Relevant Degree Programs
Affiliations to Research Centres, Institutes & Clusters
global migration, occupational science, francophone minority communities
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- Centering the Complexity of Long-Term Unemployment: Lessons Learned from a Critical Occupational Science Inquiry (2020)
Societies, 10 (3), 65
- Conceptualizing the role of occupation in the production of space (2020)
Journal of Occupational Science,
- Enacting agency: Exploring how older adults shape their neighbourhoods (2020)
Ageing and Society, 40 (3), 565-583
- Tackling Complex Social Challenges within Neoliberal Constraints: The Context Shaping ‘Intellectual Quality of Life’ (iQoL) in a Canadian University Context (2020)
Societies, 10 (1), 26
- The power of language: Exploring the relationship between linguistic capital and occupation for immigrants to Canada (2020)
Journal of Occupational Science, 27 (1), 95--106
- Using theory to inform understandings of occupation in a migration context (2020)
Journal of Occupational Science, , 1--17
- Co-constructing the field for a critical ethnography of immigrants’ experiences in a Canadian Francophone minority community (2019)
Qualitative Research, , 146879411876978
- Finding meaningful occupation in refugees' resettlement: A study of amateur choir singing in Norway (2019)
Journal of Occupational Science, , 1--12
- Governing the ageing body: Explicating the negotiation of 'positive' ageing in daily life (2019)
Ageing and Society, 39 (9), 2085-2108
- Identifying barriers to healthcare delivery and access in the Circumpolar North: important insights for health professionals (2019)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 78 (1), 1571385
- A photovoice study of school belongingness among high school students in Norway (2018)
International Journal of Circumpolar Health, 77 (1)
- Examining the role of minority community spaces for enabling migrants’ performance of intersectional identities through occupation (2018)
Journal of Occupational Science, , 1--14
- Expanding beyond individualism: Engaging critical perspectives on occupation (2018)
Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 25 (1), 35-43
- Integrating occupational and public health sciences through a cross-national educational partnership (2018)
Journal of Occupational Science, , 1--11
- Toward Understanding Person-Place Transactions in Neighborhoods: A Qualitative-Participatory Geospatial Approach (2018)
Gerontologist, 58 (1), 89-100
- 'Doing' capital: Examining the relationship between immigrants' occupational engagement and symbolic capital (2017)
Migration Studies, 5 (1), 29-48
- Qualitative-geospatial methods of exploring person-place transactions in aging adults: A scoping review (2017)
Gerontologist, 57 (3), e47-e61
- Constructing undesirables: A critical discourse analysis of 'othering' within the Protecting Canada's Immigration System Act (2016)
International Migration, 54 (2), 131-143
- Making difficult decisions: Immigrants' experiences of employment preparation and participation (2016)
Work, 54 (3), 709-720
- Occupational experiences of forced migrants: A scoping review (2016)
Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 63 (3), 186-205
- Doing human rights in diverse occupational therapy practices,Mettre les droits de la personne au coeur de l’ensemble des pratiques en ergothérapie (2015)
Occupational Therapy Now, 17 (4), 18-20
- Extending beyond qualitative interviewing to illuminate the tacit nature of everyday occupation: Occupational mapping and participatory occupation methods (2015)
OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health, 35 (3), 142-150
- Ethnography: Understanding occupation through an examination of culture (2014)
Qualitative Research Methodologies for Occupational Science and Therapy, , 84-100
- Negotiating belonging following migration: Exploring the relationship between place and identity in Francophone minority communities (2014)
Canadian Geographer, 58 (3), 329-340
- Expanding policy-based conceptualizations of 'successful integration': Negotiating integration through occupation following international migration (2013)
Journal of Occupational Science, 20 (1), 6-22
- Francophone immigrant integration and neoliberal governance: The paradoxical role of community organizations (2013)
Journal of Occupational Science, 20 (4), 326-341
- Conceptual insights for expanding thinking regarding the situated nature of occupation (2012)
Transactional Perspectives on Occupation, , 51-63
- Directions for advancing the study of work transitions in the 21st century (2012)
Work, 41 (4), 369-377
- Struggling to maintain occupation while dealing with risk: The experiences of older adults with low vision (2010)
OTJR Occupation, Participation and Health, 30 (2), 87-96
- The performances and places of identity: Conceptualizing intersections of occupation, identity and place in the process of migration (2010)
Journal of Occupational Science, 17 (2), 68-77
- When self-presentation trumps access: Why older adults with low vision go without low-vision services (2010)
Journal of Applied Gerontology, 29 (5), 579-602
- Shaping ideal places for retirement: Occupational possibilities within contemporary media (2009)
Journal of Occupational Science, 16 (1), 18-24
- A vision for occupational science: Reflecting on our disciplinary culture (2008)
Journal of Occupational Science, 15 (3), 136-146