University description (as per official university website)
Founded by the Basilian Fathers and chartered by the provincial legislature in 1956 as a theological college in affiliation with UBC Vancouver, St. Markís has long contributed to the life of the university through residential, library and teaching resources. For many years, the faculty of St. Markís taught within in the university and the College has been a spiritual home to the estimated 8,000 Catholics studying, teaching and working on campus. The College currently offers a range of graduate programs to teachers, administrators, health workers and other professionals, including masterís degrees, certificates and diplomas in Religious Education, Theology, Spirituality, and Pastoral Studies.
The Catholic Colleges at UBC comprise one community committed to promoting an authentic Christian humanism, marked by the pursuit of academic excellence and animated by a joy of searching for, discovering and communicating truth in every field of knowledge. They prepare graduates who continually strive to integrate and synthesize faith and reason, women and men who think rigorously, so as to act rightly and to serve humanity better.
Corpus Christi pursues its mission through its undergraduate program in the humanities. The College strives to educate articulate and creative life-long learners who as servant leaders will be prepared to take on the intellectual, professional, and social challenges of our times.
St. Mark's College
St. Markís, as an affiliated theological college of UBC, offers a variety of graduate academic programs for the formation of Catholic professionals and continuing education opportunities for adults. Through its Campus Ministry, the College provides a dynamic pastoral presence and faith development opportunities for students, faculty and staff who work and study on the university campus.
Together, St. Markís and Corpus Christi will become the centre of excellence for undergraduate and graduate Catholic education in western Canada.