Professor Emerita of Geography
Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University
Research keywords: Migration and settlement in Canada
Valerie Preston is Professor Emerita of Geography in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University. She has published extensively on issues related to migration and settlement in Canada. She is Principal Investigator of the SSHRC-funded partnership on Building Migrant Resilience in Cities. Her experiences include the role of Director of two different research centres: Institute for Social Research (ISR) and Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS); Co-Chair of the CERIS Management Board; co-applicant for several research partnerships; and consultant, collaborator and advisor with not-for-profit organizations and government have collectively provided her with the expertise to lead the partnership’s objectives of developing a robust body of evidence for policy development and program innovations that improve migrant resilience.