Detail of a page from Fifth Census of Canada, 1911

At the University of Guelph Historical Data Research Unit, I am working on an exciting digital humanities project, People in Motion, which is devising an automated system to link people in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Canadian, American, and British censuses.

This project is supported by a CFI grant and makes possible sophisticated longitudinal and transnational studies of the Canadian population across historical time and geographic space. My particular research interest is the study of occupational change, labour market patterns, and occupational mobility of Canadian immigrants and emigrants, especially businessmen and entrepreneurs.