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Eva Sajoo: Identity and Canadian Symbols

eva sajoo: CBC-Angus Reid Institute poll Canadians want minorities to do more to 'fit in' Immigrants more likely to consider Canadian symbols important to national identity The first study presented a curious look at what it means to be Canadian, she told CBC host of On The Coast Gloria Macarenko, according to CBC. It was really a fascinating look at how identity changes over time, Sajoo said. Eva Sajoo, a researcher at Simon Fraser University, looked at Italian identity in Vancouver in a survey three years ago and has been asked by the city to expand her project for Canada 150. The original study showed marked generational differences when it comes to how immigrants feel about their identity. Love Italian food Here are 4 ways to celebrate Italian Heritage Month The third generation, the grandkids, were way more interested in where their grandparents had come from and in learning to speak Italian and learning to cook Italian than their parents were, Sajoo explained. First generation immigrants, she said, often feel a strong connection to their country of origin, while their children, born in Canada, who want to assimilate more. ( As reported in the news.