Newcomer Resilience and COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities
The pandemic has brought devastating impacts that are likely to have long-term social and economic consequences. In Canada, which is often seen as an attractive and welcoming destination for immigrants, refugees and temporary visa holders, the pandemic has revealed unexpected strengths and concerning fault lines in the immigration system. Drawing on recent research, speakers at this event will investigate the challenges and opportunities for immigration and integration policies. They will also speak about programs emerging from the pandemic.
- COVID-19: Challenges and Resilience of International Students by Professor Sutama Ghosh and Mr. Suhail Shahidnia, Ryerson University
- Does One Size Fit All? Public Policy Responses to COVID-19 by Professor Christina Gabriel, Carleton University and Dr. Muna Osman, psychologist, Ottawa Local Immigration Partnership
- Newcomers’ labour market experiences & the pandemic: the role of social media for network building by Ms. Huan Wang and Professor Luisa Veronis, University of Ottawa