Migration is an increasing global phenomenon. In the year 2016, 7.5 million individuals in Canada are immigrants. Immigrants
are a vital source of long-term economic and societal benefits to both the communities they live and the communities in which
they settle. Evidence suggests that the majority of immigrants arrive in Canada with relatively higher levels of physical and
mental health (a phenomenon called the healthy immigrant effect); however, health declines after a period of time in Canada.
Moreover, sub-groups of immigrants experience individual, societal, and structural barriers that hinder economic and social
integration with resulting negative health outcomes.
The aim of the Migration and Health Research Group is to address
intersecting global, national and local issues related to migration and health. Our group consist of faculty members, graduate
students, and post-doctoral fellows who have an interest in the area of migration and health.