Canada Institute of Linguistics Announces Grand Opening of New Building

Located on the Trinity Western University campus, the 32,000 sq ft facility will house the CanIL program, Wycliffe Canada offices that service the British Colombia region, and classrooms for TWU. CanIL has raised the funds for this much needed new facility through the “Beyond Price” capital campaign.

“We're very excited about the opening,” says Dale Schatz, Vice President, CanIL. “For 16 years we've been on the TWU campus, successfully training people with the linguistic skills needed in some of the most remote regions on the earth. We'd outgrown our space and this new building will help facilitate future growth as CanIL continues to expand.”

Grand Opening Ceremonies will include a program in the David Enarson Gym followed by a time to view displays and enjoy refreshments. A grand procession will then lead guests to the new Harvest Centre for the official ribbon cutting and open house. Everyone is welcome to attend these ceremonies. For reservations or for more information call CanIL reception at 604-513-2129.

CanIL is a unique training institution providing men and women with the skills necessary to learn any spoken language and then create writing and reading materials in those languages. As the world's largest SIL (Summer Institute of Linguistics) training centre, CanIL is the training arm of Wycliffe Bible Translators Canada. CanIL also serves as the Linguistics Department of Trinity Western University.

For more about CanIL and its capital campaign, visit

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C., is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,500 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education and computer science to biology and nursing, and 13 other graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2015-07-16
Author: Keela Keeping