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Usha George

(Toronto Metropolitan University), Coordinator of the Canada Hub

Usha George is recognized for her expertise in newcomer settlement and integration. She is a professor in the School of Social Work at Toronto Metropolitan University and the current Academic Director of the Toronto Metropolitan Centre for Immigration and Settlement (TMCIS). Usha is the former Interim Vice President of Research and Innovation and the Dean of the Faculty of Community Services (2006-2017). In 2015, she was awarded the Errol Aspevig Award for Outstanding Academic Leadership. She is the past director of the Ontario Metropolis Centre of Excellence for Immigration and Settlement. Her main areas of teaching, research, and professional activity are social work with diverse communities, and newcomer settlement and integration, with an emphasis on examining policies and programs to ensure newcomers have the supports they need to settle and become contributing members to Canadian society. Her scholarly work has attracted over $14 million CAD in research grants and contracts. She is well published and is often sought by the media for her views on immigration.