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Research on denominational education in Newfoundland and Labrador gains SSHRC support

Rebecca Ralph, a PhD candidate in the Department of History, was recently awarded the prestigious Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Doctoral Scholarship in the national SSHRC competition. Working under the supervision of Dr. David Marshall, Rebecca studies Christianity's role in shaping emerging nation states and society in 19th and early 20th century North America. Her dissertation examines how dynamic relationships between different denominations, colonial governments, and a diverse citizenry shaped the development and character of denominational education in Newfoundland and Labrador.


Rebecca graduated with an MA in Religious Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 2014. She is the author of “Travel and Trial: An Examination of the Establishment of an Anglican Community in the First Church of England Missions of Southern Labrador, 1848–1876.” Journal of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 30 2 (Fall 2015):187-219.