The Toronto School of Theology recently anounced the recipients of the 2014 scholarships and awards. Wycliffe College is delighted to see that two of our doctoral students have been chosen to receive awards.
The first, the Margaret E. Fleck Scholarship which was established in honour of the Rev. Margaret E. Fleck, an Anglican priest and graduate of Trinity College. The scholarship is awarded for academic excellence and demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively to the broader community, is awarded to Jamie Hussain.
Jamie is a ThD candidate in Pastoral Theology with a particular research interest in the Scriptural understanding of issues relating to people with disabilities. Since 2002 he has served on the staff of Christian Horizons, a non-profit, faith-based charitable organization serving persons with developmental disabilities. (His work there has been very part-time since beginning his doctoral studies.) His capacity to communicate to wider constituencies has been demonstrated by his various work as a youth pastor, teacher of adult bible study, and congregational minister, as well as his communication functions for Christian Horizons.
The second Scholarship, Gordon Farquharson Scholarship which was established in honour of Gordon Farquharson, who assisted in the incorporation of TST in 1965–1970, and also in the incorporation of its predecessor organization. The scholarship is made possible by an endowment contributed by The Ralph M. Barford Foundation. The scholarship is awarded annually to a doctoral student on the basis of academic excellence, is given to Ian Vaillancourt.
Ian is a ThD student in Old Testament. His research focus is the Hebrew Psalter, especially its canonical shape and understanding of the Messiah. Before entering doctoral studies, Ian served as the Senior Pastor of Binbrook Baptist Church in a suburb of Hamilton, Ontario.