Courtney Mrazek is a doctoral candidate in the department of History at the University of New Brunswick. She currently holds a SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship and is working under the supervision of Sasha Mullally studying the history of medicine. Her dissertation will examine eugenic mentalities and how they influenced education and health policies in the Department of Indian Affairs in twentieth century Nova Scotia. This presentation draws on research from her master's thesis “‘Our Nation is like a withering leaf on a summer's day’: The Mi'kmaq and British Agricultural Policies in Colonial Nova Scotia,” which she wrote at Saint Mary's University under the supervision of John G. Reid.
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