Fonds 1357 - Freda Hawkins fonds

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UTA 1357


Freda Hawkins fonds


  • 1963-1994 (Creation)

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1.4 m of textual records (7 boxes)

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(1918 - 1997)

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Dr. Freda Hawkins (1918 - 1997), Professor Emeritus, was a political scientist and specialist in immigration and international migration. Immigrating from Britain to Canada in 1955, she received her Ph.D. (1969) from UofT’s Department of Political Economy, and taught at the institution until her retirement in 1984.

Dr. Hawkins was one of the first academics to give serious study to immigration policy and management in Canada. Her published work, in particular Canada and Immigration: Public Policy and Public Concern, was considered to have significant impact within academia and beyond. Throughout her career, she acted as an advisor to various government bodies relating to matters of immigration.

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Includes professional correspondence, lectures, manuscript of articles and addresses, research notes relating to her research on government immigration policy and practices. Also included are the records of the Advisory Board on Adjustments of Immigrants (1969-77) of which she was a member. Dr. Hawkins taught in the Political Science Department from 1966-1985 and served as an immigration consultant for several government bodies.

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-Original finding aid by Marnee Gamble
-Added to AtoM by Karen Suurtamm, Summer 2015
-Edits made to descriptive text for accuracy and to incorporate person-first terminology, Daniela Ansovini, 2022




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