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Public Seminar: Migration and Diabetes

Toronto, Ontario
June 11, 2010

CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre
Presents a Public Seminar

Migration and Diabetes

Friday, June 11, 2010

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Laura Simich, CERIS Health and Well-Being Domain Leader

Ilene Hyman, Assistant Professor, Dalla Lana School of Public Health; Research Associate, Cities Centre, University of Toronto
Qamar Zaidi, Research Coordinator
Sivajini Sivasamy, Assistant Research Coordinator
Khaleda Yesmin, Peer Researcher, Bengali Community
Ying Zhou, Peer Researcher, Chinese Community

This presentation will share findings from the Migration and Diabetes Project, a study of risk factors, self-management and health care experiences among newcomers to Canada. Participants with and without diabetes were interviewed in their own language from five different groups: Bangladeshi, Mandarin-speaking Chinese, Pakistani, Sri Lankan Tamil, and Canadian-born.  Focus groups with healthcare providers were also conducted to learn about the challenges of providing diabetes care to newcomer communities.

Location:  246 Bloor St. West, 5th Floor, Room 548
(St. George subway station, Bedford Street exit)

This seminar is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to or call (416) 946-3110

Seminar presentations are posted on our website after the event, to view please visit: