Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Relations

Current Colloquia

FALL 2016

 ~ Beforehand refreshments at 3:30 p.m. in SSC 5230 ~
September 22
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.     SSC 5220

MER Orientation Session - Dr. Mark Cleveland
Professor of Consumer Behavoir and Director, Collaborative Graduate Program, Western University
"MER Information and Orientation Session" 
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Click here to view the slides from Dr. Cleveland's presentation.

October 6
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220   

Dr. Joanna Quinn
Associate Professor Political Science and Director of the Centre for Transitional Justice and Post-Conflict Reconstruction, Western University
"Instrumentalizing Ethnicity to Prevent the Formation of Thin Sympathy and Reconciliation Among By-Standers and Outsiders in Uganda"
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October 20
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Francisco Rico-Martinez
FCJ Refugee Centre, Canadian Council for Refugees
"Equity for Precarious Migrants in Canada"
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November 3
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Kristyn Frank
Statistics Canada
"Cultural influences across time and space: How salient are source-country characteristics in immigrants’ economic and social behaviour?”
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November 17
4:00 - 5:30 p.m
SSC 5220

Dr. Ravi De Costa
Associate Professor, Associate Dean Research, York University
"Who are Indigenous peoples in the modern world? The role of colonial histories and state practice in defining Indigeneity."
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November 24
4:00 - 6:00 p.m
UCC 315

Journeys of Migration
This year’s Journeys of Migration event will tell the story of refugees who have made London their home.
Presented in partnership with the London and Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership, London Cross Cultural Learner Centre, South London Neighbourhood Resource Centre, and Pillar Nonprofit Network.
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December 8
TBA

Dr. Alison Mountz
Professor (Canada Research Chair in Global Migration), Balsillie School of International Affairs + Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier, 
"The Geopolitics of Asylum as Global Intimate”
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WINTER 2017

January 19
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Mark Cleveland 
Dancap Private Equity Professor of Consumer Behavior, MER Director, Western University 
"Ethnicity, Identity, Acculturation, and Consumer Behavior in the Global Era"
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Click here to view the slides from Dr. Cleveland's presentation.

February 9
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Franca Iacovetta
Professor, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies,  University of Toronto Scaroborough
"Reframing Multiculturalism: Women’s Community-based Pluralism in the International Institute Movement, 1940s-1970s"
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March 9
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Karen Pennesi
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology,  Western University 
"Where are you from?” and “What kind of name is that?”: Obligatory Conversations and the Regulation of Belonging in Canada"
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March 23 
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Ted McDonald - CANCELLED 
Professor, Department of Economics, University of New Brunswick
“Immigrant and Refugee Arrival and Retention in New Brunswick: an analysis using linked provincial Medicare records”
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March 30
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.
SSC 5220

Dr. Monica Boyd
Professor, Department of Sociology,  University of Toronto 
"Racial and Generational Hierarchies in Home Ownership: What Do We Know and Where We Are Headed"
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April 7
11:00a.m. –5:00 pm 
SSC 5220

2017 Mer Graduate Student Conference
"Migration in Uncertain Times"
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Click here to watch the keynote address.