Elic Chan

Lecturer
location_on ANSO-3127

Research Area

Education

Ph.D., University of Toronto

About

Dr. Elic Chan is a sociologist with training in race, ethnic relations and immigration.  His research and scholarship focus on the social and economic integration of Asian Canadians and their experiences across Canadian cities.  His research has been published in International Migration Review, Sociological Forum, Sociological Quarterly, and City and Community.  In addition to his research, he has extensive experience teaching students with different cultural backgrounds, particularly international students.

 


Research

Research Interests

Immigration, Ethnic Relations, Nonprofit organizations, Asian Communities, Culture, Research Methods

Research Projects

He is the Co-Investigator (with PI Jean Michel Montsion at York University) on the Racialization of Asian International Student (RAIS) project.  The research examines the racialization processes affecting Asian international students across Canadian universities.  This cross-campus study seeks to understand and improve student support and integration by shedding light on the experiences of international students as migrants to specific communities.  The research addresses the following research questions: (1) What are the academic and non-academic racialization experiences and processes that affect and are shaped by Asian international students (i.e. Chinese, Indian, Korean)? (2) How does racialization work in similar and/or different ways across groups of Asian international students? (3) How is racialization shaping the student migration experiences to Canadian universities and post-graduation pathways in similar and/or different ways across the country? (4) How has the COVID-19 pandemic played in shaping or changing the racialization of Asian international students in general?  The project is being funded by SSHRC Insight Grant.  For more information, please see: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/rais/

 

 


Publications

Works in Progress

International Students and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Imperative: Comparing the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia (with Elizabeth Buckner)

International Education Pipeline: An Analysis of BC’s University Transfer System (with Brett Matsushita)

Selected Publications

Emigration as Family Strategy in Chinese Context: Emigration from Fuqing, China in Journal of International Migration and Integration (with Eric Fong & Guoqing Li)

Hard to Crack: Experiences of community integration among first and second generation Asian MSM in Canada in Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (with Nadine Nakamura & Benedikt Fischer)

Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Korean Self-Employment in Canada in Koreans in Canada: Perspectives on Migration, Integration and the Family

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?: Patterns of Transnational Contact among Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Toronto. in Sociological Forum (with Eric Fong & Xingshan Cao)

The Effects of Economic Standing, Individual Preferences, and Co-Ethnic Resources on Immigrant Residential Clustering in International Migration Review (with Eric Fong)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Elic Chan

Lecturer
location_on ANSO-3127

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Dr. Elic Chan is a sociologist with training in race, ethnic relations and immigration.  His research and scholarship focus on the social and economic integration of Asian Canadians and their experiences across Canadian cities.  His research has been published in International Migration Review, Sociological Forum, Sociological Quarterly, and City and Community.  In addition to his research, he has extensive experience teaching students with different cultural backgrounds, particularly international students.

 

Research Interests

Immigration, Ethnic Relations, Nonprofit organizations, Asian Communities, Culture, Research Methods

Research Projects

He is the Co-Investigator (with PI Jean Michel Montsion at York University) on the Racialization of Asian International Student (RAIS) project.  The research examines the racialization processes affecting Asian international students across Canadian universities.  This cross-campus study seeks to understand and improve student support and integration by shedding light on the experiences of international students as migrants to specific communities.  The research addresses the following research questions: (1) What are the academic and non-academic racialization experiences and processes that affect and are shaped by Asian international students (i.e. Chinese, Indian, Korean)? (2) How does racialization work in similar and/or different ways across groups of Asian international students? (3) How is racialization shaping the student migration experiences to Canadian universities and post-graduation pathways in similar and/or different ways across the country? (4) How has the COVID-19 pandemic played in shaping or changing the racialization of Asian international students in general?  The project is being funded by SSHRC Insight Grant.  For more information, please see: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/rais/

 

 

Works in Progress

International Students and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Imperative: Comparing the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia (with Elizabeth Buckner)

International Education Pipeline: An Analysis of BC's University Transfer System (with Brett Matsushita)

Selected Publications

Emigration as Family Strategy in Chinese Context: Emigration from Fuqing, China in Journal of International Migration and Integration (with Eric Fong & Guoqing Li)

Hard to Crack: Experiences of community integration among first and second generation Asian MSM in Canada in Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (with Nadine Nakamura & Benedikt Fischer)

Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Korean Self-Employment in Canada in Koreans in Canada: Perspectives on Migration, Integration and the Family

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?: Patterns of Transnational Contact among Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Toronto. in Sociological Forum (with Eric Fong & Xingshan Cao)

The Effects of Economic Standing, Individual Preferences, and Co-Ethnic Resources on Immigrant Residential Clustering in International Migration Review (with Eric Fong)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elic Chan

Lecturer
location_on ANSO-3127

Ph.D., University of Toronto

Dr. Elic Chan is a sociologist with training in race, ethnic relations and immigration.  His research and scholarship focus on the social and economic integration of Asian Canadians and their experiences across Canadian cities.  His research has been published in International Migration Review, Sociological Forum, Sociological Quarterly, and City and Community.  In addition to his research, he has extensive experience teaching students with different cultural backgrounds, particularly international students.

 

Research Interests

Immigration, Ethnic Relations, Nonprofit organizations, Asian Communities, Culture, Research Methods

Research Projects

He is the Co-Investigator (with PI Jean Michel Montsion at York University) on the Racialization of Asian International Student (RAIS) project.  The research examines the racialization processes affecting Asian international students across Canadian universities.  This cross-campus study seeks to understand and improve student support and integration by shedding light on the experiences of international students as migrants to specific communities.  The research addresses the following research questions: (1) What are the academic and non-academic racialization experiences and processes that affect and are shaped by Asian international students (i.e. Chinese, Indian, Korean)? (2) How does racialization work in similar and/or different ways across groups of Asian international students? (3) How is racialization shaping the student migration experiences to Canadian universities and post-graduation pathways in similar and/or different ways across the country? (4) How has the COVID-19 pandemic played in shaping or changing the racialization of Asian international students in general?  The project is being funded by SSHRC Insight Grant.  For more information, please see: https://ycar.apps01.yorku.ca/rais/

 

 

Works in Progress

International Students and the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Imperative: Comparing the University of Toronto and the University of British Columbia (with Elizabeth Buckner)

International Education Pipeline: An Analysis of BC's University Transfer System (with Brett Matsushita)

Selected Publications

Emigration as Family Strategy in Chinese Context: Emigration from Fuqing, China in Journal of International Migration and Integration (with Eric Fong & Guoqing Li)

Hard to Crack: Experiences of community integration among first and second generation Asian MSM in Canada in Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology (with Nadine Nakamura & Benedikt Fischer)

Social, Economic and Demographic Characteristics of Korean Self-Employment in Canada in Koreans in Canada: Perspectives on Migration, Integration and the Family

Out of Sight, Out of Mind?: Patterns of Transnational Contact among Chinese and Indian Immigrants in Toronto. in Sociological Forum (with Eric Fong & Xingshan Cao)

The Effects of Economic Standing, Individual Preferences, and Co-Ethnic Resources on Immigrant Residential Clustering in International Migration Review (with Eric Fong)