At York, Migration Matters.


Please join us for

Refugees, Law and the Courts

Tuesday, November 25, 2014
12:00 – 2:00pm
626 Kaneff Tower, York University


New archives, old tropes?   –   Caribbean sexualities in the Canadian Immigration and Refugee Board’s National Documentation Packages and Expert Statements

David Murray

(Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology)


Comparative insights and trends: How does Canada fare?

Dagmar Soennecken

(Associate Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration & Department of Social Science)


Professor Waldman will speak about the recent court challenge by the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers to the federal government’s withdrawal of health benefits from refugee claimants

Lorne Waldman

(Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School; Barrister & Solicitor, Waldman & Associates; President, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers)


 Moderator:  Jennifer Hyndman

(Director, Centre for Refugee Studies; Professor, Departments of Social Science and Geography)

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Stay tuned for other Migration Matters events coming soon


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Welcome to Migration Matters, a unique scholarly initiative beginning its second year, that showcases migration scholars and scholarship at York University. Through a series of seminars and roundtable discussions, performances and more, we hope to continue to spark university-wide conversations and collaborations that address migration-related matters from a wiboat migrationde range of perspectives and fields of study. This project is currently hosted by the Centre for Refugee Studies and with the support of the Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation.

We know that there are many scholars at York who research with a lens on migration, immigration, transnationalism, settlement, refugee studies, and more, engaging in thought-provoking and meaningful work. This series is a forum for interdisciplinary discussion, providing opportunities to share knowledge and hear what others are passionate about. We also hope this will be a chance to meet each other and create connections.

Watch this website for details and notices about Migration Matters events, browse the site for useful resources, links and Migration in the News. We welcome your contributions as well. You can also keep updated by following us on Twitter.

If you would like to present your work, or participate in another way in a Migration Matters event, please let us know!

To subscribe to the Migration Matters listserv, please send an email to Michele Millard with your request.

Undocumented Pilgrims

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