Four views of the St. Michael's and Regis campuses

A New Vision for Catholic Theological Education

Latest Update: Boards Approve Regis-St. Michael’s Federation MoA

On October 20th, the Regis Governing Council and USMC Collegium each approved the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College, and authorized the respective board chairs to sign on behalf of the governing bodies. The signing of the MOA took place on Friday, October 22nd.

The agreement provides for the federation of Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s College for the purpose of “forging a world-class centre of excellence in Catholic theological study, whose mission is to promote teaching, research and formation to serve the needs of the Church and society, in Canada and globally” (Regis-USMC MOA).

Responsibility for the implementation of the agreement will rest with an Oversight Committee composed of the presidents and board chairs of both institutions. Informed by consultations with faculty, administration, and students, the inaugural academic program under the federation will be implemented for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The full Memorandum of Agreement can be found here.

top row (L-R): David Sylvester, President, University of St. Michael’s College. // Thomas Worcester, President, Regis College  bottom row (L-R):  Peter Warrian, Chair, Regis College Governing Council  // Paul Harris, Chair, University of St. Michael’s College Collegium
Top row (L-R): David Sylvester, President, University of St. Michael’s College; Thomas Worcester, President, Regis College. Bottom row (L-R):  Peter Warrian, Chair, Regis College Governing Council; Paul Harris, Chair, University of St. Michael’s College Collegium.

Previous Updates


About the Alliance

Fratelli tutti, the latest encyclical from Pope Francis, inspired discussions between the University of St. Michael’s College and Regis College on how an alliance between the two schools could offer enhanced theological education in service to students, the Church, and the world.

A hallway at Regis College with a fireplace and crucifix hanging over the fireplace mantle

Governance and Timeline

On September 25, 2020, representatives from Regis College and the University of St. Michael’s met for a preliminary conversation about a closer relationship.

The south facade of Brennan Hall

Subcommittees and Mandates

The Steering Committee established five sub-committees to explore the potential forms of a Regis & St. Michael’s future alliance.

About Regis College

Regis College is the Jesuit Faculty of Theology at the University of Toronto and one of North America’s Roman Catholic ecclesiastical faculties.

About the University of St. Michael’s College

The University of St. Michael’s College is a Catholic institution of higher learning that is federated with the University of Toronto, one of the world’s leading research universities.