Associate Professor, School of Education, Bishop’s University
What is the current focus of your research?
My main research project currently centres on an historical analysis of separate schooling in Canada, analysing the influence of Section 93 of the Canadian Constitution, which guarantees religious schooling to certain parts of the Canadian population. I’m examining its impact on the development of public schooling and asking why certain provinces continue to protect separate schooling. A contemporary debate, but I try to understand the 19th century context within which it was imagined and how courts have since interpreted Section 93.