AST opens call for nominations for Honourary Doctor of Divinity and Associate
To be awarded at convocation 2024. Links below provide criteria and application forms.
- Call for Nominations - Honourary Doctor of Divinity 2024 (MS Word)
- Call for Nominations - Associate 2024 (MS Word)
- Closing date for nominations: January 10, 2024
AST Announces Exciting Launch of Bachelor of Theology Program
AST is thrilled to announce the launch of a Bachelor of Theology Program, adding to its theological education offerings and welcoming undergraduates to study theology and/or prepare for ministry. Students can study online and on our beautiful campus in Halifax. The 30-credit Bachelor of Theology can be completed in three years, even less if students opt to study year-round. This degree is perfect for those feeling called to lay or ordained ministry, and who want to develop pastoral skills and a critical understanding of Scripture as well as church history and theology. Read the full news release.
AST Announces Recipients for the
Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2023
The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award honours exceptional community outreach that is recognized as having provided significant benefit to the wider community. This outreach award is given to an individual whose honoured work is driven by their religious commitment to the faith tradition to which they belong. Having taken a break from this gathering during the COVID pandemic, the Atlantic School of Theology is honoured to be able to again host this celebration of the work of some truly remarkable people:
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The Honourable Mayann Francis Faith in Action Award 2023
- Call for Nominations (PDF)
- Information (PDF)
- Nomination Form: MS Word / PDF
- Consent Form: MS Word / PDF
- Submission deadline: July 14, 2023
AST Announces New President
Atlantic School of Theology (AST) is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Heather McCance as President of AST, effective August 1, 2023.
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Convocation Honourees 2023
Atlantic School of Theology (AST) is proud to announce that Cresco Principals Taleb Abidali and Hossein Mousavi will be receiving Honourary Degrees at the upcoming convocation ceremony on May 13, 2023.
AST will also honour the following as associates in recognition of previous service to the university.
- The Rev. Debra Burleson
- The Rev. Dr. William J D Close
- The Rev. Dr. Sally Shaw
- Cynthia Thomson
- Dr. Tom McIllwraith
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AST to receive $3 Million in Infrastructure Funding
On December 19, 2022, the Province of Nova Scotia announced that AST will be receiving $3 Million in Infrastructure funding to preserve and maintain student accommodations. This includes repairs to the brickwork, new plumbing, Wi-Fi system updates, and upgrades to the shared kitchen and bathroom facilities. It will also increase the number of spaces from 65 to 97. We are grateful to the Nova Scotia Government for this funding to help address the growing need for student accommodation.
The full press release is available here:
More Funding to Increase Housing Options for Post-Secondary Students - Government of Nova Scotia, Canada
AST Begins Search for New President
The search for a new president at Atlantic School of Theology (AST) has begun. Following an extensive community consultation process, the university welcomes applications and nominations for the position and has retained the services of the Griffith Group, which will conduct an inclusive, accessible, and welcoming hiring process that provides reasonable accommodation to all applicants. The Search Committee fully expects that the AST Board of Governors will be able to announce a successful candidate by June 2023.
Application details are available on the Griffith Group website: https://griffithgroup.ca/atlantic-school-theology-president/.
- The Rev. Linda Yates, Chair, AST Presidential Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jane Griffith, Managing Partner and Founder, Griffith Group, email@example.com
AST and ASTFA Reach a Tentative 3-Year Agreement
AST Students to Benefit from New Online Registration System
AST and Saint Mary’s University (SMU) are partnering on admissions and registration systems that will directly benefit students who register for courses and programs at AST. Read more about this exciting project!