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Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement



Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement




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.

The overall goal of the RCIS is to advance policy-related research and scholarship in the areas of immigration and settlement studies, both nationally and internationally.

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

Dr. Usha George
, Academic Director, RCIS











  • International Metropolis Conference 2019: Social Inclusion Workshop – Social inclusion and refugee integration: lessons learned (June 25th, 2019, 2:00 pm, Shaw Centre, Ottawa, ON)

    This workshop will examine responses to the Syrian civil war crisis of 2015 and resulting refugee flows by evaluating cases of integration – or lack thereof – in Canada, Germany, and Central Europe. The cultural, scholarly, and professional diversity of the discussants offers a wide range of analyses of the local populations’ ability to respond to large inflows of refugees and measures for improvement in policy and practice.

    Discussants: Usha George, Huda Bukhari, Philina Wittke, Georgeta Pourchot