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Welcome to RCIS

The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) aims to be a leader in the transdisciplinary exploration of international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. In addition to supporting research in these areas, the Centre’s mission includes mentoring students and consolidating Ryerson’s reputation as the pre‐eminent site of knowledge development and exchange with governments, community organizations, and other academics.


Anti-discrimination Policies and Practices in Times of Black Lives Matter and COVID-19: Ontario and Baden-Württemberg Compared

On January 27th, 2021, RCIS hosted a symposium with academics, practitioners, and public servants from the partner provinces of Ontario in Canada and Baden-Württemberg in Germany. Participants discussed recent developments in anti-discrimination debate, policies, and practices in their respective regions, and what both jurisdictions can learn from each other.

More details are available on the event page

Latest Publications

Working paper no. 2021/7

Implementing the UN Global Compacts by Institutionalising a New Hybrid Organisational Form

Younes Ahouga, Ryerson University

Working paper no. 2021/6

Canada’s private sponsorship program: Success, shortcomings, and policy solutions

Ervis Martani, Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique

Spotlight on migration no. 2020/4

'Safe' countries and 'fraudulent' refugees: Tools for narrowing access to Canada’s refugee system

Chantel Spade & Tearney McDermott, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2020/1

Private sponsorship in refugee admission: Standard in Canada, trend in Germany?

Vanessa Pohlmann & Helge Schwiertz, University of Osnabrück

Recent and Upcoming Events

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I invite you to explore our website and participate in upcoming RCIS activities.

Dr. Usha George, Academic Director, RCIS