Lori Wilkinson


Lori Wilkinson is a professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Manitoba. She holds a Canada Research Chair in Migration Futures. In 2023, she was awarded Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. Her research centres on the economic and social outcomes of immigrants and refugees, with a special focus on women and youth. She is also the director of Immigration Research West, a multidisciplinary group of over 100 members who work together to educate Canadians about the contributions of newcomers. She volunteers with several international, national and local community organizations who are working toward the successful resettlement of newcomers.


  • University of Alberta Doctor of Philosophy (Sociology) Sept. 1996 to Dec. 2000; Dr. Harvey Krahn, supervisor Dissertation Title: The Integration of Refugee Youth in Canada
  • University of Saskatchewan Master of Arts (Sociology) Sept. 1994 to May 1996Dr. Peter S. Li, supervisor
  • University of Saskatchewan, Bachelor of Arts (Honours, Sociology) with DistinctionSept. 1990 to May 1994

Course List

  • 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 Indigenous peoples in Canada.
  • Sociology 2290 Research Methods: a six-credit hour undergraduate level course introducing students to quantitative and qualitative methodologies.
  • Sociology 2292: Social Research methods: a three-credit hour undergraduate course on the philosophy of research
  • Sociology 2294 Social Statistics: introductory statistics course (required): a three credit hour undergraduate course on elementary statistics (univariate, bivariate and inferential/descriptive statistics). This course is one of the university-recognized “math credit” courses that is required of all graduates of the institution.
  • 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 4580: Social Research Methods: an undergraduate course required for students in the honours degree; examines the research process and introduces students to critical thinking in methodological decision-making.
  • 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.



  1. Korntheuer, Annette, Débora Maehler, Paul Pritchard and Lori Wilkinson (2020) Refugees in Canada and Germany: From Research to Policies and Practice. Mannheim: LEIBNIZ Institute for the Social Sciences and GEISIS. 249 pages. ISBN 978-3-86819-041-0 (hard copy and online) available at https://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/66728
  2. Roberts, Lance, Jason Edgerton, Tracey Peter and Lori Wilkinson (2015) Understanding Social Statistics. Don Mills, ON: Oxford University Press.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Xu, Mark, Laxdal, Ian, Shelia Mcrae, Lori Wilkinson and Ted Tufescu (forthcoming) “Social determinants of health in orthopedics: an assessment of fracture patients’ non-fracture needs: a pilot study” Canadian Journal of Surgery (forthcoming)
  2. Thomas, J, S Ogoe, L Wilkinson, A Hallberg, MV Georges and N Veisman (2022) “The role of financial insecurity, racial discrimination and comorbid health conditions on mental health in Canada and the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic” Journal of Canadian Ethnic Studies 54(3): 177-203
  1. Bhattacharyya, Pallabi, Labe Songose and Lori Wilkinson (2021) “How Sexual and Gender-Based Violence affects the settlement experiences among Yazidi Refugee Families in Canada” Frontiers in Human Dynamics. Volume 3, pages 1-12. DOI: 10.3389/fhumd.2021.644846 Open access http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fhumd.2021.644846/full?&utm_source=Email_to_authors_&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=T1_11.5e1_author&utm_campaign=Email_publication&field=&journalName=Frontiers_in_Human_Dynamics&id=644846
  2. Bhattacharyya, Pallabi, Sally Ogoe, Annette Riziki and Lori Wilkinson (2020) “In Search of a “Home”: Comparing the Housing Challenges Experienced by Recently Arrived Yazidi and Syrian Refugees in Canada” Applied Psycholinguistics 41(6), 1415-1436. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/applied-psycholinguistics/article/abs/in-search-of-a-home-comparing-the-housing-challenges-experienced-by-recently-arrived-yazidi-and-syrian-refugees-in-canada/4F26F2C7DECB2625AA77DAC98D637255
  3. Wilkinson, Lori, Pallabi Bhattacharyya, Jill Bucklaschuk, Jack Shen, Iqbal Chowdhury and Tamara Edkins (2016) “Understanding job status decline among newcomers to Canada” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada Journal Vol 48(3): 5-26.
  4. 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.
  5. Wilkinson, Lori (2013) “Developing and Testing a Generalizable Model of Immigrant Integration” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada Journal 45(3): 1-7.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Hébert, Yvonne, Mehrunnisa Ali, Lori Wilkinson and Temitope Oriola (2008) “New Modes of Becoming in Transcultural Glocal Spaces: Second Generation Youth in Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto” Canadian Ethnic Studies/Études Ethniques au Canada Journal 40(2): 61-88.
  9. Wilkinson, Lori (2008) “Labour Market Transitions of Immigrant-born, Refugee-born, and Canadian-born Youth” Canadian Review of Sociology Volume 45(2): 151-176.
  10. 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.
    1. 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 Publishers.
    2. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. Wilkinson, Lori (2005) “On the Intersectionality of Transnationalism and Citizenship” Canadian and International Journal of Education 34(1): 68-77.
    1. Also appears in French as“A propos de l'intersectionnalité du transnationalisme et de la citoyenneté "
  13. 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.
  14. Wilkinson, Lori (2003) “Six nouvelles tendances de la recherche sur le racisme et l’inégalité au Canada” LesCahiers de recherche sociologique 39: 109-140(English translation available upon request)
  15. Wilkinson, Lori (2002) “Factors Influencing the Academic Attainment of Refugee Youth in Canada” Journal of Youth Studies 5(2): 173-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/13676260220134430
  16. 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.

Book Chapters 

  1. Tastsoglou, Evie and Lori Wilkinson (forthcoming 2023) “Gender-based violence and citizenship in a migration context” pp. 292-312 in Research Handbook on Intersectionality Mary Romero, ed. Northhampton MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  2. Vineberg, Robert and Lori Wilkinson (forthcoming 2023) “Refugees and Resettlement in Canada: A complex history” in The Global Atlas of Refuge and Asylum. Anna Vila Freyer and Ibrahim Sirkeci, eds. London: Transnational Press.
  3. Ogoe, Sally and Lori Wilkinson (forthcoming 2023) “Still strangers: the labour market integration of refugee women” in Introduction to Forced Migration Studies in Canada. Christina Clark-Kazak, ed. Montreal and Kingston: University of Montreal/Queen’s University Press.
  4. Luo, Yazhi and Lori Wilkinson (2023) “Asian international students in a mid-sized Canadian City: A Case study of the University of Manitoba” Chapter 14, pp. 202-216 in Asian international students in Canadian universities: Internationalization, racialization and inclusion in Ann H. Kim, Elizabeth Buckner, and Jean Michel Montsion eds. Milton Park, UK: Routledge Press. Open access book: file:///C:/Users/Lori/Downloads/10.4324_b23160-18_chapterpdf.pdf
  5. Bhattacharyya, Pallabi, Labe Songose and LoriWilkinson (forthcoming 2023) “A New School and New Life: Understanding the Experiences of Yazidi Children and Youth” in Ethics, Rights, Culture and the Humanization of Refugees Anna Kirova, Michael Frishkopf and Yasmeen Abu-Laban, eds. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press.
  6. Tatsoglou, Evie, Chantelle Falconer, Mia Sisic, Myrna Dawson and Lori Wilkinson (forthcoming, 2022) “The Gender of Canadian Legal and Policy Immigration and GBV Frameworks” Gender-based Violence in Migration: Interdisciplinary, Feminist and Intersectional Approaches. Editors: Jane Freedman, Nina Sahraoui, Evangelia Tastsoglou. London: Palgrave Macmillan Cham. Pp 85-111. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-07929-0
  7. Tatsoglou, Evie, Chantelle Falconer, Mia Sisic, Myrna Dawson and Lori Wilkinson (2022) “Intersectionality, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, and Immigrant Women” Mary Romero and Reshawna Chapple, editors Intersectionality and Transforming the Production of KnowledgeNorthampton, Mass: Edward Edgar Publishers.

Government Reports

  1. Wilkinson, Lori, Sally Ogoe and Nikol Viesman (forthcoming 2023) Are refugees good for Canada? New York and Geneva, UNHCR.
  2. Wilkinson, Lori, Sally Ogoe, Rosty Othman, Piper Larsen, Nikol Veisman, and Kezia Wong (forthcoming2023) The experiences of arrival and resettlement of Afghan refugees during the pandemic-interim report. Ottawa: Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada. Submitted to the House of Commons Special Committee on Afghanistan, 44th
  3. Tastsoglou, Evie, Cathy Holtman, Myrna Dawson, Lori Wilkinson and Chantelle Falconer (2020) Violence Against Women Migrants and Refugees: Analyzing Causes and Effective Policy Response-Country Review CANADA. Paris: Gendernet Plus Consortium. 125pp.