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The Research Chair for Religious History of Canada was created by the Council of Administration of Saint Paul University in April 2013. Like the Centre of the same name, which it is replacing, the Chair aims to promote quality research in the field of Canadian religious history by providing researchers working in this area with research instruments that may be useful for them and by organizing gatherings that allow them to share the results of their research or to open up new fields of research. The first projects include putting online documents of Canadian significance from the archives and libraries of Rome, undertaken between 1977 and 2009 by the Research Centre for Religious History of Canada, and the establishing of a major research project on the history of Oblate missions with First Nations peoples. The first holder of the Chair is Professor Pierre Hurtubise, o.m.i., m.s.r.c., who was until recently the director of the Research Centre for Religious History of Canada.