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The following Toronto School of Theology students are the 2022 recipients of TST Board of Trustees scholarships, awards and bursaries. Congratulations to all!

Donald Cameron Memorial Award

This award honours the memory of Donald Cameron, who served TST in a number of capacities over many years including Chair of the Board of Trustees and Chair of the Development Committee. Donald had a deep commitment to the wider community beyond the Church, and this award recognizes activities by a student during his/her basic degree program which engage the wider community.

  • Awarded to:  Rada Abdo, a Master of Pastoral Studies (MPS) student at Emmanuel College

Gordon Farquharson Scholarship

The Board of Governors of Knox College is pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Ernest van Eck to be the new Principal of Knox College. Dr. van Eck is an ordained minister, an academic administrator, and a teacher and researcher in theology.

Dr. van Eck’s nomination follows an extensive search for candidates within and beyond The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC). He was the unanimous choice of the Search Committee and the Knox College Board of Governors to be the next Principal. His nomination is subject to approval by the PCC General Assembly at its meeting in June. If approved, it is expected that Dr. van Eck will commence his term as Principal in Fall 2022.

The Toronto Journal of Theology (TJT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Wendy Cranston as its new Assistant to the Editors for 2022–2023. Wendy is a third-year conjoint PhD in Theological Studies student at Emmanuel College.

The position is funded in large part from an endowment in memory of Allan L. Beattie, QC, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Toronto School of Theology (TST) for many years. The Assistant to the Editors of the Toronto Journal of Theology works with the General Editor, book review editors, reviewers, University of Toronto Press, and TST staff to administer the book review process and provide general editorial support.

The Three-Minute Thesis is an internationally recognized competition for graduate students to present their scholarly activity in three minutes or less. The challenge is to present complex research in an accessible and compelling way with the optional assistance of one static PowerPoint slide. Created in 2008 at the University of Queensland, Australia, the competition celebrates innovative graduate student research while promoting communication, public speaking, and storytelling skills.

Twenty TST graduate students participated in the first round of the competition on March 25, and six students moved on to the final round on April 25. The final competition was judged by trustees from the TST Board of Trustees and was attended by faculty and students. TST’s prizes are commensurate with other Three-Minute Thesis competitions.

The winners of the Monday, April 25 Three-Minute Thesis finals are: