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October 17, 2017
Canadian Excellence
Dr. Stacey Wilson-Forsberg

Dr. Stacey Wilson-Forsberg

Assistant Professor, Human Rights and Human Diversity

Contact Information
Phone: 519.756.8228 ext.5509

Office Location: Grand River Hall Room #130

Academic Background

Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Social Sciences - University of New Brunswick (2010)

M.A. International Development - Dalhousie University (1999)

B.A. Honours Spanish, Latin American Studies, Sociology Saint Thomas University (1995)

Courses Taught

HR100 Human Rights Human Diversity

CT/HR 260 Introduction to Human Rights

HR261 Multiculturalism

HR328 Global Issues, Global Governance: United Nations in the Twenty-First Century

HR365 Immigrant and Ethno-Racial Minority Youth


and Research Interests

Immigration and multiculturalism are my main research interests. I am especially fascinated by the experiences of recent immigrants in small cities, towns, and rural areas across Canada and how these newcomers gradually become involved in their communities and build relationships across ethnic groups. I recently completed research on the integration experiences of immigrant adolescents in small town New Brunswick and on the integration experiences of Latin American immigrants in the Grand Erie region of Southern Ontario.  Current research developments include a joint study with colleagues in Mexico (Universidad Iberoamericana) and the United States (Rice University) comparing social supports - both formal and informal -for Latin American migrants in Canada, the United States, and Mexico.  As a qualitative researcher I have a particular interest in narrative interviews, focus groups, ethnography, and participatory action research.

Prior to joining the faculty of Laurier Brantford I worked for several years in the government and non-governmental sectors in a number of areas including: Canada’s foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, North American integration, the inclusion of non-governmental actors in multilateral organizations and summits, social policy and poverty eradication, and more recently, foreign qualification recognition. I have spent some of the best years of my life working, studying, and traveling in Mexico and I am the only member of my family who is not a Citizen of Peru.

Representative Publications

Wilson-Forsberg, S. (2012). “Getting Used to the Quiet:” Immigrant Adolescents’ Journey to Belonging in New Brunswick, Canada. Montreal-Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. (Forthcoming). Budding Multiculturalism or Veiled Indifference? Inter-Group Contact Among Immigrant and Native-Born Adolescents in Small-Town Canada. Journal of Intercultural Communication.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. (Forthcoming). “Are We Home Yet?” The Experiences of Immigrant Adolescents in Small-Town New Brunswick. In E. Tastsoglou (Ed.). A Home Away from Home? Immigrants in Atlantic Canada. Sydney, NS: University of Cape Breton Press.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Easley, J. (2011). Potholes Along the Roads: The Ethics of Health Research in Rural and Remote Canada.  In J. Kulig and A. Williams (Eds.) Rural Health: A Canadian Perspective. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Willms, J. D., and Wilson-Forsberg, S. (2007). Across-Grade Grouping for Continuous Learning: Research Findings and Program Design. Regina, SK: Regina Public School District.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. and Barcena, M. (2002). Canada and Mexico: New Perspectives on North American Relationships. Horizons North American Linkages Project, Volume 5, Special Issue Deepening Knowledge on Mexico. Ottawa, ON: Policy Research Initiative.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. (2001). Overcoming Obstacles on the Road to North American Integration: A View from Canada. Ottawa, ON: FOCAL Policy Paper (FPP-01-10), ISBN: 1-896301-68-1.

Wilson-Forsberg, S. (2000). Adapting to a New Playing Field? Civil Society Inclusion in the Hemisphere's Multilateral Processes. Ottawa, ON: FOCAL Policy Paper (FPP-00-07), ISBN: 1-896301-46-0.

Additional Information

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish