Centre for Research on Migration And Ethnic Relations            

The Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations is one of the six governing research centres that encompass the Network for Economic and Social Trends (NEST), which brings together the research centres in the Faculty of Social Science.

The Western Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations facilitates research that draws on academic knowledge to inform public policy and practice on migration and ethnic relations in Canada and internationally. The goals of the Centre are to foster interdisciplinary research among faculty and students on questions of direct relevance to migration and ethnic relations, provide training opportunities for students beyond the borders of their own discipline and Western, and forge links with policy makers, the academic community in Canada and internationally, and the community at large. 


News and Announcements

No Wall to Prevent Trump's White-identity Politics from Crossing the Border into Canada | July 20, 2019
An expert in ethnic relations says the white-identity politics employed by U.S. President Donald Trump could gain traction here in Canada. "I hope it won't happen, but I think there is a potential," Victoria Esses, director of the Network for Economic and Social Trends and a psychology professor at Western University, told The House. Read More

Western Joins Push for Welcoming, Inclusive City | June 7, 2018
Under a program of that same name, a desire to amplify that message has brought together a number of local groups and organizations – including the International Student Centre, Equity and Human Rights Office and Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, all of Western. Read More

Higher-education Should Do More To Help Students With Immigration: Study | May 18, 2018
Most international students get no immigration support from their Canadian college or university. That’s the finding of doctoral student Alexandra Bozheva, who decided to find out how much on-campus help international students get with things like study permits, temporary resident visas, post-graduation work permits and the transition to permanent residency. “The provision of service is very uneven,” she said. “Some universities have five or six (regulated Canadian immigration consultants) and some have none. What are students supposed to do, go to another school to find help?” Read More

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