Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations


Fall 2015

Date, Time, LocationEvent Details
September 17
4:00-5:00 p.m.
SSC 5220

Program Orientation & Information Session
Dr. Stephanie Bangarth
Director of Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations

October 1
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220   

Dr. Audra Bowlus
Professor and Department Chair of Economics, Western University.
"Immigrant job search assimilation in Canada”

October 15
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Michelle Buckley
Assistant Professor of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough Campus
"The Home as a Siphon of Value: Residential Construction and Precarious Migrant Labour in the Greater Toronto Area"

October 22
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Lisa Kaida
Assistant Professor of Sociology, McMaster University.
“Ethnic Variations in Immigrants Exit from Poverty and Female Employment”

November 5
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Mr. Laurent Martel
Chief, Analysis and Projections, Demography Division, Statscan

November 19
4:00-6:00 p.m
UCC 315, Council Chambers

Journeys of Migration 2015 International Week Event
Speakers: Bassam Lazar (Iraq), Bianca Lopes (Brazil), Phuong Pham (Vietnam), and the Ameen family who have recently arrived in Canada as Syrian government assisted refugees.
Presented in partnership with the London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, and South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre  

December 3
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Featuring: Dr. Kelly Barnes (Psychology/MER 2015), Dr. Marylynn Steckley, (Geography/MER 2015), & Dr. Natalia Lapshina (Psychology/MER 2015)

Winter 2016

Date, Time, LocationEvent Details
January 7
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Danielle Gaucher
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Winnipeg
"How Social-Psychological Theory Can Inform Immigration Research: Insights from System Justification Theory and the Stereotype Content Model"

January 21
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Edward Koning
Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Guelph
"Immigration and the Politics of Welfare Exclusion"

February 4
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Mery Nleya
Multicultural HIV Prevention Coordinator, London Regional HIV/AIDS Coalition 

February 25
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Marta Dyczok
Associate Professor of Political Science and History, Western University
“War and Displacement in Ukraine”

March 24
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Michele Manocchi
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations
"Asylum seekers and refugees: labelling processes, practices of resistance, and perpetuation of the status quo"

April 7
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
SSC 5220

Graduate Student Conference
"Mobile Roots: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Migration”