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Congratulations to Prof. Emeritus Elizabeth Smyth, a recently-appointed Independent Trustee on the Toronto School of Theology Board of Trustees. Prof. Smyth received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the Canadian History of Education Association. Read more about this award and Prof. Smyth's numerous accomplishments here.

As well, congratulations to Dr. Karen Ruffle who is the University of Toronto's representative on the Toronto School of Theology Board of Trustees. Dr. Ruffle has been appointed the visiting al-Qasimi Professor of Islamic Studies, in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter, January through July 2023.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2023 entry into the Toronto School of Theology's conjoint graduate degree programs:

  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Theological Studies
  • Master of Arts (MA) in Theological Studies
  • Master of Theology (ThM)

And Summer 2023 entry:

  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Round one application packages for all programs are due by 12:00 pm, December 1, 2022; round two application packages are due by 12:00 pm, February 16, 2023.

More information about the PhD, MA, and ThM programs offered by the Toronto School of Theology and be found here, and how to apply can be found here.

The Toronto School of Theology (TST) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rev. Dr. Darren Dias, O.P., as the new Executive Director of TST. Dr. Dias, an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of St. Michael’s College Faculty of Theology, assumes his duties on September 1, 2022.

“Dr. Dias is a firm believer in the ecumenical mandate of the Toronto School of Theology and will offer strong leadership to our unique consortium of theologates,” says Rev. Dr. George Smith, CSB, who is Chair of TST’s Board of Trustees. “The board was unanimous in its decision and I am pleased to welcome him to TST.”

The first Faculty member from St. Michael’s to hold the position, Dr. Dias’s appointment to TST comes as the federation of St. Michael’s and Regis College is launched, a new venture in TST’s 52-year history, notes Regis-St. Michael’s Dean, Jaroslav Skira.