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150 years of settlement - Impact of Education on Social Inclusion

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George Brown College, Toronto

290 Adelaide Street, Room Number 406
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
We are pleased to invite you to a one day Research Symposium on Refugees - From margins to centre: Integrating victims of torture and political oppression. This all-day symposium is being organized in collaboration with Wellesley Institute, Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, and Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and George Brown College. It will take place on 7th June 2017, Wednesday at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada. This project is supported by Social Science Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

This is a one day research symposium will bring together researchers from across education, health, human rights and other disciplines, to exchange ideas, promote research, education, discus and facilitate collaboration in the field of refugee education and social inclusion.

The research symposium will:
1. Share lessons from the research on integrating refugees into Post-Secondary Education
2. Create a dialogue on needs, barriers facing the refugees and new immigrants and facilitators to inform policy changes

The day will also include panels on 3 thematic tracks and a panel of refugees. The thematic tracks are :

1. Citizenship, migrants and refugees

2. Education, Health and Social Inclusion

3. The global economy and human rights


Welcome by George Brown College President- Anne Sado
Opening Remarks by Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture - Mr. Mulugeta Abai
Keynote Address - Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute,

Refugee Student Panel –
Moderated by Dr. Kwame McKenzie
Students from SSHRC project and students from the World University Service Canada, York University


Education, Health and Social Inclusion Panel–
Moderated by Dr. Kwame McKenzie

Dr. Michaela Hynie - faculty member in the Department of Psychology, the Centre for Refugee Studies and the York Institute for Health Research at York University
Dr. Don Dippo Professor in the Faculty of Education at York University.
Dr. Yogendra B. Shakya, PhD Senior Research Scientist at Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services
Dr. Jaswant Kaur Bajwa - Professor and Research Coordinator in the Centre for Preparatory and Liberal Studies (CPLS) at George Brown College

Citizenship, migrants and refugees Panel –
Moderated by Dr. Sean Kidd - Clinical Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and a Clinician Scientist in CAMH's Complex Care and Recovery Program
Mbalu Lumor, Manager Community Engagement, CCVT
Tanya Aberman - Research and Project Coordinator at the FCJ Refugee Centre
Afsoon Donna Houshidari- Immigrant and Refugee Board Lawyer

Global Economy and Human Rights Panel –
Moderated by Dr. Don Dippo

Dr. Jennifer Hyndman -Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University
Rana Khan from UNHCR
Dr. Ezat Mossallanejad , Policy Analyst at CCVT
Francisco Rico- Martinez - Co-Director FCJ Refugee Centre

Wrapping Up - Dr. Susan McGrath, Professor at the School of Social Work, York University



Lunch and snacks will be provided


The symposium is made possible with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)


EARLY BIRD DEADLINE ENDS 31st MARCH 2017

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