... centre of academic excellence and Christian character." The College is accredited by the Association of Theological Schools
Taylor University College is located on a 26-acre campus in the southwestern part of Edmonton. Its main educational concentration is on training pastoral and other vocational Christian ministries and preparing those who are called to serve as disciples of Christ in the marketplace and society. Taylor University College performs this ministry within a Baptist and Evangelical background. During the 1960’s, there were many extensions carried out within the campus grounds, and additional buildings, such as two dormitories, an administration building, Services and Storage Building, and the administration building were constructed. On July 1998, the college signed an agreement with the University of Alberta, which is still in existence today.
One of the most popular places on campus is The Schalm Memorial Libray, named after Bernard Schalm. It was built in 1980 to accommodate around 100,000 books. The library is also a part of the NEOS library consortium, which consists of hospital, government, and academic libraries within the central Alberta region. NEOS has an online integrated catalogue that has more than five million records. The College has many activities and services that it offers to its students. Two of its most recent activity were the new series of Bible teaching events that offered interested students a chance to learn more about the Scripture; another is a practical training session for sound board operators.
Taylor Seminary offers students programs which include: MASTER OF DIVINITY [General (3 Years), Intercultural Ministries (3 Years), Pastoral Counselling (3 Years), Pastoral Leadership (3 Years), Youth Ministry (3 Years)]; MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (2 YEARS); MASTER OF THEOLOGICAL STUDIES (2 YEARS); DIPLOMA IN INTERCULTURAL STUDIES (1 YEAR); DIPLOMA IN CHRISTIAN STUDIES (1 YEAR); and CONTINUING EDUCATION.
Students should also be informed that there are Nomination Awards worth $1,000 awarded to every new full-time student. Other Seminary Scholarships that are available to students with above average grades can apply for the following scholarships given by Taylor. These include the following: NAB Grant/Loan, NAB Ministry Training Grant, Vocational Ministry Scholarship, Edmonton Chinese Church Scholarship, Campus Transition Award, the Alfred Krinke Leadership Scholarship, and the Goltz Family Scholarship.
Edmonton is the capital of the province of Alberta. The City of Edmonton covers an area larger than Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto or Montreal. Edmonton has one of the lowest population densities in North America. In addition, Edmonton's river valley is 22 times larger than New York City's Central Park. The public river valley parks provide a unique urban escape area with park styles ranging from fully serviced urban parks to campsite-like facilities with few amenities.
Edmonton has a northern continental climate with extreme seasonal temperatures, although the city has milder winters than either Regina or Winnipeg, which are both located at a more southerly latitude. It has mild summers and chilly winters, with the average daily temperatures ranging from -11.7°C in January to 21°C in July.