IMRC Headlines

2016-03-08 Interview with IMRC Associate Director, Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts at the 2015 Canadian Science Policy Conference

2016-03-01 Now available as an e-book: “Diasporas, Development and Governance“, Abel Chikanda, Jonathan Crush, and Margaret Walton-Roberts

2015-11-05 New Report: International Students in Ontario’s Postsecondary Education System, 2000-2012: An evaluation of changing policies, populations and labour market entry processes, Keegan Williams, Gabriel Williams, Amy Arbuckle, Margaret Walton-Roberts and Jenna Hennebry, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO)

2015-07-17 How Can Rust Belt Cities Attract More Immigrants?, article in the Pacific Standard featuring Dr. Margaret Walton-Robert’s work on second-tier cities

2015-06-26 Why newcomers are beginning to bypass Canada’s big cities, Globe and Mail article featuring Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts

2015-04-22 Despite System’s Flaws, More International Students Coming to Ontario, a New Canadian Media article featuring Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts

2015-04-12  Gujarati to Odia, Canada has ’em all, a Hindustan article featuring Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts

2015-03-02 Migration Research Center at Koç University: International Summer School Opportunity

The Call for Applications is now opened. Submissions are due by midnight GMT on Sunday, 25 April 2015. This year MiReKoc Summer School will explore the theme of “Diasporas and Transnational Communities”.

2014-10-21 Congratulations to Lualhati Marcelino for winning the Student Poster Award Competition at the Canadian Health Workforce Conference in Ottawa. A copy of the poster can be found in the Other Documents page of the website.

2014-10-02 Apprehended: Securitization Meets Humanitarianism in Kenyan Refugee Camps by Dr. Jennifer Hyndman

Thursday, October 2 at 4 pm in the Senate and Board Chamber at Wilfrid Laurier University


What happens when spaces of counterinsurgency and humanitarianism collide? Who is apprehended in such contexts, and how is visibility catalyzed? Twenty-two years after they opened, refugee camps for Somalis in Dadaab, Kenya currently house almost half a million people. Refugees in these camps are not, for the most part, apprehended as humanitarian subjects in Kenyan public discourse or in international media. With the emergency phase over, they do not register, and have become the ‘remnants’ of the global polity, the flotsam and jetsam of ongoing conflict in Somalia. The ‘war on terror’ in southcentral Somalia has, however, shifted the ground and re-calibrated the meanings of camps and refugees, with Al Shabab (‘the youth’) rebels operating in and them. Subjectivity and apprehension are probed in this context.

2014-09-22 to 2014-10-31 Exhibits in the Library: “Do you see what I see?” by Bharati Sethi

2014-05-08 IMRC Associate Dr. Jonathan Crush co-editor of new book: A New Perspective on Human Mobility in the South

2014-05-09 IMRC Associates proudly celebrate Associate Director, Margaret Walton-Roberts and her Laurier Faculty Mentoring Award

2014-05-06 IMRC releases Policy Points Issue VI The Migrant Farmworker Health Journey: Identifying Issues and Considering Change across Borders

2014-05-01  IMRC Director, Jenna Hennebry, interviewed by CBC about temporary foreign worker numbers rising steeply in Kitchener and Guelph

2014-03-13  IMRC sponsors the S.A.M.E. Awareness Tour 2014

2014-03-04 IMRC Affiliate, Moniruzzaman Mohammad, awarded Laurier’s GSA Researcher of the month

2014-02-11 IMRC Associate, Dr. Jonathan Crush, interviewed on micro-entrepreneurs as targets of violence in SA

2014-01-31 IMRC Associate Dr. Robert McLeman launches new book, Climate and Human Migration

2014-01-18 IMRC sponsors CACS-ACEC keynote, Mimi Thi Nguyen “Damage Control, and the Art of Governing Freedom”

2014-01-17 CACS-ACEC presents a free screening of “Dal Puri Diaspora: The journey of Indian rotis across three continents”

2014-01-16 IMRC Associates go to Dispersion 2014 CACS-ACEC annual national conference

2013-12-12  IMRC releases the 2012-2013 Annual Report

2013-12-05 “Inner-city ‘cleansing’ eats away at food security” by Jonathan Crush, Business Day BDLive

2013-11-29  IMRC Affiliate, Maissaa Mustafa talks to CBC about the barriers new Canadians and refugees face

2013-11-18  Robert McLeman comments on climate and refugees in the Globe and Mail

2013-11-08  “IMRC presents migration lectures with Mat Coleman and Kathy Kopinak”

2013-10-28  “Should international law recognize ‘climate change refugees’?” The Current, CBC

2013-09-12  “Grant helps Laurier researchers bring mirgration research to public” WLU Headlines

2013-09-10  “Filling the labour gaps” Chris Sorensen, Macleans

2013-08-20  IMRC faculty release new edited book, Territoriality and Migration in the EU Neighbourhood

2013-06-24  “Most who leave SA are economically lost to the country” Jonathan Crush, Cape Times

2012-10-10  “Can we keep our doctors and get back those who left?” Jonathan Crush, The New Age

2012-10-05  Publication from Assessing the Complexities of South Asian Migration Conference

2012-10-04  “The Ambivalent Diaspora: what South African Canadians think”, blog post by Jonathan Crush

2012-10-04  Upcoming public lecture October 17, “The Ugandan Asian Refugee Movement 1972”

2012-09-12  Lastest Policy Points III now posted

2012-08-13  Podcast: Luin Goldring and Janet McLaughlin, about temporary migrants and “deeming”

2012-08-08  AFSUN-SAMP-IMRC Conference, University of Cape Town Nov 26-27 – Abstracts due

2012-08-08  Attend the El Contrato Documentary screening for free in Toronto on August 28

2012-08-08  Migration and Development Journal, New 2012 Release

2012-07-23  CIHS Bulletin, July 2012

2012-06-21  IMRC researchers study health across borders

2012-06-07  Public lecture by Sucha Singh Gill on Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme in India

2012-06-06  Long-form census remains hot topic for Canadian researchers

2012-05-12  Diaspora newsletter “Roots & Routes” released

2012-04-23  “Temporary Foreign Workers Canada Blacklist: Jason Kenney wants permanent ban on employers who abuse migrant workers” Rachel Mendleson, Huffington Post

2012-04-15  Jenna Hennebry and Janet McLaughling on CTV’s ProvinceWide

2012-04-16  Getting Used to the Quiet: Immigrant Adolescents’ Journey to Belonging in New Brunswick, Canada

2012-01-26  “Illegal migration and policy challenges in Nigeria” Lanre Ikuteyijo, Africa Portal Backgrounder No. 21