Preserving our immigration history.

2023 Gunn Prize Winning Essay

Alexandros Balasis
Photo of 2023 Gunn Prize winner.

The winning essay ‘Voices of Migration: Exploring Agency within Canadian Immigration Policy and Greek Emigration Framework’ was written Alexandros Balasis, a PhD student at York University. Mr. Balasis looks at Greek immigration to Canada during the 1950s and 1960s through immigrants’ voices and is continuing his research interests around migrants’ agency and their diverse experiences.


The Gunn Prize Selection Committee was composed of: Dr. Laura Madokoro, Carleton University (Non-Voting Selection Committee Chairperson); Dr. Kurt F. Jensen, CIHS; Robert Vineberg, CIHS; Roy Christensen CIHS; and Dr. Jonathon Malek of the University of Manitoba.

A 1000-word Summary of the essay can be found here.

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