Acid Rain, Class Photos, Tickets and Keys

April 2013

Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

It has been an incredible spring as we moved towards April 1st. This is the day that our dear friends the Sisters of St. Joseph passed the torch to Tyndale. We began the day with prayer at the Ballyconnor Campus followed by a prayer walk to the new location where we dedicated the campus to Christ and His service. Praise God! Our lamp is lit for the world to see and we proclaim Christ, His love, His power and His presence in Toronto and around the world.

As we move forward in the spring season of newness I think of the words of Teresa of Avila “Yours are the eyes through which Christ looks compassion into the world. Yours are the feet with which Christ walks to do good. Yours are the hands with which Christ blesses the world.”

Please share in the joy as we receive the gift of the new Tyndale Campus. Remember the students, faculty and staff in prayer. And when you have a chance, come for a visit.

Blessings upon you as you shine the light of Christ in your corner of the world.

Rev. Dr. Rob Patterson
Director, Alumni & Church Relations



Featured Alumni: Chul-Un (Peter) Ro (MTS, 2001)

Awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his achievements in acid rain studies in February 2013.

As a physical scientist at Environment Canada for 25 years, Mr. Ro has been a critical contributor to the advancement of acid rain science in Canada. He has been a long-term researcher in the field of acid rain science and has demonstrated inexhaustible attention to detail, quality and meeting the needs of the Canadian public. His accomplishments are many and are summarized below.

Mr. Ro has been Environment Canada’s lead with provincial acid rain monitoring networks to collect, archive and analyze federal-provincial data. His work has led to the production of a federal-provincial archive of acid deposition data that makes data accessible to both the public and the scientific community.

Mr. Ro has created an archive of national and international acid deposition maps. His maps have been critical for demonstrating the efficacy of Canadian and U.S. emission reductions on decreasing acid deposition in both countries.

Mr. Ro has advanced Canadian and international science through his contributions to peer-reviewed journal publications and other science assessments. His most recent peer-reviewed publication importantly quantified the strong influence of U.S. emissions on Canadian acid rain and provided scientific evidence to support the need for ongoing monitoring of acid rain in Canada. Internationally, Mr. Ro is currently contributing to a global science assessment of acid deposition for the World Meteorological Organization.

Mr. Ro’s dedication to the field of atmospheric acid rain research has been exemplary and his contributions have been foundational. He is highly regarded nationally and internationally and has been a true asset to Environment Canada through his hard work, dedication and positive attitude.

An Historic Moment
Tyndale University College & Seminary officially took possession of its new Bayview Campus on Monday, April 1st. This date is a milestone and is a key step in the consolidation of Tyndale University College & Seminary onto one campus. Read more

Tuition Free-Forward Day
Tyndale University College & Seminary held its first ever Tuition Free Forward Day event on Tuesday, February 26. Tuition Free Forward Day thanks the students for choosing to study at Tyndale and celebrates the generous donors who financially support Tyndale’s students. Watch the Video

Tyndale Magazine
The Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Tyndale Magazine is here! This issue looks at freedom and how people make life-choices. View Online Magazine



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Upcoming Events

April 29: 2013 Wesley Ministry Conference: Rediscovering Transformational Discipleship
Join us for the Wesley Ministry Conference on Monday, April 29, 2013 with Dr. Leonard Sweet, Professor of Evangelism, Drew Theological School, Madison, New Jersey as keynote speaker. Cost: $45 (includes lunch, coffee, parking & HST) Register now!

April 19-20: Promise Keepers Ottawa
Win tickets to Promise Keepers in Ottawa on April 19 and 20. First 5 people to respond with “Promise Keepers” in the subject line will receive 2 FREE tickets!

May 3 - 4: LBI & LCBM Reunion
Join the LBI & LCBM Reunion on May 3 - 4, 2013 at West Park Church in London. Hear Dr. Grant Gordon (class of 1964), President Dr. Gary Nelson, Gail Tiessen (1964), Mel Cuthbert (1951) among others. Please contact Paul or Diane Estabrooks at paule [at] od [dot] org (subject: LBI%20%26%20LBCM%20Reunion) or call 519-473-4267

May 4: Eye On It Tour 2013 with TobyMac
We have 10 tickets to give away to this exciting concert on May 4 - first 5 people to respond with "TobyMac" in the subject line will receive 2 FREE tickets!

May 5: PCM 25th Anniversary
Celebrate the 25th anniversary with the Pastoral and Chinese Ministry Program (PCM) on Sunday, May 5, 2013. You are cordially invited to the Anniversary Banquet which will be held at 6:30 PM at the Century Palace Chinese Restaurant. Please reserve your seats/table through PCM administrator Nelly Chau at (nchau [at] tyndale [dot] ca (subject: PCM%2025th%20Anniversary) ); OR call 416-226-6620, ext. 2223 by April 15.

June 6 - 8: The 10th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Mission and Theology
North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies and Tyndale University College & Seminary presents: The 10th Annual Symposium on Indigenous Mission & Theology, "Shaping Faith: How Language Informs the Journey"

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June 8: Apologetic and Evangelistic Preaching: Making Sense of Our Faith
Centre for Mentorship and Theological Reflection, founded by Dr. Dennis Ngien, presents its 15th Annual Conference: "Apologetic and Evangelistic Preaching: Making Sense of Our Faith"

Bayview Glen Church (300 Steeles Ave. E. Toronto, ON)
FREE admission, no registration required. For further information, please contact Dr. Dennis Ngien at: dngiencenter [at] gmail [dot] com (subject: Apologetic%20and%20Evangelistic%20Preaching%20conference)

Recent Alumni Events
Sports Events:

Feb 9: Varsity Sports
On Saturday, February 9, a gathering of Tyndale alumni arrived with the express purpose to play their hearts out on the court while teaming up with old friends. The “Varsity Day” consisted of volleyball and basketball which was played by alumni versus current students. The alumni ranged from those having graduated in the 1990’s to those who graduated last year. Read More

March 2: RA Alumni Floor Hockey
Tyndale’s RA alumni event included resident advisors playing a friendly game of floor hockey against their predecessors, dinner and a reunion time in the Katimavik lounge. In both games the current RAs were victorious. Alumni Jonathan Bushey stated, “I loved the event; I thought us oldies were going to come and grind those guys down, but they played hard and came out on top. I heard about this day and wanted to come back and see some old faces! Tyndale was a place where I found my direction.”

Tyndale Class Reunions

A Tyndale alumni reunion was held on the new campus on April 2 with classes from 1988, 1963 and 1952 who toured the new campus. Click the photos to enlarge.

        Class of 1963                                                                          Class of 1952






        Seminary Class of 1988







What's new

We are on the Road to Bayview — and you can follow the progress of the moving and renovations right here. Visit the Road to Bayview Blog for videos, updates and lots of photos.



Tyndale Courses

Spring & Summer 2013

With 40 different courses available in a wide range of subjects, such as The Spirituality of Henri Nouwen, you will be able to tailor your studies to meet your specific learning goals and interests. Download Spring & Summer 2013 Schedule

The Tyndale Open Learning Centre presents the following certificates & courses:

  God's Mission & His Church

  Landmarks of Leadership (Online)

  Negotiating: A Biblical Perspective

  Leadership and Spiritual Formation


Edvard Torjesen [TBC 1947, Distinguished Alumnus 2009]
Members of the Torjesen family and friends gathered in Taiyuan to celebrate the life of Edvard Torjesen who went home on September 8, 2012. Edvard was born in Hequ on February 17, 1924. He served with TEAM in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Europe.

Helen Patricia Lewis (nee Miller) [LCBM, 1949]
Passing into eternity, October 18, 2011. Helen met her Lord peacefully at Southlake Regional Health Care, Newmarket at the age of 86. Beloved wife of James Lewis. Loving mother of Pat [BRE 1973], Roan [BTH 1971], Elford, Stan (Helen) Lewis, Margie (John) Vernick, Bob (Sheri) Lewis, Kathie Lewis and John Lewis.

Proud grandmother of Shelene, DJ, Brian, Peter, Joanne, Christopher, Vanessa, Michelle, Matthew, Melissa and great-grandmother of Alyson, Penny, Liam, Summer, Kaden, and Emma. Sister of Kay Taylor, Eloise Wright ('60) and the late Frances Cooper. Daughter of the late Stanley and Louisa Miller. Helen was a faithful and active member of Grace Church, Newmarket and the Boagarttown Women’s Institute. Helen had a strong faith in God and in the atoning, substitutionary sacrifice of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, that sustained and influenced her life.

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