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Assumption University (Windsor, Ontario)

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Established  1857
Undergraduates  available (theology)
Founded  1857
Province  Ontario
Vice-chancellor  Thomas Rosica
Affiliation  Roman Catholic
Postgraduates  available (theology)
Phone  +1 519-973-7033
Colors  White, Purple
Assumption University (Windsor, Ontario)
Type  privately operated, autonomous university at University of Windsor
Location  400 Huron Church Road Windsor, Ontario, Canada N9C 2J9
Address  400 Huron Church Rd, Windsor, ON N9C 2J9, Canada
Notable alumni  Ed Lumley, Onegi Obel, Jim Gordon, Howard McCurdy
Similar  University of Windsor, St Paul's University College, Master's College and Semi, Dominican University College, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig

Assumption university windsor ontario

Assumption University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada has a heritage reaching back to 1857 and is the parent of the University of Windsor, administered by the Congregation of St. Basil, the Basilian Fathers. It was known as Assumption College until changing its name in 1956. When the University of Windsor was established in 1963, Assumption University entered into federation with the newly formed University of Windsor and became the Catholic university within the University of Windsor.


Assumption is a privately operated, autonomous university separate from the University of Windsor and yet an integral part of it. It has retained its degree-granting powers and graduates students within the area of theology, as well as granting honorary degrees.


Its history dates back to the founding of Assumption College in 1857 by the Society of Jesus (Jesuit) following the growth of their parish at Our Lady of the Assumption established in 1728. Assumption University has been administered by the Congregation of St. Basil since 1870.

In 1919, Assumption College in Windsor affiliated with the University of Western Ontario. Originally, Assumption was one of the largest colleges associated with the University of Western Ontario. In 1940, a labour school was established at Assumption.

In 1950, Assumption College welcomed its first women students and in 1953, it ended its affiliation with the University of Western Ontario and became an independent institution through an Act of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. In 1956, the College changed its name to Assumption University and accepted as an affiliate the non-denominational Essex College. In 1957, Canterbury College became the first Anglican college in the world to affiliate with a Roman Catholic University.

In December 1963, Assumption University of Windsor, Canterbury College (Windsor, Ontario), Holy Redeemer College (now Académie Sainte-Cécile), and the Iona College (Windsor, Ontario) (United Church Affiliate), and the University of Windsor joined in an affiliation agreement. Assumption College in Windsor evolved into the University of Windsor.


Assumption University (Windsor, Ontario) Wikipedia

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