Colloquium Series

Feb 27, 2020 colloquium

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.


September 20
2:30 p.m.
UC 3220

Lorenzo Garcia-Amaya

Assistant Professor, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
University of Michigan

From Africa to Patagonia: A Humanities Collaboration

October 3
4:00-5:00 p.m.
SSC 6210

Nicholas Keung

Toronto Star

What Information do Journalists want from Immigration Researchers?

October 17
2:30 p.m.
UC 3220

Gaston Mabaya and Alexandra Janeiro

Western University

Life in Canada: My Family Speaks Out

October 31

The Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference


November 14
4:00-5:30 p.m.

Journeys of Migration 2019


November 28
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Yoko Yoshida

Dalhousie University

Exploring the Pathways to Permanent Residency: The role of Canadian experience on attraction and retention of immigrants 

January 16
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Enrico W. del Castello

Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada

Current Research and Knowledge Dissemination at IRCC

January 30
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Patrick Denice

Sociology, Western University

Spatial Mismatch, Segregation, and the Enrollment of Black and White Students in Charter Schools

February 13
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Martin Geiger

Carleton University

Possible Futures? IOM, the new 'UN Migration Agency' in a Shifting Global Order

February 27
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Zhou Yu

University of Utah

Homeownership Attainment of Adult Children in Urban China: Parental Attributes and Financial Support

March 12
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Chantal Tetrault

Michigan State University

What is Arabic good for? Future directions and current challenges of Arabic language educational reform in France

March 26
4:00-5:30 p.m.
SSC 6210

Yana Kucheva

The City College of New York


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