An invitation to participate in a research project on Hungarian refugees to Canada

The Hungarian Free Press received the email below from researchers at the University of Toronto who are conducting a project on Hungarian refugees to Canada. Participants are paid an honorarium. We invite you to consider the invitation below if you arrived in Canada as a refugee.

Dear Christopher Adam,

We are recruiting individuals aged 50 and older, who are Hungarian and who left Hungary as refugees. We would like to conduct a 60-minute interview with individuals, for which they will receive an honorarium of $50.

All interviews are voluntary and will be kept totally confidential. This research study has been reviewed and approved by the Research Ethics Boards at the University of Toronto and is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

The goal of the study is to improve our understanding of the settlement and current factors that improve well-being among older adults who were forced to leave their home country as refugees many decades earlier. See here for more information on this study.

If you have questions or would like more information, please let me know.

We really appreciate your time and help in publicizing this important project.

Maia Jaffer-Diaz

Research Assistant

Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work

University of Toronto

One Comment

  1. After the 56 revolution I went to Canada as a refugee. After one year of no taking advantage of the old Hungarian amnesty, I became a permanenet rseident of Canada. I went to University in Charlottetown, PEI, St Dubstan’s University where I graduated. From there I came down to the USA where I graduated From Ubiversity of MIchigan. After graduating in Ann Arbor, MI I married an American lady and stayed in the USA where I went to other universitiers and raised four children. Presently my wife and I ( who is also UofM graduate) live in Upsatate NY.
    Until retirement Iwent to Hungary many time both as a consultant and as a fmily visitor.

    REgularly I read Hungarian publications and keep in touch with family and old friends.

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