Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador studies

UCD Centre for Canadian Studies & the Craig Dobbin Chair Present Canadian Studies Seminar Series 2020
“Why do we dismiss voters as Incompetent when they disagree with us? Canada, Newfoundland, and Confederation, 1867-1949”

“Why do we dismiss voters as Incompetent when they disagree with us? Canada, Newfoundland, and Confederation, 1867-1949”
Craig Dobbin Professor Raymond Blake
University of Regina, Canada

 

 

Dr Felicity Kelliher, Dobbin Atlantic Scholar 2019

 

Project: Developing a rural social enterprise education and research framework – Ireland’s Southeast and Newfoundland are primarily rural and benefit from a strategic approach to rural community engagement. Working with colleagues at Memorial University Newfoundland, our objective is to develop a rural social enterprise education and research framework in pursuit of sustainable community development. Social enterprise is an embedded voluntary organisation who applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in the financial, social and environmental well-being in its rural community.

Short bio: Dr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON Research Centre at the School of Business, WIT. Her research focuses on rural small business learning and management capability development.

Rural Routes Podcast, Harris Centre, Memorial University Newfoundland.

 

S3E7 – Rural Innovation in Ireland

 

A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic institutions on projects that range from implementation of broadband internet access, to agro-tourism, to intellectual capital vouchers. In this episode of Rural Routes you’ll hear from Dr. Felicity Kelliher at the Waterford Institute of Technology on rural innovation in Ireland.

Click here: http://ruralroutespodcasts.com/?p=2207

Rural Spark Podcast

 

How the Irish do it: Rural innovation on the Emerald Isle

 

Helen Murphy, a rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur spoke with Dr. Felicity Kelliher to learn about how Ireland fosters rural innovation. Dr Kelliher is a co-chair of the RIKON research group from the South East of Ireland that explores and nurtures growth for small businesses.

Click here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/246454/1337608

Ktaqamkuk Across The Water Thar Muir – published by the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Presentation by Mr John Maher, President of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland and Chairperson of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies delivered at the School of Humanities (WIT) – November 2018

Newfoundland and Canada – Places, People, Partners, & Prospects

Poc na nGael: How the Irish created ice hockey in Canada

 

Showing at 13:15-14:00 in the T&L auditorium, Thursday 7th March
Ice hockey is a national obsession in Canada. This fascinating documentary ‘Poc na nGael’ reveals how the Irish created the sport and played a key role in developing the game from its inception on a frozen pond in Nova Scotia to the modern arenas of today. Our story is presented by hurling legend Ger Loughnane who travels across the country to uncover the story of the Irish in Canada through the sport of hockey. What he reveals is the incredible contribution of Irish immigrants in creating and developing a sport that would help define the new nation of Canada.
Directed by Éamonn Ó Cualáin, Focas Films

Mr John Coleman, Agent-General for Québec; Clr. John Cummins, Deputy Mayor of Waterford City & County Council; Mr. John Maher, President of ACSI and Chairperson of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology

Recent additions to the Collection

 

Caught / Lisa Moore
Galore / Michael Crummey
The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports / Anna Kearney Guigné
Beyond National Dreams – essays on Canadian citizenship and Nationalism / Edited by Andrew Nurse & Raymond B Blake
Social Fabric or Patchwork Quilt – The development of Social Policy in Canada / Edited by Raymond B Blake & Jeffrey A Keshen
The Beothuks or Red Indians / James P Howley
Selected Verse of Thomas D’Arcy McGee / Sean Virgo (editor)
A Map of Glass / Jane Urquhart
The Thousand Year Path / Robert McGhee
A History of The Nature Conservancy of Canada / Bill Freedman
Canadian Women & the Struggle for Equality / Lorna R Marsden
The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian literature / edited by William Toye
The Newfoundland diaspora – Mapping the literature of out migration / Jennifer Bowering Delisle
Island – collected stories / Alistair MacLeod
No Great Mischief / Alistair MacLeod
The Canadian Heritage Cookbook / Edna McCann
The Best of Canada / Jeff Hutcheson
Landscapes and Landmarks of Canada: real, imagined,(re)viewed / Maeve Conrick et al.
Changing Heaven / Jane Urquhart
Sport in Canada : a History / Don Morrow
A Concise History of Christianity in Canada / Terence Murphy
A History of Canada in 10 Maps / Adam Shoalts
The Truth about Stories – a native narrative / Thomas King
Robert Bond – the greatest Newfoundlander / Ted Rowe
Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador / Edward Butts
Edge – Essays, Reviews, Interviews / Mary Dalton
The Promise of Canada / Charlotte Gray
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii : Bill Reid’s Masterpiece / Ulli Stetzer
If this is your land, where are your stories? / / J. Edward Chamberlin
The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Bartlett / Maura Hanrahan
Wild Pieces / Catherine Hogan Safer
Dressing Up for the Carnival / Carol Shields
Half Breed / Maria Campbell
Thirty Indian Legends of Canada / Margaret Bemister
Settler – identity & colonialism in 21st Century Canada / Emma Battell & Adam J Barker
The Canadian Constitution / Adam Dodek

Presentation delivered by the Chair of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at the Economics Visiting Speaker Series – MUN

 

On July 9, 2018 Mr John Maher, Chair of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology delivered a presentation at the Economics Visiting Speaker Series at Memorial University Newfoundland.

The presentation is titled “Examining the Role of Residential Property as a Basis for Augmenting Income in Retirement.” and is available by clicking here.

Abstract: With changes in life expectancy, rates of interest, labour force participation, the nature of work patterns, family size, savings capacity and housing costs, pension provision in the public and private sector has evolved in recent years. The financial crisis in 2008/09 accentuated the pressure on many pension systems. There is a need for a systemic approach to reform and recalibration of pension systems and has been manifested in increasing the normal retirement age, increasing contribution levels, the introduction of mandatory contribution routines, a shift to defined contribution type schemes, greater scrutiny of costs associated with schemes, changes in contribution thresholds, and review of the relationship between contribution history and benefit levels. Given the importance of residential property in the household balance sheet, DG Employment and Social Affairs commissioned this research project to examine possibilities for some households to utilise property-based equity as a basis for enhancing the cash flows available for retirement consumption. This presentation will provide an overview of the research process, findings, and conclusions from this project.

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) EU-Canada

CETA is a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada. It makes it easier to export goods and services, benefitting people and businesses in both the EU and Canada.
Learn more about CETA by clicking here http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ceta/
Presentation available from here.

Irish Language Programme 2018-19 – Call for applications

Each year, with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland Canada University Foundation appoints a number of Irish Language Instructors to work in their partner universities in Canada.

This programme exists to support the development and growth of the Irish language in Canada. As such, the role of the Irish Language Instructor is twofold; she/he is engaged to teach the Irish Language within the university, and to support the development of the Irish Language in the wider community.

The completed application must be submitted to ICUF before 5pm, Monday 12th February. To find out more information on this scheme, click here.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Canadian Literature Journal themed “Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings”

This special issue invites scholars of Canadian literature from around the globe to engage critically with any aspect of Canadian literary production, dissemination, or reception. Essays should implicitly bring to view the two-way direction of reading and writing Canadian literature globally, demonstrating the porosity of transnational scholarship as well as advancing innovative perspectives that may contribute to the rescaling of the field. Submissions should be uploaded to Canadian Literature’s online submissions system (OJS) by the deadline of May 15, 2018.

Background

Waterford and it’s surrounding hinterland have a unique connection with the Newfoundland and Labrador region in Canada. Migration from the South East to this region can be traced back to pre-famine times. From the 18th century onwards thousands of people left Ireland to work on the cod fishing industry, initially staying for a fishing season or two at a time before returning to their homelands in Ireland. Over time this migration became more permanent and people set up homes and roots in this challenging but lucrative environment.

The tales of adventure are recounted by Donncha Rua Mac Conmara (1715-1810) in his poem Eachtra Giolla an Amaráin (The adventures of an unfortunate man). The following documentary ‘The Forgotten Irish’ gives a fascinating insight into the diaspora in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

The Forgotten Irish – Radharc Documentary RTÉ

 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Room

The Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Room was officially opened in the Luke Wadding Library in June 2014 by Professor Robin Elliott a faculty member at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the then Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin.

To mark the event, Professor Elliott delivered a lecture entitled ‘Some Reflections on the Musical Heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador’.

Traditionally the Institute has played a key role in maintaining and strengthening links between the two communities. Going forward, this designated Newfoundland and Labrador Studies room (LB32), equipped with mounted shelving and other display facilities will facilitate access to primary and secondary specialised Newfoundland and Labrador materials. The ultimate goal would be the development of a module in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at the Institute.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Kieran Cronin
Telephone: (051) 302839
E-mail: [email protected]

GUIDES OR FORMS:

Waterford 1100 – Schools Competition Presentation
Steps to submitting Waterford 1100 files to shared folder on Dropbox
Craig Dobbin Scholarship to Memorial University Newfoundland 2015-16
Reflections of a Craig Dobbin Scholar – Christine Casey

EXTERNAL LINKS:

John Ennis – Documentary on One 
Newfoundland & Labrador Studies Room Collection Catalogue 
Newfoundland & Labrador Studies journal (2007 to present) 
CBC Books 

 

“Why do we dismiss voters as Incompetent when they disagree with us? Canada, Newfoundland, and Confederation, 1867-1949”

Craig Dobbin Professor Raymond Blake
University of Regina, Canada

 

Dr Felicity Kelliher, Dobbin Atlantic Scholar 2019

 

Project: Developing a rural social enterprise education and research framework – Ireland’s Southeast and Newfoundland are primarily rural and benefit from a strategic approach to rural community engagement. Working with colleagues at Memorial University Newfoundland, our objective is to develop a rural social enterprise education and research framework in pursuit of sustainable community development. Social enterprise is an embedded voluntary organisation who applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in the financial, social and environmental well-being in its rural community.

Short bio: Dr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON Research Centre at the School of Business, WIT. Her research focuses on rural small business learning and management capability development.

Rural Routes Podcast, Harris Centre, Memorial University Newfoundland.

 

S3E7 – Rural Innovation in Ireland

 

A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic institutions on projects that range from implementation of broadband internet access, to agro-tourism, to intellectual capital vouchers. In this episode of Rural Routes you’ll hear from Dr. Felicity Kelliher at the Waterford Institute of Technology on rural innovation in Ireland.

Click here: http://ruralroutespodcasts.com/?p=2207

Rural Spark Podcast

 

How the Irish do it: Rural innovation on the Emerald Isle

 

Helen Murphy, a rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur spoke with Dr. Felicity Kelliher to learn about how Ireland fosters rural innovation. Dr Kelliher is a co-chair of the RIKON research group from the South East of Ireland that explores and nurtures growth for small businesses.

Click here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/246454/1337608

Ktaqamkuk Across The Water Thar Muir – published by the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Presentation by Mr John Maher, President of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland and Chairperson of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies delivered at the School of Humanities (WIT) – November 2018

Newfoundland and Canada – Places, People, Partners, & Prospects

Poc na nGael: How the Irish created ice hockey in Canada

 

Showing at 13:15-14:00 in the T&L auditorium, Thursday 7th March
Ice hockey is a national obsession in Canada. This fascinating documentary ‘Poc na nGael’ reveals how the Irish created the sport and played a key role in developing the game from its inception on a frozen pond in Nova Scotia to the modern arenas of today. Our story is presented by hurling legend Ger Loughnane who travels across the country to uncover the story of the Irish in Canada through the sport of hockey. What he reveals is the incredible contribution of Irish immigrants in creating and developing a sport that would help define the new nation of Canada.
Directed by Éamonn Ó Cualáin, Focas Films

Mr John Coleman, Agent-General for Québec; Clr. John Cummins, Deputy Mayor of Waterford City & County Council; Mr. John Maher, President of ACSI and Chairperson of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology

Recent additions to the Collection

 

Caught / Lisa Moore
Galore / Michael Crummey
The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports / Anna Kearney Guigné
Beyond National Dreams – essays on Canadian citizenship and Nationalism / Edited by Andrew Nurse & Raymond B Blake
Social Fabric or Patchwork Quilt – The development of Social Policy in Canada / Edited by Raymond B Blake & Jeffrey A Keshen
The Beothuks or Red Indians / James P Howley
Selected Verse of Thomas D’Arcy McGee / Sean Virgo (editor)
A Map of Glass / Jane Urquhart
The Thousand Year Path / Robert McGhee
A History of The Nature Conservancy of Canada / Bill Freedman
Canadian Women & the Struggle for Equality / Lorna R Marsden
The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian literature / edited by William Toye
The Newfoundland diaspora – Mapping the literature of out migration / Jennifer Bowering Delisle
Island – collected stories / Alistair MacLeod
No Great Mischief / Alistair MacLeod
The Canadian Heritage Cookbook / Edna McCann
The Best of Canada / Jeff Hutcheson
Landscapes and Landmarks of Canada: real, imagined,(re)viewed / Maeve Conrick et al.
Changing Heaven / Jane Urquhart
Sport in Canada : a History / Don Morrow
A Concise History of Christianity in Canada / Terence Murphy
A History of Canada in 10 Maps / Adam Shoalts
The Truth about Stories – a native narrative / Thomas King
Robert Bond – the greatest Newfoundlander / Ted Rowe
Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador / Edward Butts
Edge – Essays, Reviews, Interviews / Mary Dalton
The Promise of Canada / Charlotte Gray
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii : Bill Reid’s Masterpiece / Ulli Stetzer
If this is your land, where are your stories? / / J. Edward Chamberlin
The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Bartlett / Maura Hanrahan
Wild Pieces / Catherine Hogan Safer
Dressing Up for the Carnival / Carol Shields
Half Breed / Maria Campbell
Thirty Indian Legends of Canada / Margaret Bemister
Settler – identity & colonialism in 21st Century Canada / Emma Battell & Adam J Barker
The Canadian Constitution / Adam Dodek

Presentation delivered by the Chair of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at the Economics Visiting Speaker Series – MUN

 

On July 9, 2018 Mr John Maher, Chair of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology delivered a presentation at the Economics Visiting Speaker Series at Memorial University Newfoundland.

The presentation is titled “Examining the Role of Residential Property as a Basis for Augmenting Income in Retirement.” and is available by clicking here.

Abstract: With changes in life expectancy, rates of interest, labour force participation, the nature of work patterns, family size, savings capacity and housing costs, pension provision in the public and private sector has evolved in recent years. The financial crisis in 2008/09 accentuated the pressure on many pension systems. There is a need for a systemic approach to reform and recalibration of pension systems and has been manifested in increasing the normal retirement age, increasing contribution levels, the introduction of mandatory contribution routines, a shift to defined contribution type schemes, greater scrutiny of costs associated with schemes, changes in contribution thresholds, and review of the relationship between contribution history and benefit levels. Given the importance of residential property in the household balance sheet, DG Employment and Social Affairs commissioned this research project to examine possibilities for some households to utilise property-based equity as a basis for enhancing the cash flows available for retirement consumption. This presentation will provide an overview of the research process, findings, and conclusions from this project.

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) EU-Canada

CETA is a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada. It makes it easier to export goods and services, benefitting people and businesses in both the EU and Canada.
Learn more about CETA by clicking here http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ceta/
Presentation available from here.

Irish Language Programme 2018-19 – Call for applications

Each year, with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland Canada University Foundation appoints a number of Irish Language Instructors to work in their partner universities in Canada.

This programme exists to support the development and growth of the Irish language in Canada. As such, the role of the Irish Language Instructor is twofold; she/he is engaged to teach the Irish Language within the university, and to support the development of the Irish Language in the wider community.

The completed application must be submitted to ICUF before 5pm, Monday 12th February. To find out more information on this scheme, click here.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Canadian Literature Journal themed “Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings”

This special issue invites scholars of Canadian literature from around the globe to engage critically with any aspect of Canadian literary production, dissemination, or reception. Essays should implicitly bring to view the two-way direction of reading and writing Canadian literature globally, demonstrating the porosity of transnational scholarship as well as advancing innovative perspectives that may contribute to the rescaling of the field. Submissions should be uploaded to Canadian Literature’s online submissions system (OJS) by the deadline of May 15, 2018.

Background

Waterford and it’s surrounding hinterland have a unique connection with the Newfoundland and Labrador region in Canada. Migration from the South East to this region can be traced back to pre-famine times. From the 18th century onwards thousands of people left Ireland to work on the cod fishing industry, initially staying for a fishing season or two at a time before returning to their homelands in Ireland. Over time this migration became more permanent and people set up homes and roots in this challenging but lucrative environment.

The tales of adventure are recounted by Donncha Rua Mac Conmara (1715-1810) in his poem Eachtra Giolla an Amaráin (The adventures of an unfortunate man). The following documentary ‘The Forgotten Irish’ gives a fascinating insight into the diaspora in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

The Forgotten Irish – Radharc Documentary RTÉ

 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Room

The Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Room was officially opened in the Luke Wadding Library in June 2014 by Professor Robin Elliott a faculty member at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the then Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin.

To mark the event, Professor Elliott delivered a lecture entitled ‘Some Reflections on the Musical Heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador’.

Traditionally the Institute has played a key role in maintaining and strengthening links between the two communities. Going forward, this designated Newfoundland and Labrador Studies room (LB32), equipped with mounted shelving and other display facilities will facilitate access to primary and secondary specialised Newfoundland and Labrador materials. The ultimate goal would be the development of a module in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at the Institute.

CONTACT DETAILS:

Kieran Cronin
Telephone: (051) 302839
E-mail: [email protected]

GUIDES OR FORMS:

Waterford 1100 – Schools Competition Presentation
Steps to submitting Waterford 1100 files to shared folder on Dropbox
Craig Dobbin Scholarship to Memorial University Newfoundland 2015-16
Reflections of a Craig Dobbin Scholar – Christine Casey

EXTERNAL LINKS:

John Ennis – Documentary on One 
Newfoundland & Labrador Studies Room Collection Catalogue 
Newfoundland & Labrador Studies journal (2007 to present) 
CBC Books 

 

“Why do we dismiss voters as Incompetent when they disagree with us? Canada, Newfoundland, and Confederation, 1867-1949”

Craig Dobbin Professor Raymond Blake
University of Regina, Canada

 

Dr Felicity Kelliher, Dobbin Atlantic Scholar 2019

 

Project: Developing a rural social enterprise education and research framework – Ireland’s Southeast and Newfoundland are primarily rural and benefit from a strategic approach to rural community engagement. Working with colleagues at Memorial University Newfoundland, our objective is to develop a rural social enterprise education and research framework in pursuit of sustainable community development. Social enterprise is an embedded voluntary organisation who applies commercial strategies to maximize improvements in the financial, social and environmental well-being in its rural community.

Short bio: Dr Felicity Kelliher is a Senior Lecturer in Management and co-chair of the RIKON Research Centre at the School of Business, WIT. Her research focuses on rural small business learning and management capability development.

Rural Routes Podcast, Harris Centre, Memorial University Newfoundland.

 

S3E7 – Rural Innovation in Ireland

 

A growing population, opportunities in a variety of industries and sectors, focus on experience and food, and a drive to find new and better ways of doing just about anything? If you think this describes a trendy metropolis, think again. Rural Ireland is creating a range of innovative rural development strategies that bring together residents, industry, civil sector and academic institutions on projects that range from implementation of broadband internet access, to agro-tourism, to intellectual capital vouchers. In this episode of Rural Routes you’ll hear from Dr. Felicity Kelliher at the Waterford Institute of Technology on rural innovation in Ireland.

Click here: http://ruralroutespodcasts.com/?p=2207

Rural Spark Podcast

 

How the Irish do it: Rural innovation on the Emerald Isle

 

Helen Murphy, a rural newspaper editor and entrepreneur spoke with Dr. Felicity Kelliher to learn about how Ireland fosters rural innovation. Dr Kelliher is a co-chair of the RIKON research group from the South East of Ireland that explores and nurtures growth for small businesses.

Click here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/246454/1337608

Ktaqamkuk Across The Water Thar Muir – published by the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Presentation by Mr John Maher, President of the Association of Canadian Studies in Ireland and Chairperson of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies delivered at the School of Humanities (WIT) – November 2018

Newfoundland and Canada – Places, People, Partners, & Prospects

Poc na nGael: How the Irish created ice hockey in Canada

 

Showing at 13:15-14:00 in the T&L auditorium, Thursday 7th March
Ice hockey is a national obsession in Canada. This fascinating documentary ‘Poc na nGael’ reveals how the Irish created the sport and played a key role in developing the game from its inception on a frozen pond in Nova Scotia to the modern arenas of today. Our story is presented by hurling legend Ger Loughnane who travels across the country to uncover the story of the Irish in Canada through the sport of hockey. What he reveals is the incredible contribution of Irish immigrants in creating and developing a sport that would help define the new nation of Canada.
Directed by Éamonn Ó Cualáin, Focas Films

Mr John Coleman, Agent-General for Québec; Clr. John Cummins, Deputy Mayor of Waterford City & County Council; Mr. John Maher, President of ACSI and Chairperson of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology

Recent additions to the Collection

 

Caught / Lisa Moore
Galore / Michael Crummey
The Forgotten Songs of the Newfoundland Outports / Anna Kearney Guigné
Beyond National Dreams – essays on Canadian citizenship and Nationalism / Edited by Andrew Nurse & Raymond B Blake
Social Fabric or Patchwork Quilt – The development of Social Policy in Canada / Edited by Raymond B Blake & Jeffrey A Keshen
The Beothuks or Red Indians / James P Howley
Selected Verse of Thomas D’Arcy McGee / Sean Virgo (editor)
A Map of Glass / Jane Urquhart
The Thousand Year Path / Robert McGhee
A History of The Nature Conservancy of Canada / Bill Freedman
Canadian Women & the Struggle for Equality / Lorna R Marsden
The Concise Oxford Companion to Canadian literature / edited by William Toye
The Newfoundland diaspora – Mapping the literature of out migration / Jennifer Bowering Delisle
Island – collected stories / Alistair MacLeod
No Great Mischief / Alistair MacLeod
The Canadian Heritage Cookbook / Edna McCann
The Best of Canada / Jeff Hutcheson
Landscapes and Landmarks of Canada: real, imagined,(re)viewed / Maeve Conrick et al.
Changing Heaven / Jane Urquhart
Sport in Canada : a History / Don Morrow
A Concise History of Christianity in Canada / Terence Murphy
A History of Canada in 10 Maps / Adam Shoalts
The Truth about Stories – a native narrative / Thomas King
Robert Bond – the greatest Newfoundlander / Ted Rowe
Ghost Stories of Newfoundland and Labrador / Edward Butts
Edge – Essays, Reviews, Interviews / Mary Dalton
The Promise of Canada / Charlotte Gray
The Spirit of Haida Gwaii : Bill Reid’s Masterpiece / Ulli Stetzer
If this is your land, where are your stories? / / J. Edward Chamberlin
The Arctic Life and Times of Captain Robert Bartlett / Maura Hanrahan
Wild Pieces / Catherine Hogan Safer
Dressing Up for the Carnival / Carol Shields
Half Breed / Maria Campbell
Thirty Indian Legends of Canada / Margaret Bemister
Settler – identity & colonialism in 21st Century Canada / Emma Battell & Adam J Barker
The Canadian Constitution / Adam Dodek

Presentation delivered by the Chair of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at the Economics Visiting Speaker Series – MUN

 

On July 9, 2018 Mr John Maher, Chair of the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at Waterford Institute of Technology delivered a presentation at the Economics Visiting Speaker Series at Memorial University Newfoundland.

The presentation is titled “Examining the Role of Residential Property as a Basis for Augmenting Income in Retirement.” and is available by clicking here.

Abstract: With changes in life expectancy, rates of interest, labour force participation, the nature of work patterns, family size, savings capacity and housing costs, pension provision in the public and private sector has evolved in recent years. The financial crisis in 2008/09 accentuated the pressure on many pension systems. There is a need for a systemic approach to reform and recalibration of pension systems and has been manifested in increasing the normal retirement age, increasing contribution levels, the introduction of mandatory contribution routines, a shift to defined contribution type schemes, greater scrutiny of costs associated with schemes, changes in contribution thresholds, and review of the relationship between contribution history and benefit levels. Given the importance of residential property in the household balance sheet, DG Employment and Social Affairs commissioned this research project to examine possibilities for some households to utilise property-based equity as a basis for enhancing the cash flows available for retirement consumption. This presentation will provide an overview of the research process, findings, and conclusions from this project.

Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) EU-Canada

CETA is a new trade agreement between the EU and Canada. It makes it easier to export goods and services, benefitting people and businesses in both the EU and Canada.
Learn more about CETA by clicking here http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/in-focus/ceta/
Presentation available from here.

Irish Language Programme 2018-19 – Call for applications

Each year, with the support of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland Canada University Foundation appoints a number of Irish Language Instructors to work in their partner universities in Canada.

This programme exists to support the development and growth of the Irish language in Canada. As such, the role of the Irish Language Instructor is twofold; she/he is engaged to teach the Irish Language within the university, and to support the development of the Irish Language in the wider community.

The completed application must be submitted to ICUF before 5pm, Monday 12th February. To find out more information on this scheme, click here.

 

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the Canadian Literature Journal themed “Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings”

This special issue invites scholars of Canadian literature from around the globe to engage critically with any aspect of Canadian literary production, dissemination, or reception. Essays should implicitly bring to view the two-way direction of reading and writing Canadian literature globally, demonstrating the porosity of transnational scholarship as well as advancing innovative perspectives that may contribute to the rescaling of the field. Submissions should be uploaded to Canadian Literature’s online submissions system (OJS) by the deadline of May 15, 2018.

Background

Waterford and it’s surrounding hinterland have a unique connection with the Newfoundland and Labrador region in Canada. Migration from the South East to this region can be traced back to pre-famine times. From the 18th century onwards thousands of people left Ireland to work on the cod fishing industry, initially staying for a fishing season or two at a time before returning to their homelands in Ireland. Over time this migration became more permanent and people set up homes and roots in this challenging but lucrative environment.

The tales of adventure are recounted by Donncha Rua Mac Conmara (1715-1810) in his poem Eachtra Giolla an Amaráin (The adventures of an unfortunate man). The following documentary ‘The Forgotten Irish’ gives a fascinating insight into the diaspora in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

The Forgotten Irish – Radharc Documentary RTÉ

 

The Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Room

The Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Room was officially opened in the Luke Wadding Library in June 2014 by Professor Robin Elliott a faculty member at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto and the then Craig Dobbin Professor of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin.

To mark the event, Professor Elliott delivered a lecture entitled ‘Some Reflections on the Musical Heritage of Newfoundland and Labrador’.

Traditionally the Institute has played a key role in maintaining and strengthening links between the two communities. Going forward, this designated Newfoundland and Labrador Studies room (LB32), equipped with mounted shelving and other display facilities will facilitate access to primary and secondary specialised Newfoundland and Labrador materials. The ultimate goal would be the development of a module in Newfoundland and Labrador Studies at the Institute.

GUIDES OR FORMS:

Waterford 1100 – Schools Competition Presentation
Steps to submitting Waterford 1100 files to shared folder on Dropbox
Craig Dobbin Scholarship to Memorial University Newfoundland 2015-16
Reflections of a Craig Dobbin Scholar – Christine Casey

EXTERNAL LINKS:

John Ennis – Documentary on One 
Newfoundland & Labrador Studies Room Collection Catalogue 
Newfoundland & Labrador Studies journal (2007 to present) 
CBC Books 

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