Learning to stay, learning to go: Understanding youth mobility aspirations in Nova Scotia
Master’s student, Department of Adult Education, St. Francis Xavier University
By bringing together the voices of both international and local students in Nova Scotia, this 2-year study asks the following: How do youth desires to stay or leave take shape, and how do these desires in turn influence youths’ mobility intentions?
Successful stayers: Exploring effective immigrant settlement services in Northeastern Nova Scotia
Collaborator, Director of the Antigonish Guysborough Immigrant Support Program
Undergraduate student, Department of Sociology, St. Francis Xavier University
Until recently, the question of negotiating permanent newcomer settlement to rural areas has been less prominent in Canadian policy. However, the problem of attracting and retaining immigrants and refugees to rural and remote parts of the country has recently emerged as a policy response to declining population growth outside of urban areas, with particular attention focused on immigration to the Atlantic Provinces. With a focus on Northeastern Nova Scotia and in partnership with the Antigonish Guysborough Immigrant Support Program, this 1-year project aims to understand of how newcomers to rural Nova Scotia who have decided to stay in the region long-term have negotiated the well-documented challenges confronting immigrants to rural areas.
Adam is also a co-investigator on the following research projects: