Carey Theological College is a denominational school. The college is administered by its Board of Administration and Senate, and works closely with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, through its Board. The denomination manages the trust funds created to support the programs of Carey Theological College. If requested, a copy of the current Carey Hall financial statement, as prepared by the current chartered accountants, will be sent to the enquirer.
LOCATION & FACILITY
The Carey Centre is located at the northeastern corner of the University of British Columbia, near Wesbrook Mall and Chancellor Boulevard, with its entrance on Iona Drive.
Carey Centre is within a few minutes’ walk of most university facilities, including libraries, aquatic centre, playing fields, arena, cafeterias and bookstores. It is also in close proximity to University Village, with stores, bank, and restaurants. Bus and taxi service are available. All emergency services are available and the University Hospital is a few blocks away.
Facilities at the Carey Centre consist of faculty and staff offices, conference and meeting space, prayer room, dining hall, and housing for undergraduate and graduate students studying within the various faculties of UBC and other local college campuses.
Carey Centre offers year-round accommodation for visitors to the Vancouver area. All rooms are fully furnished with single or queen beds, complete with en-suite bathroom, free high-speed internet access and free local telephone calls. Linens, towels, soaps and shampoos are provided. Facilities include meeting rooms and a fully-catered cafeteria, making it an ideal centre for meetings, seminars and retreats.
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Through the Carey Centre, we provide a hospitable home on the dynamic and diverse University of British Columbia campus.
Our modern residential facility offers both short- and long-term accommodations for visitors.
Interested groups can book Carey Centre’s various conference rooms for weeklong events, weekend retreats or private functions.
As a member of the Carey family of ministries, the Carey Institute (CI) offers creative learning experiences that equip church congregations and individual Christians in their ministry, personal development, and spiritual formation. The Carey Institute offers workshops, seminars, and retreats, and oversees the church-based campuses across western Canada for those in the various certificate and diploma programs. (See www.carey-edu.ca)
BOOKS & RESOURCES
Books and other resources are an essential component of the learning process. Please click here for our collection of resource information.
Students are expected to purchase the basic textbooks for each course. Textbooks are a major expense and may cost up to $150 per course. If the student’s resources are limited, he or she is advised to invest carefully in those essential reference works that will become a permanent and valued part of the student’s library.
Books may be obtained by ordering them through local and on-line bookstores. Carey does not operate a bookstore; however the Regent Bookstore at Regent College (5800 University Blvd., Vancouver) is operated as a service to students and the public. The bookstore has many texts in stock and can secure titles upon order. (Email: email@example.com or phone Toll Free (Canada & USA) 1-800-334-3279; Greater Vancouver (604) 228-1820).
For those situated in Vancouver or the Lower Mainland, materials may be borrowed from any of the libraries on the University of British Columbia campus—including the John Richard Allison (JRA) Library at Regent College, H. R. McMillan Library at Vancouver School of Theology (VST), St Mark’s College Library and any of the UBC libraries. The Allison Library, located in the Regent College building, is jointly owned by Carey Theological College and Regent College and is one of the largest theological collections in western Canada. It is just a short walk from the Carey Centre. http://allisonlibrary.regent-college.edu/
Carey maintains an updated student list at all of the campus libraries. These lists include all students who have been accepted into a credited program and are actively taking courses. Students may obtain library cards by showing proof of enrolment in a course or Carey’s Student ID card. Carey’s Office of the Registrar maintains a list of the Carey students’ UBC student numbers. UBC library cards are obtained at the UBC Bookstore and require a UBC student number.
If the material a student is looking for is not available at any of the campus libraries, she or he may request those items through UBC’s Inter-Library Loan service. Books need to be picked up and returned in person; the UBC library will not mail items to students. Journal articles requested through ILL will be emailed to students. For help obtaining items not available through the ILL process, such as articles only in print format, contact the Allison Library Reference Librarian for assistance.
Students not living in the vicinity or able to access UBC campus libraries in person may check with their local colleges and seminaries. UBC Library participates in reciprocal borrowing agreements at some university libraries throughout Canada that may entitle students to borrow in person through local universities or college libraries. The website below has details on how to obtain reciprocal borrowing privileges in Canada:
In order to take advantage of this reciprocal borrowing privilege, students need to obtain a COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) card. Applicants from Carey should apply at the circulation desk of Koerner Library with their UBC ID number. Distance students may contact David Harakal at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 604-822-1443 to have a COPPUL card mailed to you. You must provide your UBC student number and other contact information.
JRA Library has remote access to the largest on-line religious databases. These include:
• ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials
• Catholic Periodical and Literature Index
• Christian Periodical Index
• New Testament Abstracts (NTA)
• Old Testament Abstracts (OTA)
• ProQuest Religion Database
• Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA)
Usernames and passwords are required to search the databases outside of the JRA Library. Current students may contact the Reference Librarian for these passwords.
For off-campus access to the UBC library’s on-line databases and ebooks, and to on-line courses, a Campus Wide Login (CWL) is required. With a CWL, Carey students may access their on-line courses and the UBC library databases. Instructions for obtaining a CWL are available by contacting the Registrar’s Office at Carey.