CERC Migration supports graduate students and emerging research scholars with research training opportunities through a variety of initiatives.
Graduate Student Training: Each year, CERC Migration offers six MA scholarships and six running Doctoral Scholarships and a variable number of paid part-time Research Assistantships.
Post-doctoral Training: CERC Migration engages, at any one time, between four and eight postdoctoral and research fellows at the early stages of their careers. The CERC offers opportunities for conducting innovative research, drafting publications, blogs and policy briefs, and learning how to organize conferences and networks with both national and international distinguished scholars.
Research Training: One-on-one mentorship with Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair, and with senior research associates provides graduate students with opportunities to receive advice on MA and PhD dissertations.
Exchange Fellows: The CERC Migration's Global Exchange Fellowships program supports emerging or mid-career scholars and also PhD students who wish to spend a month abroad hosted by another institution. The exchange provides scholars with a number of possible opportunities, including to undertake fieldwork, gain access to archives, liaise with other scholars in their field, present work to a university or research community, or to develop professional networks. The Fellowship functions both as an opportunity to send CERC fellows to partner institutions and also to host fellows at Ryerson.
Migration Research Gyms: Intensive workshops provide specialized research methods and professional-development training. The small-class setting emphasizes mentorship and hands-on learning. Workshops have been re-designed to take place online during the pandemic.
Research Gyms run each academic year (May and October) consisting of four to five specialized workshops running each term. Workshop topics cover:
- Critical skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods
- How to use data analysis software – using Nvivo and R
- How to analyze social media data – using Netlytics and SocioViz
- Public and policy engagement (including current topics in writing blogs, policy papers, producing dashboards and infographics)
- GradTalks – shorter professional development workshops to support career networking and planning
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