Dr. Wei Wei Da
- Ph.D, Sociology, Sydney University in Australia
Previous Work Experience
- 2003-2004 – Contracted course instructor, Ryerson University.
- 1999 – 2005 – Resources Center Coordinator and Research Associate, Center for Excellence
- Research on Immigration & Settlement, University of Toronto
- Da, W.W. & Welch, A. (2016). Educative Childrearing Practices of Recent Chinese Migrants
in Australia: Continuity and Changes in Chuing Prudence Chou and Jonathan Spangler edited Chinese
Education Models in a Global Age: Transforming Practice into Theory (pp. 231-245. Singapore:
Note: I was asked to translate this chapter from English into Chinese language in
2017 and then the book in Chinese language was published in 2018 by The Psychology
Publishing Company Ltd. in Taiwan.
- Da, W.W. & Garcia, A. (2015) Later Life Migration: Sociocultural Adaptation and Changes
in Quality of Life at Settlement Among Recent Older Chinese Immigrants in Canada
- Garcia, C. Alicia and Da, Wei-Wei. (2011). Immigration and Its Effects on the Diet
and Physical Activity of Selected Asian Older Adults in Canada. In Ellen R. Judd and Jijiao Zhang
edited Labor Migration and Social Mobility in Asia and Pacific Region (87-106). Beijing: Intellectual Property Press.
- Garcia, C. Alicia and Da, Wei-Wei. (2011). “Nutrition and Physical Activity of Older
Chinese Immigrants. Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Hong Kong), 6(2): 72-81.
Da, W.W. (2010) “Support Networking Strategies of female Chinese Immigrants in London,
Ontario” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 19(4): 525-549.
- Landolt, P. & Da, W. W. (2005). “The Spatially Ruptured Practices of Transnational
Migrant Families: Lessons from the Case of El Salvador and the People’s Republic of
China” Current Sociology 53(4), Monograph 2:625-653.
- Da, W. W. (2004). “A Regional Tradition of Gender Equality: Shanghai men in Sydney. Journal of Men’s Studies, 12(2): 133-149.
- Da, W. W. (2003a). “Transnational grandparenting: Child care arrangements among migrants
from the People’s Republic of China to Australia.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, 4(1): 77-101.
- Canadian Sociological Conference
- International Conferences on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
- The Migration Conference
Areas of Teaching
- Immigrant and Refugee Families
- Qualitative Research Methods in Family Studies
- Family Practices in a Global World
- Family Needs and Resources
- Family Resilience
- Immigrant families
- Gender relations
- Chinese families overseas
- Aging and ethnicity
Awards and Recognition
Brescia Seed Grant received
- 2013 – Continuing research project on Childrearing Experience of Muslim Immigrant
Women Living in London, Ontario. Awarded $700.
- 2011 – An Exploration of Socio-cultural Adaptation of Muslim Immigrant Women with
Young Children Living in London, Ontario. Awarded $2000.00
- 2009 – Social-cultural adaptation, health, nutrition and successful aging of Chinese
immigrants in London, Ontario – Co-Principal Investigator, $1000
- 2008 – Religious participation and family relation among recent Chinese immigrants
in London, Ontario. – Principal Investigator, $2000
- 2007 – Social-cultural adaptation, health, nutrition and successful aging of older
immigrants in London, Ontario: Part I. Development, Pre-testing and translations of
Methodological Tools – Co-Principal Investigator, $2000.
- 2006 – Childrearing experience among recent Chinese immigrant families in London Ontario”
– Principal Investigator, $1780.