GCU Fall 2016 Events

Welcome to Information on GCU Events or to be added to the GCU listserv

contact Gord    gcarkner@shaw.ca

Ute for Prayer  and Spiritual Direction    ucarkner@shaw.ca 

Welcome to GCU Spring Term 2016

A Home for Adventuresome and Reflective People


GCU Staff Mentors

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Gordon Carkner (Gord):  gcarkner@shaw.ca.

and Ute Carkner  ucarkner@shaw.ca

Welcome to UBC, a Great Opportunity to Expand Your Horizons

 Welcome to UBC! We are all on a journey academically and personally. We hope that GCU can add fun, spice and colour to that adventure. Our updates are on the GCU Blog Site www.ubcgcu.org We post important lectures, social events and study group information, places to intersect with others who can build your imagination. It is a great network of creative minds and you add much with your background experiences, academic passion and searching questions. We hope that you will find it a home away from home in a community of mutual support. You can also ask questions or get information at gcarkner@shaw.ca or gord.carkner@gmail.com

Welcome to UBC, a Great Opportunity to Expand Your Horizons


Christmas Dinner Party Thursday, November 24 @ 6 pm

We can all bring something to this Agape dinner event

@ The Carkners Home

Saturday Hikes contact Ute ucarkner@shaw.ca


Regular Thursday Study Group Join us for dessert and study at 277 west 16th ave. starting on September 24 at 7:00 p.m. This fall we are working through the book of Philippians (with insights from Daring Greatly by Brené Brown). The questions from academic life can be brought to the Scriptures and the study of the Bible can inform our academic work in surprising and life-giving ways.

Book Study at Noon on Campus


Finally, Ute offers opportunities for reflective prayer and spiritual direction. These are often quite transformative: ucarkner@shaw.ca Join her to make space for God in your busy life.

Because GCU is interdisciplinary and international, it creates a lively conversation as people bring their wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to the table. We look forward to hearing about your research passion and the questions you are exploring.

Have a super fall at UBC,

Gord & Ute Carkner, Your GCU Mentors and Support

Gordon holds a Ph.D. Philosophical Theology (also trained in Human Physiology at Queen’s University, and theology in TEDS Deerfield, Illinois)

Ute has a Masters in Spiritual Direction, Regent College (also Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education)

Contact us for prayer, coffee or to be added to the GCU Listerv


Let us know if we can assist you in settling into UBC grad student life.

Here to Help You Soar

Find that Work-Life-Fun Balance at GCU

Fall Retreat Photos

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We’d be happy to meet you for coffee or lunch to get to know each other.

Feel free to browse the rich variety of information on this blog


Ask us about faculty mentors

Let us know if we can assist you in settling into UBC grad student life.








 “Carve Out Space for God” 

Ute ucarkner@shaw.ca


More information/or to be added to regular listserv:  gcarkner@shaw.ca


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