A unique feature of RISE Team, which directly impacts the design of our research study, are the transnational lives of our researchers and participants. One very basic example of this is that many of us spend at least part of Summer term away from Toronto, in places where we have strong and meaningful social ties like Syria, Lebanon, and the U.S. In Laila Omar's case, while in Egypt, she was invited to appear on television not once, but twice! In the clip above, Laila is asked to describe her education in Canada, her experience as a PhD student at UofT, and RISE Team's research with Syrian refugee newcomers. Kudos to Laila for taking on an unexpected opportunity to share our work this way!
What we're up to in Toronto and beyond!