WELCOME TO THE NEWMAN ASSOCIATION OF VANCOUVER
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The Newman Association of Vancouver is a Catholic organization that promotes and cultivates the religious, intellectual, and social formation of its members and associates. It is named after Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman, an Anglican convert to Catholicism whose life story of conversion and writings on the idea of a university greatly inspired those working for the advancement of the liberal arts and the ideals of Catholic education, an inspiration that led to the start of the Newman movement around the world in the 20th century.
Founded in 1940, The Newman Association extends the mission of the Newman Club of the University of British Columbia from the UBC campus to the wider community and brings issues of pertinence into discussion and dialogue through its activities in the local Church.
- Promote Catholic religious, intellectual, and social activities among the members, associates, and supporters of the Newman Association.
- Cooperate with the Catholic Newman Club of the University of British Columbia and similar groups who share our mission
- Fund and assist in the education of Catholic students in institutions of higher learning through scholarships and bursaries
THE JACK AND LEO LEAVY AWARD
- The Jack and Leo Leavy Award (est. 1980) is given annually to a UBC Newman Club member who embodies the spirit and will of the Leavy brothers (Newman Association Presidents, 1963-1966): contributing to the Newman Club of UBC, having a dedicated spirit in strengthening its relationship with the Newman Association of Vancouver, and being an example of good Catholic virtue on the university campus. The standard amount awarded has been $700 annually.
THE NEWMAN ASSOCIATION OF VANCOUVER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
- The Newman Association of Vancouver Scholarship Honouring John Henry Cardinal Newman is given to a student in their second year of studies at Corpus Christi College. It is named in honour of John Henry Cardinal Newman and is bestowed upon a Catholic student who exemplifies true Christian virtues as demonstrated through scholarship, leadership, and communication. The standard amount awarded has been $1000 annually.