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Emmanuel College PhD Students Receive TST Board of Trustees Awards

May 08, 2023
Three Emmanuel College PhD students are recipients of 2023 TST Board of Trustees awards: (left to right) Hilla Lahtinen, Shauna Kubossek and Konnie Vissers.

(L-R) Hilla Lahtinen, Shauna Kubossek and Konnie Vissers.

Three Emmanuel College PhD students are recipients of this year's Toronto School of Theology (TST) Board of Trustees awards: Hilla Lahtinen, Shauna Kubossek and Konnie Vissers.

Hilla Lahtinen received the Marjorie Watson Powles Award. This award was established by the Board of Trustees in 2002 in honour of Dr. Marjorie Watson Powles to recognize her contribution to the lives and work of women active in the church. The award is available to a TST student who actively engages in community and congregational life, demonstrates academic excellence, and brings a feminist perspective to the study of theology.

Shauna Kubossek was awarded the Gordon M. Farquharson Scholarship for academic excellence. The scholarship was established in 2008 by the TST Board of Trustees 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 a gift of the Ralph M. Barford Foundation plus matching funds from the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS).

Konnie Vissers has received the Margaret E. Fleck Scholarship and the Donald Cameron Memorial Award.

Margaret E. Fleck Scholarship

This scholarship was established in 2006 by the Board of Trustees in honour of the Reverend Margaret E. Fleck, an Anglican priest and divinity graduate of Trinity College, and former member of the TST Board of Trustees. The award is funded by a gift of the Ralph M. Barford Foundation along with matching funds from the Ontario Trust for Student Support (OTSS). The scholarship is awarded for academic excellence and demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively to the broader community.

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 that engage the wider community.

Eunjung Shin, DMin student, has received a bursary from the J.T. Weir Memorial for academic excellence in the DMin program for a first-year student.

Please join us in congratulating Hilla, Shauna, Konnie and Eunjung!

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