Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at University of Ottawa
Brian Ray is an associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics at the University of Ottawa. Brian is a member of the Inter-University Research Centre of Montreal on Immigration, Integration, and Urban Dynamics (Immigration et métropoles) and he is pursuing several research projects that relate to the social and economic integration of immigrants in Ottawa, Toronto and Montréal. At the University of Ottawa, Brian is also a member of the Canadian Century Research Infrastructure team. Brian plays a crucial role in developing knowledge mobilization strategies for the Migration and Resilience in Urban Canada project to facilitate knowledge transfer between researchers and diverse audiences.
As a social geographer, he is interested in the diverse ways that urban people organize their everyday lives in multi-ethnic cities. His work examines different aspects of immigrant integration in North American and European cities. Beyond the fields of immigration and cultural diversity, his research also examines the socio-cultural meaning of neighborhood spaces for marginalized groups and geographies of gender and sexuality.
- Ray, B. and Preston, V. (2021) We need to focus on the problem of crowding, not density, in our cities
- Akbar, M., Ray, B. and Preston, V. (2018) “Trends in Immigration Class: Census 2016” BMRC Report 1, March 2018 http://bmrc-irmu.info.yorku.ca/files/2018/03/Trends-in-immigration-class-March-2018.pdf
- Preston, V. and Ray, B. (2018). “International Migration” In D. Richardson (ed.) The International Encyclopedia of Geography: People, The Earth,Environment and Technology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. Revised for 2nd Edition, in press.
- Analysis of governance structures and policy discourses shaping migration and resilience
- The role of neighbourhood context in shaping migrant resilience: a comparative study of four neighbourhoods in Ottawa-Gatineau
- Resiliency of employers and migrants: Evaluating change in industrial sector employment