Leah Wiener

PhD Candidate

Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction, History with Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Toronto, 2010
Master of Research with Distinction, History, King’s College London, 2011

Supervisor: Mary-Ellen Kelm
Website: http://blogs.sfu.ca/people/lwiener/ 

Research Description

My SSHRC-funded PhD research considers the development of child health and welfare policies focusing on Aboriginal children in northern Ontario, 1900-1940. 


Review of Healing Histories: Stories from Canada’s Indian Hospitals, by Laurie Meijer Drees (Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2013). BC Studies, forthcoming.

“Destroying “Life Unworthy of Life”: A Canadian Echo of Nazi Eugenics Programs.” The Concord Review, 17(3), 157-188.

Conference Papers

““All We Do is Remember”: Historical Narratives and Commemorations in Canadian Opera.” Qualicum Graduate History Conference, February 2014.

“Generational Discourses of Illness and Death in the Thessalon Indian Agency.” Canadian Society for the History of Medicine, June 1, 2013. University of Victoria

“Representing the Health of Aboriginal children at the Spanish River Industrial School, Ontario.” Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science, May 29, 2012. University of Waterloo.

“Vegan Research Methodologies” Qualicum Graduate History Conference, February 3, 2013. Parksville, British Columbia.


Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2013

Simons Foundation Doctoral Entrance Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, 2012

Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University, 2012

Dissertation Award, Department of History, King's College London, 2011

Arts and Humanities International Graduate Scholarship, King's College London, 2010

Edward Kylie Fellowship, Department of History, University of Toronto, 2010

Professor DO Robson Graduate Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2010

Dr. AB Moore Award, University of Toronto, 2010

Regents' In-Course Scholarship, 2009

Charles and Barbara Catto Scholarship, 2008

Mary Mounfield Scholarship, University of Toronto, 2007

Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize, The Concord Review, 2008

Le Prix Élisé-Rioux, Trois Pistoles French Immersion School, University of Western Ontario, 2007

Finalist Award, Canadian Merit Scholarship Foundation, 2006

Teaching Assistantships

HIST 101: Canada to Confederation (Fall 2012)

HIST 102W: Canada since Confederation (Spring 2013)

HIST 101: Canada to Confederation (Fall 2013)

HIST 102W: Canada since Confederation (Spring 2014)