Schedule

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

9:30 am –
9:50 am
Welcome Remarks
9:50 am –
10:30 am
Keynote Speech:

Mental Health – A Personal Immigration Story
Anila Lee Yuen, CEO of Centre for Newcomers

10:30 am –
11:00 am
Coffee Break
11:00 am –
12:30 pm
Parallel Sessions:

Multi-Layered Factors of the Wellness of Newcomer Women
Arzoo Sabour, Eun-Jin Kim, Tripat Kaur

Group Music Therapy – A Music Based Framework for Promoting
Postive Coping Skills
Fleur Hughes

A Mental Heath and Emotional Literacy Curriculum for Newcomer Students and Staff
John Wang, Bess Yang, Priscilla Lee

12:30 pm –
1:30 pm 
Lunch
1:30 pm –
3:00 pm   
Parallel Sessions:

Newcomer Women in Canada: Exploring Research for Reducing Social and Economic Barriers
Walaa Taha, Andrea Herzog, Sepidar Yeganeh

An Insight on Newcomers’ Emotional Challenges from a Female Expat Community:
The Experience of Expatclic.com
Cristina Baldan

Creating a Sense of Belonging for Newcomer Women:
Focusing on Language Acquisition Through Citizenship
and Multiliteracy
Neda Asadi and Michelle Hawks

The Woman of the World (WOW) Program
Deborah Canales

Examining the Intergenerational Challenges and Perspectives that Filipinx Newcomers
Face in Calgary and Alberta
Roxanne Singlot, Nellie Alcarez, Kathleen Bragas

3:00 pm –
3:30 pm
Coffee Break
3:30 pm –
4:30 pm
Keynote Speech:

A Roadmap to Emotional Wellness: Exploring the Strengths, Vulnerabilities and Needs of Newcomer Women
Dr. Suzanne Goopy, University of Calgary

Plenary Session:

Newcomer Stories
Noha El Tanahi, Yolanda Awel Deng, Faith Okolie, Tripat Kaur

Thursday, January 30, 2020  

9:15 am – 9:25 am Welcome Remarks
9:25 am –
10:15 am 
Keynote Speeches:

Brokering Law, Space and Culture with Refugee Women: Institutionalized Mediation of Gender Roles and Positionalities in the Resettlement Context of the United States
Dr. Odessa Gonzales Benson, University of Michigan

Rural Settlement and Complex Belongings for Migrant Care Works
in Northwest England
Dr. Joy Spiliopoulos, University of Nottingham, UNNC

10:15 am – 10:30 am Coffee Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Plenary Session:

Leadership Panel
Minister Leela Aheer, Minister Jason Copping, Associate Minister Jason Luan, Councillor George Chahal

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm  Lunch
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Parallel Sessions:

The Lived Experiences of Moms of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children Over Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Processes
Yan (Olivia) Chen

Tracing Shifting Thresholds
Catherine Hamel

The Role of Social Bridges in Supporting Integration Amongst Syrian Refugee Men and Women
Mischa Taylor

Sex Migration: The Challenges of the Booming
Enterprise Between Nigeria and Europe
Olatunde Joseph Adebayo

Human Trafficking in Alberta
Jessica Brandon

The Role of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa in Protecting Women on the Continent
Dr. Cristiano D’Orsi

Exploring Emotional Wellness in LINC Programs Across the Canadian Prairies: The ReNEW Project, Context, and Preliminary Findings
Halley Silversides, Stacy Lee Lockerbie, Alesia Au

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Coffee Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm  Plenary Session:

Town Hall
Anila Lee Yuen, Bruce Randall, Fariborz Birjandian, Hyder Hassan, Laureen MacNeil, Sarosh Rizvi