Welcome to the ‘Student Voices’ blog

Student Voices is a space for students from CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre and the Centre for Refugee Studies to discuss what they have heard at CERIS-CRS seminars and other events related to immigration, settlement and refugee issues. They share their perspectives with peers, with the CERIS and CRS networks, and with the community. We invite you to browse through the entries and feel free to comment on opinions and join in the dialogue.

*Opinions in blog entries are those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of CERIS – The Ontario Metropolis Centre or the Centre for Refugee Studies.

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The Problems with Refugee Determinations: An International Comparative Analysis Stella Ha, April 25, 2013 International Joint Public Seminar, Treating Like Cases Alike in Refugee Law Adjudication: The Troubling Lack of Consistency in Refugee Status Adjudication within and across State Parties to International Refugee Rights Instruments
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“Something to be Proud of…” Stella Ha, March 6, 2013, CRS Special Event to mark International Women’s Day.
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Hope and Optimism in the Global South. Stella Ha, March 04, 2013 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Access to Education for Displaced Populations in the Global South.
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The Different Faces of Immigrant Integration. Kirsten Reodica, February 28, 2013 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Civic Participation and Political Representation of Immigrants and Visible Minorities.
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Refugee Status Determination in Poland and the EU Asylum System. Shanaz Khan, February 19, 2013 CERIS-CRS Seminar.
CIC Canada’s New Refugee Appeal Division. Kevin Boiragi, February 06, 2013 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Canada’s New Refugee Appeal Division.

Other factors that influence and impact an immigrant’s employment opportunity. Brenna Thompson, January 11, 2013 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Immigrant Employment: gender, language and other factors impacting outcomes.

Immigration, employment & literacy: Inequities in post-migration. Neima Ahmed, January 11, 2013 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Immigrant Employment: gender, language and other factors impacting outcomes.

Violence Against Women – Where Should We Draw the Line? Kirsten Reodica, November 28, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Gender, Violence, and Immigration.

The Ongoing Prevalence of Racism in the Academic Setting Brenna Thompson, November 21, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Racism in Academia.

An Undergraduate’s Perspective on Racism in the Acadmia Shih-Hsuan Hung, November 21, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Racism in Academia.

Paradoxical Attitudes toward Health Care Access. Shih-Hsuan Hung, November 16, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Policies, Practices, and Paradoxes: Health Practioners’ Perspectives on Access to Care for Uninsured Children & Pregnant Women.

Deportation Regime: An Issue of Equity and Human Right. Shih-Hsuan Hung, November 16, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Deportability, Discipline, and Agency: Migrant Agricultural Workers in Southwestern Ontario.

Seminar Recap: Visible minorities, exclusionary networks, and access to economic opportunities in the Canadian Film & Television production industry. Kevin Boiragi, November 7, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar.

The Under-representation of Visible Minorities in Canadian Media Industry: An example of Canada’s continued systemic discrimination. Stella Ha, November 7, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Visible Minorities, Exclusionary Networks, and Access to Economic Opportunities in the Canadian Film and Television Production Industry.

When Visible Minorities Aren’t Visible Enough.Kirsten Reodica, November 7, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Visible Minorities, Exclusionary Networks, and Access to Economic Opportunities in the Canadian Film and Television Production Industry.

Diabetes and Food Insecurity Among Recent Immigrants in the GTA: Questions Answered?.Amrita Kumar-Ratta, October 19, 2012 CERIS-CRS-RCIS Symposium, Food insecurity among those living with diabetes in the Black Caribbean Communities.

Health is Wealth – the Immigrant Experience on Food and Nutritional Security. Kirsten Reodica, October 19, 2012 CERIS-CRS-RCIS Symposium, Food security and child feeding practices in refugees and family sponsored immigrants in Canada.

Health Screenings: A Necessity to Refugee ChildrenShih-Hsuan Hung, October 19, 2012 CERIS-CRS-RCIS Symposium, Nutritional Assessment of Refugee and internationally adopted children new to Toronto.

Overview on the Seminar “Whither Refugee Protection under Recent Changes to the Canadian and British Asylum Systems?”. Kevin Boiragi, October 17, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Whither Refugee Protection under Recent Changes to the Canadian and British Asylum Systems?

Refugee Status Determination System: New and Improved?.Stella Ha, October 19, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Whither Refugee Protection under Recent Changes to the Canadian and British Asylum Systems?

Do You Stay or Do You Leave — Migrant Self Identity and Circulation. Kirsten Reodica, October 11, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar, Intellectual Migration and Brain Circulation: Conceptual Framework and Empirical Evidence from BRIC Skilled Migrants

The Common Wealth Response in Times of Crisis. Kevin Boiragi, October 09, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar

Refuge health care reforms – Save the money now and pay the price later?Shih-Hsuan Hung, September 19, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar Access to Healthcare & Refugee Outcomes: Potential Impacts of Changes to the Interim Federal Health Program

Chinese Immigrant Parent’s Communication with School Teachers Sonja Kloppenburg, March 16, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar Chinese Immigrant Parent’s Communication with School Teachers

Detainees – Guilty until proven innocent? Janel Coe, February 2, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar The Ethical Challenges of Immigration Detention in Liberal States

In Between – Parent-Infant Separation in Transnational Families Sonja Kloppenburg, January 27, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar Parent-Infant Separation in Trans-national Families: Risk, Resilience, and the Needs of Young Immigrant Parents

Taking Risks Sonja Kloppenburg, January 20, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar The Role of Testing in Professional Certification for Newly Arrived Foreign-Trained Professionals to Canada

News encounters of a questionable kind Sonja Kloppenburg, January 13, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar News encounters of a questionable kind: Portrayals of other ethnic and racialized groups in Greater Toronto Area ethnocultural newspapers

You say I need some of that “Canadian experience”, eh? Stephen Cohen, January 6, 2012 CERIS-CRS Seminar Canadian Experience in the Media and Public Policy