SEDRD PhD Candidate Rana Telfah studies the experience of Syrian Refugee families in Rural and Small Town Ontario
Thousands of Syrian Refugees have moved to Ontario and many have settled in small towns across the province. These individuals have needs related to employment, housing, and a range of services. In addition, these individuals need to adjust to a new culture and face language challenges. COVID19 also adds a whole new layer of challenges. This research by Prof. Wayne Caldwell and Rana Telfah, (PhD Rural Studies student), focuses on the needs and experiences of these individuals in small towns in Ontario. The full story "U of G Research Investigating Experience of Syrian Refugees in Rural Areas During the Pandemic" can be found on the UofG News.