Panel Discussion: New Immigrants: Health, Employment and Research Challenges The Role of Research and Innovation in Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am EST
Event Location: 
R&I Week Virtual Event Portal
Event Contact Name: 
Office of Research Services

Aligned with this year's Research and Innovation Week theme "Our Changing World", this year's Research Showcase highlights how Lakehead University research projects, innovative collaborations and initiatives are playing a role in the achievement of the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

About the Session
This session will explore current research on New Immigrant populations in Northern Ontario, with a focus on injury, mental health, welcoming, and employment.  A discussion of research challenges will also be included.  The panel includes both researchers and community partners.


  • Dr. Kathy Sanderson, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business Administration, Lakehead University
  • Dr. Manal Alzghoul, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Lakehead University
  • Stacey Parks, Thunder Bay Multicultural Association
  • Vicki Blanchard, Economic Development Manager, The Corporation of the Municipality of Sioux Lookout
  • Dr. Pauline Sameshima, Canada Research Chair, Lakehead University
UN Sustainable Development GoalsGood Health and Well-Being
Decent Work and Economic GrowthReduced Inequalities