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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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2018 VST Honorary Doctorates

Posted on January 9, 2018 by Shannon

Vancouver School of Theology announces recipients of 2018 Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa: DR. MARIE WILSON and THE REV. JAMES SCOTT. Vancouver School of Theology is pleased to announce the recipients of VST`s 2018 Doctor of Divinity, Honoris Causa, Dr. Marie Wilson and The Rev. James Scott. Both Rev. Scott and Dr. Wilson have played a . . .


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VST receives $400K Henry Luce Foundation grant

Posted on December 4, 2017 by Shannon

Vancouver School of Theology is pleased to announce that the school is the recipient of a major grant of $400,000 from the Henry Luce Foundation. This grant will be dispersed to VST over two years from the Luce Fund for Theological Education in support of the implementation of the Teaching House that Moves Around.  This . . .


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Reflections on the Reformation

Posted on December 1, 2017 by Shannon

Canadian Bruce Gordon, Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, offers some important thoughts around the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  He writes “Reformation principals of a radical challenge to authorities, the questioning of established doctrines, and adherence to the Word are evident in Africa, Asia and South America.”  He makes the provocative suggestion that “Many . . .


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VST Announces Partnership with Huron University College

Posted on October 26, 2017 by Shannon

Vancouver School of Theology and Huron University College announce an affiliation for theological education designed for ministry candidates in The United Church of Canada. Students in the London, Ontario area can now study locally while enrolled at Vancouver School of Theology in distance education. The VST program at Huron is a 90 credit degree. It . . .


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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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