Affiliated Member Institutions

Conrad Grebel University CollegeConrad Grebel University College (Mennonite, University of Waterloo)

Conrad Grebel University College is located on the campus of, and is affiliated with, the University of Waterloo. The mission of Grebel’s Theological Studies program is to educate, equip and form students through biblical, theological, historical and pastoral study of Christianity, in an Anabaptist-Mennonite and ecumenical context, for service to church and society.

The Masters of Theological Studies degree is awarded conjointly by the University of Waterloo and Conrad Grebel University College. Grebel also administers the Toronto Mennonite Theological Centre, located in the Toronto School of Theology building, on behalf of several Canadian and United States Mennonite institutional partners.

Marcus Shantz, President
140 Westmount Road North, Waterloo, ON N2L 3G6 | 519-885-0220 ext 24237
Website: Conrad Grebel University College


Institute for Christian StudiesInstitute for Christian Studies (Christian Reformed)

The Institute for Christian Studies (ICS) is an interdisciplinary graduate school of philosophy and theology, exploring contemporary issues at the intersection of faith, scholarship, and society. It is located in the lower level of TST's member college, Knox College.

Working from within the Reformational tradition, ICS supports inquiry that takes underlying religious convictions into account. It upholds that academic work should be an integral expression of our deepest intellectual and religious impulses and, as such, seeks to provide a space for honest and thoroughgoing reflection on life.

ICS confers two master’s degrees: the Master of Arts (Philosophy) is awarded upon completion of two years of full-time study and includes the writing and oral defence of a thesis, and the Master of Worldview Studies is awarded upon completion of a one-year program.

ICS also offers a stand-alone PhD in philosophy or a conjoint PhD in philosophy in partnership with the Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam. The degree is awarded upon completion of two years of coursework, language requirements, and writing and defence of a dissertation.

Dr. Ronald A. Kuipers, President
59 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E6 | 416-979-2331
Website: Institute for Christian Studies

NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning CommunityNAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community

Traditionally, Native People did not talk about spirituality or faith, nor did they build complex theologies. They simply lived what had been handed down to them by their elders and families. It was expected that one would live by these teachings in such a way as to acknowledge and honour their Creator. Theology was practice!

Affirming this traditional understanding, NAIITS’ assists Indigenous men and women, established in their communities, to journey down the road of a transformative relationship with Jesus – one which does not require the rejection of their Creator-given social and cultural identity.

Terry LeBlanc PhD, Director
PO Box 1169, Montague, PE C0A 1R0 | 780-514-4841
Website: NAIITS: An Indigenous Learning Community