Continuing our tradition to get key players talking across institutional boundaries, last month (April 19, 2013) CERIS brought together the immigration and settlement sector in a full day research symposium. Over 150 researchers, practitioners, policy-makers and students from across Ontario convened to celebrate the history of CERIS and to seriously discuss today’s critical issues affecting everyone in the network, the field, and working within the sector. Read more.
CERIS Director Luin Goldring recently co-edited a book with University of Toronto Associate Professor and CERIS affiliate Patricia Landolt. Producing and Negotiating Non-Citizenship: Precarious Legal Status in Canada is a unique collection of studies of precarious legal status in Canada. The book will be of interest to researchers and student working on this topic, those working with individuals with various forms of precarious statuses, as well as the public in general interested in the public debate on contemporary immigration in Canada. Read more
Last week CERIS partnered with many others in making this year’s 15th National Metropolis Conference in Ottawa yet another annual success. Although many were unsure whether Metropolis would indeed happen this year, a new partnership between the Metropolis Project and the Association for Canadian Studies provided for an event that mirrored the accomplishments of a 15 year-long tradition. See more.
After over a decade and a half of generating knowledge and connecting research to policy and practice, CERIS is celebrating its history as an Ontario’s pioneer immigration and settlement research network at this special symposium “Celebrating 17 Years of Immigration and Settlement Research: Achievements and New Directions“, which will be held at the Cenetral YMCA on April 19, 2013.At the same time, we are also taking this opportunity to explore opportunities for future collaboration and knowledge sharing in the province. For the program and registration, please click below.
Former CERIS Director, Dr. Judith K. Bernhard of Ryerson University, has recently written a book for professionals who work with immigrant children and families. Stand Together or Fall Apart: Professionals Working with Immigrant Families, published by Fernwood, will be of particular interest to social workers, teachers, counsellors, settlement workers, early childhood educators, and child and youth care workers. See more
Interested in going to the 2013 National Metropolis Conference that takes place from March 14-16 in Ottawa? CERIS is offering travel grants for students and NGO representatives to attend the conference. Funding is limited and the application deadline is January 31, 2013 at 5pm.Click here for more information.
We’d like to take this chance to wish a wonderful new year to everyone after a very busy and successful 2012 at CERIS. We saw many research projects completed, organised numerous seminars and symposia, hosted the National Metropolis Conference, and published a wealth of materials in the form of working papers, research summaries, blogs and student research. As in the past year, CERIS has a full line up of upcoming events and activities for 2013.See full message.
Our office will be closed over the holidays from December 20, 2012-January 2, 2013. All of us at CERIS look forward to engaging with you on immigration & settlement issues during an active 2013!
The National Metropolis Conference will take place once again in 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario. Submissions are open for workshops, roundtables, and posters. See more.
Research led by CERIS York Director Luin Goldring and CERIS affiliated researcher Patricia Landolt finds that immigrants with precarious legal status, including temporary foreign workers, often end up in precarious work situations that undermine their economic prospects. Moreover, according to their findings, these effects are long lasting even for those who subsequently become permanent residents. Read more.
TORONTO, Oct. 19, 2012—New evidence-based research released today shows recent immigrants and new Canadians face precarious living situations with higher levels of food insecurity and lower levels of access to health care. See media release .
CERIS will host a symposium and presentations of the reports’ findings on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Peter Bronfman Room, Chang School of Continuing Education, Ryerson University, 297 Victoria Street, in Toronto. See media advisory .
Today CERIS is bringing to life a blog that will serve to foster debate on immigration issues in Canada and abroad. Its first commentary explores recent policy changes that researchers argue are institutionalising “Canadian experience” as a barrier for newcomers. See launch announcement .
A new book titled Managing Immigration and Diversity in Canada: A Transatlantic Dialogue in the New Age of Migration is bringing a comparative perspective of Canadian issues for discussion at home and in Europe. Edited by CERIS affiliate and past visiting scholar Dan Rodríguez-García, a professor of social and cultural anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the book features contributions from numerous CERIS affiliates and past directors as well as from others belonging to the Metropolis network across the country. See more .
CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre continues to explore future options. As usual, the next year is full of activities as we work to consolidate research and mobilise knowledge for immigration and settlement research. See the CERIS announcement on the future and our upcoming year.
CERIS Knowledge Mobilisation Officer Raymond Hyma spoke with BBC Radio PRI’s ‘The World’ broadcasted across North America. He explained that different people are reacting for different reasons regarding the change of ethnicity on a Canadian $100 bank note. See the transcript and listen to the interview here.
CERIS Board member Minelle Mahtani, associate professor of geography and journalism at the University of Toronto, told the Globe and Mail that the $100 bill debate is really much more than a slip of the Bank of Canada’s removal of an image of an Asian scientist. See her commentary here.
CERIS Ryerson Director Mehrunnisa Ali and CERIS Board member and Executive Director of OCASI Debbie Douglas launch Making Ontario Home, a major research project that looks at immigrants and their use of settlement services across Ontario. See more.
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. Read the announcement.
CERIS Ryerson Director Mehrunnisa Ali talked to TVO about the cultural aspect of parenting and discipline in a Canadian context. In an expert panel to introduce a new TVO series “The Slap“, Dr. Ali shared her perspective and research on parenting and the situation that newcomers find themselves in a new society with potentially different norms.See more.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada and Carleton University have signed an agreement to transfer the Metropolis Secretariat to Carleton where it will continue its work in the field of international migration and population diversity. Read the press release.
19 government officials from the Multi-cultural Families Division of South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province visited the administrative hub of CERIS at York University as part of a tour across the United States and Canada to learn more about immigration issues. Read more about the delegation visit.
CERIS has recently learnt that the 17th International Metropolis Conference planned to take place in Beijing from 31 October to 4 November 2012 has been cancelled for this year. The Metropolis International Steering Committee has decided instead to hold a series of regional Metropolis inter-conference seminars to be determined in the future. The 2013 conference in Finland is still planned to go ahead next year. Read more…
CERIS congratulates Board member Minelle Mahtani on receiving the 2012 Glenda Laws Award from the Association of American Geographers for outstanding contributions to geographic research on social issues. See announcement…
With housing prices at record levels, a University of British Columbia-led study finds that new Canadians are struggling to find adequate and affordable housing in the country’s three largest cities. See media release…
Liying Cheng questions both immigrant professionals and the provincial associations on certification and licencing. See media release…
CERIS Director speaks to TVO about immigration issues in Canada
On January 6, CERIS Director Jeffrey Reitz spoke with TVO’s Allan Gregg about immigration and the realities of those who come to start a new life in Canada. See more…
Registration is now open for the Summer Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues from May 6-12, 2012 offered by The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. Read more…
The Bucerius Ph.D. scholarship program in migration studies “Settling Into Motion” is offering up to eight scholarships for Ph.D. theses addressing migration in changing societies. For more details, visit here.
CERIS has been discussing the future of immigrant and settlement research after funding ends in 2013. For more information, please click here.
The Ontario Metropolis Centre, in its current form will come to an end. In an effort to shape a new centre, a subcommittee is presently evaluating policy, academic, and community needs. For more information, please click here.
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-Precarious Housing The research project “Precarious Housing and Hidden Homelessness among refugees asylum-seekers, and immigrants in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver,”intends to build a more comprehensive and consistent base of information regarding the housing experiences of Canadian immigrants.
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