Radhika Sharma replied to IRSN Admin's discussion Project Management | IRSN Coffee Chat | November 13, 2020
"I appreciate everyone's effort in contributing towards this session. I would look forward to join more such coffee chats.
Regards,
Radhika"
Nov 18, 2020
Mehvish Siddiqui replied to IRSN Admin's discussion Ethics in an AI and Big Data world | IRSN Coffee Chat | October 16, 2020
"Intriguing presentation ūü§Ē.¬† Enjoyed every example and explanation. Thank you for presenting.
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Nov 2, 2020
Mithila Orin replied to IRSN Admin's discussion Ethics in an AI and Big Data world | IRSN Coffee Chat | October 16, 2020
"You are most welcome Aby"
Oct 27, 2020
IRSN Admin replied to IRSN Admin's discussion Ethics in an AI and Big Data world | IRSN Coffee Chat | October 16, 2020
"Thank you Mithila. "
Oct 27, 2020
Mithila Orin replied to IRSN Admin's discussion Ethics in an AI and Big Data world | IRSN Coffee Chat | October 16, 2020
"GREAT presentation Aby. AI is something which is way big to even think about it. Lots of new information I got to know from your presentation. Keep up your good work!!!"
Oct 22, 2020
IRSN Admin commented on IRSN Admin's blog post Mobilizing Ontario’s IEHPs in the Fight Against COVID-19
"To know the story of Maria, an internationally trained nurse currently working as a registered nurse in Niagra region click on the following link.
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Jun 10, 2020
Sara Subhan replied to Emal Stanizai's discussion Professional Development Topics for IERs
"Hello,
I would say a workshop on qualitative and quantitative analysis would be very helpful. 
Sara"
Apr 20, 2020
Aysha Shamsuddin replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Thank you very much Amani for your feed back and words of encouragement. Glad to hear that you found the sessions informative. And thank you very much for  your initiative to collaborate with other IRSN members while suggesting new ideas. We are…"
Feb 19, 2020
Amani Massoud replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Hi Aysha, I already told you this but I seriously think this IRSN meeting was the best of all three I attended. I found the resume writing workshop to be especially helpful and the first key note speaker presented the topic of big data in a way that…"
Feb 19, 2020
Aysha Shamsuddin replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Thank you very much Ali for your valuable feed back and ideas for the future events. We will definitely take into account your suggestions while planning our future events, particularly the one on employer engagement. We are glad that you found the…"
Feb 19, 2020
Aysha Shamsuddin replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Thank you very much Musammat for the feedback and some great ideas. I agree creating a platform for immigrant researchers to showcase their works and inviting potentiol employers will definitely promote meaningful employer engagement. We will…"
Feb 19, 2020
Ali Zargham Boroujeni replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Dear Aysha, 
I usually attend the IRSN meetings and everytime I learn something new!
The recent meeting was also well organized and had great keynote speeches as expected. The resume writing session added new idea of how to prepare and check the…"
Feb 18, 2020
Musammat Badrunnesha replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Dear Aysha,
Undoubtedly, it was a great event! IRSN seems a platform for the change agents, where we can celebrate success and support each other in challenges. I appreciate Access Alliance for creating such space for the Immigrant Researchers.…"
Feb 18, 2020
Ali Zargham Boroujeni replied to Emal Stanizai's discussion Labor Market Challenges and Opportunities for Internationally Educated Researchers
"Thank you Aysha for sharing your expectations, I am agreeing with all of your suggestions. 
I just want to add something that I learned with my own experience and communication with other IERs as well. Many IERs and I came to Canada with many years…"
Feb 17, 2020
Aysha Shamsuddin replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Thank you very much Ankita for the feed back. Glad that you found the sessions fruitful. And on IRSN serving as a platform for Public policy/ Social Science Researchers-we have quite a few members with these profiles in our network and addressing…"
Feb 12, 2020
Aysha Shamsuddin replied to Aysha Shamsuddin's discussion Opinion on the recent IRSN event (Jan 15, 2020) and your expectations from our future events
"Thank you very much for the feed back and suggestions Aradhana. We are extremely glad to hear that  IRSN event inspired you to join the network. We look forward to your active engagement in the network. And we will definitely consider your valuable…"
Feb 11, 2020
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I completed bachelor's in Veterinary Medicine from a reputed institute in India. During my masters in Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension, I was introduced to developmental and community related projects of Agrarian communities. Due to my passion to contribute to the development of vulnerable communities, and to acquire a global view on sustainable development, I studied PhD in International Development Studies from University of Reading, United Kingdom. After my PhD, I joined the University of Western Ontario as a postdoctoral fellow, and also worked as research assistant at Ryerson University. I started my first research in 2006 as a master student, and since then worked on several research projects of my own as well as affiliated with universities across India, UK and Canada.

I had taught ‚Äėprinciples of sociology‚Äô for undergraduates and ‚Äėparticipatory research techniques‚Äô to masters students, and also conducted research on pressing development issues. I have 17 publications including peer reviewed journal papers, magazine articles, abstracts and conference papers. I am active in collaborating and had presenting my research work in international conferences held in countries like Canada, United Kingdom, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Finland, Norway and Scotland.¬†I am currently engaged with Alpha Education as a voluntary researcher and working on ‚Äėdigital archive project‚Äô. Besides, I am working as a supply teacher at YMCA.

My research interest in general are poverty (conceptualization and measurement), gender inequalities, social and institutional policies, women empowerment, participatory communication theories and frameworks, and development communication. Also, I am interested in research on poverty and social determinants of health, disability and employability inclusion, inequalities, and family/domestic violence/abuse focusing on refugees, South Asian immigrants and indigenous/Inuit population.

I am expecting to get networked with professionals of common research interest through this platform.