Migration 2030: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada and the World
The Migration 2030 conference took place February 20 and 21, 2020. The conference launched Ryerson’s Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration into a critical conversation on the outlook for migration for the next decade. Over the two days, participants examined the challenges and concerns surrounding the governance of migration in Canada and around the globe from the perspective of both academics and stakeholders.
We are pleased to share the slides of our presenters. For more information about this conference, or our plans for our annual conference in 2021, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Session 1: Migration Policy Narratives at the Age of the Global Compacts
Chair: Usha George | Ryerson University
Migration in destination countries is largely conceived and imagined unilaterally: from the vantage point of the country that is receiving migrants. This imbalance is eloquently reflected in the language used in the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This session seeks to de-centre and pluralise our understanding of international migration by looking at policy narratives outside Europe and North America.
Critical Migration Policy Narratives from West Africa
Joseph Teye | University of Ghana, Accra
Unsettling the Migration and Development Narrative. A Latin American Critical Perspective
Raùl Delgado Wise | International Network on Migration and Development, University of Zacatecas
Migration and Development Narratives from an Indian Perspective
Irudaya Rajan | Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
Discussant: Mustafa Alio | Jumpstart – Refugee Talent, Toronto
Session 2: Migration Partnerships: A New Mode of Transnational Migration Governance?
Our focus is on the emerging paradigm of transnational governance and cooperation labelled as ‘migration partnerships,’ strongly championed by the European Union in recent years, with a special focus on Africa. We question the objectives and side-effects of such ‘partnerships’ as well as their very title which conceals the power imbalance behind them.
Chair: Harald Bauder | Ryerson University
Transnational Cooperation in Migration Governance
Marie McAuliffe | International Organisation for Migration, Geneva
The Challenges and Opportunities of the EU Migration Partnerships: A North African Perspective
Georgia Papagianni | European External Action Service, Brussels
The Lived Realities of Migration Partnerships on the Ground: Lessons from the Nigerian Case
Olayinka Akanle | University of Ibadan
Discussant: Daniel Hailemariam | Ryerson University
Session 3: Rethinking Settlement and Integration in Canada
Our panel takes a critical view of settlement and integration as categories of analysis and categories of practice. We pay special attention to the Canadian realities looking at how these two concepts and practices are defined and implemented in different provinces and urban contexts, paying special attention to the engagement of non-state actors.
Chair: John Shields | Ryerson University
From Settlement to Integration: Immigrant Place-making in Suburban GTA
Zhixi Zhuang | Ryerson University
The Contradictions of Recent Quebec Immigration Policy: Giving with One Hand, Taking with the Other
Jill Hanley | McGill University, Montreal
Perspectives on Integration from Western Canada
Daniel Hiebert | University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Discussant: Manolli Ekra | Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, Toronto
Session 4: Gendered Perspectives on Migrant Integration
This session brings together insights from different countries and world regions as to the gender and family dimension of migrant integration, comparing Canadian, European and Latin American realities.
Chair: Mehrunnisa Ali | Ryerson University
Gendered Perspectives on Venezuelan Migration in the South American Context
Gioconda Herrera | FLASCO, Quito
What about Gender? Migrant Women, Portals and Paid Work in Canada
Monica Boyd | University of Toronto
Understanding Gendered Racialization in the Canadian and European Immigration Context
Anna Korteweg | University of Toronto Mississauga
Discussant: Natalie MacArthur | Invest Ottawa
Session 5: Temporary Migration: Concepts and Policies
How long or short is temporary migration and how should we consider forms of circular, regulated, temporary mobility? We investigate the policies and realities of temporary migration in southeast Asia, the Asia Pacific and Canada. We pay attention to the special challenges that temporary migrants face in Canada with regard to their labour transition to permanent residency and explore why an increasing number of countries turn to temporary mobility to satisfy their labour market needs.
Chair: Rupa Banerjee | Ryerson University
Temporary Labour Migration in Asia: the Precarity-Transnationality Nexus
Nicola Piper, Queen Mary University of London
Temporary Migration in Australia: the Entrepreneurial State, Rights, Belonging and Everday Security
Claudia Tazreiter | University of New South Wales, Sydney
Andrew Burridge | Macquarie University, Sydney
Who are Canada’s Temporary Migrants?
Marshia Akbar | Ryerson University
Discussant: Shamira Madhany | World Education Services, Toronto
Session 6: New IT Methodologies in Migration Studies
What is the potential of new IT methods and data in studying migration and integration. This exploratory session brings together data analytics and computer engineering experts in an interdisciplinary discussion on the benefits and ethical challenges of big data and experimental methodologies for research on migrant integration.
Chair: Anna Triandafyllidou | Ryerson University
Using Online Data and Interactive Technologies to Understand and Support Migrants
Ali Arya | Carleton University, Ottawa
Virtual Reality Experiments in the Study of Migrant Integration
Bilal Farooq | Ryerson University
Linking Higher Education and Employer Data to Improve our Understanding of Labour Market Insertion of International Students
Stein Monteiro | Ryerson University
Discussant: Priya Kumar | Ryerson University, and Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa