York Director appointed to CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre
York University sociologist Luin Goldring to take on leadership role at CERIS
The Governance Board of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Luin Goldring as the York Director for CERIS, effective July 2012. Goldring is well-known in the CERIS community as an active Domain Leader, longtime affiliate, and immigration scholar.
“Dr. Goldring brings a wealth of experience and understanding of the work CERIS does and the way it functions as an organisation,“ says Board Chair, Lillie Lum. “I know she will guide CERIS into the future and will continue to build on the work it has accomplished through past and current leadership.”
This year, CERIS Directors from two partner universities and the Governance Board Chair step down after years of service as their terms come to an end. In March, Jeffrey Reitz completed his term as the University of Toronto Director whose replacement is currently being recruited. York Director Valerie Preston stepped down at the end of June after serving 5 years. York Professor Lillie Lum also completes her term as the CERIS Board Chair in September later this year. Ryerson Director Mehrunnisa Ali has been reappointed and will continue as Ryerson University’s leader for CERIS management until next year. Under their leadership, CERIS has effectively contributed to creating new knowledge in the field of immigration and settlement through numerous initiatives such as annual research grants, graduate student awards, and countless events. Together with other CERIS partners, they led the successful 14th National Metropolis Conference in Toronto earlier this year. OCASI, Social Planning Toronto and United Way Toronto all continue their involvement as founding community partners and as always, CERIS continues to engage government stakeholders and members at all levels.
“We welcome Dr. Goldring as the York Director,” says Preston after having served in the position for two terms. “I know her commitment and involvement in CERIS, both past and present, will be key to ensuring the future of immigration and settlement research in Ontario.”
“CERIS is an entity like no other,” says Goldring. “It is a research centre, a network, and a community of people who all strive to improve the lives of newcomers to Ontario. I have had the pleasure of participating in its activities over many years and I look forward to working with everyone involved as we move ahead.”