It’s time to make your voice heard on what you think would best meet the needs of research in the field of immigration and settlement.

On November 17, 2011, CERIS held a Town Hall to hear from you about what future research should look like after our funding ends in March 2013.

We’d like to hear from you whether you attended or not. If you made it to the Town Hall, continue the discussion! If you didn’t have a chance to participate, give us your opinion! What do you see as the best option for the future and what are important considerations to think about?

Background information

*Opinions presented on this discussion board are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre.

The forum is now closed for discussion.

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3 Responses to Comments

  1. Raymond Hyma says:

    I thought it was very interesting that both the Board and participants at the Town Hall were most interested in the network or independent centre options. There seems to be no desire to simply finish up and move onto something else. Although transition is always challenging, it’s also exciting and opens up for new opportunities. I’m looking forward to seeing things move ahead and being part of that.

  2. Stephen Cohen says:

    On Saturday, November 19th, we hosted the CERIS graduate workshop. The day finished with an information session about the future directions of CERIS. The discussion was rich and there were interesting funding ideas. One that stuck out was developing as a social enterprise offering research services — starts with an idea….

  3. Nele Michiels says:

    I wasn’t able to make it to the town hall meeting, but I appreciate the chance to be part of the discussion through this forum.

    Based on what I have heard, I’m very excited about the engagement of more community partners, as well as increased outreach and accessibility of research to communities (or liaisons with those communities) affected by the dynamics CERIS often touches on.

    It is important for those of us who are academics to acknowledge that our research is intimately tied to community support, and would not happen without it. I am glad that CERIS will continue to build community ties, and thus strengthen the foundation we all ultimately rely on.