Targeted Research: Syrian Refugee Arrival, Resettlement and Integration
June 2016 Competition Awards

Applicant Sandeep Agrawal University of Alberta
Collaborator Seraphine Zeitouny City of Edmonton
Title Settlement experiences of Syrian refugees in Alberta
Funding $24,990.00


Applicant Rukhsana Ahmed University of Ottawa
Co-applicant Kevin Pottie University of Ottawa
  Luisa Veronis University of Ottawa
Title Staying in touch, connecting, integrating: social media use of newly arrived Syrian refugee youth in Canada
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant James Baker Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title White post-secondary youths observations of racism towards refugees in two Canadian cities
Funding $17,169.00


Applicant Keith Banting Queen's University
Collaborator Beesan Sarrouh Queen's University
Title Mapping the terrain: assessing the scope, strength and future potential of civil society organizations active in Syrian refugee sponsorship and early integration
Funding $15,955.00


Applicant Chedly Belkhodja Concordia University
Co-applicant Michèle Vatz-Laaroussi Université de Sherbrooke
Collaborator Javorka Zivanovic Sarenac Université de Sherbrooke
Title Accueil et intégration des réfugiés syriens dans des villes secondaires au Nouveau Brunswick et au Québec : les cas de Moncton et Sherbrooke-Granby
Funding $24,905.00


Applicant Sandra Bucerius University of Alberta
Co-applicant Carolyn Greene Athabasca University
Title Building bridges: exploring police and community partnerships among Syrian refugees
Funding $24,760.00


Applicant Christina Clark-Kazak York University
Collaborator Idil Atak Ryerson University
  Janet Dench Canadian Council for Refugees
  Jennifer Hyndman York University
  Michaela Hynie York University
Title Ethical guidelines for research with Syrian refugees
Funding $19,361.00


Applicant Victoria Esses Western University
Co-applicant Ajith Pyati Western University
  Leah Hamilton Mount Royal University
  Mohammed El Hazzouri Mount Royal University
Title Optimizing the provision of information to facilitate the settlement and integration of refugees in Canada: case studies of Syrian refugees in London, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta
Funding $23,560.00


Applicant Tony Fang Memorial University of Newfoundland
Title Syrian refugee arrival, resettlement and integration in Newfoundland and Labrador
Funding $24,332.00


Applicant Steven Farber University of Toronto
Co-applicant K. Bruce Newbold McMaster University
  Michael Widener University of Toronto
Title Transportation barriers and access to destinations
Funding $24,737.00


Applicant Yan Guo University of Calgary
Co-applicant Shibao Guo University of Calgary
  Srabani Maitra University of Calgary
Title Exploring initial school integration among Syrian refugee children
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Richard Janzen Centre for Community Based Research
Co-applicant Joanna Ochocka Centre for Community Based Research
Collaborator Carl Cadogan Reception House Waterloo Region
  Eunice Valenzuela Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support
  Tara Bedard Immigration Partnership of Waterloo Region
Title The impact of the Syrian refugee crisis on local systems of support: disruption leading to innovation
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Sharalyn Jordan Simon Fraser University
Title Enhancing psychosocial adaptation of LGBT refugees resettling from Syria: mixed methods pilot for longitudinal community-engaged research
Funding $24,998.00


Applicant Anna Kirova University of Alberta
Co-applicant Rebecca Georgis University of Alberta
  Rebecca Gokiert University of Alberta
  Sophie Yohani University of Alberta
Collaborator Sabah Tahir Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative
  Winnie Chow-Horn Multicultural Family Resource Society
  Yvonne Chiu Multicultural Health Brokers Co-operative
Title Cultural brokering with Syrian refugee families with young children: an exploration of challenges and best practices in psychosocial adaptation
Funding $24,991.00


Applicant Agnieszka Kosny University of Toronto
Co-applicant Stephanie Premji McMaster University
Title Needs and opportunities for employment preparation of Syrian refugees
Funding $24,982.00


Applicant Christopher Kyriakides York University
Title Rural reception contexts: a study of the inclusion and exclusion of sponsored Syrian refugees in Northumberland County, Ontario
Funding $24,986.00


Applicant Audrey Macklin University of Toronto
Co-applicant Anna Korteweg University of Toronto
  Jennifer Hyndman York University
  Luin Goldring York University
Title The sponsor's perspective: motivations, expectations and experiences of private sponsors of Syrian refugees
Funding $24,816.00


Applicant James McDonald University of New Brunswick
Co-applicant Michael Haan Western University
Title A quantitative investigation of Syrian refugee retention in New Brunswick
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Kwame McKenzie University of Toronto
Co-applicant Branka Agic University of Toronto
  Brenda Roche The Wellesley Institute
  Michaela Hynie York University
Title Exploring the mental health and service needs of Syrian refugees within their first two years in Canada
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Garine Papazian-Zohrabian Université de Montréal
Co-applicant Ghayda Hassan Université du Québec à Montréal
Title Favoriser l'intégration sociale et scolaire des élèves réfugiés syrians en développant leur sentiment d'appartenance à l'école, leur bien-être psychologique et celui de leurs familles
Funding $24,999.00


Applicant Ito Peng University of Toronto
Co-applicant Melissa Milkie University of Toronto
  Neda Maghbouleh University of Toronto
Title Parenting stress in settlement: assessing parenting strains and buffers among Syrian refugee parents during early integration into Canada
Funding $24,541.00


Applicant Lourdes Rodriguez del Barrio Université de Montréal
Co-applicant Marie-Claire Rufagari Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes
  Marie-Jeanne Blain Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  Roxane Caron Université de Montréal
Collaborator Mailka Agnoug Centre social d'aide aux immigrants
  Mounia Chadi Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes
  Nisrin Al-Yaha La Maisonnée
  Sylvain Thibault Table de concertation des organismes au service des personnes réfugiées et immigrantes
Title Regards croisés sur le parrainage privé au Québec enjeux, défis et leviers d'intervention
Funding $24,996.00


Applicant Damaris Rose Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Collaborator Kathleen Sherrell Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia
  Valerie Preston York University
Title Finding housing for the welcome Syrians refugee newcomers: a cross-Canada analysis of initiatives, challenges and lessons learned
Funding $20,407.00


Applicant Janice Stewart The University of Winnipeg
Title Refugee student integration: a focus on settlement, education, and psychosocial support
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Michael Ungar Dalhousie University
Co-applicant Abdolmohammad Kazemipur University of Lethbridge
  Elke Winter University of Ottawa
  Howard Ramos Dalhousie University
  Jennifer Jenkins University of Toronto
  Johanne Paradis University of Alberta
  Karin Zimmer German Institute for International Education Research
  Lori Wilkinson University of Manitoba
  Patrick McGrath IWK Health Centre
  Xi Chen University of Toronto
  Yoko Yoshida Dalhousie University
Title Canada-Germany research collaboration
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Hassanali Vatanparast University of Saskatchewan
Co-applicant Carol Henry University of Saskatchewan
  Joseph Garcea University of Saskatchewan
  Judy White University of Regina
  Kaye Mehta Flinders University, South Australia
  Louise Racine University of Saskatchewan
  Marwa Farag University of Saskatchewan
  Mustafa Koc Ryerson University
  Rachel Engler-Stringer University of Saskatchewan
  Romaina Iqbal Aga Khan University
  Tamer Qarmout University of Saskatchewan
Title The impact of socio-economic and cultural factors on household food security of Syrian refugees in Canada
Funding $25,000.00


Applicant Margaret Walton-Roberts Wilfrid Laurier University
Co-applicant Luisa Veronis University of Ottawa
  Sarah Wayland Hamilton Economic Development
Title A comparative evaluation of Local Immigrant Partnerships (LIPs) and their role in the Syrian refugee resettlement process in three Ontario reception centres
Funding $24,994.00