Research

My research agenda involves applying for grants from leading funding organizations, publishing in top peer reviewed journals, and presenting research results at national and international conferences. I work with a team of colleagues on a variety of different research topics, but my primary area of interest is quantitative methods and applied statistics, and my substantive areas of research include the sociology of education, immigration, and mental health. I have received several large grants to examine the labor market outcomes of postsecondary graduates of various programs, and to conduct research relating to the work experiences of recent Canadian immigrants. My current research examines changes in the school-to-work transitions of graduates of various fields of study, and involves comparisons among recent university (baccalaureate) graduates from Canada and the United States. Some of the key areas explored in this study focus on the implications of the ‘knowledge-based’ economy on the labor market experiences of recent post-secondary graduates with disabilities.