Queen's, School of Religion contemplate integration

August 26, 2010

The principals of Queen's University and Queen's School of Religion (formerly Queen's Theological College) have agreed in principle to enter into discussions on the possibility of fully integrating the school back into the university in 2012, the centenary of the current affiliation agreement between Queen's and the then-Theological College. Queen's separated from the Presbyterian Church in 1912 in order to become eligible for provincial funding as a non-denominational institution, and the federal government at the time incorporated the original Theological College as a separate body. Since then, Queen's and the School of Religion have had separate charters, which will be reviewed as part of integration discussions. The School of Religion's principal says the discussions will strengthen the school's recently adopted strategic plan. Queen's News Centre