Colloquium Series

  • Vijay Ramjattan

    Immigration, Accent Reduction, and Racial Neoliberalism

    Vijay Ramjattan
    Thurs. Oct. 1, 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
a virtual event on Zoom

Vijay Ramjattan

Immigration, Accent Reduction, and Racial Neoliberalism

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October 15

Jenna L. Hennebry

Wilfrid Laurier University


October 29

Howard Ramos

Sociology, Western University

November 14

Journeys of Migration 2020


November 23-24

The Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference


December 3


Please hold the date, speaker to be announced.


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