2009-10 Professor Raymond Blake, University of Regina (Canadian History)
Raymond B. Blake is professor and head of the Department of History at the University of Regina. Previously, he was Director of the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University and Director of the Saskatchewan Institute of Public Policy. He has taught at a number of universities throughout Canada, and was Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies at Philipps-Universitat Marburg in Germany. His primary field of study is Canadian political history, but he has published broadly within that research field on such topics as Confederation, federalism, citizenship and national identity, and social policy. He has published and edited 16books, numerous book chapters, and articles in Canada’s leading academic journals, including the Canadian Historical Review and Acadiensis. His current project is a study of how Canada’s prime ministers have articulated a national identity for the country which is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canda.
2005-06 Professor Jane Koustas, Brock University (French-Canadian Literature)
2003-05 Professor Linda Cardinal, University of Ottawa (Political Science)
Linda Cardinal, professor at the School of Political Studies, is the Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie et les politiques publiques of the University of Ottawa. She is also known for her work on the themes of identity and citizenship in Canada and Québec politics as well as federalism, institutions, political représentations and the history of ideas. As an international expert who contributes to the research on Canada's francophone minorities in Canadian politics, she has also published numerous articles and directed several works related to these themes. From 2001 to 2004, she directed the journal of political science “Politique et societies.” In 2013, she was elected at the Royal Society of Canada. In 2014, she was nominated Chevalière in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques of the French Republic.
1999-2000 Professor Wayne Davies, University of Calgary (Canadian Geography)
Wayne Kenneth David Davies completed his Bachelor of Science and his Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D) at the University of Wales. Following appointments at the University of Southampton and University College of Swansea, Davies joined the Department of Geography at the University of Calgary in 1974. His publications include The Conceptual Revolution in Geography, Urban Social Structure: A Multivariate Structural Analysis of Cardiff and its Region and Writing Geographical Exploration: James and the Northwest Passage, 1631-33.
1998-99 Professor John Moss, University of Ottawa (Canadian Literature)
Professor John Moss, Professor Emeritus from the University of Ottawa, became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2005. He is author of several books, including Being Fiction (2001), The Paradox of Meaning: Cultural Poetics and Critical Fictions (1999), and Invisible Among the Ruins: Field Notes of a Canadian in Ireland (2000). He editedMargaret Atwood: The Open Eye (2006) and, with another Craig Dobbin Chair, Dr. Linda Morra, co-edited At the Speed of Light There is Only Illumination (2004).
1995-97 Professor Dennis Duffy of Innes College, University of Toronto (Canadian Literature)
During his inaugural period as Craig Dobbin Chair (1995-97), Dennis Duffy assumed tutorial and lectorial responsibilities in various UCD courses involving Canadian and American texts and plays on both the Belfield and Black rock campuses, and at Maynooth also. Extensive and frequent meetings with scholars and administrators, departmental and University shaped his daily routines, as he sought to make the presence of Canadian studies felt both at UCD and elsewhere (Maynooth, TCD, QUB, Edinburgh), as well as on RTE. Playing an active role in the annual conferences of the Irish Association of Canadian Studies, he also organized a conference on Irish and Canadian topics (peacekeeping), held at the Embassy of Canada. The conference - as well as a number of formal and informal gatherings - embodied the extensive ties forged between the Embassy and the CD Chair's presence, both on and off-campus. The first year of the Chair witnessed a Canadian studies week on the Belfield campus, featuring both local and prominent Canadian diplomatic and political Canadian figures.