Faculty: Dr. Wei-Wei Da

Associate Professor, Family Studies, School of Behavioural and Social Sciences
Office: BR 219
Email: wda@uwo.ca
Telephone: 519-4328353 ext 28276
Fax: 519-858-5137

Academic Background

  • M.A., University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Ph.D., University of Sydney, Australia

Research and Scholarly Interests

Research interests include immigration, ethnic families, gender relations, ethnicity and aging, childrearing practices with focus on comparative family dynamics and the transnational family of the Chinese diaspora. She is a research associate of the Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement – Toronto.


  • Family Studies1020 – Introduction to Family Studies(interdiscipinary)
  • Family Studies 2225 – Immigration and the Family Experience
  • Family Studies 3320A – Family Practices in a Global Setting
  • Family Studies 4230B – Qualitative Research in Family Studies
  • Family Studies 4403 – Practicum

Representative Publications

  • Garcia, C. Alicia and Da, Wei-Wei. (2011). “Nutrition and Physical Activity of Older Chinese Immigrant.” Asian Journal of Gerontology and Geriatrics (Hong Kong), 6(2): xxxx.
  • Garcia, C. Alicia C. and Da, Wei-Wei. (Forthcoming in 2011). Immigration and its Effects on the Diet and Physical Activity of Selected Asian Older Adults in Canada. In Ellen R. Judd and Zhang Jijiao, eds. Mobility and Migration in China and the Asia Pacific Region. Beijing: Zhi Shi Chan Quan Chu Ban She [Intellectual Property Publishing House].
  • Da, W.W. (2010). “Support Networking Strategies of female Chinese Immigrants in London, Ontario.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 19(4): 525–549.
  • Da, Wei-Wei and Garcia, Alicia. (2010). “An exploration of socio-cultural adaptation and changes in quality of life at settlement among older Chinese immigrants in Canada.” CERIS Working Paper No. 80, October, 2010. The Ontario Metropolis Centre, Toronto.
  • Da, Wei-Wei. (2008). Development of social-support networks by recent Chinese immigrant women with young children living in London, Ontario. CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre Working Paper Series No. 66.
  • Landolt, P. & Da, W.W. (2005). “The Spatially Ruptured Practices of Transnational Migrant Families: Lessons from the Case of El Salvador and the People’s Republic of China” Current Sociology 53(4), Monograph 2:625–653.
  • Da, W.W. (2004). “A Regional Tradition of Gender Equality: Shanghai men in Sydney.” Journal of Men’s Studies, 12(2): 133–149.
  • Da, W.W. (2003a). “Transnational Grandparenting: Child care arrangements among migrants from the People’s Republic of China to Australia.” Journal of International Migration and Integration, 4(1): 77–101.
  • Da W.W. (2003b). “Gender Relations in Recent Chinese Migration to Australia.” Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 12(3): 361–384.