Centres And GroupsCentre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies

The Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies Group (CNLS)  was established in 2002 at the Waterford Institute of Technology under the leadership of Dr John Ennis. 

The main areas of research are cultural studies, heritage and enterprise development. This group was formed in tandem with the twinning of St. Johns, Newfoundland with Waterford City. It focused on the shared historical and cultural connections between the two regions.

The Centre for Newfoundland & Labrador Studies facilitates the maintenance and progression of the unique relationship that exists between Ireland and Newfoundland/ Labrador. It assists and advises on all areas of collaborate research across all college disciplines throughout southeast communities and nationally.

Although its remit is to facilitate the entire range of disciplines, the Centre currently concentrates on humanities, business and science.

Group Leader: Mr John Maher

Phone: +353 51 302457
Email: [email protected]

CNLS Fulltime Faculty Members

  • Mr John Maher BComm, Dip Prof Acc, MComm, AITI, FCA, Crt Qual Mgt

  • Mr Ray McGrath MA

  • Rev. Dr Christine O'Dowd Smith, PhD, MA, BA(Hons), HDE, Dip.Th

  • Dr Peter McLoughlin, BSc(1988), PhD(1992)

  • Dr Tom O'Toole BComm, MBS, PhD, FMII

  • Dr Colette Moloney PhD, BMus (hons), Dip CSM, LRSM, LLCM(TD), LTCL, ALCM

  • Mr Dermot Moore, FCCA

  • Dr Deirdre Nuttall, BA, MA, PhD

  • Dr Rachel Finnegan

  • Ms Bridget O’Connell, MA, BA (Mus), LLCM, ALCM(TD)  

CNLS Postgraduate Research

In the 2007/2008 academic year, there were 3 registered postgraduate students in the Centre for Newfoundland and Labrador Studies - all studying at Masters level.

CNLS Publications 2007-2008

Ennis, J., McKenzie, S. & Maggs, R. (2007) ‘The Echoing Years’ Anthology of  Contemporary Canadian and Irish Poetry. 0-9540281-6-3.