Youth & international contexts

A group of refugee youth smiling and laughing
CFYS, in partnership with UN Habitat, launches report on good practices for refugee youth resettlement in urban contexts (photo courtesy UN Habitat Office of Livelihoods)

Chinese Canadians’ experiences of the dual pandemics of COVID-19 and racism (2020-)

CFYS research fellow Dr. Nigel Mantou Lou explores the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the experiences of Chinese Canadians. In addition to the virus, Chinese Canadians faced an onslaught of racism, which has had implications for identity, negative emotion, and anti-racism incident reporting.

Funding Partner: CIHR

Research team: Nigel Mantou Lou & team

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How do growth mindsets contribute to an inclusive culture for newcomer language learners in Canada? (2018-)

When it comes to learning a new language, individuals tend to believe that language learning is an innate skill (fixed mindset) or malleable and can be developed with support (growth mindset). Those with a growth mindset view newcomers with limited English as having more potential to improve their skills and are therefore more likely to interact with recent immigrants. Those with a fixed mindset believe that newcomers have little ability to improve. These beliefs about language potential have implications for attitudes towards immigration and government-funded language programs, as well as interactions with recent immigrants.

Research team: Nigel Mantou Lou & team

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