A History of Immigrant Arrivals through Pier 21 in Halifax


In this podcast episode, Greg Marchildon interviews Steve Schwinghamer, the co-author along with Jan Raska of Pier 21: A History published by the University of Ottawa Press as part of its Mercury series in 2020. Between 1928 and 1971, Pier 21 was the main gateway for immigrants arriving in Canada and was transformed as the site for the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Th author is an historian in the Exhibitions, Research and Collections department of the Museum. Steve Schwinghamer is also an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia University and the Gorsebrook Research Institute at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax.

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Gregory P. Marchildon is the Ontario Research Chair in Health Policy and System Design with the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto.

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