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
2014-05-06 IMRC releases Policy Points Issue VI The Migrant Farmworker Health Journey: Identifying Issues and Considering Change across Borders
2014-03-13 IMRC sponsors the S.A.M.E. Awareness Tour 2014
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
2012-09-12 Lastest Policy Points III now posted
2012-08-13 Podcast: Luin Goldring and Janet McLaughlin, about temporary migrants and “deeming”
2012-07-23 CIHS Bulletin, July 2012
2012-06-21 IMRC researchers study health across borders
2012-04-15 Jenna Hennebry and Janet McLaughling on CTV’s ProvinceWide