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Queen's University

Department of Sociology

PhD student, Krystle Maki embraces 'activist scholar' role

Krystle Maki believes her research into welfare surveillance in Ontario can make a difference in the world beyond the walls of academia.

Ms. Maki, who is nearing the end of doctorate work, is investigating the ways in which welfare surveillance in the Ontario Works program impacts social assistance recipients, service providers and community advocacy groups. She has used the support from the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship she received in 2011 to conduct 35 in-depth interviews across Ontario with single mothers on social assistance, case workers, frontline workers and antipoverty advocates.

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