The Vancouver School of Theology is situated on the campus of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. In 1970 an Implementation Committee prepared the necessary steps for the amalgamation of the Anglican Theological and Union Colleges to form an Ecumenical Centre for theological education in British Columbia. The Anglican and Union Colleges had trained clergy for their respective denominations since 1927 on the UBC campus in a spirit of cooperation, but under different governing bodies. The Vancouver School of Theology is a multidenominational community preparing clergy and lay leaders for ministry in a changing church in diverse cultures, and it has established partnerships with aboriginal peoples. Its faculty is recognised for outstanding teaching and for significant research in the disciplines of theological studies. Its actively explores new partnerships with theological institutions and Churches around the Pacific Rim. The governing bodies of the School are the Board of Governors, its committees, and the Senate, replace in 1992 by the Academic Policy Committee which answers to the Board. The Principal is the chief administrative officer, assisted by the Vice-Principal, three Directors of Degree Programmes, Development, and Operations and Personnel, plus faculty and support staff.