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  Upcoming Events ~ 2012
After more than a decade of experience in transferring knowledge to policy makers, Metropolis has found that one of the most effective means for research to reach policy makers is through face-to-face interaction.  The Ottawa-based brown bag seminars are an opportunity for a wide cross section of federal policy makers to meet Metropolis researchers, to hear recent research findings, and to discuss the policy ramifications of these findings.   Similar series are organized locally by many of the Metropolis Centres – for more information on these, please visit the Centre websites: British Columbia, Prairies, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic.

Sonja Deran and Signy Franklin ~ PTSG Consulting - Government Assisted Refugees' (GARs) Health Services in Ontario

February 27, 2012

Jeffrey Reitz ~ University of Toronto - Pro-immigration Canada: Social and Economic Roots of Popular Views

November 22, 2011 - Presentation

Huiyao Wang (Henry) ~ University of Toronto - China Human Capital Flows: Opportunities, Challenges & Policy Implications

November 25, 2011   December 2, 2011 - Presentation

Mikal Skuterud ~ University of Waterloo - Language Skills in the New Economy and the Deteriorating Labour Market Performance of Canada's Immigrant Workers

October 21, 2011 - Presentation

Katarzyna Grabska & Martha Fanjoy ~ Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland and Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto - South Sudan: gender relations, return migration and transnational connections with Canada

September 26, 2011

Dilip Ratha ~ World Bank - Leveraging Migration for Development: Remittances, Skills, and Investments

September 28, 2011 - Presentation 1, Presentation 2, Presentation 3


Changing Global Dynamics ~ More
Chair: Howard Duncan
Guest Speaker: Robert Mcleman

August 8, 2011

Brian O'Neill ~ University of British Columbia - Sexual Minorities and Migration – Part II, Settlement Experiences of Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Newcomers: Implications for Services in Large and Small Canadian Cities

August 24, 2011 - Presentation

Brown Bag Presentations ~ Building an Integrated Society

August 29, 2011

Anne Robineau ~ Institut canadien de recherche sur les minorités linguistiques - Official languages, schools and immigration: Immigrant students in Francophone minority community schools

August 30, 2011
JULY 2011

Sean Rehaag - York University ~ Sexual Minorities and Migration Part I, Sexual minority refugee determinations in Canada: The experience of bisexual claimants

July 6, 2011 - Presentation

JUNE 2011

James Townsend - University of Winnipeg ~ Provincial Nominee Programs: An Evaluation of the Earnings and Retention Rates of Nominees

June 22, 2011

Provincial Nominee Programs


Ravi Pendakur and Krishna Pendakur - University of Ottawa and Simon Fraser University ~ Colour by Numbers: Minority Earnings in Canada 1996-2006

This Brown Bag session is in cooperation with the Racism-Free Workplace Strategy.

June 30, 2011 - Presentation, Webex video

MAY 2011

Shakil Choudhury - Anima Leadership ~ Diversity Leadership: Enhancing Inclusion in the Workplace Through Emotional Intelligence and Anti-Bias Skill Development

May 6, 2011 - Presentation

Dr. Varun Uberoi - Brunel University ~ A Multiculturalist Advance

May 9, 2011

John R. Graham and Andrea Newberry - University of Calgary ~ Alberta Seven Cities Quantitative Survey Analysis: Newcomer Data

May 26, 2011

APRIL 2011

Elaine Ho - University of Leeds ~ Caught between two worlds: Mainland Chinese return migrants or the new Canadian 'diaspora'?

April 6, 2011 - Webex video

MARCH 2011

Amanda Lindhout ~ Promoting a Culture of Peace

March 4, 2011

Yogendra Shakya and Gladys Kestorny - Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services ~ Beyond Refuge: Resettlement Challenges Faced by Newly Arrived Refugees in Toronto and Their Impacts on Health

Gunilla Fincke - Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration (SVR) ~ Monitoring and Measuring Immigrant Integration in Germany: Current Trends and Critical Insights


Sonia Corbin Dwyer et Lynn Gidluck - Memorial University and University of Regina ~ International Adoptions in Canada: Pre- and Post-Adoption Services and their Policy Implications

February 23, 2011


Grace-Edward Galabuzi - Ryerson University ~ Income Security, Race and health: The Racialization of Poverty and Health Inequities

February 24, 2011 - Webex video


Metropolis and the Racism Free Workplace Strategy Present: 
A Special Brown Bag Seminar – Ottawa

Grace-Edward Galabuzi
- Ryerson University ~ Employment equity as 'felt fairness': The challenge of building racially inclusive workplaces

February 25, 2011

Launch of Official Web Site
Tandy Shepard, Jenna Hennebry and Janet McLaughlin
~ Mapping Migration from the Americas:
The Official Web Site Launch

February 28, 2011 - Webex video


Antoine Bilodeau - Concordia University~ “The Development of Dual Loyalties: Immigrants’ Integration to Canadian Regional Dynamics”

January 21, 2011 - Presentation, Webex video


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