At York, Migration Matters.

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Please join us for

Perspectives on Human Rights and Migration 

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

1:00 – 3:00pm

626 Kaneff Tower, York University

The date/time has been postponed due to the strike. New date will be announced later. 


Nergis Canefe

(Associate Professor, Department of Political Science)


Geraldine Sadoway

(Barrister and Solicitor; Adjunct Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School;

Supervising lawyer and clinical law instructor, Parkdale Community Legal Services)


Nancy Nicol

(Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts)


Nick Mulé

(Associate Professor, School of Social Work)


Moderator:  Daphne Winland

(Migration Matters Coordinator; Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology)

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Stay tuned for other Migration Matters events coming soon:


MigrationMatters-square-YorkU-colour-webPlease join us for

 “Economic Migration”:

Questions of Work, Identity, and Integration

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

1:00 – 3:00pm

280A York Lanes, York University

The date/time has been postponed due to the strike. New date will be announced later.


 Globalization, Paradox and the (un)Making of Identities:

Immigrant Chartered Accountants of India in Canada

Marcia Annisette, Associate Professor, Accounting, Schulich School of Business


Decentralization of Selection of Economic Immigrants:

The Case of Provincial Nominee Programs

Sasha Baglay, Associate Professor, Faculty of Social Science & Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology


Temporary Migrants and the Agency Data on Migration Pilot Project (ADMIG)

Ann Kim, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology


Coping with Migrant Integration:

Professional identity and Social Capital as Migrant Liabilities?

Jelena Zikic, Associate Professor, School of Human Resource Management


 Moderator:  Secil Erdogan

(Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology)

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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.




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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