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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, and currently as Chancellor. 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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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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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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