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Migration 2030: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada and the World

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Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration inaugural conference convened by Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou

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 cerc.migration@ryerson.ca.

Program

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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

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Unsettling the Migration and Development Narrative. A Latin American Critical Perspective

Raùl Delgado Wise | International Network on Migration and Development, University of Zacatecas

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Migration and Development Narratives from an Indian Perspective

Irudaya Rajan | Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram 

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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

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The Challenges and Opportunities of the EU Migration Partnerships: A North African Perspective

Georgia Papagianni | European External Action Service, Brussels

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The Lived Realities of Migration Partnerships on the Ground: Lessons from the Nigerian Case

Olayinka Akanle | University of Ibadan

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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

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The Contradictions of Recent Quebec Immigration Policy:  Giving with One Hand, Taking with the Other

Jill Hanley | McGill University, Montreal

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Perspectives on Integration from Western Canada

Daniel Hiebert | University of British Columbia, Vancouver

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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

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What about Gender?  Migrant Women, Portals and Paid Work in Canada

Monica Boyd | University of Toronto

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Understanding Gendered Racialization in the Canadian and European Immigration Context

Anna Korteweg | University of Toronto Mississauga

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Discussant: Natalie MacArthur | Invest Ottawa

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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

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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

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Who are Canada’s Temporary Migrants?

Marshia Akbar | Ryerson University

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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

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Virtual Reality Experiments in the Study of Migrant Integration

Bilal Farooq | Ryerson University

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Linking Higher Education and Employer Data to Improve our Understanding of Labour Market Insertion of International Students

Stein Monteiro | Ryerson University

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Discussant: Priya Kumar | Ryerson University, and Global Affairs Canada, Ottawa