canil community life

While the Fall and Spring semesters at CanIL are less intense than the Summer@CanIL program, there are still many great community activities for students and staff.

Chapels

Take time to reflect. During the regular school year, both ACTS (Associated Canadian Theological Schools) and TWU (Trinity Western University) host chapels for our students, which feature engaging speakers and lively worship. Once a week, the CanIL community also joins together for a more familial time of worship and sharing.

M-Files

That’s M for Missionary! Come, enjoy good conversation and a complimentary lunch. Visiting speakers (usually CanIL alumni) share about their field experiences through lively presentations. You don’t want to miss these monthly gatherings.

Colloquia

Grab a refreshment, and expand your linguistic horizons. Every few weeks during the school year, faculty, students, and visiting scholars have the opportunity to present their latest linguistic research to their peers and colleagues.

Spirit Week

Halfway through each semester, we take the opportunity to get a little crazy and show our CanIL spirit. Each day has a theme: crazy hats, international attire, colour collages, favourite characters, etc.

Hiking & Camping

The West Coast is world-renowned for its beauty. With literally hundreds of kilometres of trails within a 30-minute drive, there are many opportunities to join informal explorations throughout the year. In the fall and spring, many students make the most of nice weekends and go swimming in the river or ocean, or camping in some of the hundreds of camping spots in the area.

Group Sports & Cycling

Because we are on the West Coast of Canada, while much of the rest of North America is shoveling snow, we can be outside having fun. The CanIL community gets out each week to play ultimate frisbee and volleyball. Our students also cycle, hike, canoe, and camp. For snow enthusiasts, BC offers some of the best skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing in Canada.