Announcing winners of the 2024 CARFMS Essay Contest

The CARFMS Student Essay Contest adjudication committee is excited to announce the results of the 2024 competition.

These are the results in the Graduate/Law category:

Winning paper:

  • A Half-open Door: A Case Study of Canada’s Special Immigration Programs for Afghan Nationals – Neela Hassan, Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo

Shortlisted papers:

  • Climate Coloniality, Border Securitization and Climate Justice: A Critique of Canada’s Approach to Global Climate Displacement – Rahul Balasundaram, Yeates School of Graduate Studies, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Seeking and Sorting Refuge Queerly: Disrupting my Zombie Breeding Grounds on the Stolen Land, aka Canada – Ranjith Kulatilake, Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University
  • Our Engagement with the “Faces” of the “Other” and the Ethical Quandaries in Refugee Protection – Deepa Nagari, Socio-Legal Studies, York University

We did not receive any submissions in the Undergraduate category this year.

You can read the papers here:

We want to thank the adjudication committee for their thoughtful work:

  • Idil Atak, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Nimo Bokore, Carleton University
  • Christina Clark-Kazak, University of Ottawa
  • Julie Young, University of Lethbridge

Winners will be invited to share their papers at a webinar in Fall 2024. Please stay tuned for details!