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Lucia P Lo

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Department of Geography

Senior Scholar
Professor Emerita

Office: Kaneff Tower, 840
Phone: (416) 736-5621
Email: lucialo@yorku.ca

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Accepting New Graduate Students

Degrees

PhD, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
MA, Department of Geography, McMaster University
BA (Summa Cum Laude), Departments of Economics and Geography, McMaster University

Professional Leadership

Chair, Department of Geography, York University, 2009-2013.

Leader, Transportation and Commerce Thrust, Geomatics for Informed Decision Making NCE (GEOIDE), 2003-2005.

Leader, the Economics and Labour Market Domain, CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2002-2006.

Undergraduate Program Director, Department of geography, york University, 1998-2001.

Member, Editorial Board, Geographical and Environmental Modelling, 1996-2002.

Councillor, Canadian Regional Science Association, 1995-2001.

Community Contributions

Knowledge Mobilization and Community Outreach Activities
Participated in a forum on “Poverty in York Region”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium II, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and The KM Unit at York University, June 4, 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of settlement services in York Region: The York Infrastructure Project” for Toronto communities and organizations interested in settlement issues. Ontario Metropolis Centre, May 15 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of human services in York Region: what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know” for York Region Government and Community Organizations. York University, March 6 2009.

Invited to talk about “Knowing our Communities Better - Innovative ways to use data at the neighbourhood level”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium I, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and Children, Youth and Families, and The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University, Markham, Ontario, Nov 14 2008.

Participated in a forum on university entrance organised by Across U-hub, Richmond Hill, Ontario, September 20 2008.

Participated in a Community Information Exchange Meeting, organized by CIVC, York Region, Richmond Hill, Ontario, December 6 2007.

Participated in the Blue Sky Retreat, organized by York Region Human Services Planning Coalition Innovative Action Plan, Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 28 2007.

Invited to talk about “GIS and social, economic, demographic data”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Aurora, Ontario, March 22 2007.

Invited to talk about “The York Region Infrastructure Project”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Vaughan, Ontario, January 30 2007.

Presented a poster on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Presented a paper on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services – measuring impacts, defining indicators and interpreting the data”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Invited to talk about “The GEOIDE project”. Social Science and Humanities Research Council - Knowledge Transformation Council Meeting, York University, Toronto, Ontario, June 16 2005.

Presented a paper on “Diverging neighbourhoods and changing landscapes: Toronto’s Chinese at the turn of C21” to the Metropolis Project, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2002.

Participated in a panel on “The Future of Mainland Chinese Immigrants: Stay or Leave”, organized by World Journal, Toronto, Ontario, January 2002.

Presented a paper on “The settlement and economic activity patterns of Chinese in Toronto” in the Monthly Speaker Series, the Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club, Richmond Hill, Ontario, March 1998.

Presented a paper on “An economic activity analysis of The GTA’s Chinese immigrants”. Panel on The Chinese in the Greater Toronto Area, organized by Ming Pao Daily, Scarborough, Ontario, December 1997.

Research Interests

Geography , Immigration, Ethnic economy, Consumer beahviour, Chinese diaspora, Intellectual migration

Current Research Projects

Intellectual Migration: The China-Canada-US dynamics

    Summary:

    With a case study showcasing China, Canada and the United States, this internationally-based, comparative project on intellectual migration aims to understand the dynamics underlying global knowledge and human capital flows and the significant role of Canada as a nexus in these flows. Arguing that migration is a means to upgrade and/or utilize intellectual capital for career advancement, this project studies, for the first time, a cross-section of domestic university students in China, China-born international graduate students and faculty in Canada and the United States, and overseas-trained China-born faculty and professional working in China’s knowledge and technology sectors, whose mobility can be facilitated or constrained by individual, institutional and structural factors. It explores who among the highly educated China-born population are likely to migrate, why they migrate, where they migrate to, and specifically, to what extent country-specific migrant attraction, retention, and/or recruitment policies affect their migration, and what policies Canada can pursue to enhance its competitiveness in the global race for talents.

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    Role: PI

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2022

    Collaborator: Wei Li
    Collaborator Institution: Arizona State University
    Funders:
    SSHRC
    NSF

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    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2022

Banking on Immigrants – A Canada-US Comparison

    Summary:

    This project examines within a regulatory/institutional framework the linkages between global financial flows, international migration, and immigrant integration and community development in Canada and the US. Specifically, it explore the roles different types of financial institutions (domestic vs. foreign, mainstream vs. ethnic) play in integrating immigrants into the receiving societies, and the impact different regulatory contexts have on such roles and the resulting outcomes.

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    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2014

    Collaborator: Wei Li
    Collaborator Institution: Arizona State University
    Funders:
    SSHRC
Immigrant integration and inclusion: Investigating the Canadian partnership model from a complex-system perspective

    Summary:

    Using a complex system approach, this project examines to what extent and in what way relationships amongg governments, immigrants, their family/friends, and immigrant serving organizations work towards the integration of immigrants into Canadian society.

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    Role: CI

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2011

    Funders:
    SSHRC (Metropolis Project)
Investigating Immigrant and Non-immigrant Businesses in Kelowna, BC

    Summary:

    Using Kelowna as a case study, this project compares businesses owned and operated by immigrants and non-immigrants, examining the opportunities and challenges they face and their coping strategies, and exploring policies that help to attract and retain immigrants to small and mid-sized Canadian cities for the purpose of countering aging demographic trend and promoting economic growth.

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    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2011

    Collaborator: Carlos Teixeira
    Collaborator Institution: UBC - Okanagan
    Funders:
    SSHRC (through Metropolis British Columbia)
Recruiting, Retraining, and Retaining Immigrants in the Canadian Workforce

    Summary:

    This knowledge impact/mobilization project provides organizations mandate includes the better integration of immigrants into Toronto's labour force with free access to statistical data and analysis on various aspects of immigrant labour market integration. The goal is to help such organizations access the quantitative data they need in order to: identify priorities, develop programs and services, compose proposals and reports, and carrying out advocacy and public education endeavours.

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    Role: Co-investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2008

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2012

    Collaborator: Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants; Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council; World Education Services
    Funders:
    SSHRC (KIS Grant Program)
    SSHRC (Public Outreach Grant Program)
Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services

    Summary:

    This project studies the availability of, awareness of, use of, and satisfaction with social service infrastructure for three vulnerable population groups - immigrants and refugees, seniors, and the poor - in a most rapidly growing and diversifying outer suburb of Toronto.

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    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2006

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2009

    Collaborator: Human Services Planning Coalition of York Region
    Funders:
    Infrastructure Canada (through SSHRC)
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Books

Publication
Year

Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Basu, R. and Anisef, P. 2015. Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2015

Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Lo, L. 2019. Ethnic identity and the cultural translation of the marketplace: the supermarket exemplar. In Li, J. T-Y. (ed.) Chinese-Canadian Identities: History, Social Community and Literary Imagination. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 139-156.

2019

Li, W., Lo, L., Tan, Y. 2019. Globalization in China and studying in North America. In Wang, Huiyao and Miao, Lu (eds.), Handbook on China and Globalization, Edward Edgar Publishing, pp. 413-437.

2019

Lo, L., Yu, S. and Li, W. 2017. Between China and North America: Highly-skilled Chinese migration. In Wong, L. (ed.) , Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese in Canada, University of British Columbia Press, pp. 138-166.

2017

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2016. Chinese immigrants and North American based institutions. In Frazier, J., Tettey-Fio, E.L., and Henry, N.F. (eds) Race, Ethnicity and Place in a Changing American, 3rd edition. SUNY Press. pp 297-306.

2016

Li, W., and Lo, L. 2015. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. (eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2015

Lo, L.. 2011. Immigrants and social services in the suburbs. In Young, D., Wood, P. B., and Keil, R. (eds.) In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Praxis (e) Press. Pp. 131-150. http://www.praxis-epress.org/availablebooks/inbetween.html.

2011

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.

2011

Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic economies. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 1, pp. 608-614. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

2009

Lo, L. 2009. Methods: Sampling. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 10, pp. 1-10. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

2009

Lo, L. 2008. DiverCity Toronto: Canada’s Premier Gateway City. In M. Price and L. Benton-Short (eds.), Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 97-127.

2008

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2007. The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium- and large-sized firms. In E. Fong and C. Luk (ed.), Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Global and Local Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 64-85.

2007

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2007. What does it take to achieve full integration? Economic (Under)Performance of Chinese Immigrants in Canada. In V. Agnew (ed.), Interrogating Race and Racism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp.168-201.

2007

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

2006

Lo, L. and Wang, L. with Wei, L. 2006. “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case study of Shenzhen, China”, In S. Brunn (ed.) Wal-Mart’s World. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 315-330.

2006

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto. In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

2006

Preston, V., Lo, L., and Wang, S. 2003. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: stories of triumph and disappointment. In P. Anisef and M. Lanphier (eds.), The World In A City. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 192-262.

2003

Lo, L. 2002. The Great Malls: Mississauga’s Chinese Community. In F. Dieterman (eds.), Mississauga: The First Ten Thousand Year. Mississauga: The Mississauga Heritage Foundation, pp. 265-278.

2002

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Lo, L. 1993. Book Review on “The Migration of Labour” by Oded Stark. Annals of Regional Science, 27:371-373.

1993

Lo, L. 1984. Book Review on “Residential Location Markets and Urban Transportation: Economic Theory, Econometrics and Policy Analysis with Discrete Choice Models” by Alex Anas, Canadian Geographer, 28: 291-292.

1984

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lo, L., Li, W., and Yu, W. 2019. Highly-skilled migration from China and India to Canada and the United States, International Migration, 57(3): 317-333 (first published Oct 13 2017 DOI: 10.1111/imig.12388).

2019

Li, W. and Lo, L. with Xu, J. 2017. US minority depository institutions at the dawn of the 21st century. Papers of Applied Geography. P1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23754931.2017.1347809

2017

Meinhard,A., Lo, L. & Hyman, I. 2016: Cross-Sector Partnerships in the Provision of Services to New Immigrants in Canada: Characteristics, Relevance and Constraints, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, DOI: 10.1080/23303131.2015.1117558

2016

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2015. Immigrants Doing Business in a Mid-sized Canadian City: Challenges, Opportunities and Local Strategies in Kelowna, British Columbia. Growth and Change. DOI: 10.1111/grow.12103.

2015

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2015. Sustaining immigrant entrepreneurship in small- and medium-sized cities. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies. 1 (2): 146-162. doi: 10.1177/2393957515594322

2015

Li, W., Lo, L. and Oberle, A. 2014. The embeddedness of bank branch networks in immigrant gateways. The Canadian Geographer, 58(1): 48-62.

2014

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2012. New geographies of migration? A Canada-US comparison of highly skilled Chinese and Indian migration. Journal of Asian American Studies. 15 (1): 1-34.

2012

Lo, L., Shalaby, A., and Alshalalfah, B. 2011. Case study: Relationship between immigrant settlement patterns and transit use in the Greater Toronto Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 137, 470-476.

2011

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic enclaves in multicultural cities: new retailing patterns and new planning dilemmas. Special issue on Welcoming Communicities: Planning for Diverse Populations. Plan Canada, February, pp. 72-74.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

2009

Wang, L., Rosenberg, M. and Lo, L. 2008 Ethnicity and utilization of family physicians - a case study of Mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 67(9):1410-1422.

2008

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. People-money co-movement and the ethnic financial sectors in Canada and the US. Migracijske i etnicke teme, 24(4):301-322.

2008

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

2007

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

2007

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

2007

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2005. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: their changing composition and economic performance. International Migration, 43(3): 35-71.

2005

Lo, L. and Zhuang, Z. C.2005. Immigrants, communities and urban planning. Urban Planning Overseas, 2: 11-17, in Chinese. [English version in B.M. Massam and S.S. Han (eds.), Urban Planning Overseas 2005: Special Issues on Urban Planning in Toronto, pp. 16-29, Toronto: Urban Studies Program, York University].

2005

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2004. A political economy approach to understanding the economic incorporation of Chinese sub-ethnic groups, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 5: 107-140.

2004

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2003. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Espaces Populations et Sociétés, 1: 167-181.

2003

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: a tax-benefit analysis. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1: 273-303.

2000

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2000. ‘Asian theme’ malls in suburban Toronto: land use conflict in Richmond Hill. The Canadian Geographer, 44: 182-190. Also published in an earlier version as “Who is a Canadian? Chinese immigrants in Toronto suburbs”, Kanada Studien, 2000, 21-36.

2000

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1998. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Professional Geographer, 50: 481-498.

1998

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1997. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Geographical Analysis, 29: 145-168.

1997

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1997. Settlement patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrants: convergence or divergence? Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 20: 49-72.

1997

Lo, L. 1994. Exploring teenage shoplifting behaviour: a choice and constraint approach. Environment and Behaviour, 26: 613-639.

1994

Lo, L. 1992. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. Environment and Planning A, 24: 1191-1204.

1992

Lo, L. 1991. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. Environment and Planning A, 23: 1279-1300.

1991

Lo, L. 1991. Substitutability, spatial structure and spatial interaction. Geographical Analysis, 23: 132-146.

1991

Lo, L. 1990. A translog approach to consumer travel behaviour. Journal of Regional Science, 30: 393-413.

1990

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2017. Canadian immigration policy and international student mobility. American Association of Geographers. Boston, MA, April

2017

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2017. Immigration policy, labour market, and international student (im)mobility. Nordic Geographers Meeting. Stockholm, Sweden, June 18-21.

2017

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2016. Ethnic institutions and immigrant integration. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference. Kent, Ohio, September 21-23.

2016

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2016. Time is running out: Employment and immigration experiences of Chinese international students in Canada. International Metropolis Conference, Nagoya, Japan, October 24-28.

2016

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2015. Immigration policies and student migration. International Metropolis Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, September 7-11.

2015

Lo, L. 2015. Governments, universities and international student migration: the Canadian picture. International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Moscow, Russia, August 17-21.

2015

Lo, L. 2014. The challenge in conceptualizing contemporary international skilled migration: learning from the Canadian situation. Association of American Geographers. Tampa, Florida, April 8-12.

2014

Lo, L. 2014. Food, ethnic identity, and cultural translation in the market place. International Metropolis Conference, Milan, Italy, November 3-7.

2014

Lo, L. 2014. Investigating Chinese mobilities in superdiverse Toronto. Living in Enclave Cities, Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 20-21.

2014

Lo, L. 2013. Diversity and vulnerability in the metropolitan fringe. Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, California, April 8-13.

2013

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2013. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses: US and Canada Compared. International Entrepreneurship Forum. Vilnius, Lithuania, Septemebr4-6.

2013

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2013. Sustaining immigrant entrepreneurship in CMC. International Entrepreneurship Forum. Vilnius, Lithuania, Septemebr4-6.

2013

Lo, L. 2013. Source Countries as Players in the International Competition for Talent, International Metropolis Conference, Tampere, Finland, September 9-13.

2013

Lo, L. 2013. Immigrant suburbanization and planning challenges. National Conference on Planning Theory. Toronto, ON, October 3-6.

2013

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2012. Immigrant entrepreneurship in a mid-size Canadian city – Kelowna, B.C. Association of American Geographers. New York, New York, February 24-28.

2012

Lo, L. 2012. The Canadian partnership model of immigrant settlement and integration services: perspectives from immigrant serving organizations. National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ont. February 29-March 2.

2012

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2012. Housing vulnerability in the suburbs: The challenges of neoliberalism. Canadian Association of Geographers. Waterloo, ON, May/June

2012

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2012. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses: US and Canada Compared. Immigration and Entrepreneurship Conference at the German Historical Institute and the University of Maryland, Washington, DC, September 13-14.

2012

Lo, L. 2012. Diversity and social vulnerability in Canadian suburbs. Race, Ethnicity and Place. San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-26.

2012

Lo, L. 2011. Definitions of effectiveness: Towards a shared meaning? National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC. March 23-26.

2011

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Immigrant economic experiences: A Canada-US comparison. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16.

2011

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2011. Immigrant entrepreneurs and banking service in Canada and the US. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16

2011

Lo, L. And Teixeira, C. 2011. The economic experiences of immigrants in a mid-size city – Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Association of Geographers. Calgary, Alberta, May 31-June 2.

2011

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. A Canada-US comparison of highly-skilled Chinese and Indian return migration. Conference- Home Sweet Home: Return Migration in Hong Kong and Its Implications. February 17. Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2010

Lo, L. and Preston, V. 2010. Aging in suburbs: Human service need, access and utilization. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Regina, Saskatchewan, June 2010.

2010

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Fifth Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. Binghamton, New York. October 6--8, 2010.

2010

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

2010

Lo, L., Shalaby, A. and Alshalalfah, B.W. 2010. Immigrant settlement and transit use in Canada: Patterns and policy implications. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14. Washington, DC. (peer-reviewed)

2010

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. Justice and Migration: Gendered Paradoxes of Belonging. International Metropolis Conference, The Hague, October 4-8 (M-R), 2010

2010

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

2010

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. Highly-skilled Indian migration in Canada and the US. International Conference on India-EU Partnerships in Mobility: Data, Agreements, and Policy in International Migration. New Delhi, India. February 21-23.

2009

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? COMPAS Annual Conference, London, September 21-22.

2009

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2009. Regulatory reform, retail internationalization, and consumer behaviour in China. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-30.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The challenge of immigrant settlement in the suburbs. Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas, Neveda. March 23-27.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The York Region Survey: Awareness, Use and Satisfaction of Human Services. CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, Toronto, Ontario. May 15.

2009

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

2009

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

2009

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and infrastructure needs. Conference: A Suburban World? Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis, Reston, Virginia, April. (refereed)

2008

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and service needs in suburbs. The Tenth National Metropolis Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April.

2008

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb, Croatia, July 14-17. (refereed)

2008

Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic enclaves and immigrant businesses in Canada. International Metropolis Conference, Bonn, Germany. October 27-31.

2008

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic financial sector: US and Canada compared. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference. Miami, Florida, November 6-8.

2008

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Immigrant Financial Integration in the US and Canada. Association of American Geographers, Boston, April.

2008

Lo, L. 2007. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

2007

Lo, L. 2007. Ethnic financial institutions and ethnic businesses. International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October.

2007

Lo, L. 2007. Panel discussion: Immigration and ethnic economy in urban and suburban areas. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

2007

Lo, L. and Anisef, P. 2007. Student engagement – the adult immigrant case, The Ninth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto Ontario, March.

2007

Lo, L. 2006. Toronto: Canada’s immigrant gateway. Global Cities as Immigrant Gateways: A Dialogic Workshop, organized by the GW Center for the Study of Globalization and the Department of Geography, George Washington University, Washington DC, January 12-13.

2006

Lo, L. 2006. Consuming Chinatown: a tale of two cities. International Metropolis Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October. (refereed)

2006

Lo, L. 2006. Economic performance of recent mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

2006

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2006. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

2006

Lo, L. 2006. The geography of immigrant settlement: implications for human services provision. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

2006

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2006. The impact of international retailers on Chinese shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

2006

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2005. A GIS approach to examining the delivery of immigrant settlement services in Toronto, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

2005

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2005. Consuming Wal-Mart: A case study in Shenzhen, China, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

2005

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2005. Poster: Geomatics-assisted spatial analysis of provision of and access to immigrant settlement services. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Quebec, Quebec, May.

2005

Lo, L. 2005. Workshop on the demand for and supply of immigrant settlement services. International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, October. (refereed)

2005

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese community. Conference on Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, organised by University of Toronto, York University, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Toronto, Ontario, April 23-24.

2004

Lo, L. 2004. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

2004

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2004. Grocery shopping and cultural change: the impact of foreign retailers on urban Chinese. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

2004

Lo, L. 2004. Poster: Enhancing immigrant service delivery with GIS. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Gatineau, Quebec, May/June.

2004

Lo, L. 2003. A geomatics approach to immigrant settlement services: integrating demand and supply over time and space. Poster Session, GEOIDE, Victoria, B.C. May.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Changing structure and changing preferences: retail change in Guangzhou, China, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Community resources and immigrant economic integration. The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

2003

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2003. Cultural resources, ethnic strategies, and immigrant entrepreneurship: a comparative study of five immigrant groups in the Toronto CMA. Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration and immigrant entrepreneurship: evidence from a Toronto case study, The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration of Toronto’s immigrants. The Eighth International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, September.

2003

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2002. Consumption in a new home: the case of Chinese immigrants in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

2002

Lo, L. 2002. Diverging neighbourhoods, changing Landscapes, and related processes: Greater Toronto’s Chinese community at the turn of C21. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

2002

Lo, L. 2002. Ethnic retailing and ethnic marketing: exploring the Chinese scene in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

2002

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

2002

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

2002

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

2001

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data Association of American Asian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, March.

2001

Lo, L. and McCallum, C. 2001. Predisposing cultural, economic and linguistic factors in the anticipated out-migration of Québec youth. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

2001

Lo, L. 2001. The role of space in contemporary Toronto’s Chinese business development. Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February/March.

2001

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: tax vs. benefits. Canadian Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, June.

2000

Lo, L. 2000. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: rethinking settlement and integration strategies. The Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March.

2000

Lo, L. 2000. Immigration policies and ethnic economies: a case study of Chinese businesses in Toronto. International Geographical Congress, Seoul, Korea, August. (refereed)

2000

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Investigating policy barriers to immigrant business development: case study of Toronto’s Chinese. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. Catherine, Ontario, May/June.

2000

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. Intra-ethnic and inter-temporal variations in ethnic settlement patterns: a case study of Chinese in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Boston, Mass., March.

1998

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. The settlement and development patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrant population: convergence of divergence. Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

1998

Lo, L. 1997. Introducing a conceptual framework to understanding ethnic economies. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. John’s, Newfoundland, August.

1997

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1996. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

1996

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1996. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

1996

Lo, L. 1996. Modelling economic interdependence in consumer shopping behaviour. International Geographical Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, August. (refereed)

1996

Lo, L. 1995. Reversal of transport options: an enquiry. Canadian Regional Science Association, Montreal, Quebec, June.

1995

Lo, L. 1994. Stable and variable shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, March/April.

1994

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode. Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, Ontario, May.

1994

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode: a logit analysis. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, Niagara Falls, Ontario, November.

1994

Lo, L. 1993. Unbiased distance decay parameters: solution or illusion? Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

1993

Lo, L. 1991. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, New Orleans, Louisiana, November.

1991

Lo, L. 1990. Spatial structure, consumer preferences and spatial interaction. Association of American Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, April.

1990

Lo, L. 1989. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Santa Barbara, California, November.

1989

Lo, L. 1988. A translog approach to consumer spatial behaviour. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, November.

1988

Lo, L. 1988. Spatial structure and the gravity parameter: a simulation approach. Association of American Geographers, Phoenix, Arizona, April.

1988

Lo, L. 1987. A spatial translog demand model for analyzing consumer spatial behaviour. Canadian Regional Science Association, Hamilton, Ontario, May.

1987

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April.

1986

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2013. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses: US and Canada Compared. 12th International Entrepreneurship Forum Conference Proceedings ( ISSN: 2222-7318). http://www.essex.ac.uk/conferences/ief/12th/

2013

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2013. Sustaining immigrant entrepreneurship in SMC. 12th International Entrepreneurship Forum Conference Proceedings ( ISSN: 2222-7318). http://www.essex.ac.uk/conferences/ief/12th/

2013

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb Conference Proceedings (CDROM).

2008

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese communities. Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, Conference Proceedings. Toronto: Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 65-79.

2004

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Pittsburg Conference. Volume 17, Part 1, pp. 101-106.

1986

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2017. Minority Depository Institutions at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Report submitted to the US Federal Reserve System.

2017

Teixeira, C. and Lo, L. 2012. Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Kelowna, BC: Challenges and Opportunities. MBC Working Paper 12-11. Vancouver: Metropolis British Columbia. 78 pages. http://mbc.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2012/WP12-11.pdf

2012

Meinhard, A., Attalah, N., Berger, I., Drolet, J., Frideres, J., Foster, M., Garcea, J., Hyman, I., Lo, L., Nunes, F., Preston, V., Shields, J., Trache, M., Turegun, A., Vissandjii, B., Waldron, I., Wayland, S., 2012. Immigrant Integration and Inclusion: Investigating the Canadian Partnership Model from a Complex Systems Perspective. Report submitted to the Metropolis Secretariat and the National Headquarters, Immigration and Citizenship Canada.

2012

Lo, L., Chua, J., Park, S., Kelly, P. 2011. Language use in the workplace for immigrants in Toronto. Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 23. 19 pages. August. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2011

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L.., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports

2010

Lo, L., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Fang, T., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Are degrees/diplomas from different places valued more or less than others in the labour market? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 14. 12 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Are immigrant earnings affected by the size of their employer? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 3. 12 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, Steven. 2010. Are immigrant wages affected by the source of job search information? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 7. 11 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Do immigrant class and gender affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 2. 14 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Does returning to school affect after immigration affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 9. 11 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Tufts, S., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Preston, V. 2010. Does self-reported English and French speaking ability affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 6. 16 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. How do gender and country of birth affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 4. 15 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Lo, L., Wang, S., Anisef, P., Preston, V., Basu, R. 2010. Recent Immigrants’ Awareness of, Access to, Use of, and Satisfaction with Settlement Services in York Region. CERIS Working Paper No. 79. Toronto: Ontario Metropolis Centre. 35 pages.

2010

Tufts, S., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for immigrants planning to work in regulated and unregulated occupations? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 5. 10 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for university-educated immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 8. 17 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Shields, J., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2009. Do levels of savings brought to Canada affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 1. 13 pages. November. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2009

Anisef, P., Lo, L., Sweet, R., Walters, D., Adamuti-Trache, M., Phythian, K., and Grabke, S. 2009. Economci Adjustment of Adult Immigrants and the Role of Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Research/FundedResearch/200901EconomicAdjustmentofAdultImmigrants RoleofPSEInstitutions.htm

2009

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. 2009. Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services. A Research Report submitted to Infrastructure Canada. 160 pages. June. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/yisp.

2009

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Wang, S., Preston, V., and Basu, R. 2009. Recent Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Settlement Services in York Region. A Research Report submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada-Ontario Region. 23 pages. April.

2009

Lo, L. and Shalaby, A. 2008. Immigration and Public Transit. Research Report prepared for The Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 17 pages single-spaced.

2008

Lo, L., Wang, L., Wang, S. and Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 64 pages single-spaced with an electronic appendix of 197 maps.

2007

Lim, A., Lo, L. 2005. Siemiatycki, M. and Doucet, M. Newcomer Services in the Greater Toronto Area: An exploration of the range and Funding Sources of Settlement Services. Working Paper No. 35. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 59 pages single-spaced.

2005

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2004. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: Their Changing Composition and Economic Performance. Working Paper No. 31. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 34 pages single-spaced.

2004

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2002. Cultural Resources, Ethnic Strategies and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Five Ethnic Groups in the Toronto CMA. Working paper No. 21. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 94 pages single-spaced.

2002

Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Reil, K., Harvey, E., and Siu, B. 2000. Immigrants’ Economic Status in Toronto: Rethinking Settlement and Integration Strategies. Working paper No. 15. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 95 pages double-spaced.

2000

Lo, L. 1984. Spatial Structure and Travel Demand: A Micro Approach. Research Report, Joint Program in Transportation, University of Toronto/York University.

1984

Lo, L. 1983. A Reference Source for Public Participation Provisions in Canadian Planning Legislation. Resource Paper No. 6, Center for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.

1983

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Lo, L. Ethnic identity and the cultural translation of the marketplace: The Supermarket Exemplar. In Li, J. T-Y (eds.) Chinese-Canadian Identities: History, Social Community and Literary Imagination. McGill-Queen’s University Press


Degrees

PhD, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
MA, Department of Geography, McMaster University
BA (Summa Cum Laude), Departments of Economics and Geography, McMaster University

Professional Leadership

Chair, Department of Geography, York University, 2009-2013.

Leader, Transportation and Commerce Thrust, Geomatics for Informed Decision Making NCE (GEOIDE), 2003-2005.

Leader, the Economics and Labour Market Domain, CERIS - The Ontario Metropolis Centre, 2002-2006.

Undergraduate Program Director, Department of geography, york University, 1998-2001.

Member, Editorial Board, Geographical and Environmental Modelling, 1996-2002.

Councillor, Canadian Regional Science Association, 1995-2001.

Community Contributions

Knowledge Mobilization and Community Outreach Activities
Participated in a forum on “Poverty in York Region”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium II, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and The KM Unit at York University, June 4, 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of settlement services in York Region: The York Infrastructure Project” for Toronto communities and organizations interested in settlement issues. Ontario Metropolis Centre, May 15 2009.

Organised workshop “An evaluation of human services in York Region: what we know, what we don’t know and what we need to know” for York Region Government and Community Organizations. York University, March 6 2009.

Invited to talk about “Knowing our Communities Better - Innovative ways to use data at the neighbourhood level”, York Community Data Sharing Symposium I, organised by The York Region Planning Forum and Children, Youth and Families, and The Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University, Markham, Ontario, Nov 14 2008.

Participated in a forum on university entrance organised by Across U-hub, Richmond Hill, Ontario, September 20 2008.

Participated in a Community Information Exchange Meeting, organized by CIVC, York Region, Richmond Hill, Ontario, December 6 2007.

Participated in the Blue Sky Retreat, organized by York Region Human Services Planning Coalition Innovative Action Plan, Richmond Hill, Ontario, November 28 2007.

Invited to talk about “GIS and social, economic, demographic data”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Aurora, Ontario, March 22 2007.

Invited to talk about “The York Region Infrastructure Project”. Knowledge Mobilization AM Meeting, organised by Knowledge Mobilization Unit, York University, Vaughan, Ontario, January 30 2007.

Presented a poster on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Presented a paper on “Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS analysis of human services – measuring impacts, defining indicators and interpreting the data”. From Research to Action Workshop, Infrastructure Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, November/December 2006.

Invited to talk about “The GEOIDE project”. Social Science and Humanities Research Council - Knowledge Transformation Council Meeting, York University, Toronto, Ontario, June 16 2005.

Presented a paper on “Diverging neighbourhoods and changing landscapes: Toronto’s Chinese at the turn of C21” to the Metropolis Project, Ottawa, Ontario, October 2002.

Participated in a panel on “The Future of Mainland Chinese Immigrants: Stay or Leave”, organized by World Journal, Toronto, Ontario, January 2002.

Presented a paper on “The settlement and economic activity patterns of Chinese in Toronto” in the Monthly Speaker Series, the Toronto Hong Kong Lions Club, Richmond Hill, Ontario, March 1998.

Presented a paper on “An economic activity analysis of The GTA’s Chinese immigrants”. Panel on The Chinese in the Greater Toronto Area, organized by Ming Pao Daily, Scarborough, Ontario, December 1997.

Research Interests

Geography , Immigration, Ethnic economy, Consumer beahviour, Chinese diaspora, Intellectual migration

Current Research Projects

Intellectual Migration: The China-Canada-US dynamics

    Summary:

    With a case study showcasing China, Canada and the United States, this internationally-based, comparative project on intellectual migration aims to understand the dynamics underlying global knowledge and human capital flows and the significant role of Canada as a nexus in these flows. Arguing that migration is a means to upgrade and/or utilize intellectual capital for career advancement, this project studies, for the first time, a cross-section of domestic university students in China, China-born international graduate students and faculty in Canada and the United States, and overseas-trained China-born faculty and professional working in China’s knowledge and technology sectors, whose mobility can be facilitated or constrained by individual, institutional and structural factors. It explores who among the highly educated China-born population are likely to migrate, why they migrate, where they migrate to, and specifically, to what extent country-specific migrant attraction, retention, and/or recruitment policies affect their migration, and what policies Canada can pursue to enhance its competitiveness in the global race for talents.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: PI

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2022

    Collaborator: Wei Li
    Collaborator Institution: Arizona State University
    Funders:
    SSHRC
    NSF

    Project Type: Funded
    Start Date:
      Month: Jan   Year: 2017

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2022

Banking on Immigrants – A Canada-US Comparison

    Summary:

    This project examines within a regulatory/institutional framework the linkages between global financial flows, international migration, and immigrant integration and community development in Canada and the US. Specifically, it explore the roles different types of financial institutions (domestic vs. foreign, mainstream vs. ethnic) play in integrating immigrants into the receiving societies, and the impact different regulatory contexts have on such roles and the resulting outcomes.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Mar   Year: 2014

    Collaborator: Wei Li
    Collaborator Institution: Arizona State University
    Funders:
    SSHRC
Immigrant integration and inclusion: Investigating the Canadian partnership model from a complex-system perspective

    Summary:

    Using a complex system approach, this project examines to what extent and in what way relationships amongg governments, immigrants, their family/friends, and immigrant serving organizations work towards the integration of immigrants into Canadian society.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: CI

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2010

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2011

    Funders:
    SSHRC (Metropolis Project)
Investigating Immigrant and Non-immigrant Businesses in Kelowna, BC

    Summary:

    Using Kelowna as a case study, this project compares businesses owned and operated by immigrants and non-immigrants, examining the opportunities and challenges they face and their coping strategies, and exploring policies that help to attract and retain immigrants to small and mid-sized Canadian cities for the purpose of countering aging demographic trend and promoting economic growth.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2009

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2011

    Collaborator: Carlos Teixeira
    Collaborator Institution: UBC - Okanagan
    Funders:
    SSHRC (through Metropolis British Columbia)
Recruiting, Retraining, and Retaining Immigrants in the Canadian Workforce

    Summary:

    This knowledge impact/mobilization project provides organizations mandate includes the better integration of immigrants into Toronto's labour force with free access to statistical data and analysis on various aspects of immigrant labour market integration. The goal is to help such organizations access the quantitative data they need in order to: identify priorities, develop programs and services, compose proposals and reports, and carrying out advocacy and public education endeavours.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Co-investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2008

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2012

    Collaborator: Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants; Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council; World Education Services
    Funders:
    SSHRC (KIS Grant Program)
    SSHRC (Public Outreach Grant Program)
Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services

    Summary:

    This project studies the availability of, awareness of, use of, and satisfaction with social service infrastructure for three vulnerable population groups - immigrants and refugees, seniors, and the poor - in a most rapidly growing and diversifying outer suburb of Toronto.

    Project Type: Funded
    Role: Principal investigator

    Start Date:
      Month: Apr   Year: 2006

    End Date:
      Month: Dec   Year: 2009

    Collaborator: Human Services Planning Coalition of York Region
    Funders:
    Infrastructure Canada (through SSHRC)
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada

All Publications


Book Chapters

Publication
Year

Lo, L. 2019. Ethnic identity and the cultural translation of the marketplace: the supermarket exemplar. In Li, J. T-Y. (ed.) Chinese-Canadian Identities: History, Social Community and Literary Imagination. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 139-156.

2019

Li, W., Lo, L., Tan, Y. 2019. Globalization in China and studying in North America. In Wang, Huiyao and Miao, Lu (eds.), Handbook on China and Globalization, Edward Edgar Publishing, pp. 413-437.

2019

Lo, L., Yu, S. and Li, W. 2017. Between China and North America: Highly-skilled Chinese migration. In Wong, L. (ed.) , Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese in Canada, University of British Columbia Press, pp. 138-166.

2017

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2016. Chinese immigrants and North American based institutions. In Frazier, J., Tettey-Fio, E.L., and Henry, N.F. (eds) Race, Ethnicity and Place in a Changing American, 3rd edition. SUNY Press. pp 297-306.

2016

Li, W., and Lo, L. 2015. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses in the US and Canada. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. (eds.) The Housing and Economic Experiences of Immigrants in North American Cities. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2015

Lo, L.. 2011. Immigrants and social services in the suburbs. In Young, D., Wood, P. B., and Keil, R. (eds.) In-Between Infrastructure: Urban Connectivity in an Age of Vulnerability. Praxis (e) Press. Pp. 131-150. http://www.praxis-epress.org/availablebooks/inbetween.html.

2011

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Economic experiences of immigrants. In Teixeira, C. and Li, W. Immigrant Geographies in North American Cities. Toronto: Oxford University Press, pp. 112-137.

2011

Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic economies. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 1, pp. 608-614. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

2009

Lo, L. 2009. Methods: Sampling. In R. Kitchen and N. Thrift (eds.), International Encyclopedia of Human Geography. Vol. 10, pp. 1-10. Oxford: Elsevier. (July 2009)

2009

Lo, L. 2008. DiverCity Toronto: Canada’s Premier Gateway City. In M. Price and L. Benton-Short (eds.), Migrants to the Metropolis: The Rise of Immigrant Gateway Cities. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, pp. 97-127.

2008

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2007. The new Chinese business sector in Toronto: A spatial and structural anatomy of medium- and large-sized firms. In E. Fong and C. Luk (ed.), Chinese Ethnic Businesses: Global and Local Perspectives. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 64-85.

2007

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2007. What does it take to achieve full integration? Economic (Under)Performance of Chinese Immigrants in Canada. In V. Agnew (ed.), Interrogating Race and Racism. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp.168-201.

2007

Lo, L. 2006. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. In D. Kaplan and W. Li (eds.), The Landscapes of Ethnic Economy. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 83-96.

2006

Lo, L. and Wang, L. with Wei, L. 2006. “Consuming Wal-Mart: A Case study of Shenzhen, China”, In S. Brunn (ed.) Wal-Mart’s World. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 315-330.

2006

Lo, L. 2006. Suburban housing and indoor shopping: the production of the contemporary Chinese landscape in Toronto. In W. Li (ed.), Suburban Asian Immigrant Communities: from Urban Enclaves to Ethnoburbs. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, pp.134-154.

2006

Preston, V., Lo, L., and Wang, S. 2003. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: stories of triumph and disappointment. In P. Anisef and M. Lanphier (eds.), The World In A City. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, pp. 192-262.

2003

Lo, L. 2002. The Great Malls: Mississauga’s Chinese Community. In F. Dieterman (eds.), Mississauga: The First Ten Thousand Year. Mississauga: The Mississauga Heritage Foundation, pp. 265-278.

2002

Book Reviews

Publication
Year

Lo, L. 1993. Book Review on “The Migration of Labour” by Oded Stark. Annals of Regional Science, 27:371-373.

1993

Lo, L. 1984. Book Review on “Residential Location Markets and Urban Transportation: Economic Theory, Econometrics and Policy Analysis with Discrete Choice Models” by Alex Anas, Canadian Geographer, 28: 291-292.

1984

Books

Publication
Year

Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Basu, R. and Anisef, P. 2015. Social Infrastructure and Vulnerability in the Suburbs. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

2015

Journal Articles

Publication
Year

Lo, L., Li, W., and Yu, W. 2019. Highly-skilled migration from China and India to Canada and the United States, International Migration, 57(3): 317-333 (first published Oct 13 2017 DOI: 10.1111/imig.12388).

2019

Li, W. and Lo, L. with Xu, J. 2017. US minority depository institutions at the dawn of the 21st century. Papers of Applied Geography. P1-19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/23754931.2017.1347809

2017

Meinhard,A., Lo, L. & Hyman, I. 2016: Cross-Sector Partnerships in the Provision of Services to New Immigrants in Canada: Characteristics, Relevance and Constraints, Human Service Organizations: Management, Leadership & Governance, DOI: 10.1080/23303131.2015.1117558

2016

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2015. Immigrants Doing Business in a Mid-sized Canadian City: Challenges, Opportunities and Local Strategies in Kelowna, British Columbia. Growth and Change. DOI: 10.1111/grow.12103.

2015

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2015. Sustaining immigrant entrepreneurship in small- and medium-sized cities. Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies. 1 (2): 146-162. doi: 10.1177/2393957515594322

2015

Li, W., Lo, L. and Oberle, A. 2014. The embeddedness of bank branch networks in immigrant gateways. The Canadian Geographer, 58(1): 48-62.

2014

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2012. New geographies of migration? A Canada-US comparison of highly skilled Chinese and Indian migration. Journal of Asian American Studies. 15 (1): 1-34.

2012

Lo, L., Shalaby, A., and Alshalalfah, B. 2011. Case study: Relationship between immigrant settlement patterns and transit use in the Greater Toronto Area. Journal of Urban Planning and Development. 137, 470-476.

2011

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2009. Ethnic enclaves in multicultural cities: new retailing patterns and new planning dilemmas. Special issue on Welcoming Communicities: Planning for Diverse Populations. Plan Canada, February, pp. 72-74.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The role of ethnicity in the geography of consumption? Urban Geography. 30 (4): 391-415.

2009

Wang, L., Rosenberg, M. and Lo, L. 2008 Ethnicity and utilization of family physicians - a case study of Mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto, Canada. Social Science and Medicine, 67(9):1410-1422.

2008

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. People-money co-movement and the ethnic financial sectors in Canada and the US. Migracijske i etnicke teme, 24(4):301-322.

2008

Teixeira, C., Lo, L., and Truelove, M. 2007. Ethnic entrepreneurship, institutional discrimination and related policy issues: a case study in Toronto. Environment and Planning C, 25: 176-193.

2007

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Global connectivity, local consumption, and Chinese immigrant experience. GeoJournal, 68: 183-194.

2007

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2007. Immigrant grocery shopping behaviour: ethnic identity versus accessibility. Environment and Planning A, 39: 684-699.

2007

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2005. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: their changing composition and economic performance. International Migration, 43(3): 35-71.

2005

Lo, L. and Zhuang, Z. C.2005. Immigrants, communities and urban planning. Urban Planning Overseas, 2: 11-17, in Chinese. [English version in B.M. Massam and S.S. Han (eds.), Urban Planning Overseas 2005: Special Issues on Urban Planning in Toronto, pp. 16-29, Toronto: Urban Studies Program, York University].

2005

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2004. A political economy approach to understanding the economic incorporation of Chinese sub-ethnic groups, Journal of International Migration and Integration, 5: 107-140.

2004

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2003. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Espaces Populations et Sociétés, 1: 167-181.

2003

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: a tax-benefit analysis. Journal of International Migration and Integration, 1: 273-303.

2000

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2000. ‘Asian theme’ malls in suburban Toronto: land use conflict in Richmond Hill. The Canadian Geographer, 44: 182-190. Also published in an earlier version as “Who is a Canadian? Chinese immigrants in Toronto suburbs”, Kanada Studien, 2000, 21-36.

2000

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1998. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Professional Geographer, 50: 481-498.

1998

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1997. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Geographical Analysis, 29: 145-168.

1997

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1997. Settlement patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrants: convergence or divergence? Canadian Journal of Regional Science, 20: 49-72.

1997

Lo, L. 1994. Exploring teenage shoplifting behaviour: a choice and constraint approach. Environment and Behaviour, 26: 613-639.

1994

Lo, L. 1992. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. Environment and Planning A, 24: 1191-1204.

1992

Lo, L. 1991. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. Environment and Planning A, 23: 1279-1300.

1991

Lo, L. 1991. Substitutability, spatial structure and spatial interaction. Geographical Analysis, 23: 132-146.

1991

Lo, L. 1990. A translog approach to consumer travel behaviour. Journal of Regional Science, 30: 393-413.

1990

Conference Papers

Publication
Year

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2017. Canadian immigration policy and international student mobility. American Association of Geographers. Boston, MA, April

2017

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2017. Immigration policy, labour market, and international student (im)mobility. Nordic Geographers Meeting. Stockholm, Sweden, June 18-21.

2017

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2016. Ethnic institutions and immigrant integration. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference. Kent, Ohio, September 21-23.

2016

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2016. Time is running out: Employment and immigration experiences of Chinese international students in Canada. International Metropolis Conference, Nagoya, Japan, October 24-28.

2016

Lo, L. and Ou, C. 2015. Immigration policies and student migration. International Metropolis Conference, Mexico City, Mexico, September 7-11.

2015

Lo, L. 2015. Governments, universities and international student migration: the Canadian picture. International Geographical Union Regional Conference, Moscow, Russia, August 17-21.

2015

Lo, L. 2014. The challenge in conceptualizing contemporary international skilled migration: learning from the Canadian situation. Association of American Geographers. Tampa, Florida, April 8-12.

2014

Lo, L. 2014. Food, ethnic identity, and cultural translation in the market place. International Metropolis Conference, Milan, Italy, November 3-7.

2014

Lo, L. 2014. Investigating Chinese mobilities in superdiverse Toronto. Living in Enclave Cities, Utrecht, The Netherlands, March 20-21.

2014

Lo, L. 2013. Diversity and vulnerability in the metropolitan fringe. Association of American Geographers. Los Angeles, California, April 8-13.

2013

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2013. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses: US and Canada Compared. International Entrepreneurship Forum. Vilnius, Lithuania, Septemebr4-6.

2013

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2013. Sustaining immigrant entrepreneurship in CMC. International Entrepreneurship Forum. Vilnius, Lithuania, Septemebr4-6.

2013

Lo, L. 2013. Source Countries as Players in the International Competition for Talent, International Metropolis Conference, Tampere, Finland, September 9-13.

2013

Lo, L. 2013. Immigrant suburbanization and planning challenges. National Conference on Planning Theory. Toronto, ON, October 3-6.

2013

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2012. Immigrant entrepreneurship in a mid-size Canadian city – Kelowna, B.C. Association of American Geographers. New York, New York, February 24-28.

2012

Lo, L. 2012. The Canadian partnership model of immigrant settlement and integration services: perspectives from immigrant serving organizations. National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ont. February 29-March 2.

2012

Preston, V. and Lo, L. 2012. Housing vulnerability in the suburbs: The challenges of neoliberalism. Canadian Association of Geographers. Waterloo, ON, May/June

2012

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2012. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses: US and Canada Compared. Immigration and Entrepreneurship Conference at the German Historical Institute and the University of Maryland, Washington, DC, September 13-14.

2012

Lo, L. 2012. Diversity and social vulnerability in Canadian suburbs. Race, Ethnicity and Place. San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 24-26.

2012

Lo, L. 2011. Definitions of effectiveness: Towards a shared meaning? National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC. March 23-26.

2011

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2011. Immigrant economic experiences: A Canada-US comparison. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16.

2011

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2011. Immigrant entrepreneurs and banking service in Canada and the US. Association of American Geographers. Seattle, Washington, April 12-16

2011

Lo, L. And Teixeira, C. 2011. The economic experiences of immigrants in a mid-size city – Kelowna, B.C. Canadian Association of Geographers. Calgary, Alberta, May 31-June 2.

2011

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. A Canada-US comparison of highly-skilled Chinese and Indian return migration. Conference- Home Sweet Home: Return Migration in Hong Kong and Its Implications. February 17. Richard Charles Lee Canada-Hong Kong Library, University of Toronto, Toronto.

2010

Lo, L. and Preston, V. 2010. Aging in suburbs: Human service need, access and utilization. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Regina, Saskatchewan, June 2010.

2010

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Fifth Race, Ethnicity, and Place Conference. Binghamton, New York. October 6--8, 2010.

2010

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2010. Bank branch networks and service to immigrants. Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

2010

Lo, L., Shalaby, A. and Alshalalfah, B.W. 2010. Immigrant settlement and transit use in Canada: Patterns and policy implications. 89th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting, Jan. 10-14. Washington, DC. (peer-reviewed)

2010

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. Justice and Migration: Gendered Paradoxes of Belonging. International Metropolis Conference, The Hague, October 4-8 (M-R), 2010

2010

Lo, L. and Li, W. 2010. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? Association of American Geographers. Washington DC, April 14-18.

2010

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. Highly-skilled Indian migration in Canada and the US. International Conference on India-EU Partnerships in Mobility: Data, Agreements, and Policy in International Migration. New Delhi, India. February 21-23.

2009

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2009. New Geographies of Highly-skilled Indian and Chinese Migrations? COMPAS Annual Conference, London, September 21-22.

2009

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2009. Regulatory reform, retail internationalization, and consumer behaviour in China. Canadian Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Ottawa, Ontario, May 26-30.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The challenge of immigrant settlement in the suburbs. Association of American Geographers. Las Vegas, Neveda. March 23-27.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The York Infrastructure Project: Introduction. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

2009

Lo, L. 2009. The York Region Survey: Awareness, Use and Satisfaction of Human Services. CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre, Toronto, Ontario. May 15.

2009

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. The Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Calgary, Alberta. March 19-22.

2009

Lo, L. and Murnaghan, A.M. 2009. Vulnerability in York Region. York Infrastructure Project, York University, Toronto, Ontario. March 6.

2009

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and infrastructure needs. Conference: A Suburban World? Global Decentralization and the New Metropolis, Reston, Virginia, April. (refereed)

2008

Lo, L. 2008. Diversity, vulnerability, and service needs in suburbs. The Tenth National Metropolis Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April.

2008

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? International Conference on Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb, Croatia, July 14-17. (refereed)

2008

Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic enclaves and immigrant businesses in Canada. International Metropolis Conference, Bonn, Germany. October 27-31.

2008

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Ethnic financial sector: US and Canada compared. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference. Miami, Florida, November 6-8.

2008

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2008. Immigrant Financial Integration in the US and Canada. Association of American Geographers, Boston, April.

2008

Lo, L. 2007. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

2007

Lo, L. 2007. Ethnic financial institutions and ethnic businesses. International Metropolis Conference, Melbourne, Australia, October.

2007

Lo, L. 2007. Panel discussion: Immigration and ethnic economy in urban and suburban areas. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, April.

2007

Lo, L. and Anisef, P. 2007. Student engagement – the adult immigrant case, The Ninth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto Ontario, March.

2007

Lo, L. 2006. Toronto: Canada’s immigrant gateway. Global Cities as Immigrant Gateways: A Dialogic Workshop, organized by the GW Center for the Study of Globalization and the Department of Geography, George Washington University, Washington DC, January 12-13.

2006

Lo, L. 2006. Consuming Chinatown: a tale of two cities. International Metropolis Conference, Lisbon, Portugal, October. (refereed)

2006

Lo, L. 2006. Economic performance of recent mainland Chinese immigrants in Toronto. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

2006

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2006. Economic rationality, ethnic identity and consumer spatial behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

2006

Lo, L. 2006. The geography of immigrant settlement: implications for human services provision. The Eighth National Metropolis Conference, Vancouver, BC, March.

2006

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2006. The impact of international retailers on Chinese shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, Chicago, March.

2006

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2005. A GIS approach to examining the delivery of immigrant settlement services in Toronto, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

2005

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2005. Consuming Wal-Mart: A case study in Shenzhen, China, Association of American Geographers, Denver, Colorado, April.

2005

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2005. Poster: Geomatics-assisted spatial analysis of provision of and access to immigrant settlement services. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Quebec, Quebec, May.

2005

Lo, L. 2005. Workshop on the demand for and supply of immigrant settlement services. International Metropolis Conference, Toronto, October. (refereed)

2005

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese community. Conference on Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, organised by University of Toronto, York University, and the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade. Toronto, Ontario, April 23-24.

2004

Lo, L. 2004. Changing geography of Toronto’s Chinese ethnic economy. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

2004

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2004. Grocery shopping and cultural change: the impact of foreign retailers on urban Chinese. Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.

2004

Lo, L. 2004. Poster: Enhancing immigrant service delivery with GIS. GEOIDE NCE Annual Conference, Gatineau, Quebec, May/June.

2004

Lo, L. 2003. A geomatics approach to immigrant settlement services: integrating demand and supply over time and space. Poster Session, GEOIDE, Victoria, B.C. May.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Changing structure and changing preferences: retail change in Guangzhou, China, Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Community resources and immigrant economic integration. The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

2003

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2003. Cultural resources, ethnic strategies, and immigrant entrepreneurship: a comparative study of five immigrant groups in the Toronto CMA. Association of American Geographers, New Orleans, Louisiana, March.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration and immigrant entrepreneurship: evidence from a Toronto case study, The Sixth National Metropolis Conference, Edmonton, Alberta, March.

2003

Lo, L. 2003. Economic integration of Toronto’s immigrants. The Eighth International Metropolis Conference, Vienna, Austria, September.

2003

Wang, L. and Lo, L. 2002. Consumption in a new home: the case of Chinese immigrants in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

2002

Lo, L. 2002. Diverging neighbourhoods, changing Landscapes, and related processes: Greater Toronto’s Chinese community at the turn of C21. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

2002

Lo, L. 2002. Ethnic retailing and ethnic marketing: exploring the Chinese scene in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

2002

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, May/June.

2002

Teixeira, C., Lo, L. and Truelove, M. 2002. Polish and Somali entrepreneurship and the building of ethnic economies in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Los Angeles, California, March.

2002

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

2001

Lo, L. and Wang, L. 2001. Economic status of Chinese immigrants in the Toronto CMA: An examination of the 1996 census data Association of American Asian Studies, Toronto, Ontario, March.

2001

Lo, L. and McCallum, C. 2001. Predisposing cultural, economic and linguistic factors in the anticipated out-migration of Québec youth. Canadian Association of Geographers, Montreal, Quebec, May/June.

2001

Lo, L. 2001. The role of space in contemporary Toronto’s Chinese business development. Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, February/March.

2001

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Economic impacts of immigrants in the Toronto CMA: tax vs. benefits. Canadian Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, June.

2000

Lo, L. 2000. Immigrants’ economic status in Toronto: rethinking settlement and integration strategies. The Fourth National Metropolis Conference, Toronto, Ontario, March.

2000

Lo, L. 2000. Immigration policies and ethnic economies: a case study of Chinese businesses in Toronto. International Geographical Congress, Seoul, Korea, August. (refereed)

2000

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 2000. Investigating policy barriers to immigrant business development: case study of Toronto’s Chinese. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. Catherine, Ontario, May/June.

2000

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. Intra-ethnic and inter-temporal variations in ethnic settlement patterns: a case study of Chinese in Toronto. Association of American Geographers, Boston, Mass., March.

1998

Lo, L. and Wang, S. 1998. The settlement and development patterns of Toronto’s Chinese immigrant population: convergence of divergence. Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

1998

Lo, L. 1997. Introducing a conceptual framework to understanding ethnic economies. Canadian Association of Geographers, St. John’s, Newfoundland, August.

1997

Miron, J. and Lo, L. 1996. A selection bias approach to destination choice. Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

1996

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 1996. If Quebec goes, . . .: the exodus impact? Association of American Geographers, Charlotte, North Carolina, April.

1996

Lo, L. 1996. Modelling economic interdependence in consumer shopping behaviour. International Geographical Congress, The Hague, Netherlands, August. (refereed)

1996

Lo, L. 1995. Reversal of transport options: an enquiry. Canadian Regional Science Association, Montreal, Quebec, June.

1995

Lo, L. 1994. Stable and variable shopping behaviour. Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, California, March/April.

1994

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode. Canadian Association of Geographers, Waterloo, Ontario, May.

1994

Lo, L. 1994. Suburban land use design and employee choice of mode: a logit analysis. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, Niagara Falls, Ontario, November.

1994

Lo, L. 1993. Unbiased distance decay parameters: solution or illusion? Canadian Association of Geographers, Ottawa, Ontario, June.

1993

Lo, L. 1991. Destination interdependence and the competing destinations model. North American Meetings of Regional Science Association International, New Orleans, Louisiana, November.

1991

Lo, L. 1990. Spatial structure, consumer preferences and spatial interaction. Association of American Geographers, Toronto, Ontario, April.

1990

Lo, L. 1989. Spatial structure and spatial interaction: a simulation approach. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Santa Barbara, California, November.

1989

Lo, L. 1988. A translog approach to consumer spatial behaviour. North American Meetings of the Regional Science Association, Toronto, Ontario, November.

1988

Lo, L. 1988. Spatial structure and the gravity parameter: a simulation approach. Association of American Geographers, Phoenix, Arizona, April.

1988

Lo, L. 1987. A spatial translog demand model for analyzing consumer spatial behaviour. Canadian Regional Science Association, Hamilton, Ontario, May.

1987

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April.

1986

Conference Proceedings

Publication
Year

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2013. Financing Immigrant Small Businesses: US and Canada Compared. 12th International Entrepreneurship Forum Conference Proceedings ( ISSN: 2222-7318). http://www.essex.ac.uk/conferences/ief/12th/

2013

Lo, L. and Teixeira, C. 2013. Sustaining immigrant entrepreneurship in SMC. 12th International Entrepreneurship Forum Conference Proceedings ( ISSN: 2222-7318). http://www.essex.ac.uk/conferences/ief/12th/

2013

Lo, L. 2008. Does ethnicity matter in the geography of consumption? Recent Advances in Retailing and Services Science, Zagreb Conference Proceedings (CDROM).

2008

Lo, L. 2004. Immigration and the Canadian Chinese communities. Canada-China Relations: An Evaluation, Conference Proceedings. Toronto: Munk Centre for International Studies, University of Toronto, pp. 65-79.

2004

Lo, L. 1986. Spatial structure, spatial constraints and urban travel behaviour. Modelling and Simulation, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Pittsburg Conference. Volume 17, Part 1, pp. 101-106.

1986

Research Reports

Publication
Year

Li, W. and Lo, L. 2017. Minority Depository Institutions at the Dawn of the 21st Century. Report submitted to the US Federal Reserve System.

2017

Teixeira, C. and Lo, L. 2012. Immigrant Entrepreneurship in Kelowna, BC: Challenges and Opportunities. MBC Working Paper 12-11. Vancouver: Metropolis British Columbia. 78 pages. http://mbc.metropolis.net/assets/uploads/files/wp/2012/WP12-11.pdf

2012

Meinhard, A., Attalah, N., Berger, I., Drolet, J., Frideres, J., Foster, M., Garcea, J., Hyman, I., Lo, L., Nunes, F., Preston, V., Shields, J., Trache, M., Turegun, A., Vissandjii, B., Waldron, I., Wayland, S., 2012. Immigrant Integration and Inclusion: Investigating the Canadian Partnership Model from a Complex Systems Perspective. Report submitted to the Metropolis Secretariat and the National Headquarters, Immigration and Citizenship Canada.

2012

Lo, L., Chua, J., Park, S., Kelly, P. 2011. Language use in the workplace for immigrants in Toronto. Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 23. 19 pages. August. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2011

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L.., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Do education attainment, gender and age affect labour market outcomes of immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 16. 17 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports

2010

Lo, L., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Fang, T., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Are degrees/diplomas from different places valued more or less than others in the labour market? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 14. 12 pages. December. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. Are immigrant earnings affected by the size of their employer? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 3. 12 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Fang, T., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J., Tufts, Steven. 2010. Are immigrant wages affected by the source of job search information? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 7. 11 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Do immigrant class and gender affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 2. 14 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Shields, J., Phan, M., Yang, F., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2010. Does returning to school affect after immigration affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 9. 11 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Tufts, S., Damsbaek, N., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Preston, V. 2010. Does self-reported English and French speaking ability affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 6. 16 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. How do gender and country of birth affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 4. 15 pages. January. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Lo, L., Wang, S., Anisef, P., Preston, V., Basu, R. 2010. Recent Immigrants’ Awareness of, Access to, Use of, and Satisfaction with Settlement Services in York Region. CERIS Working Paper No. 79. Toronto: Ontario Metropolis Centre. 35 pages.

2010

Tufts, S., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Shields, J. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for immigrants planning to work in regulated and unregulated occupations? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 5. 10 pages. February. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Preston, V., Damsbaek, N., Kelly, P., Lemoine, M., Lo, L., Shields, J., Tufts, S. 2010. What are the labour market outcomes for university-educated immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 8. 17 pages. March. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2010

Shields, J., Lemoine, M., Phan, M., Kelly, P., Lo, L., Preston, V., Tufts, S. 2009. Do levels of savings brought to Canada affect labour market outcomes for immigrants? Toronto Immigrant Employment Data Initiative (TIEDI), Analytical Report 1. 13 pages. November. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/tiedi/pubreports.

2009

Anisef, P., Lo, L., Sweet, R., Walters, D., Adamuti-Trache, M., Phythian, K., and Grabke, S. 2009. Economci Adjustment of Adult Immigrants and the Role of Post-Secondary Educational Institutions. http://www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Research/FundedResearch/200901EconomicAdjustmentofAdultImmigrants RoleofPSEInstitutions.htm

2009

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Basu, R., Preston, V., and Wang, S. 2009. Infrastructure in York Region: A GIS Analysis of Human Services. A Research Report submitted to Infrastructure Canada. 160 pages. June. Available online at http://www.yorku.ca/yisp.

2009

Lo, L., Anisef, P., Wang, S., Preston, V., and Basu, R. 2009. Recent Immigrants’ Access to and Use of Settlement Services in York Region. A Research Report submitted to Citizenship and Immigration Canada-Ontario Region. 23 pages. April.

2009

Lo, L. and Shalaby, A. 2008. Immigration and Public Transit. Research Report prepared for The Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and submitted to the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. 17 pages single-spaced.

2008

Lo, L., Wang, L., Wang, S. and Yuan, Y. 2007. Immigrant Settlement Services in the Toronto CMA: A GIS-Assisted Analysis of Demand and Supply. Working Paper Series No. 59. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 64 pages single-spaced with an electronic appendix of 197 maps.

2007

Lim, A., Lo, L. 2005. Siemiatycki, M. and Doucet, M. Newcomer Services in the Greater Toronto Area: An exploration of the range and Funding Sources of Settlement Services. Working Paper No. 35. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 59 pages single-spaced.

2005

Wang, S. and Lo, L. 2004. Chinese Immigrants in Canada: Their Changing Composition and Economic Performance. Working Paper No. 31. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 34 pages single-spaced.

2004

Lo, L., Teixeira, C., and Truelove, M. 2002. Cultural Resources, Ethnic Strategies and Immigrant Entrepreneurship: A Comparative Study of Five Ethnic Groups in the Toronto CMA. Working paper No. 21. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 94 pages single-spaced.

2002

Lo, L., Preston, V., Wang, S., Reil, K., Harvey, E., and Siu, B. 2000. Immigrants’ Economic Status in Toronto: Rethinking Settlement and Integration Strategies. Working paper No. 15. Toronto: Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement. 95 pages double-spaced.

2000

Lo, L. 1984. Spatial Structure and Travel Demand: A Micro Approach. Research Report, Joint Program in Transportation, University of Toronto/York University.

1984

Lo, L. 1983. A Reference Source for Public Participation Provisions in Canadian Planning Legislation. Resource Paper No. 6, Center for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.

1983

Forthcoming

Publication
Year

Lo, L. Ethnic identity and the cultural translation of the marketplace: The Supermarket Exemplar. In Li, J. T-Y (eds.) Chinese-Canadian Identities: History, Social Community and Literary Imagination. McGill-Queen’s University Press