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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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Thoughtful, Engaged & Generous Leadership Award

Posted on January 10, 2019 by Ian

The Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to announce the details of a significant new leadership award. The VST 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. The VST Principal’s T-E-G Award is not restricted . . .


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VST Names 2019 Honourary Doctor of Divinity Degree Recipients

Posted on November 27, 2018 by Ian

The Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to announce the selection of its 2019 honourary degree recipients. This prestigious degree is open to individuals who exemplify the values of VST, and who have made significant contributions through the integration of theology and practice of ministry in one or more of: theological scholarship, ecumenical dialogue, the . . .


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New VST & St. Mark’s College BA Partnership

Posted on November 22, 2018 by Ian

Vancouver School of Theology and St. Mark’s College are excited to announce a new ecumenical partnership. A joint VST / St. Mark’s BA in Theology and Culture will allow direct entry into a masters’ program at VST.


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What are Humans For?: Community and Vocation

Posted on July 4, 2018 by hunter

If you got baptised in the first centuries of the church, you would have a short dialogue with the minister. He’d ask you a series of questions: “Do you believe in God?” and you would say, “I believe in God the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth.’ ‘Do you believe in Jesus Christ? And . . .


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Does Biblical Interpretation Have a Prayer?

Posted on May 1, 2018 by Shannon

by Richard Topping We do not truly appreciate either the light which the church receives from the Bible, or the darkness which enshrouds it from the same, until we recognize in both, beyond all human effort and human refusal which is also present, the over-ruling power of the Word of God itself, either to exalt . . .


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