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Immigrant Researchers Support Network

Supporting Researchers in Canada from 2017

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Built by researchers for researchers

Access Affiance Multicultural Health and Community Services (Access Alliance) launched the Immigrant Insight Scholars Initiative (IISI) in 2017 to enable internationally educated researchers to build local experience, track records, and professional networks needed to transition to a successful career as a researcher in Canada.

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Refugee Mental Health: Additional Mounting Stress During COVID-19

May 7, 2021
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Refugee Mental Health: Additional Mounting Stress During COVID-19

During the Covid-19 pandemic, refugees in Canada are experiencing added uncertainty and, consequently, even more concern and anxiety. Therefore, this presentation will be focusing on how the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic increased refugees' sense of helplessness and hopelessness, how it boosted social isolation... Learn More...

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IRSN Coffee Chats

IRSN Coffee Chats is a biweekly talk series organized by the Immigrant Researchers Support Network (IRSN) at Access Alliance. Please find below the most recent Coffee Chats.


 The best insurance policy for the future of an industry is research, which will help it to foresee future lines of development, to solve its immediate problems, and to improve and cheapen its products.

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The program offered me with the mentorship opportunities from the best researchers in the town. I was placed at the Institute for Work and Health and McMaster University and received tremendous guidance and support from my mentors
Momtaz Begum

Research Associate at Institute for Work and Health
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The prolific stature of this organization has allured me to be a part of it and accomplish my professional goals along with working towards a sustainable healthy and hearty community. I see myself closer to the cutting edge technologies in clinical chemistry.
Vinita Thakur

Scientific Lead and Clinical Biochemist
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I was able to make connections with the help of IRSN, which served as a platform to get connected with other researchers of diverse background. I was also able to quickly adapt to how organizations works in Canada with respect to its standards, practice etc.
Usharani Rathinam

Research Assistant, CCA.
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