Dr. Suzanne Huot
Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Medicine
Research Themes: Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism
My research program centres on the axes of occupation, immigration, and Francophone minority communities. My research primarily addresses the occupational implications of international migration to Canada through focused, critical examination of governmental legislation, policies and discourses; of service providers and their roles; and of the experiences of individual immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. Using research approaches informed by occupational science, critical social theory, and qualitative methodologies, I specifically examine ways in which governmental policies and actions are experienced at the local scale in relation to people’s daily occupations. I further examine how these occupations are mediated through language. My ongoing research focuses on ways that occupations are mediated through language and how Anglo-normativity can limit opportunities for multilingual immigrants.