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Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures? 2013 RCIS Conference

Toronto, Ontario
May 15-17, 2013

Ryerson University


  • Bridget Anderson, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), Oxford University
  • Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies (CDS), India, co-sponsored by the International Migration Research Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University

Keynote Panel

  • "Refugee Settlement in Canada," co-sponsored by the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University

The 2013 RCIS conference “Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures?” is dedicated to advancing innovative and interdisciplinary research from diverse critical and institutional perspectives in the areas of immigration and settlement, international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. It aims to integrate theory with practice on international migration issues based on values of inclusion and respect for cultural diversity.

Conference themes include:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Citizenship
  • Critical Migration and Border Studies
  • Families, Children and Youth
  • Health
  • Moral Panic, Securitization and Crimilization
  • State, Governance, Politics and Policy
  • Precarious and Temporary Migration
  • Racialization, Gender, Sexuality, Religion
  • Settlement Services
  • Transnationalisms
  • Urban Patterns and Housing
  • Work and Labour

The conference will connect international and national research networks with Ontario and especially Toronto, one of the world’s most diverse communities. Furthermore, it will bring together immigration and settlement scholars, graduate students, national, provincial and municipal policy makers, regional non-government agencies and community representatives

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