Magazine article Anglican Journal

Schools Award Honorary Degrees at Spring Convocation Ceremonies

Magazine article Anglican Journal

Schools Award Honorary Degrees at Spring Convocation Ceremonies

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Vancouver School of Theology celebrated the 20th anniversary of its native ministries program by awarding honorary doctorate degrees at its May 9 convocation to the program's founders, Archdeacon Ian MacKenzie and Rev. Cecil Corbett. Mr. MacKenzie, a retired priest in the diocese of Caledonia, is an adopted member of the Haida and Nisga'a nations and was a founding member of the Indian Ecumenical Conference and the Centre for Indian Scholars. Mr. Corbett, a member of the Nez Perce tribe of Idaho and a priest in the Presbyterian Church USA, is executive director of the National Indian Training and Research Centre in Phoenix.

In other ceremonies across the country:

* the University of Trinity College (with the University of Toronto) awarded honorary doctor of divinity degrees to bishops David Hamid and Colin Johnson. Bishop Hamid is the former regional mission co-ordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean for the Anglican Church of Canada. From 1996 to 2000, he served as director of ecumenical affairs and studies with the Anglican Consultative Council. In 2002 he was appointed suffragan bishop of the Church of England in Europe. Bishop Johnson was named the 11th bishop of Toronto in 2004. …

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