Diane Yvonne Dechief

Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto

My primary research interests include experiences of immigration and settlement for people who migrate to Canada, particularly interactions with state-led programs and institutions, and uses of the technological systems employed by the state. With the support of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship (2007-2010) I am currently examining the causes and implications of immigration-influenced personal name changes in Canada. My MA thesis,"Recent Immigrants as an 'Alternate Civic Core': Providing Internet Services, Gaining Canadian Experiences" (2006) examined volunteerism amongst recent immigrants as a means of integration.