Research Publications

What does the research say?

The following publications were produced by our Research & Program Development team to better address clients’ needs and improve existing services.

Presentations

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The Immigrant Education Society & Settlement Services in Calgary

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth Pando, Research Coordinator & Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development on March 9, 2020 at the University of Calgary.

Description: The presentation was made to a University of Calgary 4th year political science class and provides an overview of TIES’ services and research to newcomers in Calgary.  It discusses some issues relating to newcomer migration, the evolving concept of ‘integration’ and perceptions of newcomers and refugees in the general public.

Varied Settlement Programming in Western Canada and Settlement Agencies’ Responsiveness

Presented by Katerina Palova, MA, Research Supervisor & Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development on December 1, 2019 at the Progressive Connexions Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Description: This presentation discusses how settlement agencies in Canada manage resources to address at least 5 perceived basic needs of newcomers.  The presentation aimed to provide a background on the challenges faced by agencies in western Canada.

The Language Brokering Initiative: Proposal to the Calgary Foundation

Presented by Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development & Geneca Henry, Research Assistant on November 18, 2019, at TIES Whitehorn.

Description: This presentation is a summary of our Language Brokering proposal to the Calgary Foundation (CF). It responds to question posed in advance by CF. Through the discussion, we provide and overview of the practice of language brokering, a quick review of what current research says, and the opportunity for the generation of new knowledge and programming.

Refugee and Newcomers Emotional Wellness (ReNEW): Partnership for Best Practice

Presented by Halley Silversides, MA, RN, University of Calgary Faculty of Nursing & Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development on October 18, 2019, at Ramada Plaza in Calgary.

Description: Dr. Cesar Suva and University of Calgary Research Associate Halley Silversides presented on the ReNEW project during the “Mobilizing Knowledge on Newcomers” Symposium organized by the University of Calgary Newcomer Research Network (NRN).  This presentation provides an overview of the ways Universities and Non-profits like TIES can partner and work together on research that can have direct benefits for the organization and its clients.

Integration Through Agricultural Jobs: The Foundations Agriculture for Refugees and Migrants (FARM) Program and Its Impact on Canadian Society and Industry

Presented by Dr. Vicky Roy, Associate Professor, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology & Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development on June 18, 2019, at the University of Bari, Italy.

Description: This was a presentation on the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded impact study of CIES’ Foundations in Agricultural-Based industries for Migrants (FARM) program conducted at TIES between 2018-2019.

Reframing the Discourse: Refugee and Newcomer Settlement Programming in Calgary

Presented by Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development on October 22-23, 2018 at the University of Michigan.

Description: These are the slides to a presentation made during the event: “Keeping our door open: A Multi-Dimensional Approach to Refugee Resettlement” in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The presentation focuses on the Gardens for Refugees and Other newcomers Welcomed (GROW) in Calgary program, this presentation discusses reframing the image of refugees and newcomers in the media.

CIES and Refugee Services

Presented by Dr. Cesar Suva, Director, Research & Program Development on March 28th , 2017 at the University of Calgary.

Description: This presentation was made during the Syrian Refugee Crisis Awareness Gala.  It addresses several myths about refugees, facts about refugees in Calgary at the time, and CIES programming catered to Syrian refugees.

University – TIES Collaborations

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Description: This presentation is a general overview used by RPD to outline how we collaborate with university researchers, and what benefits we can gain from this collaboration.

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