Item 15 - United Colleges Joint Executive Board Minutes

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United Colleges Joint Executive Board Minutes

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CA UWA MC-MC-3-15

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  • 1926 - 1936 (Creation)
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    Manitoba College
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    United Colleges was an unincorporated arrangement between Wesley College and Manitoba College, which is why both colleges should be included as authorities..
  • 1926 - 1936 (Creation)
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    Wesley College
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    United Colleges was an unincorporated arrangement between Wesley College and Manitoba College, which is why both colleges must be included as authorities.

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1 volume of textual records

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(1871-1938)

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Manitoba College was founded by the Presbytarian minister Dr. John Black in the Kildonan school, “Nisbet Hall,” on what is now the east side of Main Street just past Chief Peguis Trail, with seventeen students in its first year. It was one of the first three colleges to be incorporated in the University of Manitoba, including St. Boniface College and St. John's College, in 1877. Manitoba College taught Arts and Theology, and in 1882, opened the doors of its newly constructed college building on Ellice Avenue. In 1913, due to their long co-operation and the proximity of their sites, Manitoba College entered into an experimental partnership with Wesley College called the United Colleges; however in 1914 they returned to independence and Manitoba College gave up instruction in Arts. In 1931, due to financial constraints, they sold their building to St. John's and rented back space there and with Wesley College. Finally, in 1938, Manitoba College formally joined with Wesley College and became a single institution, United College.

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(1888-1938)

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While nominally included in the 1877 incorporation of the University of Manitoba, Wesley College was officially founded in 1888 by the Methodist minister Rev. George Young. It was named for the 18th-century founder of Methodism, John Wesley. It taught its first year in Grace Church which stood on the corner of Ellice & Notre Dame with seven students, and Dr. W.J. Sparling was appointed the first instructor & Principal (although he did not arrive until the next year). In 1896 Wesley College opened the doors to its new college building on Portage Avenue. In 1913, due to their long co-operation and the proximity of their sites, Manitoba College entered into an experimental partnership with Wesley College called the United Colleges; however in 1914, they returned to independence and while Manitoba College surrendered the teaching of Arts to the University of Manitoba, Wesley College continued to teach both Arts and Theology. In 1938 the two colleges joined together as United College.

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Minutes from the meetings of the Joint Executive Board of United Colleges, held in both Manitoba College and Wesley College.

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