  • Friesen, Gerald. "Principal J. H. Riddell: The Sane and Safe Leader of Wesley College." In Prairie Spirit: Perspectives on the Heritage of the United Church of Canada in the West, edited by Dennis L. Butcher, et al. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1985.

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Coordinates: 49°53′27″N 97°09′12″W / 49.89083°N 97.15333°W / 49.89083; -97.15333