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Nimo Bokore

Assistant Professor

Degrees:BSW (Ryerson University), MSW (University of Toronto), Neuroscience Graduate Diploma (York University), PhD (York University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 6692
Email:Nimo.Bokore@carleton.ca
Office:617 Dunton Tower

Education:

BSW (Ryerson University), MSW (University of Toronto), Neuroscience Graduate Diploma (York University), PhD (York University)

I am particularly interested in topics related to:  mental health and health,resettlement/integration barriers and finding new ways for individuals, family or community healing. My education, research and practice background is: neuroscience and social work; migration and resettlement; forced migration, refugees, trauma and transference; equity and higher education; poverty and social policy.

I am the recipient of the 2014 Hilary M. Weston Scholarship for outstanding efforts and commitment to the study of mental health.

Currently, I am organizing a colloquium – Somali Studies: Resilience and Resistance. See the link: https://somalistudiesblog.wordpress.com/

Publication:

MacDonnell, J.A., Dastjerdi, M.F, Khanlou, N.; Bokore, N., Tharao, W., (2017). Activism as a Feature of Mental Health and Wellbeing for Racialized Immigrant Women in a Canadian Context. Health Care for Women International Journal, Volume 38, Issue 2

Bokore, N. (2017). Historical Trauma, Forced Migration and Resettlement Stories: A Triangular View Informing the Integration/Resettlement Challenges for Somali-Canadians. International Migration Journal. Accepted and in the press

King, R., Bokore, N. Dudziak, S., (2017). “Similarities between Canadian Aboriginal Communities & Rwandan Community Healing Practices”. Under Review

Mukashema, I., Bokore, N., McGrath, S., King, R. (2017). “Gender & Social Work Practice in Rwanda Society, Pedagogy & Practice”. In progress

Bokore, N. (2016). “Somali-Canadian Women: Historical Past of Survival and Facing Everyday Challenges of Resettlement”. A Dissertation Submitted to The Faculty of Graduate Studies In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Degree of Doctor Of Philosophy. Graduate Program in Social Work, York University, Toronto, Ontario. Retrieved from:http://yorkspace.library.yorku.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/10315/32653/Bokore_Nimo_2016_Phd.pdf?quence=2&isAllowed=y

Bokore, N. (2016). Documenting Refugee Stories: Memories of Survivors of East African WarInternational Social Work Journal, ISSN 2332-7278 2016, Vol. 3, No. 1

MacDonnell, J.A., Dastjerdi, M.F, Bokore, N., Khanlou, N., Tharao, W., Vazquez, L.M. (2015). Activism and Immigrant Women’s Mental Health and Wellbeing. Information Sheet# 6. Office of Women’s Health Research Chair in Mental Health, York University. http://nkhanlou.info.yorku.ca/files/2014/12/Information-Sheet-6-Activism-and-Immigrant-Women-August2015.pdf

MacDonnell, J.A., Dastjerdi, M.F, Bokore, N., Khanlou, N. (2012). Becoming Resilient: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Immigrant Women in a Canadian Context. Journal of Nursing Research and Practice. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Volume (2012), Article ID 576586

Bokore, N. (2012). Suffering in Silence: A Somali Canadian Case Study. Journal of Social Work Practice: Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Health, Welfare and the Community. Rutledge- doi:10.1080/02650533.2012.682979

MacDonnell, J.A., Dastjerdi, M.F, Bokore, N., Khanlou, N. (2012) “Becoming Resilient”: Promoting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Immigrant Women in a Canadian Context. Journal of Nursing Research and Practice. Hindawi Publishing Corporation. Volume (2012), Article ID 576586

MacDonnell, J.A., Dastjerdi, M.F, Bokore, N., Tharao, W., Khanlou, N. (2012). “Exploring How Immigrant Women Conceptualize Activism: Implications for Mental Health Promotion”. Final Report –submitted to CERIS- The Ontario Metropolis Centre

Bokore, N. (2009). Female Survivors of African Wars Dealing with the Past and Present. Journal of Sociological Research, Vol. 1. No 1

Conferences

2016     The 16th IASFM Conference held in Poznan, Poland. Hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies at the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Law and Public Administration at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, July 10-15, 2016

2016     Healthcare Conferences Canada” Collaborative Care: Youth, Adults and Seniors with Mental Illness.”  Hosted by Healthcare Conferences Canada Inc. (HCCI), Toronto, Ontario, October 28, 2016

2016     A Poster presentation at the Canadian Public Health Association conference Hosted by The Canadian Public Health Association, Toronto, ON, June 15, 2016

2015     Center for Forced Migration Studies (CFMS), Buffett Institute for Global Studies Forum. “Is The United States Refugee Resettlement Program a Global Model for Successful Humanitarian Response?” Chicago, IL, December 3, 2015

2015     The International In Sickness and In Health Conference Hosted by The University of the Balearic Island, Spain, June 10-12, 2015

2015     The 17th National Metropolis Conference.“Broadening the Conversation: Policy and Practice in Immigration, Settlement and Diversity.” Hosted by The Association for Canadian Studies (ACS), Poster presentation at the Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver, BC, March 26-28, 2015

2014     1st Global Conference: “Testimony, Memory, Trauma, Truth and Engagement.” Hosted by Inter-Disciplinary.Net. Mansfield College, Oxford, UK, July 30, 2014

2012     Rainbow Conference:  Topic – “Reconstructing the Notion of a Good Citizen: Grounded Theory Insights into the Relationship between Activism and Mental Health Promotion for Sexually Diverse Immigrant Women.” Hosted by Rainbow Health Canada, Ottawa, ON, March 21, 2012

2012     “Power, Representation and Identity: Narratives by, about, and around refugees and forcibly displaced persons.” Graduate Student Conference, Toronto, ON, April 28, 2012

2011     “Women’s World 2011” Connect, Converse, Inclusions, Exclusions, Seclusions: Living in a globalized world.” Hosted by Women’s World Conference, Ottawa, ON, July 3, 2011

2009     “Women’s Mental Health in Ontario: Building Networks and Research Capacity.”Hosted by Women’s Mental Health in Ontario Conference, Toronto, ON, October 17, 2009