Madine VanderPlaat

Dr. Madine VanderPlaat - Profile



1995                                       Ph.D. (Sociology of Education), Dalhousie University. 

1980                                       M.A. (Sociology), Dalhousie University.

1978                                       B.A. Honours - First Class (Sociology), Dalhousie University.


Madine VanderPlaat is a Professor of Sociology who specializes in the well-being of women, children and families, citizen participation, and social inclusion. She is trained in both quantitative and qualitative methodologies with a particular focus on participatory research strategies, gender analysis and evaluation research.   Her research has been published in the Canadian Journal of Ethnic Studies, Community Development Journal, Canadian Journal of Sociology, and School Psychology International among others. She has extensive experience working in multidisciplinary, inter-sectoral research environments at both the national and international level.    Dr. VanderPlaat is currently the Associate Dean of Arts, Research and Outreach and the Chair of the Academic Senate.


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Current research projects include:

Principal Investigator. Communities as Enablers: Exploring Community Resilience as a Foundational Component of Individual Resilience. SSHRC Connection Grant.

Co-applicant. Knowledge Synthesis: Socioeconomic Impacts of Family Class Immigrants in Canada. Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.  

Collaborator. Child and Youth Refugee Research Coalition (CYRRC): Using Research to Inform Best Practices for Language, Literacy, Learning, Social Integration, and Child and Family Wellbeing.  SSHRC.

Co-applicant.  Finding Home: The Secondary Migration of Refugee Children, Youth and their Families in Canada.  SSHRC. 

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