New Resource: Your Rights in Research

New Resource: Your Rights in Research

An Information Sheet for People Taking Part in Forced Migration Research Taking part in a research project gives you a chance to make your voice heard, but it can also be inconvenient, cost you time or money, and/or make you feel physically or emotionally uncomfortable. This information sheet explains key terms and outlines your rights. Available in the following languages: Amharic Arabic Bengali Dari English Farsi French Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Sorani) Oromo Pashto Portuguese Somali…

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2021 STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS/ GAGNANTS DU CONCOURS 2021 D’ESSAIS POUR LES ÉTUDIANTS

2021 STUDENT ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS/ GAGNANTS DU CONCOURS 2021 D’ESSAIS POUR LES ÉTUDIANTS

  Undergraduate / Étudiants de premier cycle   Winner / Gagnant Unaccompanied and Separated Refugee Children in Uganda: Community Based Child Protection Mechanisms, Emily Everett, Carleton University Shortlisted / Présélectionné Island Psyche and the Living Dead: A critical analysis of Australia’s Nauru and Manus Island Detention Centres, Jed Chown, Carleton University From Humanitarianism to Securitization: The Shift in Political and Media Discourse on Tamil Refugees Arriving by Sea in Canada, Rahul Balasundaram, University of Ottawa Discourse and the Securitization…

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CARFMS21: Utopias as Practices

CARFMS21: Utopias as Practices

October 27-29, 2021 Hosted virtually in collaboration with the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina and University of Saskatchewan The current refugee protection regime embodies legacies, aspirations, and compromises inherited from post-Second World War geopolitics and law. Increasing recognition of its Eurocentrism, state, local, and translocal resistances and growing fragmentation at multiple scales is spurring new understandings of belonging, community, and membership outside of the mainstream legal framework. People in situations of…

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Open letter on Afghan refugee protection and resettlement to Canada

Open letter on Afghan refugee protection and resettlement to Canada

August 19, 2021 The Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) observes with increasing alarm the multiplication of attacks against human rights in Afghanistan, along with the limitations of people’s mobility and reprisals against individuals and their families. Given its mandate, focused on refugee and forced migration issues, CARFMS supports unreservedly the “Open letter on Afghan refugee protection and resettlement to Canada”. This letter calls on the Government of Canada to act urgently…

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Call for Applicants – StOries: Strangers to Ourselves

Call for Applicants – StOries: Strangers to Ourselves

Join CERC Migration for an innovative program of reading, discussion and creative writing to explore notions of identity and diversity in the contemporary Canadian context. About the program The experience of migration, as unique or universal as it might be, is always rooted in everyday stories, and can often be best expressed through literary and creative writing. The CERC in Migration and Integration program at Ryerson University launches the StOries Project: Strangers to Ourselves as an alternative training…

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Online CARFMS 2021 Expressions of Interest

Online CARFMS 2021 Expressions of Interest

To help the CARFMS Conference Organizing Committee in planning for the 2021 conference, we are asking that interested sites complete this brief Expression of Interest (EOI) form by December 20, 2020. The information collected in this EOI will not be used during the application review process, as institutions still must submit a complete formal application by January 31, 2021 to be considered for the 2021 conference. The complete formal application will require applicants to make a proposal with…

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Open Call to Host a CARFMS Annual Conference

Open Call to Host a CARFMS Annual Conference

OPEN CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST TO HOST A FUTURE CARFMS ANNUAL CONFERENCE Please fill in the ONLINE APPLICATION FORM Please note that CARFMS conferences are held in Canada. The CARFMS Executive is inviting all those who may be interested in hosting a CARFMS Annual Conference to submit an application outlining the following: What year you would be open to doing so? CARFMS Annual Conferences are held usually in early to mid-May. Your university affiliation…

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Desktop Reviews / Études Documentaires

Desktop Reviews / Études Documentaires

Le français suit The Canadian Association for Refuge and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) invites submissions to a new blog series of Desktop Reviews. The objective of the Desktop Review series is to facilitate the sharing of timely information, knowledge and ideas about a range of issues relevant to the field of refugee and forced migration studies. Submissions may include short reviews of literature, secondary analyses, policies, policy recommendations, or a combination thereof (no primary research)….

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2020 Essay Contest Results

2020 Essay Contest Results

Dear CARFMS Members, On behalf of the CARFMS 2020 Essay Contest Committee, I am thrilled to announce the results of the essay contest. The essay contest is held each year to recognize the most outstanding scholarship produced by students in Canada, in the field of refugee and forced migration studies. The winners of the CARFMS 2020 Essay Contest are: “Unpacking knowledge-practices in social movements: The Canadian Rohingya social movement,” Yuriko Cowper-Smith (Graduate/Law category)    “LGBTQ+…

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