About Us

Founded in 1982 the Gorsebrook Research Institute (GRI) for Atlantic Canada at Saint Mary’s University (SMU) has been the regional hub for research and collaborative scholarship on Atlantic Canada. Our Atlantic Canada recognizes First Nation communities and heir land sovereignty, the ethnic and cultural diversity of those who were settled as part of forces immigration and colonization, and those who are by their own choice and agency.

Our primary goals are

  • To encourage and facilitate research on and for Atlantic Canada.
  • To foster awareness of the need for research on Atlantic Canada in all fields of study.
  • To facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation.
  • To facilitate cooperation between universities.
  • To facilitate cooperation and collaboration with external communities.