Doctor of Philosophy
Supervisor: Dr. Janet Fast
Dissertation Title: Caring Beyond Borders: Transnational Family Caregiving in Canada
“What led me to pursuing a PhD in aging and care research was the intimate memories I have being raised by my grandmother who migrated to Canada from the Philippines to care for her grandchildren. She was integral to shaping how I viewed how families look after one another, to ensure that they not only survive, but thrive in any environment.
I will be researching how different care, migration and policy environments impact families’ ability to provide care. In particular, my PhD research looks at how migrant families to Canada manage family care responsibilities trans-nationally across national, political and geographic borders. My research will hope to move beyond traditional understandings of migrants solely motivated by economic opportunity, and unpack the motivations, benefits and consequences of providing transnational care.”