Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations

Colloquium Series 2013-2014

Fall 2013

Dr. Roderic Beaujot
Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Western University.
Chair of the Statistics Canada Advisory Committee on Demographic Statistics and Studies and Director of Western’s Research Data Centre.
“Immigration and the Population of Canada: The Role of Policy”
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Dr. Christina Clark-Kazack
Associate Professor, International Studies/Professeure agrégée, Études internationales, Glendon College, York University.
Beyond the Victim-Villain Dichotomy: Political Strategies of Congolese Young People in Uganda"

Alfredo Marroquin
Project Coordinator at St.Thomas-Elgin Local Immigration Partnership.
"Building Welcoming, Caring and Inclusive Communities in St. Thomas-Elgin: Opportunities and Challenges”

Andrew Brouwer
Barrister and Solicitor, Refugee Law Office, Toronto.
“A Policy of Exclusion: Canada’s approach to asylum seekers”

Journeys of Migration
Special Colloquium Roundtable Event for Western International Week.
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Dr. Bertha Garcia   Kapil Lakhotia   Tegeste Haile    Dr. Dev Sainani

Dr. Philip Kelly
Professor, Department of Geography, York University.
Director, York Centre for Asian Research.
"When the Escalator Gets Stuck: Intergenerational Social Mobility In Canada's Filipino Community"

Ümit Kiziltan
Director General, Research and Evaluation, Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
"Canada’s Economic Immigration Programs"
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Winter 2014

Dr. Victoria Esses
Professor of Psychology, Director of the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations at
Western University and Principal Investigator of the Pathway to Prosperity Partnership.
The Role of the Media in the Dehumanization of Immigrants and Refugees"

Dr. Sherin Hussein
London Cross Cultural Learner Centre.
"Community Capacity Building: What, Why & How?"

Dr. Chedly Belkhodja
Professor and Principal of the School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University.
Co-Investigator in the pan-Canadian Pathways to Prosperity Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership.
“The New Face of Immigrants in Atlantic Canada. Research Findings and Personal Observations”
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Dr. Denise Spitzer
Associate Professor, Institute of Women’s Studies, University of Ottawa.
Canada Research Chair in Gender, Migration and Health and an Associate Professor with the Institute of Women's Studies,
and a Principal Scientist in the Institute of Population Health.
"Now You See them: Now You Don’t” : Matters of Migrant Bodies and Health"
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Dr. Stephanie Bangarth
Associate Professor of History, King’s University College, Western University.
‘Ann Nisei’ and ‘Sue Sada’: Negotiating Race, Gender, and Family in the
Nikkei Press of Canada and the United States

April 3, 2014  MER & Ryerson University Collaborative

Graduate Student Conference
Conference Program 
Keynote Speaker: Sedef Arat-Koc
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