Final Program: Graduate Development Conference, Victoria B.C.

Graduate Development Conference


Tuesday June 4th, 2013

Location: Room 150, Fraser Building, University of Victoria, Victoria

Conference Organizers: Md Kamrul Islam, Georgios Fthenos, & Stacey Hallman 8:00am - 8.25am


8:25am – 8.30am

Welcome: Opening remarks by Md Kamrul Islam & Stacey Hallman

8.30am - 9.00am

Yujiro Sano (Memorial University of Newfoundland) The new destination: Human capital and acculturation strategies among immigrants in Canada

Research Trainer: Eric Fong

9:00am – 9.30am

Yvonne Asare-Bediako (Western University) Stress and children’s mental health:Moving beyond the impact of specific stressors

Research Trainer: Don Kerr

9.30am – 10.00am

Nicholas Cofie (Queen’s University) Infertility in Canada: A demographic analysis of how many births are being averted

Research Trainer: Roderic Beaujot

10.00am - 10.30am


10.30am - 11.00am

Cassandra Cotton (McGill University) and Donatien Beguy (African Population and Health Research Center) Mothering as migrants: Experiences from the informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya

Research Trainer: Frank Trovato


11.00am - 11.30pm

Scott Mandich and Rachel Margolis (University of Western Ontario) Changes in disability-free life expectancy for Canada between 1994 and 2007

Research Trainer: Lisa Strohschein

11.30pm – 12.00pm

S. M. Tariqul Islam (Laurentian University) The challenges South Asian immigrants face in accessing the education and employment opportunities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)

Research Trainer: Lisa Kaida

12.00pm – 1.00pm


1.00pm – 1.30pm

Emmanuel Banchani (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Implementation challenges of maternal health care in Ghana: The case of health care providers in the Tamale metropolis

Research Trainer: Rachel Margolis

1.30pm – 2.00pm

Iris Hoiting (University of Alberta and University of Groningen) Families in flux: Exploring the relationship between family structure transitions and deviancy

Research Trainer: Thomas K. Burch

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Jason Settels (Western University) Who engages in bridge employment after retirement?

Research Trainer: Alain Belanger

2.30pm – 3.00pm


3.00pm – 3.30pm

Maxwell Hartt and Clarence Woudsma (University of Waterloo) Assessing the levels of population projection and potential urban shrinkage in Ontario

Research Trainer: Margaret Michalowski


Knowledge Mobilization (KM) Presentations:

Ray Siemens (University of Victoria) Research Dissemination and Knowledge Mobilisation

Laura Estill (University of Victoria) Graduate Student Conferencing

Aaron Mauro ((University of Victoria) Professional Profiles and Marketing Methodologies


Sponsor Highlight: Roderic Beaujot/Zenaida Ravanera -4.50pm

CLOSING COMMENTS: Georgios Fthenos and Md Kamrul Islam