Usharani Rathinam updated their profile
Oct 18, 2019
Fizza Kulvi and Usharani Rathinam are now friends
Dec 10, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Momtaz Begum's blog post How I overcome the “Canadian Experience” obstacle to integrate into Canadian labour market as a researcher!
"Nice to hear from you Momtaz. You are a real inspiration for many here. I also appreciate Access Alliance that identified your ability, and brought out the best in you! Best wishes to you!"
Oct 24, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thank you very much. "
Oct 24, 2018
Arwa Aleryani commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Hi Usha,Thank you so much for sharing your story. It is amazing. I am happy for you. Keep it up."
Oct 20, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thank you Rakesh. I’m pleased. "
Oct 17, 2018
Rakesh commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Hi Usha
Congratulation.I am sure your true life experince will inspire and motivate many newcommer researchers.I truly admire your self motivation spirit and keeping it at heigest level against all odds.
Best wishes 
Rakesh "
Oct 17, 2018
SUMONA LIZA commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thank you so much Usha for sharing your experience. I guess many of our necomer researchers will benefit from your information particularly about the Federal Internship Program and the various initiatives that you have taken. Wishing you all the…"
Oct 17, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thanks Sumona! In addition to IRSN platform, I have myself reached out to professors and other professionals who are working in my area of interest, by writing them an email. However, it is not 100 percent guaranteed. Also, I have attended…"
Oct 17, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thank you Aysha, kind of you."
Oct 16, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thank you Neelam for your kind words. I really appreciate it. "
Oct 16, 2018
Neelam Dehal commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Indeed a very inspirational story Usha! It reflects on how we all must keep trying to reach our goal with perseverance and hard work! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors as well! And believe me this is just the beginning for the good…"
Oct 16, 2018
SUMONA LIZA commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Hello Usha,
I am really glad to hear from you and learn about your success story. Congratulations! Your hard work and persistency worked well. Please share with us your personal challenges and how you resolved them. You mentioned about lack of…"
Oct 16, 2018
Aysha Shamsuddin commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Congrats Usha! That is great news! Good Luck"
Oct 16, 2018
Emal Stanizai commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Your welcome!"
Oct 15, 2018
Usharani Rathinam commented on Usharani Rathinam's blog post Personal Reflection on my Success Story
"Thank you very much Emal! I’m glad to hear."
Oct 15, 2018
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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 ‘principles of sociology’ for undergraduates and ‘participatory research techniques’ 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 ‘digital archive project’. 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.