Board of Directors

The IMRC’s Board of Directors consists of the Director, Associate Director and Research Associates from Wilfrid Laurier University, University of Waterloo and/or the Balsillie School of International Affairs, drawing on a wide range of institutional experience and research capacity. The Board is the IMRC’s governance body, providing strategic direction in research, funding applications, operations and programming.

Dr. Alison Mountz, Director, International Migration Research Centre, Canada Research Chair in Global Migration 
Associate Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs & Geography and Environmental Studies
 
Dr. Kim Rygiel, Associate Director, International Migration Research Centre  
Associate Professor, Balsillie School of International Affairs & Wilfrid Laurier University, Graduate Officer (Laurier)
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Bree AkessonAssistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work; Assistant Professor, Social Justice and Community Engagement (SJCE) Graduate Program, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Tara Bedard, Executive Director, Immigration Partnership
 

Dr. Jenna Hennebry, Associate Professor Balsillie School of International Affairs

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Suzan IlcanProfessor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo and the Balsillie School of International Affairs
 
Dr. Sara MatthewsAssociate Professor and Undergraduate Advisor, Global Studies; Graduate Faculty in MA Programs in Communication Studies / Religion, Culture and Social Justice, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Dr. Janet McLaughlin, Associate Professor, Health Studies; Research Associate, International Migration Research Centre (IMRC); Faculty Member, Social Justice and Community Engagement master’s program, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Dr. Judith NicholsonAssociate Professor, Communication Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Allison Petrozziello, PhD candidate in Global Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, School of International Policy and Governance, Balsillie School of International Affairs; Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University
 
Kira Williams, Ph.D. Candidate, Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University