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Wijesingha Rochelle, PhD Student

Rochelle Wijesingha

PhD Student

Contract and Sessional Faculty, Graduate Students
Department of Sociology

Area(s) of Interest:

Research Snaps

Education

Ph.D Sociology - McMaster University, Hamilton, ON (2016)
M.A. Sociology - University of Windsor, Windsor, ON (2011)
B.A. (Hons) Criminology & Sociology - University of Toronto (St. George), Toronto, ON (2008)

Additional Training

Introduction to Linear Multilevel Modeling (Winter 2014)
Institute for Social Research (ISR), York University

The Concepts Behind Regression: A Visual Approach to Learning Almost All About Regression (Fall 2014)
Institute for Social Research (ISR), York University

Survey Research (Spring 2015)
Institute for Social Research (ISR), York University

Introduction to SAS (2016)
Research Data Centre (RDC), University of Toronto

GIS Workshop (August, 2016)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Dalhousie University

Teaching

Teaching Experience

Sessional Instructor (Winter, 2017, Fall 2015) -McMaster University

  •     Ethnic and Racial Tensions


Teaching Assistant (2011-2015) - McMaster University

  •     Research Techniques and Data Analysis (2014-2015) - Dr. Marisa Young
  •     Research Techniques and Data Analysis (2012-2013) - Dr. Gerald Bierling
  •     Introduction to Sociological Theory (2011-2012) - Dr. David Young


Teaching Assistant (2008-2010) - University of Windsor

  •     Principles and Methods of Sociology (Fall 2010) - Dr. Reza Nakhaie
  •     Intermediate Statistics (Fall 2010) - Dr. Alan Phipps
  •     Contemporary Sociological Theory (2009-2010) - Dr. Muhammad Shuraydi
  •     Foundations of Sociological Theory (2008-2010) - Dr. Muhammad Shuraydi
  •     Policing Society (Fall 2008) - Dr. John Deukmedjian

 

Conference Presentations

Denis, Jeff., Rochelle Wijesingha and Christa Jonathan. (2016, November). "Cultural connectedness and self-rated health among First Nations people living off reserve. Paper presented at the national Canadian Research Data Centre Network (CRDCN) conference, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Wijesingha, Rochelle. (2012, November). "Does life satisfaction have a colour in Canada? A national study of the relationship between visible minority status, perceived discrimination, and life satisfaction." Paper presented at the joint annual meeting of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

Nakhaie, Reza and Rochelle Wijesingha. (2012, May). "Discrimination and the self-rated health of Aboriginals." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Waterloo, Ontario.

Wijesingha, Rochelle. (2012, May). "Black perspectives on racism in Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association, Waterloo, Ontario.


Invited Talks and Lectures

Guest Speaker. (2016, April). Let's Talk about "Race". Pathways to Education - Scarborough Village, Scarborough, Ontario.

Guest Lecturer. (2015, November). Applications in Research. Research Techniques and Data Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Guest Lecturer. (2014, November). Applications in Research. Research Techniques and Data Analysis, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Guest Speaker. (2014, January). Let's Talk about "Race". Thistletown Collegiate Institute (Grade 12), Etobicoke, Ontario.

Guest Lecturer. (2013, November). Relationships in Categorical Data: Contingency Tables. Quantitative Methods in Communication Research, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

Guest Speaker. (2012, April). Understanding Racism and Racial Discrimination in a Canadian Context. Martingrove Collegiate Institute (Grade 12), Toronto, Ontario.

Guest Speaker. (2012, June). Doing Social Research Using Quantitative Methodology. Thistletown Collegiate Institute (Grade 9), Etobicoke, Ontario.

Research

Research Interests

  •     Social Determinants of Health
  •     Race and Ethnicity
  •     Social Statistics

Grants and Scholarships

2016-2017. APS Mini Grant Competition. $6,000. (P.I. Jeff Denis)

2015-2016. SPICES. $5,000. (co-investigator: Roger Pizarro Milian)

2014-2015. Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS). $15,000.

Research Experience

Research Associate (2015-Present) - Dr. Tara Elton Marshall
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Research Assistant (2015-Present) - Dr. Lisa Kaida & Dr. Howard Ramos
Perceptions of Change in Atlantic Canadian Cities

Statistical Analyst (2014) - Dr. Frances Henry
IANAS -Women for Science Working Group

Research Assistant (2013-2015) - Dr. Howard Ramos
University Tenure, Promotion and Hiring Survey

Research Assistant (2013-2014) - Dr. Tina Fetner
Survey of Sexual Behaviour in Canada: A Pilot Study

Research Assistant (2010-2011) - Dr. Reza Nakhaie
Health Effects of Discrimination for Aboriginals and Visible Minorities

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Wijesingha, Rochelle, Scott Leatherdale, Nigel Turner, and Tara Elton-Marshall. (forthcoming). Risk Factors Associated with Adolescent Online Gambling: Evidence from Three Provinces in Canada. Addictions Research and Theory.

Elton-Marshall, Tara., Rochelle Wijesingha, Taryn Sendzik, Steven E. Mock, Mark van der Maas, John McCready, Robert E. Mann, and Nigel E. Turner. (forthcoming). The Role of Social Context and Social Motivations to Gamble in the Association between Marital Status and Problem Gambling for Older Adults. Canadian Journal of Aging.

Wijesingha, Rochelle and Howard Ramos. (forthcoming). Human Capital or Cultural Taxation: What Accounts for Differences in Tenure and Promotion of Racialized and Female Faculty? Canadian Journal of Higher Education.

Nakhaie, Reza and Rochelle Wijesingha. (2015). Discrimination and health of male and female Canadian immigrant. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 16(4), 1255-1272.

Book Chapters:

Ramos, Howard and Rochelle Wijesingha. (2017). "Academic Production, Reward, and Perceptions of Racialized Faculty Members", in F. Henry et al., eds. The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities.

 

Miscellaneous Reports and Other Contributions:

Elton-Marshall, Tara, Rochelle Wijesingha, Scott Leatherdale and Laura Holtby. (December 2016). Measuring the Impact of the Legalization of Online Gambling in Ontario Final Report. Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo.

Wijesingha, Rochelle. (2016). Review of "Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody", by Sherene Razack. Canadian Journal of Sociology, 41(2), 241-244.                                                                

Pizarro, Roger and Rochelle Wijesingha. (June 2016). Promoting Inclusivity in the Classroom: Insights from the Faculty of Social Sciences. Pamphlet prepared for the School of Graduate Studies at McMaster University.

Elton-Marshall, Tara., Scott Leatherdale, Kevin Harrigan, Randy Stinchfield, Robin Burkhalter, Laura Holtby, and Rochelle Wijesingha.  (December 2015). Project Youth Gambling Survey: a National Gambling Monitoring Survey among Canadian Youth. Waterloo, Ontario: University of Waterloo.

Bremer, Emily and Rochelle Wijesingha (equal authors). (2015). Aligning Outcomes: SNAP and the Youth Justice Outcomes Framework. A report prepared for Banyan Community Services.