This week on Grad Chat:
Sara Pavan: Political Studies (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr Keith Banting (Political Studies) and Dr Fiona Kay (Sociology)
Research Topic: Immigrant integration policies; Canada and the United States; Immigrant organizations; Immigrants’ political participation; Social networks of immigrants
Overview of research: Sara's work explores how contextual factors as well as characteristics of different immigrant groups influence the process of political integration, and how these factors moderate the resources that are necessary for immigrants to become politically active in their countries of immigration.
Ian MathesonIan Matheson: Education (PhD Candidate) supervised by Dr Derek Berg
Research Topic: Examining how students with learning disabilities build comprehension while reading different types of text
Overview of research: This research is about understanding the experience that students with LD have as they are reading different types of text. In Ontario, w