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Dr. Heather F. Clarke

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Posted on August 1, 2014 by VST

Heather F. Clarke, PhD (Nursing), is Principal of Health & Nursing Policy, Research & Evaluation. She consults to government, health authorities, First Nations Tribal Councils, and nursing organizations, nationally and internationally.

Heather has served on the Vancouver School of Theology Board of Governors since 2008, as chair from 2010 – 2014. She is active on VST’s Indigenous Studies Centre Native Ministry Consortium and the Yuuhadaax partnership.

Heather has served on other boards including: International Nursing Honors Society Sigma Theta Tau, BC Council for Families, Canadian Nurses Foundation, Vancouver Opera, Vancouver Opera Guild and Shaughnessy Heights United Church. Currently she is on the boards of the Bill Reid Foundation (Chair of the Governance Committee), Vancouver Opera Foundation (Chair of the Amatori Committee for Planned Giving) and provides leadership to the Shaughnessy Heights United Church’s Reconciliation-Reconnoiter Initiative to promote “right relations.”

When not volunteering or consulting, Heather enjoys the challenges of water colour painting, singing in the church choir and being in the outdoors – cycling, hiking, and walking!


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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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