It is with great pleasure that we welcome Robynne Rogers Healey and Sydney Harker as the new CFHA Blog Editorial Team. Together they will build and expand on the work that has been accomplished by Allana Mayer since the blog was launched four months ago.

Many of our members will remember both Robynne and Sydney. Robynne is currently Professor of History, and Co-director of the Gender Studies Institute at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia. She is the author of From Quaker to Upper Canadian: Faith and Community among Yonge Street Friends, 1801-1850 (McGill-Queens University Press, 2006) and multiple articles and chapters on Quaker history. Her book, Quakerism in the Atlantic World, 1690-1830 (in which she and Sydney have a co-authored chapter) is forthcoming from Penn State University Press this year.

The Winter 2016 edition of The Meetinghouse newsletter announced that Sydney, then a master’s student at Trinity Western, had become the first recipient of a CFHA University Scholarship. Her article “The Adolphustown Quakers: Faith, Community, and Marriage Strategies Among the Society of Friends in the Wilderness of Upper Canada” appeared in the Canadian Quaker History Journal No. 81. Sydney is currently pursuing her doctorate at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.

We are delighted to have the assistance and support of Robynne and Sydney and encourage members and viewers to submit contributions of posts and feature articles to them. For more information contact

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Robynne Rogers Healey · July 1, 2020 at 9:41 pm

In truth, Sydney is going to make the magic happen. I’m going to support her and answer questions and write something once in a while. I’m very excited to have the chance to work with Sydney. I was honoured to be her MA supervisor but she’s off doing a PhD at Queen’s University now (with my PhD supervisor!) so this is just a wonderful opportunity to work with such a bright and promising scholar.

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