Victoria Esses

Victoria Esses

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Network for Economic and Social Trends

Victoria Esses is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Network for Economic and Social Trends and of the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at the University of Western Ontario. She is also Principal Investigator of the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership, a national alliance of university, community and government partners dedicated to fostering welcoming communities and promoting the integration of immigrants in Canada. Victoria is a Fellow of the CIFAR program, Boundaries, Membership and Belonging.

Victoria’s research focuses on immigration policy and practice, including public attitudes toward immigration and cultural diversity; promising practices in settlement and integration; factors promoting the settlement and integration of immigrants; and the measurement of community welcome-ability and immigrant needs and outcomes. She has published extensively in these areas, including journal articles, book chapters, and edited volumes. Victoria was the founding lead editor of Social Issues and Policy Review, a review journal published by Wiley-Blackwell, and has received many awards for her work, including the Harold Crabtree Foundation Award in Public Policy Research and the 2018 and 2019 Dean’s Award of Excellence. Victoria is regularly consulted by federal, provincial, and municipal governments on immigration issues, and her research has had a major impact on immigration policy and practice in Canada and internationally. She has also served as an Expert Consultant for the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on several occasions..

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