Aref Sayegh is helping those who share his experience as a Syrian refugee in Canada by helping the University of Alberta study them.

“I’m just happy to help the research,” Sayegh said, of his role joining a groundbreaking new study for the federal government of the settlement experience of refugees who have recently come to Alberta. “I think it will be a big deal for the Syrian families and also for the university.”

Sandeep Agrawal, an urban planning professor at the university, is about to study the settlement process of Syrian refugees by focusing on those who have settled in Edmonton and Lethbridge.

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