The Great Command casts the foundation for all our efforts in pursuing God.

Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence ... and Love others as well as you love yourself. (Matthew 22:37-40 MSG)



Carey Accommodations has room available for a nightly rate all year round. Whether you are in Vancouver for Carey on-site classes or simply for a visit, you are welcome to stay with us. For more information and to make a reservation, please visit Carey Accommodations website:

When reserving rooms for Carey on-site classes, please remember to enter the corresponding Group Booking Code. Booking code is “year+course code”, e.g. 2017COR500A. Availability is not guaranteed until a reservation is made. Please make your reservation as soon as possible.


Carey is committed to the growth and renewal of the church through the formative nature of our curriculum, our interaction and connection with students. We are convinced that God has spoken, and continues to speak, in the Scriptures. We teach the centrality of the Lordship of Jesus Christ. As the people of God, we are committed to a life of discipleship, to live under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and to embrace the local church as the body of Christ. There is a common misconception that character growth and community life can hardly happen in an online education program. Through intentional built-in elements such as on-site face-to-face gathering, mentorship, small groups, spiritual disciplines, and collaborative learning, students are provided with ample opportunities for personal, spiritual, and character growth through their mentors, peers, and ministry community.


Carey celebrates a rich and successful history of global theological education delivering a variety of educational offerings from the certificate to doctoral level to places from the Western Canadian provinces to Kenya, India, Bolivia, and China. The online education platform brings global learning at Carey to another level. Through online delivery and learner-centered andragogy, Carey draws students from all over the world interacting andcsharing their ministry, professional, and life experience, providing an invaluable opportunity for students to understand and engage in multi-cultural theological dialogue.


Students have access to the John Richard Allison Library at Regent, the H. R. McMillan Library at Vancouver School of Theology, the St Mark’s College Library, and any of the UBC libraries. The Allison Library, jointly owned by Carey and Regent has one of the largest theological collections in western Canada.

Carey maintains an updated student list at all campus libraries; these lists include all students who have been accepted into an accredited program and are actively taking courses. Students may obtain a Allison Library card by showing proof of enrolment in a course or their Carey Student ID card. UBC library cards can be obtained at the UBC Bookstore. A UBC student number is required; request yours from the Registrar’s Office.

UBC’s Inter-Library Loan service is available to students to obtain books or resources not already available. Books need to be picked up and returned in person; the UBC library will not mail items to students. Journal articles requested through ILL will be emailed to students. For help obtaining items not available through the ILL process, such as articles only in print format, contact the Allison Library Reference Librarian, or a UBC Librarian for assistance.

Students who do not live near UBC are encouraged to check with their local colleges, universities, and seminaries. UBC Library participates in reciprocal borrowing agreements at many university libraries throughout Canada. Refer here for details on reciprocal borrowing privileges in Canada: 

To use reciprocal borrowing, students need a COPPUL (Council of Prairie and Pacific University Libraries) card. Contact David Harakal at or phone 604-822-1443 to have a COPPUL card mailed to you. You must provide your UBC student number and other contact information.


Online library databases are a useful source of information. The Allison Library has remote access to the largest on-line religious databases. These include: ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, Catholic Periodical and Literature Index, Christian Periodical Index, New Testament Abstracts (NTA), Old Testament Abstracts (OTA), ProQuest Religion Database, and Religious and Theological Abstracts (RTA).

Access the Allison Online Library through your Carey SIS account at For access to the UBC library’s online databases login to your CWL account


Books and other resources are an essential component of the learning process. Students are expected to obtain required textbooks for each course. These are a notable expense costing up to $150 per course. If finances are limited, students are advised to invest carefully in those essential reference works that will become a permanent and valued part of their library.

Books may be obtained through local or on-line bookstores. Carey does not operate a bookstore; however the Regent Bookstore at 5800 University Blvd., Vancouver is operated as a service to students and the public. The bookstore has many texts in stock and can secure titles upon order. (Email:, Phone 1-800-334-3279)

Books may also be borrowed from libraries, as mentioned above. All required textbooks will be available at the Allison Library.


Carey Centre is located at the northeast corner of the University of British Columbia, near the corner of Wesbrook Mall and Chancellor Boulevard. (See map on back page) It is within a few minutes’ walk of many university facilities, including libraries, the aquatic centre, playing fields, museums, parks, restaurants, and bookstores. It is also in close proximity to University Village which has a variety of shops and restaurants. Bus and taxi service are readily available. All emergency services are available and the University Hospital is nearby.

Buildings at Carey Centre house faculty and staff offices, conference and meeting rooms, a chapel, a catered cafeteria, and housing for students studying at UBC and other local colleges. Free high-speed WiFi is available in the lobby, meeting rooms, and classrooms. Carey Centre also offers year-round accommodation for visitors to the Vancouver area. Rooms are fully furnished with single or queen beds, en-suite bathrooms. Linens, towels, soap and shampoo are provided. For more information, please call the reservations office at 604-224-4308 or email

A. Print/Copy/Fax, Internet Services, & Phone
Photocopying and printing for courses may be obtained at the main Reception area of the Carey Centre (B&W: $0.10/ side; Colour: $0.50/side). Fax is available at $0.10/ page.

Students coming to Carey from a distance who require computer internet access may ask at the Carey Centre reception desk to borrow an Ethernet cable. Wireless access is available in certain areas of the building. A courtesy phone is located in the main reception area; a pay phone is located in the Faculty building. Mobile phones should be turned off in class.

B. Residence & Classroom Use
Carey Theological College and Carey Institute attempt to provide a Christian community for students. Whether living in the Carey residence or participating in courses that use the Carey classrooms, Christian living involves communication, cooperation, commitment, and consideration of others.

The refrigerator in the Faculty building may be used to store lunches. Please ensure your food and drink items are labeled with your name.

Please do not help yourself to food and drink items that do not belong to you.

No cooking is allowed in the kitchenette of the Faculty building. Food may be re-heated in the microwave.

Please clean up after yourself. Always place dirty dishes in the dishwasher in the kitchenette of the Faculty building, and clean up countertops and table after use. Meals are available in the cafeteria at the Carey Centre. Individual meal tickets may be purchased at the Carey Centre Reception desk. Groups should make special arrangements in advance with the receptionist.

C. Lost and Found
Lost items are held at the main office in the Carey Centre.

D. Public Transit Service
The main UBC bus loop is 1 block south of the Carey Centre (at Wesbrook Mall and Student Union Blvd, see map on back page). Transit service links UBC to all areas of Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

From Vancouver and the Lower Mainland: Take any bus that states UBC as its destination -- in Vancouver, bus routes #4, #9, #17, #25, #41, #43, #44, #49, #99 B-Line, #258 and #480 will all take you to UBC. Note that some routes service the UBC campus only during peak hours. Skytrain passengers can get off at Broadway Station and then transfer onto the #99 B-Line bus to UBC. Skytrain and #99 B-Line bus is the most economical mode to and from the airport.

E. Parking
Parking at Carey Centre and UBC is restricted. A limited number of parking passes are available at the Carey Centre Reception desk for a fee.


Carey students are responsible for their own personal health care coverage. Check with your provincial health care provider. If you are a student living in British Columbia, Medical Coverage is provided by the Medical Services Plan (MSP). MSP insures for medically required services, laboratory services and diagnostic procedures. Most families and individuals pay monthly premiums for their MSP coverage.


A. Vocational & Pastoral Guidance

The Faculty members of Carey Theological College/Carey Institute are skilled and willing to provide vocational guidance for those contemplating ministry and for those students already engaged in ministry who seek pastoral guidance.


B. Spiritual Companioning/Direction/Pastoral Care

Through the Centre for Spiritual Formation, Carey has a network of qualified people who are willing to provide students with spiritual companioning, spiritual direction or pastoral care, as appropriate. Information and requests may be made to the Carey Institute or to the Academic Program Assistant.


Carey attempts to provide a Christian community for students while participating in courses. Christian community involves communication, cooperation, commitment, and consideration of others. A student with a grievance of a non- academic nature may bring that grievance in writing to the President.


Canadian Student Loans

Canadian students can apply for student loans through the province where they have been in residence for a minimum of 12 consecutive months, excluding time spent in full-time studies. In order to be eligible for a Canadian student loan, students must enrol in a minimum of 9 credit hours per term over the loan period. Students may contact the appropriate provincial authority to obtain Student Loan Applications.

Canadian Baptist of Western Canada

Participating in the training of future ministers and the ongoing development of current ministers is an important to the collective work of the denomination. Students with the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada are advised that three types of student aid funds are available. Contact the Office of the Registrar for detailed information.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships are available to selected students. T.A.’s, usually second or third year students, assist professors in various areas such as preparing bibliographies, cataloguing books, filing, monitoring classes, photocopying. Normally, the stipend is applied directly to the student's tuition fees, if 12 credit hours of study are being completed at the time.

Awards & Bursaries

Other awards, scholarships and assistance available to students within certain categories are listed in the Academic Catalogue and on the Carey website. For more information you may contact the Office of the Registrar.


Carey seeks to be a community in which students, faculty and staff can grow together, free from discrimination and harassment. We are identified by our commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Scriptures which make Him known. Our purpose is that each of the members of Carey lead exemplary and honourable lives, consistent with and faithful to this revelation. So it is that we seek to love, honour, serve, guide and, where we have failed, to seek to make and be made right with one another. We acknowledge that we sometimes fail to live up to the high ideals upon which we claim to rest. Relationships may be fractured through acts or attitudes that either intentionally or unintentionally cause hurt. Discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment, are two of many possible ways in which this sense of Christian community may be betrayed.

Anyone who believes that he or she has been subjected to comment or conduct which might constitute discrimination or harassment should report it to the Registrar.