Here are the different components that the work group engaged in to learn more about work opportunities and employment services in Kingston Galloway Orton Park (KGO).   Students began by researching and writing up neighborhood profiles.  In additional to general information, their goal was to understand the landscape of employment services for immigrants in the Kingston Galloway Orton Park community of Scarborough.  They then went into the field and conducted participant observation in public areas in the communtiy.  The map below shows KGO.  The pins illustrate where some of the student observations took place.  



Neighborhood Profile from Saki Otsubo.  Click here to read it.

Neighborhood Profile from Shawn Perro.  Click here to read it.



Students were asked to go out into the field in the Kingston Galloway Orton Park area, conduct observations and take notes. This sample comes from Ravneet Mann who conducted observations in a neighborhood coffee shop.   She also took photos of her surrondings including an apartment building, demonstrating it as an important housing option for KGO residents, and motels, which were important for the resettlement of refugees in the area.

Read the report here.




After writing the neighborhood profile and conducting fieldnots, students synthesized their research into a final paper.  Here are some samples:

Read Saki Otsubo's final paper here.

Read Shawn Perron's final paper here.



Students were asked to prepare a creative, visual representation of their theme  This is a video prepared by students working on the theme of Work: Saki Otsubo, Winni Ai, Shawn Perron, Lisa Chu, Ravneet Mann and Farha Parmita. 


Saki Otsubo, Nirosani Rahunathan, Shawn Perron, Winni Ai, Lisa Chu, Ravneet Mann

SOCD21 - Winter 2014 - Work