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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


 Call for papers

Invitation for York University faculty members to submit papers for consideration in a special journal issue of

Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees on Migration Matters

Format and submissions process

Deadline for paper submissions: May 15th, 2015.

Contact information

For further information on the special issue, please contact Daphne Winland (, coordinator of Migration Matters.


Date/Time Event
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Migration Matter Event: Refugees, Law and the Courts
626 Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Invitation to Panel Discussion: Canada's Changing Immigration Policies
Cara Commons, 7th Floor, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Profiting from the Precarious: How Recruitment Practices Exploit Migrant Workers
Ross S802, York University, Toronto
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
CRS SEMINAR 'Beyond Detention: A Project Traversing the Intergovernmental and Nongovernmental Organization Solitudes at UNHCR and the International Detention Coalition'
519 Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CRS SEMINAR 'Fortifying the Union? Immigration Detention and Immigration ‘Crises’ in Malta and Cyprus'
626 Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
CRS SEMINAR ‘The Borders of Rights Protection in Canadian Refugee Law’
626 Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Immigration and Global Labour Mobility Talk
Verney Room, 674 South Ross Building, York University, Toronto
03/11/2014 - 07/11/2014
All Day
Entre Margens e Memórias: Representações da Diáspora
Scott Library, York University, Toronto
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Citizenship, Permanent Residence and Migrant Precarity in Canada
Room 106, 519 Church Street, Toronto, Toronto
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Migration Matters Event: Precarious Pathways to Migration
524 Kaneff Tower, York University, Toronto
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