Asian-Canadian youth identities in a pandemic era

  • Khanlou, Nazila (PI)
  • Santos, Luísa (Researcher)
  • Davidson, Deborah (Researcher)
  • Nunes, Fernando (Researcher)
  • Seto Nielsen, Lisa (Researcher)
  • Skop, M. (Researcher)
  • Zangeneh, Masood (Researcher)

Project Details


youth identities in a pandemic era: arts-based research
, or YouthAre, is a project
which hopes to help filling the gap between the growing body of literature
describing the pandemic’s health disparities, medical illness and mental health
outcomes, and the limited focus given to its psychosocial impacts on racialized
youth from an interdisciplinary perspective. By examining Asian-Canadian
youth’s experiences of individual and collective identities through arts-based
research methods (visual: Self-Portraits, Relational Maps; drama: Readers
Theatre) and participatory knowledge transfer activities in digital format as well, YouthAre
 overall benefit will be to increase
understanding of racialized youth’s challenges and resilience during the
pandemic, to inform youth-centred initiatives, and to increase opportunities
and resources for youth.

researcher Luísa Santos participates in this research project.

Short titleAsian-Canadian youth identities in a pandemic era
Effective start/end date1/01/221/01/25

Collaborative partners

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • Arts-based participatory research approach
  • Asian-Canadian
  • Youth identities
  • Covid-19


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