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S. Karly Kehoe
RSC Council | President, College of New Scholars
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Year of Induction: 
2017
Mandate: 
2020-2022

BIOGRAPHY

Canada Research Chair in Atlantic Canada Communities, Saint Mary’s University

S. Karly Kehoe is the President of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. Her research focuses on religion, migration, and minority identities in the British Atlantic, and connected with this is a strong interest in sustainable development and rural change in Atlantic Canada. She is an advocate of research-led public engagement and, over the years, has developed and run several programs in Canada and Scotland that focus on bringing high-level humanities research into local high schools. She currently runs the SMU Emerging Researcher Program, a 12-week program for grades 11 and 12 students in rural Cape Breton. She also leads the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canada Studies and is an alumna of both the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland and the Global Young Academy – where she co-founded two important initiatives: the GYA’s At-Risk Scholar Program and the Young Academy of Scotland’s At-Risk Academic and Refugee Membership program. Karly is committed to science diplomacy and to undertaking research that inspires intellectual exchange and partnership across national borders and disciplinary boundaries. She holds a PhD from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and a B.A. (Hons.) from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia.

  • Convenor of the Scottish Historical Review Trust
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Societ