Researching Immigration at York, info session for grad students

Researching Immigration at York: A Graduate Student Information Session on Immigration Research is intended for students from any York graduate program whose research focuses on immigrant settlement and migrant transnationalism.

The event will take place Monday, Sept. 23, from 10am to noon, at 519 Kaneff Tower, Keele campus.

Various research centres at York will present the opportunities and support they can offer to immigration researchers, and representatives from the Ontario Council for Agencies Serving Immigrants and the Government of Ontario will discuss community and policy research priorities and collaborations.

The session will provide students with an overview of:

  • data sources;
  • funding opportunities;
  • potential research collaborators;
  • institutional support available at York; and
  • current research priorities in both policy and community/service sectors.

The speakers will include:

  • Erika Gates-Gasse, senior policy and research coordinator, Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants;
  • Tanya Chute Molina, program adviser, Office of the Fairness Commissioner, Government of Ontario;
  • Danny Marafioti, manager for research, information and evaluation, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration;
  • Annie Bunting, Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples;
  • Ena Dua, Centre for Feminist Research;
  • Carl Ehrlich, Israel and Golda Koschitzky Centre for Jewish Studies;
  • Jennifer Hyndman, Centre for Refugee Studies;
  • Michaela Hynie, York Institute for Health Research;
  • Les Jacobs, Institute for Social Research/Statistics Canada Research Data Centre;
  • Carl James, York Centre for Education & Community;
  • Philip Kelly, York Centre for Asian Research (YCAR);
  • Carlota McAllister, Centre for Research on Latin America & the Caribbean;
  • Valerie Preston, Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement;
  • Dominique Scheffel-Dunand, Centre for Research on Language Contact; and
  • Mark Thomas, Global Labour Research Centre.

Graduate students who are embarking on, or are engaged in, research projects related to immigration issues are encourage to attend.

For more information, contact Philip Kelly, Department of Geography/YCAR at