Co-Investigators and Collaborators


John Griffiths completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at the University of Western Ontario and his Masters of Counselling at Athabasca University, with a specialization in Career Counselling. He has worked as an Employment and Career Counsellor, a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant, and a Psychotherapist. More recently he has taken on leadership roles in the non-profit sector and currently holds the position of Director Workforce Development, Employment Services and Training at Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes. John’s research interests encompass employment and career development as they interact with quality of life for individuals and communities. John is the lead community collaborator on the Boundaries and Possiblities study. He can be reached at



Lilian Magalhaes is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at the Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil.  She lived in Canada for 15 years (from 2001 to 2016) and worked as an Associate Professor in the School of Occupational Therapy at Western University, where she now holds the position of Professor Emeritus. Dr Magalhaes’ work aims to understand how world views and beliefs’ systems are intertwined to shape the way we see ourselves and the others. Her research interests relate to vulnerable and “invisible” populations, with specific foci on diversity, immigration, working conditions, and occupational justice. Dr. Magalhaes is a co-investigator on the Boundaries and Possibilities study. She can be reached at




Suzanne Huot is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Huot received her PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Occupational Science) at Western University, where she also received her MA and Honors BA in Geography. She is a member of the Canadian Society of Occupational Scientists and a board member of the International Society for Occupational Science. Her research interests include occupational science, international migration and integration, Francophone minority communities, and critical qualitative research methodologies. Dr Huot is a co-investigator on the Boundaries and Possibilities study. She can be reached at