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Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Newfoundland


Founded: 1925
Became a Shastri Member: 2006

Current President: Eddy Campbell (acting)

Number of faculty/staff: 2,500
Approximate annual enrollment: 17,500

Member Representative: Dr. Patricia Dold

Dr. Patricia Dold is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Memorial University of Newfoundland and begins a three year term as Head of Gender Studies at Memorial in 2013. Her main areas of research and teaching are South Asian religions and gender and religion, with particular focus on Hindu traditions. Her academic training and her research have included periods of study in Varanasi and Guwahati, once as a doctoral fellow of the Shastri Institute, and more recently as a faculty research fellow funded by Shastri. She has served as Memorial’s representative to the Shastri Institute since 2007.

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