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Congratulations to Dr. Bharati Sethi, Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work for being part of three major grant awards. Dr. Sethi is a co-investigator in three grants that were recently funded, two by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and one by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (SSHRC-CIHR), totally $450,000 in funding for the three projects.

In the first grant, a SSRHC-CIHR Partnership Development Grant of $200,000 for two years titled: Achieving a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Standard: A Partnership Approach, Dr. Sethi will be assisting the team in integration of sex and gender in the research design and knowledge translation. The Principal Investigator is Dr. Allison Williams from McMaster University. The goal is to achieve a Caregiver-Friendly Workplace Standard.

The second grant supports research on senior’s integration in Ontario. It is a multi-site study and Dr. Sethi is the Principal Investigator for London. Titled: Aging well:  partnering to optimize social network and support for older immigrants in Ontario the grant is a SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for $200,000. The principal investigator is Dr. Sepali Guruge from Ryerson University. In London, Dr. Sethi will research unique factors that contribute to the well-being of older immigrants with local partners including the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, the Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, the South London Community Centre and the London InterCommunity Health Centre. It is a multi-site study including research in London, Waterloo, Toronto and Ottawa. This is the first phase of the three-year grant.

The third grant is funded by SSHRC for $50,000 on Emerging voices: how Syrian newcomers and other key stakeholders perceive Canada's three sponsorship programs. The principal investigator is Dr. Sepali Guruge from Ryerson University. A team of co-investigators from Carleton University, IIAS Immigrant Services, the University of Ottawa and York University along with Dr. Sethi, are participating in this study. Joining Dr. Sethi from King’s as a collaborator on this study is Dr. Sherin Hussien along with collaborators from Western, the Catholic Centre for Immigrants in Ottawa, the Canadian Arab Institute, the Arab Community Centre of Toronto and the South Riverdale Community Health Centre.