The British Columbia University Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 468, states that a "university must be non-sectarian and non-political in principle" (s. 66(1)). The University Act further states that despite subsection (1), a theological college incorporated in British Columbia may be affiliated with a university under a resolution or order made by the Council of Senates and approved by the Board of Governors (s. 66(2) read together with s. 38.2(4)). At UBC, the four affiliated colleges have the right to representation of one member each on the Vancouver Senate.
The granting of affiliation means that the college meets the criteria for affiliation established by the University of British Columbia but does not imply any scrutiny or approval of the course offerings of the affiliate college by the Senate.
Carey Theological College is the centre for pastoral studies and graduate internship programs for the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada.
The College is formally affiliated with UBC and is accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Pastoral Ministry, Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation, Doctor of Ministry.
Regent College is an evangelical, international graduate school of Christian studies based in Vancouver and affiliated with the University of British Columbia.
Regent College has had formal affiliation with the University of British Columbia since 1973. The College is also accredited by the Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, and the following degree programs are approved: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Theological Studies, Master of Theology.
Chartered in 1956 as a theological college in affiliation with UBC, St. Mark's has long contributed to the life of the university through residential, library and teaching resources. The College currently offers a range of graduate programs to teachers, administrators, health workers, and other professionals, including master's degrees, certificates, and diplomas.
Established in 1999, Corpus Christi College (CCC) is a not-for-profit, private Catholic liberal arts college currently offering first and second-year university transfer courses from its location within St. Mark's. CCC is a full institutional member of the BC Transfer System.
Vancouver School of Theology (VST) is a multi-denominational graduate school known for its theological innovations while being rooted in Christian traditions. The School offers varied programs for all those interested in the study of theology or preparation for public and pastoral leadership.
VST is formally affiliated with UBC and is fully accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.