Booth University College is a liberal arts university college affiliated with the Salvation Army, a Christian organization presently operating in more than 125 countries. Booth University College is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Booth University College was established in 1982 as Catherine Booth Bible College. It was renamed William and Catherine Booth College in 1997 in honour of The Salvation Army's cofounders, William Booth and Catherine Booth. On June 17, 2010 the college officially became Booth University College. The current president of Booth University College is Donald E. Burke, who has been associated with the college since its founding. Over 225 students are enrolled at the Winnipeg Campus (September to April). Additional students are enrolled through Booth UC's School for Continuing Studies (which offers spring, summer, and online courses) and through the College for Officer Training.
Booth University College is located in downtown Winnipeg at 447 Webb Place and 290 Vaughan Street. In addition to classrooms, office space and a chapel, the main building on Webb Place contains a gymnasium, cafeteria and residential accommodation for more than 200 students.
The University College's John Fairbank Memorial Library is located at 290 Vaughan Street, which is just a three-minute walk from the main campus at Webb Place. The library has over 55,000 books as well as a subscription to 115,000 ebooks. The library's holdings are augmented by those of the Centre for Salvation Army Studies, which is located at 447 Webb Place. The Centre houses a rare and growing collection of Salvation Army books, pamphlets, reports and periodicals.
Petersen Hall, located at the Vaughan Street portion of the campus, is home to Booth's School for Continuing Studies and a growing business degree program. Opened in January 2015, Petersen Hall provides three classrooms outfitted with state-of-the-art technology meant to extend the reach of Booth University College far beyond its campus in Winnipeg.