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Dr. Joseph Cherwinski

Dr. Joseph Cherwinski

Contact Information

Office - Dept. of History
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, A1C 5S7
Ph. - (709) 864-8441
E-mail at


B.A. 1964 University of Saskatchewan
Honours in Canadian and Modern European History

M.A. 1966 University of Saskatchewan
Thesis: "Formative Years of the Trade Union Movement in Saskatchewan, 1905-1920"

Ph.D. 1972 University of Alberta
Thesis: "Organized Labour in Saskatchewan: The T.L.C. Years, 1905-1945"


  • Winner of President's Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1997.

Employment at Memorial University of Newfoundland:

1971- Assistant Professor (1971-76)
Associate Professor (1976-Sept. 1988)
Professor 1988-present
Dept. of History, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Research Interests

  1. Western Canadian Settlements
  2. Agricultural History
  3. Weather and Social Change - emphasizing the 1906-7 winter in western Canada
  4. Religious Cults
  5. The Rural General Store and the Community it served