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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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“When Injustice Becomes Law – Resistance Becomes Duty”

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Shannon

VST welcomed Professor Martin Rumscheidt as guest speaker for our annual summer lecture series on Monday, July 3rd. Professor Rumscheidt has been part of our summer school faculty this year, teaching a course entitled “Government Oppression and Ecclesial Resistance”. “When Injustice Becomes Law – Resistance Becomes Duty”, Theology Is Not Exempt. Ladies and Gentlemen, I . . .


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VST announces partnership with Sauder School for Executive Leadership

Posted on May 11, 2017 by Shannon

The Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to announce the formation of a unique pilot project with the Sauder School for Executive Leadership at the University of British Columbia. VST students will engage on a course of study to receive a Certificate in Effective Leadership from Sauder which will complement their VST educational experience. Principal . . .


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VST announces major scholarship funding

Posted on May 10, 2017 by Shannon

The Vancouver School of Theology is delighted to announce the establishment of the ‘Chancellors’ Scholarship’. Each recipient will be distinguished as a ‘VST Chancellor’s Scholar’. This award, the largest offered by VST to date, is established to assist two final year students who have demonstrated great promise for ministry to complete their studies in a . . .


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Principal’s 2017 Address to Convocation

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Welcome to the 46th annual convocation of the Vancouver School of Theology. Chancellor Clarke, Chair of the Board, Michael Francis, distinguished guests, faculty, alumni, graduates and friends, what a pleasure to report to you on this happy occasion. Thank you to Christ Church Cathedral, especially to Dean Peter Elliott, The Rev. Marnie Peterson and Rupert . . .


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Vancouver School of Theology announces recipients of 2017 Honorary Doctorates

Posted on February 27, 2017 by Shannon

ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU and THE REV. CHRIS FERGUSON Vancouver School of Theology is pleased to announce the recipients of VST`s 2017 Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and The Rev. Chris Ferguson. Ordained a priest in 1966, ARCHBISHOP DESMOND TUTU taught theology in South Africa prior to being appointed Dean of St. Mary’s Cathedral . . .


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