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Advancing Protection and Fostering Belonging in a Global Era of the Criminalization of Migration/Promouvoir la Protection et Favoriser le Sentiment d’Appartenance à l’Ère de la Criminalisation des Migrations

8th Annual Conference of the / 8ème Conférence annuelle de l’
Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) Association Canadienne des Études sur les Réfugiés et la Migration Forcée (ACERMF)

Hosted by / organisée par le

Department of Criminology, Ryerson University in collaboration with the / en collaboration avec la Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS)

Toronto, Ontario
13-15 May / mai 2015

The conference will be held at the Ted Rogers School of Management, 55 Dundas St West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

PROGRAM / PROGRAMME

CARFMS15 Program / Programme (PDF document)

CARFMS Program outline (PDF document)

Presenter Biographies (PDF document)

Abstracts (PDF document)

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Day 1: Wednesday May 13 / Mercredi, 13 mai
Day 2: Thursday May 14 / Jeudi, 14 mai
Day 3: Friday May 15 / Vendredi, 15 mai

Wednesday May 13 / Mercredi, 13 mai
 8:00am – 9:00am Registration and Coffee / Inscription et rafraîchissements
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)
 9:00am – 10:30am

Opening Ceremonies / Cérémonie d’ouverture
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

Opening Remarks / Mots de Bienvenue:

  • Idil Atak, President of CARFMS, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
  • Dr. Jean-Paul Boudreau, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Ryerson University

Keynote address / Conférence : Keynote address / Conférence: The Vision and Values Necessary for a Just and Equitable Refugee and Asylum Policy for Canada: Learning from Our Past to Build our Future Together

Olivia Chow, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University, and Former Member of Parliament and Toronto City Councillor

 10:30am – 10:45am Morning Break / Pause santé
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)
 10:45am – 12:15pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion: Recent Jurisprudential Trends in the Interpretation of the Exclusion Clauses in Canada: Dramatic Changes or Subtle Shifts?
Location: TRS 1-067

Chair: Furio de Angelis, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Representative in Canada

Participants:

  • Nancy Weisman, Senior Counsel, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB)
  • Joseph Rikhof, Senior Counsel and Manger of the Law, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Unit, Justice Canada, Ottawa
  • James C. Simeon, Associate Professor, CRS Scholar, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
  • Lorne Waldman, Barrister and Solicitor, President of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Jennifer Bond, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa

Round Table Discussion 2: Borders and Violence: The Case of State-System in South Asia
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair:  Patricia Erasmus, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), Pretoria,  
South Africa

Participants:

  • Paula Banerjee, Professor, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India
  • Nasreen Chowdhory, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi, India
  • Ranabir Samaddar, Professor, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India 

Discussant: Nergis Canefe, Associate Professor, Centre for Refugee    
Studies, York University: Canadian Approaches to the Transitional Justice
and Asylum Nexus

Panel 1: Sanctuary Cities and Sanctuary Provinces
Location: TRS 2-119

Chair: Harald Bauder, Director, Ryerson Center for Immigration and Settlement, Ryerson University

Discussants:

  • Albert Scherr, University of Education in Freiburg/Germany: Ways to Support Unwanted Migrants and to Protect Them against Deportation: Experiences from Solidarity Work in Germany
  • Julie Young, Department of Geography, York University: Migration Politics at the Borders of City and Nation-State
  • Jennifer Ridgley, Assistant Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Carleton University: US Sanctuary Cities and the Challenge to Criminalization: Lessons for Canada
  • Charity-Ann Hannan, Ph.D. Student, Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement: Towards a Sanctuary Province

Panel 2: La mobilité et les défis dans l’accueil et l’intégration des migrants
Location: TRS 2-003

Modérateur : Delphine Nakache, Professeure, École de Développement International et Mondialisation, Université d’Ottawa

  • Micheline Labelle, Professeure de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal : Remarques critiques sur la nouvelle approche de la mobilité dans le champ de l’immigration internationale
  • Saïd Hammamoun, Chercheur postdoctoral, Centre de recherche en droit public, Université de Montréal : De la dignité humaine comme notion fondatrice du statut des migrants irréguliers?
  • Dietmar Loch, Professeur de Sociologie à l’Université Lille1, France : Les « jeunes de banlieues » en France: Entre criminalisation et sentiments d’appartenance
  • Nanette Neuwahl, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, University of Montreal and Director of Studies, College of Europe (Natolin campus), Warsaw, Poland and Mattia Filippin, Academic Assistant in European Law, College of Europe (Natolin campus), Warsaw, Poland: The Influence of the EU on the Deterrence of Forced Marriages of Migrants

Panel 3: Ethnicity, Gender and Employment in Immigrants and Refugees’ Integration and Settlement
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair: Stephanie J. Silverman, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

  • Ashley Korn, Programme Manager, YMCA Greater Toronto and Michaela Hynie, Associate Professor, York University: The Roles of Gender and Employment in Refugees’ Perceptions of Belonging in Ontario
  • Zahra Hojati, Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto: Criminalization of our body; Feminism, Globalization, and Social Justice. The Case of Iranian Immigrant Women’s Identity Challenges in the Canadian Context
  • Caroline Hemstock, Research and Policy Project Coordinator, The Alberta Association of Immigrant Serving Agencies’ (AAISA): Send them West: Strategies for the Integration of Refugees in Alberta
  • Emilia Piętka-Nykaza, Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, University of West of Scotland: Refugees’ Integration into their Professions: Experiences of Refugee Doctors and Teachers in the UK
  • Kathryn Dennler, PhD Student, York University : Undoing Immigration Status in the UK
12:15pm – 1:00pm

Lunch – Student Caucus / Assemblée des Étudiants
Location: TRS 2-003

1:00pm – 2:30pm

CARFMS-International Association of Refugee Law Judges
Location: TRS 2-167

(IARLJ) Special Plenary Session on “The State of International Refugee Law in the World Today”

Chair: Justice Katelijne Declerck, Council for Alien Law Litigation, Belgium and President of IARLJ

Participants:

  • Justice Russel Zinn, Federal Court of Canada
  • Lori Scialabba, Deputy Director, US Citizenship and Immigration Services and Vice-President of the IARLJ
  • Judge Judith Gleeson, Upper Tribunal Judge, The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Field House, London
  • Justice Isaac Lenaola, Constitutional Chamber, High Court, Kenya, and the UN Special Court of Sierra Leone
  • Linda Kirk, Sub-Dean, Graduate Certificate of Migration Law, Australian National University (ANU) College of Law, and Head of the Australasia Chapter of the IARLJ
  • Martin Treadwell, Deputy Chairperson, New Zealand Immigration and Protection Tribunal
  • Furio De Angelis, UNHRC Representative for Canada
  • Ahmed Essa Arbee, Head of the IARLJ Africa Chapter and former Chairperson of the South Africa Refugee Appeal Board
 2:30pm – 2:45pm  Afternoon Break / Pause
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)
 2:45pm – 4:15pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion 1: Economic Integration and Refugee Resettlement
Location: TRS 1-067

Chair : Kerith Paul, Program Coordinator, Client Support Services, YMCA of Greater Toronto

Discussants:

  • Howard Adelman, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, York University
  • Naomi Alboim, Fellow and Adjunct Professor, School of Policy Studies, Queen’s University
  • Francisco Rico-Martinez, Co-Director, FCJ Refugee Centre

Round Table Discussion 2: Envisioning Protection & Belonging for LGBT Forced Migrants
Location: TRS 1-073

Chair: Thomas Vulpe, Assistant Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Protection Division, Central Region, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 

Discussants:

  • Eric Gitari, Co-Founder, Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission of Kenya
  • Sharalyn Jordan, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Rohan Sajnani, PhD Candidate, York University

Panel 1: Transnational Studies in Forced Migration and Integration
Location: TRS 1-075

Chair: Scott Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Aditya Rao, JD Student, University of Ottawa: Why the War on Refugees?
  • Markéta Seidlová, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic : The Attitude of Local Governments Towards the Immigrants: Paris and Montreal compared
  • Morgan Poteet, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Mount Allison University  Not boxed in: Acculturation and Ethno-Social Identity for Central American Male Youth in Toronto
  • Angela D’Unian, MA Student, Immigration and Settlement Studies, Ryerson University: Psycho-Social Adaptation of Latino Immigrants in Canada

Panel 2:  Forced Migration, Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking
Location: TRS 1-129

Chair: Sharry Aiken, Professor, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University

  • Angus Grant, Refugee lawyer, Doctoral Candidate in Law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University: Distinguishing the “Smuggled” from the “Smugglers” in Transnational Criminal Law
  • Natasha Miletic, MA Student, Munk School of Global Affairs, Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies programme, University of Toronto: Downtrodden and Marginalized: Human-Trafficking in Canada and Switzerland
  • Parvez Sattar, PhD, Independent Scholar, Bangladesh, and Sarah Barrere, Doctoral Candidate, Faculty of Law, University of Montreal, Power, Sex and the ‘E-Child’: Major Challenges, Strategies and Actions’

Panel 3: Geopolitics of Refugee Production and Protection
Location: TRS 1-119

Chair: Ranabir Samaddar, Professor, Mahanirban Calcutta Research  Group, India 

  • John Carlaw, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science Graduate Research Fellow, Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University: Authoritarian Populism and Refugee Policy under the Conservative Party of Canada
  • Sedef Arat-Koç, Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University: Geopolitics of Refugee Production and Protection: Debating Relationality and Contradictions Between Foreign Policy and Refugee Policy
  • Esmeralda Smith Romero, International Relations graduate student at Carleton University: Criminalization of Migration and the Void of State Responsibility: (Re)Developing Theoretical Frameworks
  • Tiffany Narducci, Graduate Student, Department of Political Science, Carleton University: The Eternal Drifter: Why Global Politics has No Room for the Refugee
 4:15pm – 4:30pm  Afternoon Break / Pause
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)
 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion: Using Open Source Data to Inform Humanitarian Responses to Forced Migration
Location: TRS 1-129

Chair: Susan McGrath, Professor, School of Social Work & Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Participants:

  • Nili Sarit Yossinger, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Georgetown University
  • Lara Kinne, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Georgetown University
  • Abbie Taylor, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
  • Emily Scott, Lama Mourad, and Craig Damian Smith, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

Panel 1: Youth and Education Issues in Migration and Asylum
Location: TRS 1-119

Chair: Ashley Korn, Programme Manager, YMCA Greater Toronto

  • Narintohn Luangrath, Contract Policy Analyst in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, DC: Direct Provision Housing, Child Asylum Seekers, and Violations of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Tanya Aberman, PhD Student in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies, York University and Philip Ackerman, University of Toronto: Learning Outside School: Shaping Alternative Education for Uprooted Youth
  • Heather Donald, MA graduate in Development & Refugee/Forced Migration Studies, York University: ‘I Was Like a Fish in an Ocean’: Learning From 20 Years of Sponsoring Refugee Youth at Toronto-Area Universities
  • Tanya Elez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Counselling Psychology and Special Education, University of British Columbia: The Role of Community in Adapting to Life in Canada for Migrant Survivors of Political Violence

Panel 2: Securitization of Asylum and Migration: Unintended Social and Legal Consequences
Location: TRS 1-073

Chair: Jennifer Hyndman, Professor, Departments of Social Science and Geography, and Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York  University

  • Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University: The Securitization of Asylum as a Pathway into Irregular Migration: A Comparative Perspective
  • Delphine Nakache, Associate Professor, School of International Development and Global Studies (SIGDS), University of Ottawa: Understanding the 4 X 4 Rule and its Implication for Irregular Migration in Canada
  • Graham Hudson, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University: The (Mis)Uses of Analogy: Criminal law and the Securitization of Migration 

Panel 3: Asylum and Migration: National Issues and Concerns
Location: TRS 1-075

Chair: Armin Boroumand, Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, Université de Montréal

  • Yukari Ando, Assistant Professor, Osaka University, Japan: Reversing Protection based on Criminalization of Migration: A Case of Japan
  • Patricia Martuscelli, MA Student, Universidade de Brasília, Dangerous People and Vulnerable People: How Does Brazil Understand Migrants and Refugees?
  • Ibrahima Amadou Dia, Programme Coordinator, African Union Commission, Ethiopia: Securitization of migration and “crimmigration”: implications for the international protection of refugees, IDPs, and irregular migrants
  • Gustavo Simoes, PhD Student, Social Sciences, University of Brasilia, Brazil: Social Integration of Colombian Refugees in Toronto

Panel 4: Trafficking in Human Beings and Protection of Trafficked Persons in Canada
Location: TRS 2-166

Chair: Emily van der Meulen, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Julie Kaye, Assistant Professor, Sociology and the Director of Community Engaged Research, The King’s University
  • Tamara O’Doherty, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley, Alison Clancey, Executive Director of SWAN Vancouver Society, Hayli Millar, Assistant Professor in Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of the Fraser Valley : Exclusion, Access to Justice and Empowerment: Centering Dominant Human Trafficking Discourse on the Voices of Migrant Women through Academic-Community
  • Ann De Shalit, Doctoral Candidate, Policy Studies, Ryerson University: Protection or Paternalism: A Look into the Anti-Trafficking Discourses of Government-Funded NGOs in Canada
 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Opening Remarks / Mots de Bienvenue
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, Provost and Vice President Academic, Ryerson University

Public Lecture / Conférence Publique: From Enforced Closure to Regulated Mobility: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Migration Policies

Prof. François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Chair of the Coordination Committee of the United Nations Human Rights Special Procedures, Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Professor in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University

 7:30pm

Welcome Reception / Réception
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

Group Photo / Photo de groupe

 
Thursday May 14 / Jeudi, 14 mai

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Coffee / Inscription et Rafraichissements
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

9:00am – 10:15am

Welcome and Opening remarks
Location: TRS 1-067

Kim Varma, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

Announcement of the CARFMS Student Essay Contest winners / Dévoilement des gagnants du Concours d’Essai pour les Etudiants :
Christina Clark-Kazak, Associate Professor, International Studies, Glendon College, York University

Keynote address / Conférence : Keynote address / Conférence: The IRB Post Reform : Nimble and Adaptive

Mario Dion, Chairperson/ Président, Immigration and Refugee Board (IRB)/ Commission de l’Immigration et du Statut de Réfugié (CISR)

10:15am – 10:30am

Morning Break / Pause santé
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

10:30am- 12:00pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion 1: The Progress Towards a Common European Asylum System (CEAS)
Location: TRS 2-003

Chair: Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

Participants:

  • Killian O’Brien, Training Officer, Centre for Training Quality and Expertise, European Asylum Support Office (EASO), Malta
  • Judge Judith Gleeson, Upper Tribunal Judge, The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Field House, London
  • Justice Katelijne Declerck, Council for Alien Law Litigation, Belgium and President of IARLJ (International Association of Refugee Law Judges)

Round Table Discussion 2: Refugees, Asylum, and Forced Migration in the Americas: Displacement and Diaspora
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair: Mario Dion, Chairperson of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada 

Discussants:

  • Ken Sandhu, Deputy Chairperson, Refugee Appeal Board, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
  • Jessica Walters, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Service, Department of Homeland Security
  • Jennifer Wetmore, US Citizenship and Immigration Service, Senior Liaison Officer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), USCIS, Refugee, Asylum and International Operations (RAIO) Directorate
  • Justice Russel Zinn, Federal Court Canada
  •  Furio De Angelis, UNHCR Representative for Canada

Panel 1: Integration and Protection of Immigrants and Refugees: Comparative and Transnational Studies
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair: Sara Thompson, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Giulia Raimondo, McGill University: New Perspectives on Integration, New Challenges of Belonging
  • Meghan E. Dwyer, Esq.,Westport, CT, USA and Samantha C. Unembu, Montreal, Quebec: Integration of Identity & Diversity in the Application of Migration Policy
  • Morgan Poteet, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Mount Allison University: Schooling Goals and Social Belonging Among Central American-origin Male Youth in Toronto

Panel 2: Migrations Forcées, Refuge et Accès à la Justice
Location: TRS 2-119

Modérateur : Kinga Janik, Chercheure postdoctorale, Université de Milan, Italie 

  • Geneviève Dubuc, Étudiante à la maîtrise, Études Internationale, Université de Montréal : La recherche d‘harmonisation du traitement des demande de réfugiés au travers de l’Union Européenne
  • Charly Delmas Nguefack Tsafack, Doctorant, Université de Dschang, Cameroun : Le Cameroun et la gestion des migrations forcées : Le cas des réfugiés centrafricains à l’Est-Cameroun
  • Ariane Picard et Alexandre Marcotte, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal : Les obligations internationales du Canada quant à la mise en œuvre de mesures venant en aide aux victimes de traite

Panel 3:  Protection of Migrants and Refugees’ Rights: Challenges and Opportunities
Location: TRS 2-166

Chair: Alexandra Orlova, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Galya Ruffer, Professor, Founding Director of the Center for Forced Migration Studies, Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University: U.S. Deterrent Strategies for So-Called Mass Migration: The Illogic of the No-Bond Policy for Women and Children Arriving from Central America
  • Stephanie J. Silverman and Amrita Hari, Assistant Professor, Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Carleton University: The Happy Slave in the Fields: What Consent Theory Can Tell Us About the Justice of the Temporary Foreign Workers Program in Ontario
  • Shayna Plaut, University of British Columbia and Gina Csanyi Robah, President and Director of the Canadian Romani Alliance: Roma as Political Puppets: Delegitimizing Romani Refugee Claims in Canada and Europe

12:00pm – 1:00pm

LunchCARFMS Annual General Meeting / Assemblée générale annuelle de l’ACERMF
Location: TRS 2-164

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Special Plenary Session on “Advancing Protection and the Rights of Refugees in a Global Era of the Criminalization of Migration”
Location: TRS 1-067

Chair: Dr. François Crépeau, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Hans & Tamar Oppenheimer Professor in Public International Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Participants:

  • Lorne Waldman, Barrister and Solicitor, President of Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)
  • Sharry Aiken, Professor, Associate Dean, Research & Graduate Studies, Faculty of Law, Queen’s University
  • Peter Goodspeed, Award Winning Journalist, The National Post, 2014 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy, The Toronto Star
  • Andrew Brouwer, Barrister and Sollicitor, Legal Aid Ontario, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers (CARL)

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Afternoon Break/Pause
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion:  Sanctuary City – Why Now and How?
Location: TRS 2-149

Chair: Harald Bauder, Director, Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement, Ryerson University

Discussants:

  • Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
  • Ayesha Basit, Solidarity City Network
  • Chris Brillinger, Executive Director, Social Development, Finance & Administration, City of Toronto
  • Kim Turner, Cities of Migration & Ryerson Maytree Global Diversity Exchange
  • Francisco Rico-Martinez, Co-Director, FCJ Refugee Centre

Panel 1: Fostering Belonging of Immigrants: The Role of Civil and Social Rights in Integration and Settlement Policies
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair: Vappu Tyyskä, Professor, Department of Sociology. Program Director, Immigration and Settlement Studies (MA) Ryerson University

  • Michele Manocchi, Visiting Scholar, Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, Western University: Mind the Gap. The Social Consequences of the Denied Access to Housing for Refugees in an Italian Urban Setting
  • Paloma E. Villegas, Lecturer, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and Jenna Blower, BA Student, University of Toronto : Precarious Status Migrants, Healthcare, and Deservingness in the Media
  • Gabriela Medici, Doctoral Student, University of Zurich: Counterbalancing The Legislative Precariousness of Domestic Carework in Switzerland Through Civil Rights – Potentials and Limitations of The Human-Rights-Centred Approach

Panel 2: Transnational Justice and the Governance of Migration
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair: Graham Hudson, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Anna Snyder, Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies at Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg and Canadian Mennonite University: Refugees as Transnational Activists: Building Capacity for Conflict Transformation
  • Nergis Canefe, Associate Professor, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University: Canadian Approaches to the Transitional Justice and Asylum Nexus
  • Mustafa Koc, Professor of Sociology, Ryerson University: Armed Conflict, Ungovernability, Forced Migration and Food Insecurity: A Tragic Chain of Causality

Panel 3: Challenges and Developments in Refugee Status Determination System: A North American Perspective
Location: TRS 2-119

Chair : Deborah Morrish, Member, Refugee Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada

  • James C. Simeon, Associate Professor, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, York University: Refugee Law Judges and the Exclusion of Those Asylum Applicants Who Fall Under Article 1F(a) in Canada
  • Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg: Going Beyond Criminalization: Recognizing Forced Migrants’ Fundamental Rights
  • Wendy Chan, Simon Fraser University: Are We All Frauds Now? The Ongoing Criminalization of Immigration in Canada

Panel 4: Migrants’ Safety, Detention and Forced Removal
Location: TRS 2-166

Chair: Tammy Landau, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University   

  • Petra Molnar, Research Associate, Detention and Asylum Research Cluster, Refugee Research Network and Stephanie J. Silverman, Research Associate, Detention and Asylum Research Cluster, Refugee Research Network: Access to Justice in the Immigration Holding Centre: A Discussion of the Obstacles to Fair and Equal Treatment Facing Canadian Immigration Detainees
  • Shaun Mabry, U.S. Immigration Lawyer and MA Student, Department of Geography, York University : “Civil” Proceedings? An Overview of Removal Proceedings and Illegal Re-Entry in the United States.
  • Angeliki Dimitriadi, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) : Detention in the Service of Asylum & Return At The External Borders of the Union: The Case of Greece

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Health Break / Pause
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Roundtable Discussion 1: Criminalizing International Marriage Migration: Consequences and Implications for Immigrants and Refugees in Canada
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair: Rupaleem Bhuyan, Associate Professor, Social Work, University of Toronto

Discussants:

  • Rupaleem Bhuyan, Associate Professor, Social Work, University of Toronto
  • Deepa Mattoo, Staff Lawyer, South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO)
  • Salina Abji, PhD candidate in Sociology, University of Toronto.
  • Hoori Hamboyan, Counsel, Department of Justice Canada

Roundtable Discussion 2: Developing and Sustaining Multi-Founctional Web Platforms in Refugee and Froced Migration Studies Through Associational Affiliation, Knowledge Generation and Dissemination, Experiential Education, and eLearning
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair: Nanette Neuwahl, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law, University of Montreal and Director of Studies, College of Europe (Natolin campus), Warsaw, Poland

Panelists:

  • Sanja Begic, eServices Technical Support Specialist, Website Design and Management, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • James C. Simeon, Associate Professor, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
  • Idil Atak, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University
  • Galya Ruffer, Director, International Studies Programme, and Centre for Forced Migration Studies, Northwestern University, United States of America

Panel 1: Constructing and Regulating Migrant Bodies in a Global Era of the Criminalization of Migration
Location: TRS 2-119

Chair: Mustafa Koc, Professor, Department of Sociology, Ryerson University

  • Onar Usar, Critical Disability Studies Program, York University: Shifting Boundaries Between State-Defined “Legal” and “Illegal”/“Irregular” Migrant Categories
  • Fiona Cheuk, OISE, University of Toronto: Disciplining Bodies at the Borders
  • Louise Tam, Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Rutgers University-New Brunswick: The Cost of Harmful Behavior is Inadmissible
  • Kusha Dadui, Trans Program Coordinator, Sherbourne Health Centre, Toronto: Trans Migration: Homonationality and Queer Modernization in Canada

Panel 2: The Impact of the Criminalization of Migration on the Refugee System
Location: TRS 2-149

Chair: Dan Horner, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Chantal Spade, MA Immigration and Settlement Studies program, Ryerson University: The ‘Good’ Refugee is Traumatized:  Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder As A Measure of Credibility in the Canadian Refugee Determination System
  • Sule Tomkinson, Doctoral Student, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal: Contextualizing Discretion: Micro-Dynamics of Canada’s Refugee Determination System
  • Rajwant Deo, RCIS, Ryerson University: The Securitization of Asylum Seekers in Canadian Political Discourse
  • Tanja Susan van Veldhuizen,  PhD Student, the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate program in Legal Psychology. Maastrich University: Credibility Assessment of Claims About Origins:  the Validity of Measuring Knowledge of Places
  • Sasha Lallouz, JD Student, University of Alberta, The Credible Claimant meets the Credible Autobiographer
 
Friday May 15 / Vendredi, 15 mai

8:00am – 9:00am

Registration and Coffee / Inscription et Rafraichissements
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

9:00am – 10:15am  

Location: TRS 1-067

Opening Remarks / Mots de Bienvenue: Dr. Harald Bauder, Academic Director, Ryerson Centre for Immigration & Settlement (RCIS)

Announcement of the 2016 CARFMS Conference: Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg

Keynote address / Conférence : Keynote address / Conférence: The Role of the Federal Court in the Canadian Refugee Determination Process

Justice Anne Mactavish, Federal Court Canada

10:15am – 10:30am

Morning Break / Pause santé
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

10:30am – 12:00pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion:  Excludable from Refugee Protection but Neither Prosecutable Nor Removable From the Country of Asylum: Policy Conundrum or Impunity from Justice?
Location: TRS 2-119

Chair: Dr. James C. Simeon, Associate Professor, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

Participants :

  • Dr. Joseph Rikhof, Senior Counsel and Manager of the Law, Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Justice Canada, and Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Jennifer Bond, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
  • Dr. David James Cantor, Director, Refugee Law Initiative, University of London, London, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Joris van Wijk, Director, Centre for International Criminal Justice (CICJ), Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Free University, VU, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Dr. Geoff Gilbert, Head of School of Law, School of Law and Human Rights Centre, University of Essex, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Refugee Law, Essex, United Kingdom    
  • Judge Judith Gleeson, Upper Tribunal, UK Immigration and Asylum Chamber, Field House, London

Panel 1: Mobility, Borders and the Rights of Migrants: Historical Approaches
Location: TRS 2-003

Chair: Stephanie Stobbe, Associate Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies, Menno Simons College, University of Winnipeg

  • Ranabir Samaddar, Professor, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India: Returning to the History of the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Immigration
  • Peter Grbac, J.D. Student, McGill University : Politicizing Protection: India and its 1971 Refugees
  • Dan Horner, Assistant Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University: Migrant Spaces: Assessing the Impact of Mass Migration on City Governance and the Urban Landscape in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Montreal
  • Sabine Lehr, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria: Whitestreaming Canadian Society? A Covert Return to the Overtly Racist Immigration Policies Pre-1962

Panel 2:  Internal Displacement, Voluntary Return and the Protection of IDPs
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair: Paula Banerjee, Professor, Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group, India

  • Romola Adeola, LLD Candidate, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria: The Protection of Internally Displaced Persons Within The African Human Rights System: An Institutional Approach
  • Megan Bradley, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University: Resolving Internal Displacement Crises: The Influence of Soft Law
  • Matthew R. Stevens, MA Student, Department of Geography and the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University: Refugee Space, Government Space, and the Criminalization of Displacement: A Geographical Approach to Refugee Studies in the Context of Displaced Syrians in Urban Jordan
  • Alex Natuhwera, Justice & Peace Programme Manager, Institute for Research and Development in Africa (IRDA): From Voluntary Repatriation to Local Integration. Towards a lasting durable Solution for the Refugees in Nakivale Refugee Camp in Uganda

Panel 3: Media, Storytelling and Autobiographical Fiction in Forced Migration
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair: Christina Clark-Kazak, Associate Professor, International Studies, Glendon College, York University

  • Bahar Mehri, Associate Professor, Social Communication, Tehran University and Zahra Golestaneh, Cultural Studies Student, Tehran University: Media and Immigrants: A Comparative Study between Sedaye Ashna (Iran) and Namaashoum Radios (Ottawa-Canada)
  • Michelle Majeed, PhD Student, Munk School of Global Affairs and Department of Geography at the University of Toronto and Beyhan Farhadi, Doctoral Student, Department of Geography, University of Toronto: Whose Knowledge? A Case for the Use of Autobiographical Fiction in Migration Research
  • Catherine Baillie Abidi, Ph.D. Student, St. Francis Xavier University : ‘A Story to Tell and a Place for the Telling’: Building Communities Through Storytelling
  • John-Bsco Kaikai, Brock University: Media Representation of Refugees and Detention  from 2008 to 2013 in Two Major Canadian English Newspapers

12:00pm – 1:00pm

Lunch
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

1:00pm – 2:30pm

Special Plenary Session on “Fostering the Belonging of Migrants in Canada”
Location: TRS 1-067

Chair: Usha George, Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Community Services, Ryerson University

Participants:

  • Harald Bauder, Director, Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement
  • Carla Valle Painter , PhD,  NHQ – Research and Evaluation, AC – Recherche et évaluation, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada: Sense of Belonging to Canada and the Local Community of Immigrants: What can be Learned from Recent Results of the General Social Survey
  • Loly Rico, President, Canadian Council for Refugees (CCR)
  • Debbie Douglas, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
  • Nicholas Keung, Journalist, The Toronto Star

2:30pm – 2:45pm

Afternoon Break / Pause
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Concurrent Panels – Round Table Discussions / Panels et Tables Rondes

Round Table Discussion 1: Emotionally Charged Moments in Refugee and Forced Migration Research; Contaminations or Sources of Insight?
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair : Michaela Hynie, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at York University

Participants:

  • Sule Tomkinson, Doctoral Student, Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal
  • Sharalyn Jordan, Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
  • Liana Chase, MSc, Anthropologist, Managing Editor, Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry & Research Coordinator, Intercultural Research and Intervention Team, CSSS de la Montagne and Prudence Caldairou Bessette, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, Postdoctoral Intern, Intercultural Research and Intervention Team, CSSS de la Montagne
  • Juliana Cortes Lugo and Chloe Raxlen, Canadian Council for Refugees Youth Network

Round Table Discussion 2 : The Challenges of Refugees and Forced Migration in Australasia
Location: TRS 2-119

Chair: Justice Katelijne Declerck, Council for Alien Law Litigation, Belgium and President of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ)

  • Martin Treadwell, Deputy Chair, Immigration and Protection Tribunal, New Zealand
  • Seongsoo Kim, Judge, Seoul Central District Court, Seoul, South Korea

Panel 1: The Criminalization of Forced Migrants in Canada
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair: Pamela Sugiman, Professor, Chair of the Department of Sociology, Ryerson University

  • Stephanie J. Silverman, SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa and Christina Clark-Kazak, Associate Professor, York University’s Glendon College: ‘Impostor children’? Age assessments, immigration detention, and ethics in Canada
  • Jona Zyfi, BA Student, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University: The Criminalization of Migration in a Canadian Context
  • Kinga Janik, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Milan, Italy : Designated Classes: A Valid Regulatory Device to Proper Humanitarian Assistance

Panel 2: L’intégration des migrants et la protection de leurs droits humains
Location: TRS 2-003

Modérateur : Sarah Barrere, Doctorante et Chargée de cours, Faculté de droit, Université de Montréal 

  • Simon-Pierre Poulin, Le recours au profilage racial – à la frontière entre la liberté et la sécurité
  • Mélanie Beauregard,  Étudiante à la maîtrise en sociologie à l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) : L’islamophobie médiatique québécoise: analyse critique des discours sur l’islam et/ou les musulmans dans les chroniques du Journal de Montréal
  • Maria Cardoso, Université de Montréal et Laurence Guindon, Universite de Montréal: L’impact des arrêtés d’extradition sur les cellules familiales lorsqu’au moins un des enfants est un citoyen canadien

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Health Break / Pause
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Concurrent Panels –/ Panels

Round Table: Addressing Refugee and Asylum Issues in Africa: Pressures and Constraints
Location: TRS 1-067

Chair: James C. Simeon, Associate Professor, Director, School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University

Discussants:

  •  Tjerk Damstra, Senior Member of the IARLJ Africa Chapter and former Chairperson of the South Africa Refugee Appeal Board
  • Patricia Erasmus, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), Pretoria, South Africa
  • Ahmed Essa Arbee, Head of the IARLJ Africa Chapter and former Chairperson of the South Africa Refugee Appeal Board

Panel 1: Solidarity and The Role of International Organizations in Managing Forced Migration / Solidarité et le Rôle des Organisations Internationales dans la Gestion des Migrations Forcées
Location: TRS 2-003

Chair : Morgan Poteet, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Mount Allison University

  • Bruno Dupeyron, Associate Professor, University of Regina: Incarcérer et bannir : l’Organisation Internationale des Migrations dans le champ du contrôle migratoire nord-américain
  • Armin Boroumand, Chercheur postdoctoral à l’Université de Montréal: Le Conseil de l’Europe et son engagement dans la lutte contre la traite des êtres humains, en particulier des enfants
  • Ecem Oskay, MA Student, Political Science, McGill University : Conceptualizing Refugee Agency

Panel 2: Controlling Migration: The Roles of Non-State Actors
Location: TRS 2-164

Chair: Judge Judith Gleeson, Upper Tribunal Judge, The Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber), Field House, London

  • Deirdre Conlon, Lecturer in Critical Human Geography, University of Leeds and Nancy Hiemstra, Assistant Professor, Department of Cultural Analysis and Theory, Stony Brook University: Detainees as Captive Consumers, Laborers, and Commodities: Understanding Micro-Economies of Migrant Detention in the United States
  • William Walters, Professor, Carleton University: The Flight of the Deported: On the Missing Vehicles of Deportation
  • Ċetta Mainwaring, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo and Stephanie J. Silverman, Research Associate at the Detention and Asylum Research Cluster, York University: Profit and Penalization in the Realm of Detention-as-Spectacle: Observations from Malta and the United Kingdom
  • Alison Mountz, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Geography, Balsillie School of International Affairs Wilfrid Laurier and Keegan Williams, PhD Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University: Managing Life, Death, And Territorial Control Through Public-Private Partnership In The Mediterranean

Panel 3: The Criminalization of Migration and Protection of Forced Migrants’ Rights in Africa
Location: TRS 2-119

Chair: Anne-Marie Singh, Associate Professor, Department of Criminology, Ryerson University

  • Cristiano d’Orsi, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (South Africa) : Criminalization of Migrants in the “well-off” Southern Africa: Namibia, South Africa and Tanzania
  • Lisa Elford, PhD student, School of Geography, Monash University, Australia : Transformative Influence of NGOs and CBOs: Extending Belonging to Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Africa
  • Alexie Taguekou Kenfack, LLD Student, Faculty of Law, University of the Western Cape, Cameroon : Realising the Socio-Economic Rights of Refugees under Human Rights Law: A Case Study of South Africa
  • Meagan Kinsella, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, McMaster University: Migrant Managers and Irregularity in Gaborone, Botswana: Exploring Policy Implementation in Everyday Practices

Panel 4: Living with Climate Change: The Lived Experience of Environmental Displacement in Canada and South Asia through Multiple Lenses
Location: TRS 2-109

Chair : Michaela Hynie, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology at York University

  • James MacLellan, University of Toronto and Michaela Hynie, York University: Forced Migration due to Extreme Weather Events and Sea Level Rise in New Brunswick, Canada. Linking Community Vulnerabilities with Climate Change Planning
  • Aditya Bastola, Women and Environment, Nepal and Sanjeev Poudel, Women and Environment, Nepal: Implications of Climate Induced Migration, Its Recognition, and Measures in Building Community Resilience in Nepal
  • Saurabh Sood, Seghal Foundation (India): Environmental Migration and Social Resilience: A Symbiotic Link
  • Prateep Kumar Nayak, University of Waterloo: A Forced Response to Environmental Change: The Politics of Outmigration on the East Coast of India
  • James MacLellan and Dragos Flueraru, University of Toronto
  • Aditya Bastola, Sumit Vij, SaciWATERs (India): Including the Drivers of Forced Climate-Induced Migration in Scenario-Planning: A Critique

6:00pm-6:15pm

Official Closing / Clôture officielle
Location: Cara Commons Foyer (TRS 7th Floor)

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