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Susan M. Brigham is Full Professor in the Faculty of Education at Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU). She teaches in the Graduate Studies of Lifelong Learning program and the Inter-University Doctoral Program in Educational Studies. Susan is the Chair of the Alexa McDonough Institute for Women, Gender and Social Justice and President of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education. Her research interests include lifelong learning, migration, and arts-informed research methods. Susan has conducted research and presented her work in North America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Europe. Her current study is Safe Spaces [funded by SSHRC/ CYRRC] with partner Syrian Canadian Foundation, which examines the perceptions and experiences of social integration experiences and inter-family relationships of Arabic speaking refugee youth with experiences of trauma and their parents who reside in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)Her recent completed research projects include, Social Justice in Focus: Participatory Photography and Refugee Youth [funded by SSHRC/ CYRRC] with Mandrona, A. & community partners: Immigrant Settlement Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS) and Youth Action Connection (YAC); and Diversities of resilience: Understanding the strategies for success used by underrepresented students in Canadian universities, (funded by SSHRC); Refugees/ immigrants and refugee claimants: Negotiating place and perceptions (MSVU Internal grant).