Graduate Research Workshop on Migration and Settlement

Graduate Research Workshop on Migration and Settlement

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 l 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
York University, Kaneff Tower, Room 519, 4700 Keele Street

CERIS invites you to an interactive workshop showcasing research findings on migration and settlement by emerging scholars in Ontario. In this all-day event, recent and prospective PhDs will present on three major themes including New Forms of Precariousness; Migrant Health and Wellbeing; and Citizenship, Multiculturalism, and Identity. Following the presentations, the audience will have an opportunity to receive hands-on training on how to write research summaries and mobilize research to the general public.

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Session One: New Forms of Precariousness (9:00 am – 10:10 am)
This session explores the policy and experiences that affect migrant workers and international students at a global and local level. Topics include temporary work, live-in caregivers, access to education and student mobility.

Geraldina Polanco, York University; Oluwabukola Oladunni Salami, University of Toronto; Francisco Javier Villegas, University of Toronto; Gunjan Sondhi, York University; Wambui Gichuru, Western University.

Session Two: Migrant Health and Wellbeing (10:20 am – 11:30 am)
This session focuses on the physical and mental health of immigrants and refugees, especially women. Topics include utilization of and access to health services, memory and trauma, employment and its effects on health.

Janette J. Brual, Queen’s University; S.M. Tariqul Islam, Laurentian University; Bharati Sethi, Wilfrid Laurier University; Sajedeh Zahraei, University of Toronto; Christine Nabukeera, York University.

Session Three: Citizenship, Multiculturalism, and Identity (11:40 am – 12:50 pm)
This session looks at the factors that shape migrants’ identity formation and expression. Topics include immigrant diversity, dimensions of citizenship, identity re-negotiation, and belonging.

Laura Reidel, Wilfrid Laurier University; Rhiannon Mosher, York University; Snežana Ratkovic, Brock University; Evadne Kelly, York University; Janine Rose, York University.

To attend, please RSVP at We look forward to seeing you on June 11!

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