Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gatto Chair of Christian Studies

The Father Edo Gatto Chair of Christian Studies was established in honour of Father Edo Gatto, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, who died tragically as the result of a motor vehicle accident in December 1991.  The objective of the Gatto Chair of Christian Studies, which is supported by an Endowment Fund, is to provide an opportunity for the scholarly exploration of Christianity from all perspectives: artistic; historical, literary; philosophical; social; scientific; and theological.

Research Chairs

Research Grants for Faculty

Terms of Reference


Research Chairs

Any department or combination of departments in the Faculty of Arts is eligible to host a Christian Studies Professor, who shall be a scholar, writer or artist who will continue to teach, to do research or engage in creative work while in residence at the University.  Although members of the University faculty shall not normally be candidates for appointment to the Chair, such an appointment may be made under specific circumstances such as a leave replacement or as a "bridge" to a tenured appointment in a department, if that department is scheduled for a faculty replacement through retirement, especially if the department plans to make an emphasis shift in its course offerings.

The appointee to the Chair of Christian Studies shall be a scholar, writer or artist who will continue to teach, to do research or engage in creative work while in residence at the University.  Although members of the University faculty shall not normally be candidates for appointment to the Chair, such an appointment may be made under appropriate circumstances.


Research Grants for Faculty

Up to twenty-five percent of the income each year for the endowement may be available for support of research in the Faculty of Arts that is intended to achieve the principal objective of the endowement fund. These expenditures would have to be approved by the Selection Committee.

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