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Mari Joerstad, Chris Pullenayegem, Rebecca Simpson

New Strategic Academic Leaders Confirmed

At its most recent meeting of its Board of Governors, the Vancouver School of Theology has confirmed the appointment of three new academics leaders, adding more depth, diversity and creativity to its outstanding team. Principal Richard Topping said, “We are ...
Richard Topping

Principal Topping Reappointed for Third Term at VST

The Rev. Dr. Richard Topping has been reappointed to a five-year term by The Vancouver School of Theology. Dr. Topping’s third term will begin on July 1, 2021. Topping has been Principal of VST for over 7 years, and the ...
2020 Student Awards

2020 VST Student Awards

VST Recognizes the 2020 Student Award Recipients. Congratulations! Lydia Ruenzel Samuel D. Chown Memorial Prize in Divinity Awarded at year-end to the graduating student having the highest 1st class standing in the M.Div program. Katherine Walker Henreitta DeWolfe Prize Awarded ...
2020 Fall Update

2020 Fall Update

2020 Fall Update The safety and care of our students, staff and faculty are at the heart of our thinking. Exclusively online for the Fall semester: All courses and intensives New student orientation: September 9 & 10 Chapel, music and ...
Chancellor’s Award Recipients 2020

2020 Chancellor’s Scholars Confirmed

The Vancouver School of Theology has named Jackie Graham and Frances Kitson as the 2020 recipients of the Chancellor’s Scholarship. These scholarships are the most prestigious and generous awards offered to VST students each year. Jackie Graham is a mother ...

Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred Appointed Interim Dean

Indigenous leader, teacher, researcher to provide academic leadership. VST is honoured to announce that The Rev. Dr. Ray Aldred has been appointed Interim Dean for the 2020-21 academic year. This appointment commences on July 1, 2020 and will continue June ...
Statement Against Racism

Anti-Racism Message

We are alarmed at anti-Black, anti-Asian and anti-Indigenous violence in communities across Canada and the United States. Created in God’s image and actively loved by God, we must respect, welcome, include and love all people without partiality. Racism has no ...

VST Announces Bursary Support, Up to 70% of Tuition

Beginning in the 2020 Summer School and continuing into the fall semester, VST will increase bursary support to up to 70% of tuition costs. This support is for students in degree level courses with demonstrated need. This decision reflects VST’s ...
Murdock Trust

VST Launches Congregational Flourishing Initiative, Murdock Trust Investment

M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Invests Over $270,000 Church and Community Engagement is its Focus Vancouver School of Theology teaches its students to work together with all people of good will for the good of the world.  We believe where congregations ...

Leadership Scholarships to Equip Ministry Leaders

Judy Hager establishes endowment for leadership excellence. VST partners with UBC Sauder School for certificate. Long-time Vancouver resident and community leader, Judy Hager has established the endowed Bob & Judy Hager Scholarships for Leadership Excellence at VST with a major ...
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