Dr. Fernando Nunes is an assistant professor in the Department of Child and Youth Study at Mount Saint Vincent University. As a university educator since 1999, he has taught courses, conducted research and authored publications on at-risk immigrant youth,
ethnoracial diversity, critical pedagogy, minority academic underachievement, the integration of the Luso-Canadian community and the Portuguese Diaspora. His current research activities focus on minority academic underachievement, the civic and political participation of immigrant youth, at-risk young adults
and the integration of the Luso-Canadian community. His most recent project, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is examining the barriers and support mechanisms to the education of Luso-Canadian youth, in five cities.