York University Immigration Research Symposium – May 4

The Future of Immigration and Settlement Research in Canada and Beyond
This knowledge mobilization event will provide opportunities for academic, community members and policy makers to meet to discuss current and emerging issues.
With the increasing complexity of immigration-related issues, researchers can contribute to key policy decisions and develop for future research. The presentations will address themes such as Citizenship/Legal Status/Law; Employment and Labour; Health; Social movements; Youth and Education; Diaspora.
Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
Time: 9:00-16:00
Location: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave
Register for free now at http://bit.ly/2FTzXHJ
Agenda (subject to change)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome
Dr. David Phipps, Executive Director, Research & Innovation Services
Division of Vice-President Research & Innovation, York University
Dr. Jennifer Hyndman, Professor and Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University
9:15-10:05 Dr. Alice Bloch (University of Manchester, U.K.)
Inter-generational transnationalism: The impact of refugee backgrounds on second generation
10:10-11:00 Dr. David Moffette (University of Ottawa, Ontario)
Making Sense of the Intersections between Criminal and Immigration Laws and Procedures: Empirical Trends and Conceptual Tools
11:00-11:15 Refreshment break
11:15-12:00 Dr. Jelena Zikic (York University)
Career Transitions of Skilled Migrants: From Identity Crisis to Professional Integration
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 York University Graduate Student Presentations
Tyler Dickens Ward, MA program, Health Policy and Equity – The Detention of Children in Canadian Immigration Holding Centres: Human Rights Violation and Health Implications from a Political Economy Perspective
Guanglong Pang, MA program, Geography – Transnational higher education, social mobility and social reproduction: Examining the strategies of Chinese international students in Toronto.
Amy Drury, MA program, Geography – Syrian Refugees Resettlement and social integration
14:00-14:30 Mac Scott (Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, Toronto)
Not one more detention-the struggle to end immigration detention
14:30-15:00 Dr. Willem Maas (York University)
EU Citizenship and Free Movement after Brexit
15:00-15:45 Panel: “The most important, dangerous, exciting research finding or trend in immigration/refugee/transnational migrant research”
Dr. Soma Chatterjee (Social Work); Dr. Ethel Tungohan (Political Science); Dr. Lillie Lum (Health); Dr. Elsa Koleth (York City Institute)
15:45-16:00 Closing Remarks

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