Canada First Research Excellence Funds Announced

Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Dr. Margaret Moss team up on migrant health research as part of $100 M multi-university program of research.

Headshots of Elizabeth Saewyc and Margaret Moss

The Government of Canada through Fran├žois-Philippe Champagne, the federal minister of innovation, science and industry, announced on Friday, April 28th, an investment of $1.4 billion in Canadian universities for eleven areas of research. Dr. Elizabeth Saewyc and Dr. Margaret Moss bring their share of these funds to the UBC School of Nursing to focus on migrant youth health and addressing Indigenous cultural safety with migrant health professionals. This program of research includes collaboration with the UBC Centre for Migration Studies, and researchers from 3 other universities.

Migrant Integration in the Mid-21st Century: Bridging Divides

Partner institutions: Toronto Metropolitan University; Concordia University; The University of British Columbia; University of Alberta

The Bridging Divides research program is dedicated to building a new understanding of the challenges and opportunities that migrant integration poses for Canada (and all countries) at a time when technological transformations are rapidly changing the way we work, live and connect with one another locally and across borders. The intersectoral and interdisciplinary consortium will generate insights and knowledge in four thematic areas: 1) Health and Well-Being, 2) Employment and Lifelong Learning, 3) Place and Infrastructure and 4) Citizenship and Participation.

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