Exciting New LGBTQ+ Research at U of G

Melisa Choubak is looking for Lesbian and Gay identified immigrants, newcomers, or international students to share their stories with her for her Master’s thesis:

EXPLORING THE EXPERIENCES OF LESBIAN & GAY IMMIGRANTS/INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE YOUR STORY WITH A LESBIAN IMMIGRANT WHO UNDERSTANDS AND POTENTIALLY HELP OTHER LESBIAN & GAY IMMIGRANTS/NEWCOMERS TO CANADA?

My name is Melisa and I am a Master’s student at the University of Guelph and I am personally very aware of the struggles, discrimination, and strength associated with being a lesbian & gay immigrant. My vision is that your stories and experiences will help to support other lesbian & gay immigrants/newcomers and international students in the future by informing community support workers, policy makers and others as to how better serve this population.

If you are an immigrant, newcomer, or international student and are at least 18 years old, are attracted to the same gender exclusively, and have lived in Canada for at least a couple of years (but less than 10 years), then I’d like to chat with you! We can talk over a tea or coffee and your favourite pastry.

Your participation would involve being interviewed for  1-1.5 hours about your experiences around your sexual identity, cultural identity, your immigration experience, as well as your social relationships.

Please contact me, MELISA CHOUBAK , at mchoubak@uoguelph.ca, to find out how you can be involved. For further questions about the study, you can also connect with my supervisor, Prof. Saba Safdar, at safdar@psy.uoguelph.ca, or 519-824-4120 x53520.

This project has been approved by the University of Guelph’s Research Ethics Board.

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