Donald Grayston Biography


Donald Grayston retires from undergraduate teaching of religious studies in the Humanities Department at Simon Fraser University and as director of the Institute for the Humanities there as of the end of the summer. He will continue to teach in the seniors program, the Pacific Jubilee Program at Vancouver School of Theology, and through the study tours in the Pilgrimage Program. His published work mainly concerns the life and work of Thomas Merton, and the literature of pilgrimage. Active in the peace movement since 1980, he has worked with churches, theological schools, community groups and universities in the search for peace which is essential in our time. He is also an Anglican priest, and is currently vicar of St Oswald's Anglican Church in Port Kells, Surrey, BC.

Donald also facilitated the First Annual British Columbia Peace Education Conference, Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Theme - Peace Ed 2004:  Building a Culture of Peace.  Website

Donald Grayston, PhD
Director, Institute for the Humanities
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, BC  V5A 1S6 
tel: 604/291-5516 / fax: 604/291-4504
website:  (Academic Programs - Humanities)