The History of Burman University
Burman University traces its roots to the first Seventh-day Adventist secondary school in Alberta, Alberta Industrial Academy, established in 1907 in Leduc by Charles and Leona Burman, merely two years after Alberta became a province of Canada.
Burman University is accredited by the Adventist Accrediting Association. The Province of Alberta, through the Minister of Advanced Education, grants Burman University the right to award degrees; programs offered at Burman University are approved by the Campus Alberta Quality Council. Burman University is owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada. Burman employs 35 full-time faculty, and 41 Ph.D. faculty overall. Burman's students come from 37 countries, and Burman boasts a 13:1 student-to-professor ratio.
Life in Burman University
Students at Burman University publish a newspaper, named the Aurora Chronicles, and a yearbook named the Aurora Borealis. Campus Ministries is responsible for the spiritual life of students on campus. Campus Ministries is led by student chaplains, in coordination with the university's chaplains. Campus Ministries provides a number of service opportunities for Burman students, such as a soup kitchen, sunshine bands, and mission trips. A number of Burman University students choose to take a year off of school to travel overseas and serve as a student missionary for a year. Burman University has a number of athletics teams that its students may compete in. The Acronaires are a touring gymnastics group, founded in 1973, which performs shows at schools and communities across Canada and around the world. Their mission is to encourage healthy lifestyles and promote athletic involvement among young people. They also offer a children's acrobatics program for local children in their community.
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Students with the following qualifications may apply to become a Burman University Scholar: A high school average of 80% with no single course grade below 75%. Students must also meet all other regular admission requirements including at least one course from Group A and one course from Group B.