Ivy is currently a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Legal Studies at University of Waterloo. Ivy’s research mainly focuses on migration policies, immigrants & refugees, wellbeing of older immigrants, governance, mobility politics, and social justice. Ivy has been a licensed immigration consultant and paralegal since 2009. Before appointed by the Queen’s University for teaching this graduate diploma program, Ivy had taught the similar Immigration Practitioner Program at CDI College.
As a previous lawyer in China, Ivy has dedicated to and continued with her career in legal services since immigrated to Canada. Before she started own immigration and legal services business in 2009, she had practiced immigration law in the position of a legal assistant. Ivy obtained her Immigration Consultant Program diploma at Humber College with high honours in 2007. She also garnered her Master’s degree in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University and Bachelor’s degree in legal studies at UOIT with highest distinction.
As an immigrant, Ivy is actively involved in social justice and equity advocacy and promotion for a better settlement for immigrants and refugees by presenting papers at academic conferences worldwide, attending community activities and providing services to Chinese community and other ethnic communities.