• to present at conferences
Charlene Knudsen (center) with Norah Keating (left)
Jamie MacDonald
Shanika Donalds

Shanika Donalds presented her doctoral research on the family ties of older Caribbean migrants’ patterns of agency and obligation at the 2023 Canadian Association on Gerontology conference in Toronto.

Masters student Jamie MacDonald presented her poster on how caregiving impacts caregivers’ job productivity and income at the 2022 AGE-WELL conference in Regina.

Doctoral student Charlene Knudsen traveled to Gothenburg, Sweden, to participate in the 2019 IAGG European Regional Congress. Her poster focused on changing how integrated community-based health and social care services for persons with dementia are designed and implemented by enhancing person-environment fit.

  • to connect with international scholars

Doctoral student Andrew Magnaye had two opportunities with the UK Sustainable Care: Connecting People and Systems research programme. In November 2018, he traveled to Toronto to discuss migration and care with researchers from the UK Sustainable Care project and to participate in the International Forum on Care and Caregiving. 

Andrew Magnaye connecting with other doctoral students

The spring of 2019 saw Andrew go on an international exchange to the UK to further develop his doctoral research on caring beyond borders and transnational care. Andrew received financial support from a Mitacs Global Link research award, the World Universities Network (WUN),  and AGE-WELL NCE Access funds to make this international exchange happen. While in Sheffield, Andrew attended the Debating the Future of Work Conference organized by the International Labour Organization and the University of Sheffield Management School’s Centre for Decent Work. He also had the opportunity to participate in a WUN workshop with international partners from the UK, Canada, Ireland, Ghana, Poland, and Australia to develop innovative project ideas around the shifting migration of care. The exchange was capped off by a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, where Andrew and other doctoral students from the Sustainable Care research programme attended the Transforming Care conference. This exchange offered Andrew numerous opportunities to build his international network of next-generation social gerontology scholars.

  • to learn about Human Ecology

The Department of Human Ecology offers graduate degrees in Family Ecology and Practice. Students come from various academic backgrounds and, upon graduation, have taken employment in a wide range of careers in social service programs, government policies, and research and education.

Graduate Degree Programs

  • The Degree of PhD in Human Ecology
  • The Degree of MSc in Family Ecology & Practice

Visit Human Ecology to apply for graduate studies.