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Issues of recognition and assessment of international credentials within Canada can be traced back decades to the early stages of the influx of international credentials into the country. Although methods to address these resulting issues have continued through the years, recurring issues related...
Clinical, Laboratory and Treatment Outcome Characteristics of Foreign-Born Pulmonary Tuberculosis Patients in Alberta by Immigration Status, 2004-2013Download
Canada is a low TB incidence country, with a rate of 4.4 per 100,000 in 2014. Despite this low incidence rate, TB affects certain groups disproportionately, most notably foreign-born persons from high incidence countries and Indigenous peoples. This study compares clinical, laboratory, and...
Comparison of maternity experiences of Canadian-born and recent and non-recent immigrant women: findings from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey.Download
Objective: To compare the maternity experiences of immigrant women (recent, ≤ 5 years in Canada; non-recent > 5 years) with those of Canadian-born women. Methods: This study was based on data from the Canadian Maternity Experiences Survey of the Public Health Agency of Canada. A stratified random...
South Asians in Canada are increasingly using the Family Class immigration category to sponsor spouses from their home countries. This qualitative study examined the steps family-sponsored spouses and their sponsors or family members have taken to facilitate their linguistic, economic, social,...
The following dissertation examines narratives of immigration to Western Europe, Israel and North America authored by Russian-speaking writers of Jewish decent, born in the Soviet Union after World War II. The project seeks to investigate representations of resettlement experiences and cultural...
Culture and the healthy immigrant effect: a multiethnic study of Canadian immigrants' self-perceived healthDownload
I present a qualitative study investigating the self-perceived health of recently arrived Canadian immigrants. The study develops health promotion’s understanding of culture as a social determinant of health, and conceptually locates it within a broader context of psychosocial factors. The study...
SSHRC Awarded IDG 2017: Despite Canada's policies for encouraging immigration of the highly educated, and despite international students being described as 'designed to stay', we know little about how, when, or whether international students decide to stay in Canada. We know little about...
This narrative inquiry uses the talking circle, a discourse process indigenous to the North American prairies, to explore the experiences of recent international migrants to rural Alberta. The immediate intention is to address questions of rural revitalization and the creation of welcoming...
SSHRC Awarded PEG 2018: This project is a partnership between researchers at the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton's Community Inclusion and Investment Branches of Citizen Services, to investigate community translation practices. Our object of study is the Newcomer's Guide to...
SSHRC Awarded CG 2013: Le Québec, comme le Canada britannique, a une importante tradition d'intellectuels publics. Au cours des trois dernières décennies, au Québec, le plus important sans doute de ces intellectuels a été Gérard Bouchard. Que ce soit par ses travaux en histoire sociale,...