Meet our Grad Students

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Elaine Toth
Program: MA (History)
Supervisor: Prof. Amy Shaw (History)

Working Thesis Title: Faith and Family: The Post-Second World War Dutch Child Immigrant to Canada

Research Interest: Stemming from personal history, my interest is in child immigrants from the Netherlands to Canada after World War Two. In an effort to trace children's migration experiences, I plan to conduct oral history interviews to gain insight into how the war, family, and religion may have influenced integration into Canadian society. My work as a graduate assistant with the Institute of Child and Youth Studies has instilled in me a passion to explore a child's active role in shaping their immigration process. Using childhood agency as a category of analysis, I hope to contribute to an understanding of some of the challenges faced by immigrant children.