Indigenous Studies Program Summer School
Our Indigenous Studies Program Summer School (ISP) 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.
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.
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!
(Formerly NMC Summer School)
2019 ISP Summer School Program
Week 1: July 1st – 5th, 2019
Week 2: July 8th – 12th, 2019
Mandatory for all non-indigenous students – Indigenous students are welcome.
Week 1: July 1st, 2019 at 6PM
Week 2: July 8th, 2019 at 6PM
Courses and Outlines
M.Div Course Lecture: 9am – 12pm (open to all)
M.Div Course Tutorial: 2pm – 5pm (mandatory for M.Div students)
Con.Ed Course Lecture: 2pm – 5pm (open to all)
Students taking M.Div lectures only, may obtain Con.Ed credit by selecting the “Con.Ed” option for their preferred course when completing the registration process.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. Lunch is charged at $80.00 per person, per week, and will be added to your registration and tuition fees.
Audit Course: $255.00
ISP/Con.Ed. Course: $331.00
M.Div Course: $843.00 ($281.00/credit x 3 credits/course)
PLEASE NOTE THAT STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO PLACE THEIR RESERVATION AT CAREY CENTRE WITH THE ISP BOOKING CODE. THE CODE WILL BE PROVIDED ONCE THE REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS RECEIVED AT THE ISP OFFICE.
- One week REFUNDABLE deposit ($100.00)
- Two week REFUNDABLE deposit ($200.00)
Please note the deposit is refunded when the student picks up the room; however, the deposit will be lost if request for accommodation is cancelled.
The ISP office has put a limited amount of rooms on hold for students to book; phone us at (604) 822-9480 for the group booking code, and make your reservation at your earliest convenience. You will also receive the booking code via e-mail when noting “YES” for accommodation when registering online.
Be reminded that space is limited on campus; therefore, you are highly encouraged to make arrangements by early Spring.
- 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
For those interested in making reservations at the aforementioned locations, please contact the corresponding office through the information provided above and place your reservations. We encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible due limited space on campus during summer.
The lunch plan is included in your registration package, Monday to Friday, at a cost of $80.00 per person, per week. Our ability to respond to specially dietary needs is limited. Due to space limitation, ISP won’t offer breakfast this year. Students may purchase breakfast tickets at Great Dane or Carey Centre. For those reserving accommodation with the ISP booking code, breakfast is included with your reservations.
To apply, please fill out the following form and send it to email@example.com
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.