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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.


" Every project that we’ve done so far has led into actions. Either we work with communities so that we develop and design a program based on the evidence, or we are actively engaging communities to change policies so that it can have long term impact."

RCIS met with Dr. Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, based in the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University, on March 12th, 2020. Dr. Wong spoke about the weSpeak project focused on promoting HIV resilience among heterosexual Black men and the PROTECH project focused on supporting Chinese-Canadians experiencing anxiety, stigma, and racism around COVID-19.

Latest Publications

Working paper no. 2021/2

Narratives on Returning Refugees, Asylum Seekers, and Irregular Migrants

Zeynep Sahin-Mencutek, Ryerson University

Working paper no. 2021/1

Unity in Diversity? Neoconservative Multiculturalism and the Conservative Party of Canada

John Carlaw, Ryerson University

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