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Monday, January 28 • 11:00 - 12:15
215-2: (Carousels) Ethnic Identity and Occupational Aspirations in Middle Years

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Ethnic identity in adults has been shown to play a role in occupational choices; however, the development of this relationship in Canadian youth is still largely unexplored. In this study, we draw on longitudinal interviews to explore the relationship between the strength of youth ethnic identity and their occupational aspirations in an urban Canadian school district.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Measures of ethnic identity in research
  • Development of the relationship between ethnic identity and career aspirations
  • Exploring person fit models to encourage diversity in employment

Speakers | Conférenciers
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Michelle Nilson

Associate Professor, Simon Fraser University
Michelle Nilson is an Associate Professor of Education at Simon Fraser University, where she works with community foundations and school districts to understand student transitions to career and post-secondary education.


Monday January 28, 2019 11:00 - 12:15
Room | Salle 215