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Challenges of and Outcomes from Syrian Refugee Research
September 13, 2017 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Colleagues from the Department of Sociology present preliminary findings from their SSHRC/IRCC funded Syrian Refugee, Arrival, Resettlement and Integration (SRARI) Research Project titled “Parenting Stress in Settlement: assessing parenting strains and buffers among Syrian refugee parents during early integration into Canada”. The research investigates parental role strains amongst Syrian refugee parents and their support resources by undertaking in-depth interviews across two time periods, with 43 parents of school-and teen-aged children in diverse types of neighbourhoods within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), Ontario.
Neda Maghbouleh, Melissa Milkie, and Ito Peng will present preliminary outcomes of the research. Four graduate Research Assistants (Laila Omar, Rasha Elendari, Rula Kahil, and Jessica Radin) will discuss some of the epistemological and methodological questions and challenges involved in undertaking community-based research with newly arrived Syrian refugees. Per availability, two research participants are also slated to join. This is an open event and all are welcome to attend.