Considering sharing your story of migration or refuge with Pier 21, Canada’s 6th National Museum
Feb24

Considering sharing your story of migration or refuge with Pier 21, Canada’s 6th National Museum

Tanya Bouchard, Chief Curator at Pier 21, has invited all interested people to share their individual immigration story with the museum where a repository has been set up. Please share widely with your networks. The Museum actively collects oral histories and written story accounts of immigrating to Canada and of coming to Canada as a refugee. https://www.pier21.ca/share http://www.quai21.ca/partagez www.pier21.ca |...

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Are Refugees Welcome Here? Trump, Immigration, and Canadian Responses
Feb01

Are Refugees Welcome Here? Trump, Immigration, and Canadian Responses

February 3, 2017 4:30-6pm Seminar Room, Centre for Ethics 2nd floor, Larkin Building 15 Devonshire Place University of Toronto CARFMS IHRP EVENT Poster (PDF) The Canadian Association of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) and the International Human Rights Program (UofT) invite you to an informal, information-sharing, and brainstorming session at the Centre for Ethics to discuss the implications of Trump...

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2017 Student Essay Contest – deadline extended until January 15th, 2017.
Oct02

2017 Student Essay Contest – deadline extended until January 15th, 2017.

  The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) seeks to foster an independent community of scholars dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of Canadian refugee and forced migration research. The Association aims to engage students as active members of the Canadian refugee and forced migration research community, and invites students to participate in the sixth annual CARFMS Student Essay...

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New CARFMS Blog is Launched!
Aug23

New CARFMS Blog is Launched!

We would like to give CARFMS members an opportunity to have their say on those issues and concerns that are important to you and others. The CARFMS Blog provides you with the opportunity to reach the members of CARFMS, a highly knowledgeable and informed group of scholars, policymakers, practitioners, instructors and students on the issues and concerns in the field of refugee and forced migration studies and a broader public audience...

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CARFMS17: Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement
May11

CARFMS17: Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement

Forgotten Corridors: Global Displacement & the Politics of Engagement May 15–18, 2017   |   Victoria, BC 10th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies Hosted by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives’ Migration and Mobility Program, University of Victoria   Never before in modern history have so many people been forced to leave their homes and journey abroad for temporary or permanent...

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From one hell to another: Family fled Laos to live in miserable conditions here
May11

From one hell to another: Family fled Laos to live in miserable conditions here

The organizer of a national conference on refugees in Winnipeg knows her subject too well. As a child, Stephanie Phetsamay Stobbe and her family fled Laos and ended up in rural Manitoba in the dead of winter in a three-room house with no running water and a wood stove for heat. “We had a terrible experience,” said Stobbe, who was seven in December 1979, when her family arrived in a southern Manitoba town she declined to...

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