Colloquium Series

  • Jane Dailey

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


Sept. 24


Oct. 1, 4:00 pm

Vijay Ramjattan

Immigration, Accent Reduction, and Racial Neoliberalism

Oct. 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

Oct. 29, 4:00 pm

Howard Ramos

Sociology, Western University

The Affordances and Forms of Hockey as a Multicultural Space

Nov. 14

Journeys of Migration 2020

Nov. 23-24

The Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference

Jan. 14, 4:00 pm

Jane Dailey

University of Chicago

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

Jan. 28, 2:00 pm

Tobias  Pötzsch

University of Helsinki

Critical Social Inclusion: An Alternative to Integration Discourses

Feb. 11, 4:00 pm
a virtual event on Zoom

Tahseen Shams

University of Toronto

Here, There and Elsewhere: The Making of Immigrant Identities in a Globalized World

Feb. 25, 4:00 pm
a virtual event on Zoom

Christina Leza

Colorado College

Racialized Discourses on Indigenous Identities and Rights at the U.S.-Mexico Border

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