Lori Wilkinson







University of Alberta                                                                        Sept. 1996 to Dec. 2000
Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology), December 2000
Dr. Harvey Krahn, supervisor
Dissertation Title: The Integration of Refugee Youth in Canada

University of Saskatchewan                                                          Sept. 1994 to May 1996 
Master of Arts (Sociology),    
Dr. Peter S. Li, supervisor
Thesis Title: Individual Achievement or Market Constraint? The Effects of Human Capital on the Income of Aboriginal People in Canada

Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Sociology) with Distinction            Sept. 1990 to May 1994


• Association for Canadian Studies, 2003 to present
• Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, 1997-present
• Canadian Sociological Association, 1998-present
• Canadian Council of Refugees 2017-present
• Immigration Research West, 2013 to present
• International Sociological Association, 2012 to present
       o Member of the Racism Nationalism and Ethnic Relations RC (R05)
       o Member of the Sociology of Migration Research Committee (RC31)
• International Centre for Academic Integrity, March 2013 to present
• International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, 2013 to present


• Executive Director, Immigration Research West/Recherche ouest en immigration,
   October 2013 to present.
• Editor in Chief, Journal of International Migration and Integration,
   January 2013 to present
• Chair, Integration and Civic Engagement Sector Table, Immigrant Partnerships of
   Winnipeg, 2016 to present
• Member, Research Advisory Board, Western Region Working Group
• Member, Research Partnerships Table, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Ottawa,
   March 2014 to present


• Department of Sociology, University of Manitoba (2001 to present)

-Sociology 2320 Canadian Society and Culture: an undergraduate level course comparing work, education, youth, family, immigration, and other aspects in Canada to international experiences.

-Sociology 2370 Ethnic Relations: an undergraduate level course on racism, ethnic identity, immigration, Quebec/Canada relations and Aboriginal peoples in Canada.

-Sociology 2290 Research Methods: a six-credit hour undergraduate level course introducing students to quantitative and qualitative methodologies.

-Sociology 3460/7250: Education, Human Rights and Social Justice in a Multicultural Society: taught jointly with Dr. Ruby Sain, Jadavpur University (India) and faculty from Extended Education, Native Studies and Education. An interdisciplinary class examining issues related to rights in India and Canada.

-Sociology 7310 Intergroup Relations: Immigrant and Refugee Studies: a graduate level course on international migration issues and settlement in Canada.

-Sociology 7390 Survey Research Methods: a graduate level course in research methods and statistics.

-various graduate reading courses in advanced statistical methods, race and ethnic relations, immigration and cultural studies..

Thesis Supervision

Current Students

• Pallabi Bhattacharyya, PhD Dissertation (Sociology) TBA in progress.
• Sally Ogoe, PhD Dissertation (Sociology) TBA in progress
• Cosmos Domfeh, MA (Sociology) in progress
• Abdul-Bari Abdul Karim (Sociology) in progress

Graduated Students

• Jill Bucklaschuk, PhD Dissertation (Sociology), You can stay, you must go: The experiences of low-skill temporary migrants and their options for permanent resident status in Canada,  2016.

• Sally Ogoe, (Sociology), A sociological perspective on female genital mutilation: a comparative study of laws and perceptions in Canada and Africa, 2014.

• Iqbal Ahmed Chowdhury, MA Thesis (Sociology), The Influence of Social Capital on the Physical Health of Newcomer Youth in Canada, 2015

• Janine Bramadat, MA Thesis (Sociology), The role of Canadian laws and social policies in perpetuating intimate partner abuse among newcomer women in Canada,  completed December 2014.

• Palak Dhiman, MA Thesis (Sociology), Multiculturalism and Identity Formation of Second Generation Canadian Women of South Asian Origin through Indian Classical Dance , completed August 2013.

• Alison Kalischuk, MA Thesis (Sociology), Social Capital, A Good Concept Gone Bad? Completed December 2013.

• Bong-Hwan Kim, PhD Dissertation (Interdisciplinary), The Integration Experiences of Korean Canadians: The Effects of Social Capital, completed January 2013.

• Scott Jarosiewicz, Honours paper (Global Political Economy) A Comparison of the Labour Market outcomes of Refugees in Canada and Sweden, completed April 2013.

• Elizabeth Shin, Field Placement (Sociology) The Effect of Racism on Driving while Black and Flying while Arab in Canada, completed April 2013.

• Rachel Dolnychuk, MA Thesis (Sociology), Canada’s Aging Population: Does Immigrant Status Matter? Completed December 2012

• Shawn Baker, MA Thesis (Sociology), Educational Attainment and Economic Returns: A Comparative analysis of foreign- and native-born Canadians in First-, Second- and Third-tier cities, completed January 2011.

• Lualhati Marcelino, Honours Thesis (Sociology), The Feminization of Migrant Caregiving Labour in Canada: A Comparative Analysis of the Barriers and Vulnerabilities Faced by Filipina Nurses and Live-in Caregivers, completed April 2010

• Wendy Aujla, Honours Thesis (Sociology) A Media Analysis of Domestic Violence and Immigrant Women in Canada, completed April 2009

• Suzanne Latchmin, Honours Thesis (Sociology), A Comparison of Anti-Terrorism Laws in Canada and the US, completed April 2009

• Carly Liebrecht, MA Thesis (Sociology), The Educational Attainment of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, completed May 2009.

• Swati Mandal, MA Thesis (Sociology), The Settlement Intentions of International Students in Manitoba, completed: December 2009

• Jasmine Thomas, MA Thesis (Sociology), Immigrant Serving Organizations and the School-to-Work Transitions of Newcomer Youth in Winnipeg, completed August 2009.

• Jennifer Dengate, Honours Thesis (Sociology), The Mental Health Experiences of Women in Canada, completed April 2008.

• Kaeleigh Schroeder, Honours Thesis (Sociology), The Hérouxville Controversy: Democratic Racism in Canada, completed April 2008.

• Jasmine Thomas, Honours Thesis (Sociology), Effects of Grade Placement on the Academic Achievements of Immigrant Youth in Canada, completed April 2007.

• Ana Raluca Buzdugan, MA Thesis (Sociology), The Influence of Foreign-Acquired Education on Labour Market Outcomes of Immigrants in Canada, completed December 2006.

• Tina Fehr Kehler, MA Thesis (Sociology), Dietsche Mennonite Women in Manitoba, completed May 2006.

• Julie Foucreault, Pre-Master’s Thesis (Sociology),  Afghanistan and Columbia's Drug Cultivation Epidemic: Structural Commonalities as Cause, completed April 2006

• Renuka Chaturvedi, MA Thesis (Sociology), An Examination of Social Capital among Filipino Immigrants in Winnipeg, completed April 2005.

Research-[May include research interests and methodological approaches/ epistemology]

My research agenda focuses on the integration of refugees and immigrants. Lately, I have been working on various aspects related to the successful economic integration of refugees in Canada, settlement service use among immigrants and refugees and the health and well-being of immigrant and refugee youth. Previous projects have examined the long-term labour market trajectories of those arriving to Canada as children or teens. Other areas of research interest include the health outcomes of newcomer children and youth and labour market transitions of immigrant women. I have good statistical and qualitative training and have provided assistance with a variety of projects including a study of the non-fracture needs of hospitalized Winnipeggers, bullying and small-scale studies involving the life course of Indigenous peoples. I work closely with several immigrant settlement service providers across Canada to provide them with data and research results to assist them in their work. I also work with various federal government departments. Most recently, I co-wrote a report for the European Union which examined the labour market experiences of refugees in Canada.

Key words: race and ethnic relations, immigration and refugee studies, citizenship, youth and school-to-work transitions, integration, and research methods.

Academic Awards

• University of Manitoba/UMFA Merit Award for Service, 2016
• Shastri Indo-Canadian Research Fellowship: held at Jadavpur University Kolkata India, 2015
• Professor of the Year, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba, 2008
• Visiting Professor, Refugee Studies Centre, The University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 2004


1. Refereed Journal Articles

• Wilkinson, Lori, Pallabi Bhattacharyya, Jill Bucklaschuk, Jack Shen, Iqbal Chowdhury and  Tamara Edkins  (forthcoming December 2016) “Understanding job status decline among newcomers to Canada” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada Journal.
• Wilkinson, Lori, Janine Bramadat, Rachell Dolynchuk and Zöe T. St. Aubin (2013) “Are Canadian-trained PhDs  Disadvantaged in the Canadian Academic Labour Market? A Research Note” Canadian Review of Sociology 50(3): 357-370.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2013) “Developing and Testing a Generalizable Model of Immigrant Integration” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada Journal 45(3): 1-7.
• Wilkinson, Lori, Miu Chung Yan, A. Ka Tat Tsang, Rick Sin and Sean Lauer (2012) “The School-to-Work Transitions of Newcomer Youth in Canada” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada Journal 43(2): 29-44.
• Lauer, Sean, Lori Wilkinson, Miu Chung Yan, Rick Sin and A. Ka Tat Tsang (2012) “Immigrant youth and employment: Lessons learned from the analysis of LSIC and 82 lived stories”Journal of International Migration and Integration 13(1):1-19.
• Hébert, Yvonne, Mehrunnisa Ali, Lori Wilkinson and Temitope Oriola (2008) “New Modes of Becoming in Transcultural Global Spaces: Second Generation Youth in Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto” Canadian Ethnic Studies 40(2): 61-88.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2008) “Labour Market Transitions of Immigrant-born, Refugee-born, and Canadian-born Youth” Canadian Review of Sociology Volume 45(2): 151-176.
• Hébert, Yvonne, Lori Wilkinson and Mehrunissa Ali (2008) “Second Generation Youth in Canada, their Mobilities and Identification: Relevance to Citizenship Education” Brock Journal of Education 17(1): 50-70.
• Also appears as a book chapter: Michael O’Sullivan and Karen Pashby, editors (2008) Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization: Canadian Perspectives. Rotterdam: Sense
• Also appears as a book chapter: Ali Abdi and Yvonne Hébert, eds. (2011) in Critical Perspectives in International Education. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (page numbers TBD).
• Wilkinson, Lori, Tracey Peter and Renuka Chaturvedi (2006) “The Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Labour Market Adjustment of Immigrant Women: Canada and the United States Compared” Journal of International Migration and Integration 7(2): 195-218.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2005) “On the Intersectionality of Transnationalism and Citizenship” Canadian and International Journal of Education 34(1): 68-77.
• Also appears in French as “A propos de l'intersectionnalité du transnationalisme et de la citoyenneté "
• Wilkinson, Lori (2003) “Advancing a Perspective on the Intersections of Diversity: Challenges for Research and Social Policy” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada 35(3): 26-38.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2003) “Six nouvelles tendances de la recherche sur le racisme et l’inégalité au Canada” Les Cahiers de recherche sociologique 39: 109-140. (English translation available upon request)
• Wilkinson, Lori (2002) “Factors Influencing the Academic Attainment of Refugee Youth in Canada” Journal of Youth Studies 5(2): 173-193.
• Krahn, Harvey, Tracey Derwing, Marlene Mulder, and Lori Wilkinson (2000) “Educated and Underemployed: Refugee Experiences in the Alberta Labour Market” Journal of International Migration and Integration 1(1): 59-84.
2Book Chapters

• Wilkinson, Lori (forthcoming 2017) “The Labour Market Experiences of Refugees in Canada” in Structural Context of Refugee Integration in Canada and Germany.  Annette Korntheuer, Débora Maehler and Paul Pritchard, Eds. Mannheim: Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences and GESIS.
        o In English and German

• Wilkinson, Lori and David Ponka (forthcoming 2017) “The mental health of immigrants and refugees in Canada” in Migration, Health and Survival: International Perspectives. Frank Trovato, ed. Northampton, Mass: Edward Edgar Publishers.

• Wilkinson, Lori (forthcoming 2017) “Identity and Belonging in the Second Generation” in Immigrant Youth in Canada. Stacey Wilson-Forsberg and Andrew Robinson, eds. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

• Wilkinson, Lori (forthcoming 2017)”How does sociology help us understand and combat racism in Canada?” Reading Sociology Patrizia Albanese and Lorne Tepperman, eds. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

• Wilkinson, Lori (2017) “How do migrants become Canadian citizens” in Questioning Sociology: Canadian Perspectives. Myra J. Hird and George Pavlich, eds. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press, pp. 86-95.

• Wilkinson, Lori (2016) “Why is immigration an issue in the provincial election?” pp. 37-38 in Understanding the 2016 Election in Manitoba. Barry Ferguson, Royce Koop, Karine Levasseur, and Andrea Rounce, eds. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press. Accessed online at https://uofmpress.ca/books/detail/understanding-the-manitoba-election-2016

• St. Aubin, Zöe T., Janine Bramadat and Lori Wilkinson (2014) “The Persistence of  Credentialism and Racism in Canada: The Long-Term Labour Market Experiences of Immigrant Youth” in Ellen Judd and Jiajo Zhang, eds. Rotterdam: Springer Publishing.
• Hébert, Yvonne, Lori Wilkinson and Mehrunissa Ali (2012) “Second generation Youth and Mobilities of Mind, Body and Boundary” pp. 229-248 in Hébert, Y. & Abdi, Ali A., Eds. 
 Critical Perspectives of International Education. Rotterdam & Taipei: Sense Publishers.
• Wilkinson, Lori, Yvonne Hébert and Mehrunissa Ali (2012) “Examining Youth’s Perceptions of Safety, Fear, Inclusion and Exclusion in a Canadian City” pp. 217-34 in Adolescent Behavior. Cherylynn Bassani, ed. Hauppauge NY: Nova Science Publishers.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2009) “Approaching Intersection: Individual Lives, Multiple Inequalities” pp. 76-88 in Racism, Identity and Justice: Dialogue on the Politics of Inequality and Change.  Sean Hier, Daniel Lett and B. Singh Bolaria, eds. Halifax: Fernwood.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2009) “Are Human Rights Jeopardized in 21st Century Canada? A Sociological Examination of Immigration Policies Post- 9/11” pp. 102-124 in Between Terrorism and Human Rights, Sandra Rollings-Magnuson, ed. Halifax: Fernwood Press.
• Hébert, Yvonne and Lori A. Wilkinson (2006) “Diversity and Democratic Values: Implications for Public Policy” pp. 31-41 in Troubling the Canon of Citizenship Education George Richardson & Blades, eds. New York: Peter Lang Publishers.
• Hébert, Yvonne and Lori Wilkinson (2003) “The Citizenship Debates: Conceptual, Policy, Experiential and Educational Issues” pp. 3-36 in Citizenship in Transformation in Canada. Yvonne Hébert, ed. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2002) “Mainstream Adaptation or Underclass Absorption? The Integration Experiences of Refugee Youth in Canada.” in pp. 143-159 in Exploring Cultural Perspectives: Integration and Globalization. Annette Richardson, Michael Wyness and E. Alice Halvorsen, eds. Edmonton: International Cultural Research Network Press.
• Hébert, Yvonne and Lori Wilkinson (2001) “Values for Pluralistic Democratic Societies” pp. 59-74 in Towards Active Citizenship: Connecting Young Citizens Across Europe and the World. Mireia Montané and Yves Beernaert, eds. Barcelona and Brussels: European Parliament and DG Educaton and Culture of the European Commission. Spanish Translation available.
• Spanish translation: Hébert, Yvonne y Lori Wilkinson (2002) “Valores para socidades democraticas plurals” Editado por Mireia Montané e Yves Bernaert, Hacia una ciudadania activa:    Jovenes del mundo en conexion. Forum Universal de las Culturas – Barcelona 2002 y CONNECT Initiative of the European Parliament, supported by the DG Education and Culture, European Commission
• Weinfeld, Morton and Lori A. Wilkinson (1999) “Immigration, Diversity and Minority Communities” pp. 55-87 in Race and Ethnicity in Canada. Peter S. Li ed. Toronto: Oxford    University Press.
• Lamba, Navjot K. and Lori Wilkinson (1998) “Legislated Inequality: The Uneven Consequences of Immigration Policy on the Economic and Social Integration of Immigrants in    Canada” pp. 21-32 in International Multiculturalism 1998: Preparing Together for the 21st Century. Annette Richardson, ed. Edmonton: Kanata Learning Company.

3. Books

• Roberts, Lance, Jason Edgerton, Tracey Peter and Lori Wilkinson (in preparation, forthcoming 2015) Understanding Social Statistics. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

4. Book Adaptations (Refereed)

• Bouma, Gary, Rod Ling and Lori Wilkinson (2008) The Research Process, First Canadian Edition. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.
            o Second edition published 2012
            o Third edition published in 2016
            o Fourth edition to be released in 2019

5. Non-refereed Publications in Journals (recent)

• Bucklaschuk, Jill and Lori Wilkinson (2014) “Service use among newcomers to Canada” accepted for publication in Canadian Diversity.
• Hébert, Yvonne and Lori Wilkinson (2011) “Meeting the Challenges of the New Century: Creating Common Values as Fundamental to Citizenship” Canadian Issues-Thèmes Canadiens 6(Spring) 28-33.
• Jedwab, Jack and Lori Wilkinson (2016) “When it comes to migrant belonging and trust, it’s not about the Money, Money...: A comparison of Canada’s refugees and economic immigrants” Canadian Diversity, 13(4).    
• Bucklaschuk, Jill, Pallabi Bhattacharyya, Lori Wilkinson, Yi Shen, Iqbal A. Chowdhury and Tamara Edkins (2016) “Does language, employment status and region of origin influence access to settlement services” Canadian Diversity 13(1): 39-42.

6.  Government Reports (Non-refereed, recent)

• Wilkinson, Lori and Joseph Garcea (2016) Labour Market Outcomes among Refugees to Canada. Washington and Brussels: Migration Policy Institute. (also distributed to the Trans-Atlantic Council on Migration, EU Immigration Ministers, June 2016)
• Ashton, William, Pallabi Bhattacharyya, Eleni Galatsanou, Sally Ogoe and Lori Wilkinson (2016). Emerging Uses of Big Data in Immigration Research. Final Report submitted to SSHRC, Ottawa, October, 22 pages.
• Wilkinson, Lori, William Ashton, Joseph Garcea, Anna Kirova, Miu Chung Yan, Rachael Pettigrew and Eleni Galatsanou (2016) “Welcome to Canada’s West: New Demographic and Economic Realities of Increased Migration to Rural Western and Northern Communities” Felicity Proctor and Julio Berdegué eds. in RIMISP Working Paper Series. Santiago.  Accessible online at http://rimisp.org/wp-content/files_mf/1467320375184_Lori_Wilkinson_et_al.pdf
• Mulatris, Paulin, Marianne Jacquet, Lori Wilkinson, Mamadou Ka, Laurie Carlson Berg, Gwénaëlle André, and Jasmine Urra-Rugama (2016). L’immigration Francophone dans les Territoires et l’ouest Canadien : Réalités et Perspectives après 10 ans d’accueil et de Services. Ottawa : Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
• Wilkinson, Lori, Jill Bucklaschuk, Yi (Jack) Shen, Iqbal Ahmed Chowdhury and Tamara Edkins (forthcoming 2014) What do we know about the settlement outcomes of immigrants to Canada? Ottawa: Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
• Esses, Victoria M., Leah K. Hamilton, Lori Wilkinson, Li Zong, Jill Bucklaschuk and Janine Bramadat (2013) Western Settlement Outcomes Survey. Calgary: Citizenship and Immigration Canada Western Region. 118 pages.
• Bucklaschuk, Jill and Lori Wilkinson (2011) A Profile of Economic and Labour Market Integration among Immigrants in Canada. Ottawa: Statistics Canada and the National Metropolis Secretariat. 36 pages.
• Wilkinson, Lori (2011) Trends in the Education Pathways of Newcomer Youth in Canada Winnipeg: Manitoba Education-Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment Branch. With the assistance of Nicole Palidwor. 17 pages.

Website: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/research/immigration/about_IRW.html




 last updated: January 2017