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"I have to do what I believe": Sudanese women's beliefs and resistance to hegemonic practices at home and during experiences of maternity care in Canada.Download
Background Evidence suggests that immigrant women having different ethnocultural backgrounds than those dominant in the host country have difficulty during their access to and reception of maternity care services, but little knowledge exists on how factors such as ethnic group and cultural...
The current global humanitarian crisis has led to the record number of 65 million people being displaced from their homelands (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 2017). Canada is one of the top refugee receiving countries in the world, receiving between 20,000 and 40,000 refugees...
Refugees are faced with a variety of challenges throughout the migration journey. One unique refugee population that has been neglected in the body of research is post-secondary refugee students. World University Services of Canada (WUSC) annually sponsors 70 refugee students to attend Canadian...
Can Community Midwives establish financially sustainable practices in the private sector? Lessons from the Integrated Afghan Refugee Assistance Program Midwifery Training Project, BaluchistanDownload
Afghan refugees have been migrating to Pakistan to escape the recurring conflict in their home country since 1979. Most refugees are women and children, who need high quality maternal and child health services. However the host country itself has a fragile maternal and child care system,...
This thesis explores the food practices of Southern Sudanese refugee women in Brooks, Alberta, illustrating how foodways (Long, 2004) impact and reflect women’s conceptions of themselves as gendered, multinational citizens. These women’s relationship to food is an ambivalent one; simultaneous...
How well immigrants and refugees adjust to Canadian society is critical for their well-being and integration. Using an acculturation development framework and emphasizing a process-oriented and strength-based approach, this dissertation reports on three papers related to immigrant and refugee...
Political Ideology and Heritage Language Development in a Chilean Exile Community: A Multiple Case StudyDownload
Our current understanding of Spanish heritage language development (HLD) in the English-speaking world is largely restricted to non-refugee Hispanic groups in the United States (Potowski & Rothman, 2011). The present thesis addresses this gap by probing the relationship between the leftist...
Population Displacement and Health: Examples of Internally Displaced Persons in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Syrian Refugees in Edmonton, CanadaDownload
Background: Population displacement caused by complex humanitarian emergencies (CHE) has major health consequences, affecting 65 million people worldwide. This multiple methods thesis explores the impact of population displacement in two separate studies: (1) malaria among internally displaced...
SSHRC Awarded IG 2018. The study builds on two exploratory community-based, participatory research (CBPR) projects with Syrian refugees. Guided by CBPR, and using ethnographic data collection and analysis methods, we examine the psychosocial adaption and integration of 8 diverse Syrian refugee...
This project explores the use of a train-the-trainer model with a local Syrian community to build the community’s capacity to support the mental wellbeing among Syrian refugees. This project aims to answer the following questions: 1. What psychosocial challenges and needs do different Syrian...