Ewart A. Pratt Post-Doctoral Fellowship in N.L. Military, Naval and Maritime History
Newfoundland and Labrador’s strategic location at the eastern edge of North America positioned the province to play a key role during the First and Second World Wars.
A new gift to the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences honours that history by inspiring new scholarship and research.
A donation from Dr. Kathleen LeGrow (Hon. LLD’14) will establish the endowment support fund for the Ewart A. Pratt Post-Doctoral Fellowship in N.L. Military, Naval and Maritime History in the Department of History at Memorial.
The gift honours Dr. LeGrow’s late father, Ewart Pratt, a successful businessman whose career was shaped by his service during the Second World War as an officer in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve.
The gift will play an important role both in supporting and adding to the work on local military, naval and maritime history happening in the faculty, which includes researchers in several Humanities and Social Sciences departments and Memorial University’s Maritime History Archive.