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Quick Chat: Examining the challenges and opportunities in Immigration and Integration

January 29,2015

Xu Zhou discusses learning more about immigrant youth and their experiences as they integrate into Canadian society

Quick Chat:  Xu Zhou discusses learning more about immigrant youth and their experiences as they integrate into Canadian society

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It’s often said that Canada is a mosaic, a multifaceted land where people from different cultures come together to form a society where everyone finds their place.

As one of the fastest growing cities in the country and increasingly a destination for immigrants, Calgary provides the perfect incubator for examining the challenges and opportunities in immigration and integration.

In the Werklund School of Education, the dual emphasis on youth studies and diversity has set the stage for a research project which will focus on learning more about immigrant youth and their experiences as they integrate into Canadian society—how they build relationships in their schools and among their peer groups and how they then integrate into greater society.

On the team for the project is the first Werklund School of Education Post-doctoral Scholar, Xu Zhou.

Born in China and educated in her homeland, in Canada and the United Sates, Xu Zhou brings a unique, multi-faceted perspective to the project through her, which she recently dropped by to discuss.