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Posted on November 2, 2015 by kelly

Douglas was born and raised in Vancouver and received his BA in Political Science from UBC. He subsequently received his LLB from the University of Toronto and his LLM from the London School of Economics. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1995. He recently retired from Fasken Martineau DuMoulin (formerly Russell & DuMoulin) after 40 years of practice in civil litigation.

Douglas has been involved with a number of organizations over the past several years. He was Rector’s Warden at St Mary’s Kerrisdale and also served as co-chair of St Mary’s 2011 Centennial Committee. He has also served as a member of the Board of Governors of VST. Other community work includes Chair of the Hood Point Householders’ Society, a member of the Professional Committee of the United Way, a member of the Patrons’ Corp of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, and a Director of the Vancouver Recital Society.

Douglas, and his wife Kelly, now spend much of their time at their summer home at Hood Point, Bowen Island which they particularly enjoy when their three sons with their families join them there on holidays.

He is pleased to be considered as a member of the Board of Governors of the VST Foundation.


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Nominations for the 2020 T-E-G Award Open

Posted on September 16, 2019 by Ian

The Vancouver School of Theology Principal’s T-E-G Award (thoughtful, engaged and generous) is a distinguished award for leading practitioners in the Christian faith to be nominated and recognized by VST for their contributions. It is not restricted to alumni or affiliates of VST, but rather is an expression of VST’s stature in the wider community, . . .


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Submissions Open for Hon. Doctor of Divinity Degree 2020

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On behalf of our Nominations and Governance Committee, VST invites you to submit nominations for people you think may qualify to be awarded our Doctor of Divinity Degree at the 2020 Convocation on May 12, 2020 at Christ Church Cathedral. Please submit your nominations to us by November 15, 2019. Along with your nomination, please . . .


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New Keynote Speaker for Chancellor’s Dinner

Posted on September 5, 2019 by Ian

Due to an emerging priority representing the Haisla Nation Chief Councilor Crystal Smith, the original speaker for VST’s annual Chancellor’s Dinner will not be available this year. VST is honoured to confirm that The Rev. Dr. Raymond Aldred will be this year’s keynote speaker at the 2019 Chancellor’s Dinner. Dr. Aldred is the director of . . .


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Prof. Hauerwas’ Presentation – How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel

Posted on May 15, 2019 by Ian

Prof. Hauerwas spoke at the Revitalizing the Church workshop on How to Provide Pastoral Care without Undermining the Gospel. If you missed the workshop, or would like to revisit what he said, Prof. Hauerwas was kind enough to provide us with his presentation. You can download it below.


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T.E.G. Award Recipients 2019

Posted on April 9, 2019 by Ian

VST NAMES FIRST RECIPIENTS OF PRESTIGIOUS T.E.G. AWARD For Thoughtful, Engaged and Generous Christian Practitioners The Vancouver School of Theology has named Rev. Ryan Slifka and Rev. Ingrid Brown as the inaugural recipients of the T.E.G. Award launched earlier this year. This distinguished award offered by VST recognizes leading practitioners in Christian ministry. Both Rev. . . .


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