Faculty at two of Canada's most respected religious universities were welcomed into CAUT at the November CAUT Council. Delegates endorsed the membership applications of both the faculty association at the Atlantic School of Theology in Halifax and at Saint Paul University in Ottawa.
Atlantic School of Theology, an ecumenical school of theology, was founded in 1971 by institutions of three founding parties: the Divinity Faculty of the University of King's College (Anglican Church of Canada), Holy Heart Theological Institute (The Roman Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Halifax) and Pine Hill Divinity Hall (United Church of Canada). It is specially characterized as an ecumenical, tri-denominational theological school with a unified board of governors, senate, faculty, student body and curriculum.
Saint Paul University is over a hundred years old. It is a bilingual Catholic institution of higher-learning, with a student body of about 1,000. It has the largest religious studies research library in Canada and offers courses from the bachelor to the doctoral level.