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Eliot is a PhD student in History and the COHDS Archives Coordinator. His PhD thesis, “Flour Mill se fane?: Deindustrialization and Urban Renewal in Sudbury’s Francophone Quarter” will explore the twin impacts of these processes on Franco-Ontarian identity and the community’s response to socio-economic changes to the region. Thinking about the impact of demolition and the disappearance of industrial work, I will explore the degree to which ongoing identity construction, both Franco-Ontarian and otherwise, plays a role in envisioning a postindustrial future despite the ongoing presence of mining activity throughout the area.