Unpacking the knowledge-practices of the “collective self”: The Rohingya social movement in Canada

Unpacking the knowledge-practices of the “collective self”: The Rohingya social movement in Canada

by Yuriko Cowper-Smith, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of Guelph. Yuriko Cowper-Smith is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science and International Development (with a major in Comparative Politics and a minor in Public Policy) at the University of Guelph. Her main research interests lie in migration, statelessness, and social movements, and her dissertation research investigates the migrant-led Rohingya social movement in Canada. For three years, she has worked with this diaspora community by volunteering,…

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15 Ways to Evaluate the Success of Community Sponsorship Programs, by Rachel McNally

15 Ways to Evaluate the Success of Community Sponsorship Programs, by Rachel McNally

Last year marked 40 years since the signing of the first agreement for private sponsorship in Canada. The government credits the program for “thousands upon thousands of new Canadian success stories.”[i] But what does the government mean by “success”? How can we determine if a sponsorship program is “successful”? New research reflects on these questions, including the Refuge journal’s new Special Issue on Private Sponsorship in Canada, the forthcoming book by McGill-Queen’s University Press Strangers…

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Notes from the Field: Unraveling the Intricacies of Migration with Dr. Nakache

Delphine Nakache is Associate Professor in International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa. Her research focuses on refugee and immigration law, human rights, protection of migrant workers, asylum seekers and non-status migrants.   Dr. Nakache was interviewed by Zainab Abu Alrob, a first-year PhD candidate in Policy Studies at Ryerson University who focuses her research on asylum policy, resettlement and refugee integration.  In an intriguing and wide-ranging interview, Dr. Nakache unveiled meaningful and…

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Notes from the Field: Immigration Policies: Canada vs. The United States? 

Notes from the Field  Julia Gelatt, PhD, is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC. Her work focuses on the US immigration system, demographic trends and policy implications. Julia was interviewed by Kanwal Khokhar, who is an MA candidate in Criminal and Social Justice Studies at Ryerson University. Kanwal is passionate about ensuring that Canadian immigration policy-makers avoid the US mistakes in crafting immigration and asylum legislation.  Executive Summary:…

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Canada Needs to End the ‘Indefinite Detention’ of Migrants: And, the Supreme Court Should Make it So

Professor James C. Simeon, Head of McLaughlin College School of Public Policy and Administration, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada jcsimeon@yorku.ca Why is Canada one of the few countries in the world that still practices “indefinite detention”? The deplorable practice of holding migrants for indefinite periods of time who are unable to establish their identity or who are unable to obtain the documentation required to be returned to their…

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Interview for ‘Notes from the Field’: Petra Molnar, by Alessia Avola

 » width= »768″ height= »1024″ /> On route to Gaziantep, Southern Turkey, near the border with Syria, 2015   When I asked Petra how she approaches field work, she expounded on the importance of thorough background research before departing and embarking on the work. This background research includes: understanding the local context; establishing linkages in the community with established persons and groups; and reflecting on your own positionality to the dynamics at play in a particular space….

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Welcome to CARFMS Blog!

Nous tenons à donner aux membres de l’ACERMF l’occasion de s’exprimer sur des questions et préoccupations qui sont importantes pour eux et pour tout un chacun. Le Blogue de l’ACERMF offre la possibilité de toucher non seulement les membres de l’ACERMF, un groupe très compétent et éclairé de chercheurs, de décideurs, de praticiens, d’enseignants et d’étudiants, sur les questions liées au champ des réfugiés et des études sur les migrations forcées, mais aussi un public…

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