Thomas Collins - A scholar priest

  • February 13, 2012

Thomas Collins began his education in St. Stanislaw’s School in the shadow of Our Lady Immaculate Church in Guelph. High school was just across the way at Bishop Macdonell High School. At every stage, it has been a thoroughly Catholic education.

o 1969 — Bachelor of Arts (English), St. Jerome College, Waterloo, Ont.
o 1973 — Bachelor of Theology (B.Th), St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont.
o 1973 — M.A. in English, University of Western Ontario, London, Ont.
o 1978 — Licentiate in Sacred Scripture (S.S.L), Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome.
o 1978 — Lecturer, Department of English, King’s College, University of Western Ontario.
o 1986 —  Doctorate in Theology (S.T.D.), Gregorian University, Rome. 
Dissertation: “Apocalypse 22:6-21 as the Focal Point of Moral Teaching and Exhortation in the Apocalypse.”

Honorary Doctorates
o 2007 — Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa), University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.
o 2008 — Doctor of Humane Letters, Niagara University, Niagara, N.Y.

His teaching career also includes:
o 1978 — Lecturer in Scripture, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont.
o 1985 — Associate Professor of Scripture, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont.
o 1989 — Associate Editor, Discover the Bible.
o 1992 — Dean of Theology, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont.
o 1992 — Vice-Rector, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont.
o 1995 — Rector, St. Peter’s Seminary, London, Ont.
o 1999 — Chairman, Newman Theological College Board of Governors, Edmonton.
o 1999 — Chairman, St. Joseph’s College Board of Governors, University of Alberta, Edmonton.
o 2007 —  Chancellor, University of St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto.
o 2007 —  Chancellor, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto.
o 2007 —  Chair of the Board of Governors, St. Augustine’s Seminary, Toronto.
o 2007 —  Chair of the Board of Directors, Redemptoris Mater Missionary Seminary, Toronto.

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