Angelique Branker

Research Project

The Post Secondary Immigrant Student Experience


My name is Angelique Branker and as a fourth-year Procom student, I have written about many humanitarian and social issues. I have worked hard over my fourth year and expanded my interest and knowledge on humanitarian issues specifically within the young adult age demographic. As a second-generation immigrant student, although I have not experienced a change in my post-secondary journey, there are thousands of students in my position who have. There is little support, consideration, and acknowledgment of the struggles that many children of immigrants face, and our research aims to bring those to light.

Research Summary

Our capstone project investigates the distinct challenges faced by children of immigrants in Canadian post-secondary institutions, juxtaposed with Canadian-born peers. Focusing on familial pressures, career aspirations, and mental health, we uncover the amplified pressures immigrant children encounter due to higher familial expectations and cultural dualities. Through comparative analysis, we aim to highlight these unique experiences, advocating for educational policies and practices that promote inclusivity and support. Our research aspires to foster understanding and facilitate a supportive environment, ensuring equitable opportunities for all students, and contributing to a more inclusive Canadian educational landscape.

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