Vivian W. Y. Leung


Vivian Leung is a PhD Candidate & Research Coordinator at Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto. She holds a Master of Arts in Social Policy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is interested in immigrant and immigration issues and family relationships. Her thesis project examines parental cultural socialization by Chinese parents in Canada and the United States, and the influence of racism and parents’ social network in the process. She has been involved in multiple research projects related to settlement experiences, immigration policy analysis, and practice-based research.

Vivian is also engaged in the migrant community in Toronto through her work with several community-based organizations.

  • Immigration, children and families, parenting, diversity and anti-racism, inter-ethnic relations, social policy, LGBTQ+ youth.
  • Bhuyan R. and Leung, V., 2021: Framing Migrant Resilience as a Civic Responsibility: A Case Study of Municipal and Provincial Immigrant Integration Policies in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Leung, V. W. Y., Lam, C. M., & Liang, Y. (2020). Parents’ expectations of familial elder care under the neoliberal Hong Kong society. Journal of Family Issues, 41(4), 437-439.
  • Leung, V. W. Y., Zhu, Y., Peng, H., & Tsang, A. K. T. (2019). Chinese immigrant mothers negotiating family and career: Intersectionality and the role of social support. The British Journal of Social Work, 49(3), 742-761.