Colloquium Series

  • Jane Dailey

    White-Fright: Sex, Race, and the African American Freedom Struggle

    Dr. Jane Dailey
    Thurs. Jan. 14, 4:00 pm

The colloquium series brings together scholars and practitioners from a variety of academic backgrounds and professional sectors. Many are engaged in either designing and implementing policy or providing services to immigrant and refugee populations. Hearing speakers from government, legal, immigrant services and community sectors provides students with insight into “real-world” issues and decision-making processes, as well as seeing how academic research can be applied to understanding and resolving such issues.

Our colloquium series is a mandatory requirement for all students enrolled in the MER specialization. Talks are scheduled during the academic year on a bi-weekly basis. In addition to our MER students and faculty, the colloquia regularly attracts students, staff, and faculty from the broader Western campus and local community members interested in what we do.undefined


September 24


October 1, 4:00 pm

Vijay Ramjattan

Immigration, Accent Reduction, and Racial Neoliberalism


October 15, 4:00 pm

Jenna L. Hennebry

Wilfrid Laurier University

Hindsight is 2020: The road taken and the road ahead for Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program

October 29, 4:00 pm
a virtual event on Zoom

Howard Ramos

Sociology, Western University

The Affordances and Forms of Hockey as a Multicultural Space

Zoom link:

November 14

Journeys of Migration 2020


November 23-24

The Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference


January 14, 4:00 pm
a virtual event on Zoom

 Jane Dailey

University of Chicago

White-Fright: Sex, Race, and the African American Freedom Struggle

Zoom link:



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