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Bishop Colin Campbell

Doctor of Letters

Bishop Campbell will receive an honorary doctorate of letters in recognition of his distinguished service to the community, his part in the founding of the Atlantic School of Theology, and for his role in communicating the new ideas generated by the Vatican II Council.

Bishop Campbell graduated from Saint Mary’s in 1952. He was on the Board of Governors for fourteen years and served as Chairman from 1978 to 1983. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1956, and served in a number of Nova Scotia parishes. He was the first Director of Social Services for the Archdiocese of Halifax and served as Vicar General of that diocese for eleven years. He has taught at many local institutions, including the Maritime School of Social Work.

Prior to his appointment as Bishop of Antigonish, Monsignor Campbell was one of the spiritual directors of Saint Augustine’s Seminary in Toronto. He was ordained seventh Bishop of the Diocese of Antigonish on the 19 March 1987.