Zander Clay

Research Project

The Post Secondary Immigrant Student Experience


Hi I am Zander Clay!

As a Toronto Metropolitan University student specializing in Professional Communications, I excel in crafting impactful digital narratives. My role as Communications Coordinator and Producer of the Marketeers Clubhouse Podcast has refined my strategic communication and digital engagement skills. This expertise is integral to our capstone project, where I apply my experience in content production and audience engagement to shed light on the immigrant student experience in Canadian post-secondary education. My keen insights into storytelling and social media dynamics enrich our project, ensuring our research resonates with a broad audience.

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.

Research Poster

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