Dr. Usha George, Principal Investigator (PI)

Dr. Usha George is recognized for her expertise in newcomer settlement and integration, especially in the context of the South Asian community.  She has completed 10 studies in the field of newcomer settlement for the Ontario Region Settlement Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) as well as several studies funded by the SSHRC.  In addition to authoring numerous peer-reviewed publications arising out of the studies, Dr. George developed the cultural profile of 101 source countries of Canada’s immigrants for CIC’s HOST program and was the national coordinator for the section on social work and immigrant communities in a national study on the future of social work in Canada funded by HRDC (1999-2000).

Mira Boskovic, Research Coordinator

Mira has extensive experience working as a research manager both in clinical and academic settings. She has been involved in multiple multi-million large scale longitudinal projects focused on the health, children’s social and emotional development and adjustment of immigrants and refugees across Canada.

Thomas Howe, Research Assistant

Thomas is an experienced Research Assistant with a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He recently earned a Social Service Worker – Gerontology Diploma from Sheridan College and has worked extensively with the Sheridan Centre for Elder Research.