February 11, 2018

Team Windsor

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Dr. Ben Kuo

Dr. Kuo is a full professor in the Adult Clinical Psychology at the University of Windsor, Canada. His research focuses on acculturation, cultural stress and coping, professional help-seeking attitude and behaviors, and cultural adjustment and mental health issues among immigrants, refugees and culturally-diverse populations. As a clinician, Dr. Kuo’s clinical experiences extend to clients of diverse backgrounds and issues/concerns; he regularly teaches and supervises clinical psychology graduate students in multicultural counselling and psychotherapy course and practicum. Dr. Kuo is an international scholar who has been invited to lecture, teach, and provide training in many countries, including Taiwan, China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, U.S., and Canada, as a distinguished visiting professor. Moreover, Dr. Kuo is an active communicator and speaker at various conferences and events for public, community, health and religious organizations and audiences. Notably, Dr. Kuo is the recipient of U. of Windsor’s Outstanding Research Award: Established Researcher/Scholar Category in 2017.


Marcela Diaz

Marcela Diaz is the Settlement and Integration Program Manager at the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (MCC) in Windsor, ON.  With over 15 years of work in the Settlement field.



Riham N. AL-Saadi

Riham is a PhD Candidate in Social Work at the University of Windsor and a Case Manager at the Multicultural Council of Windsor Essex (MCC). Her dissertation topic is on Arab youth in Canada, their acculturation, and their emotional and social wellbeing.


Research assistant:

Monira Aldali

Monira has a Master’s degree in Social Data Analysis (MASDA) at the University of Windsor. She has presented her research at multiple conferences and symposia, including International Symposium on Arab Youth.