ISP Summer School*
*Formerly NMC Summer School
Registrations for Summer School 2018 will open in March 2018
Our Indigenous Studies Program Summer School is offered annually during two weeks in July. This is an opportunity for students who are often isolated from one another to gather, learn and worship together. It is also an opportunity for intensive course work for students in the Indigenous Studies Program M.Div by Extension. The Summer School serves people from a wide variety of educational backgrounds, with an international and largely Indigenous faculty.
Our array of courses offers a wide range of topics for a critical mind and a curious spirit. Be ready to embark on a journey of learning, healing and growth!
2018 ISP Summer School Program
Week 1: July 16 – 20
Week 2: July 23 – 27
Indigenous Studies Program Summer School is holistic and interdisciplinary. Courses examine sacred scripture, theology and philosophy through the lens of indigenous thought. Courses achieve this by examining social data, literary-oral tradition, the artistic cultural aspects of Indigenous spirituality.
Week 1: July 16 @ 6PM
Week 2: July 23 @ 6PM
Mandatory for all non-indigenous students (Indigenous students are welcome).
Courses and Outlines
ISP Summer School 2017 has concluded. Please return later to register for ISP Summer School 2018!
Courses can be taken for M.Div credit (3), ConEd. credit – or Certificate credit – (1.5), and Audit.
Daily attendance and a final project are the requirements for M.Div credit. In order to receive ISP credit, students must attend 15 hours of class, and submit daily journals. Audit students should attend a minimum of 60% of lecture hours.
Indigenous Studies Program Summer School courses may be taken for transfer credit. Please contact the Indigenous Studies Program office ([email protected]) to inquire about transferable degree credit.
Please note that you can use your ISP Credits towards our new Indigenous Studies Program Certificate.
A $35 (Cdn) non-refundable fee is due with your registration.
Audit Course: $250.00
ISP/Con.Ed. Course: $325.00
M.Div Course: $825.00 ($275.00/credit x 3 credits/course)
THE ROOMS PUT ON HOLD BY OUR OFFICE HAVE ALL BEEN PICKED UP.
We encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible. You may contact the following places:
- St. Andrew’s Hall: https://www.standrews.edu
- Gage Towers: http://www.ubcconferences.com
- Green College: https://www.greencollege.ubc.ca/guest-accommodations
- St. John’s College: http://www.stjohns.ubc.ca
ISP offers a lunch plan, Monday to Friday, at a cost of $75.00 per person, per week. Our ability to respond to special dietary needs is limited.
Due to space limitations, ISP won’t offer breakfast this year. Students may purchase breakfast tickets at Carey Centre, or Great Dane. For those reserving accommodation with the ISP booking code, breakfast is included with your reservations.
Please send the completed forms electronically to [email protected]
In the event of low registrations, some courses may be cancelled. Information on course cancellation will be available on our website in early June.
ISP – Certificate in Theological Studies
The ISP Certificate is a non-degree program for students who are interested in deepening their understanding about how their Indigenous context impacts Christian faith and theological thought. As academic credit is not offered, an undergraduate degree is not required for enrollment. The Certificate is granted at VST to students who successfully complete 12 units of study in Continuing Education (ConEd) and ISP-M.Div courses during summer school or by extension.