Kowa Qiyomiddin is a PhD Candidate in Social Work at the University of Toronto, and has Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Social Work with Honours from York University. Kowa has worked in areas of children and family services, migration, teaching, research, and counselling. Kowa is teaching social work graduate level courses at the University of Toronto and is serving as a Faculty-Field-Liaison. Kowa is the recipient of numerous distinguished scholarships and awards for his academic and service achievements, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and the Royal Bank of Canada Fellowship in Applied Social Work Research.
In his research work, Kowa applies both qualitative and quantitative methods to better understand the complexity of the researched phenomenon. Kowa’s research interest mainly focuses on technological advancement, social media, migration, family, children, and newcomers’ adaptation. For his doctoral dissertation, Kowa is exploring the impacts of technology on newcomers’ adaptation journey in Canada.