Guelph Psychology Prof Sees Travel Ban Negatives in Personal Light

Posted on Monday, February 13th, 2017

Saba Safdar on the left and her daughter Newsha Ghaeli  When University of Guelph psychology professor Saba Safdar sees refugees fleeing war to come to a safe land, she contrasts their experiences with her own.

When the Iranian-born academic hears about a travel ban that targets Iran and six other countries, she can see how her own daughter, raised in Canada but living in the U.S., gets defensive about her heritage.

And when she looks at her research into helping immigrants and refugees adapt, Safdar can see steps the average Canadian can take to turn a negative situation into a positive one.

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