President's Report 2006 |

Journal celebrates 20 years

From left: Richard Buehler, past editor; Dr. Patrick O'Flaherty, founder and past editor; Dr. James Hiller, current editor; Irene Whitfield, managing editor; and Dr. Thomas Nemec, past editor.

After two decades, one of this province's most respected academic journals is still going strong.

In fact, it has a new name, a new look and there are plans to start digitizing its entire collection of articles and book reviews to post on its Web site.

The former Newfoundland Studies is now officially known as Newfoundland and Labrador Studies. The revamped journal includes a beautifully-designed glossy colour cover, which is not only eye-catching but provides information about each edition's contents.

In honour of its 20th anniversary, a reception was held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2006 in Memorial University's INCO Innovation Centre.

Past editors, writers and current staff were on hand for the event.

Dr. James Hiller, editor of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies, discusses the journal's importance.

Dr. Ronald Rompkey, chair of the journal's editorial committee, discusses how the journal has changed in 20 years.

(Originally posted on on Jan 31, 2006)