The impact of immigration to Vancouver is unmistakable, and wide-reaching. Join us for an evening of research and practice-based reflection, in connection with Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) and their celebration of 40 years of service and impact in Vancouver.
A diverse panel of practitioners, researchers, and innovators will lead this free public dialogue on how immigration has shaped Vancouver's evolution, by presenting insights from their respective policy, empirical, and design perspectives. A moderated Q&A and informal reception to view the ISSofBC anniversary installation located in the MOV Studio, will follow.
The Impact of immigration in Vancouver Past and Present
Geoff Meggs, a twice-elected member of the Vancouver City Council, is also an award-winning journalist, author and communications specialist whose career has combined senior leadership positions in government and the labour movement.
Refugee resettlement: how it’s changing the face of Vancouver
Kathy Sherrell, division manager of ISSofBC’s settlement services, acquired her PhD in geography last year researching the influence of legal status and place on the settlement outcomes of refugees settling in Vancouver and Winnipeg.
Vancouver’s ethno-cultural landscape, projected to 2031
Daniel Hiebert, Professor of Geography at UBC and Co-Director of Metropolis British Columbia which is a centre of excellence dedicated to studying immigration and diversity, has done extensive research on the integration of immigrants in Canadian cities, particularly on issues related to their participation in housing and labour markets.
Architecture as social activism
Gregory Henriquez, a recipient of the Governor General's Medal in Architecture, is best known for the design of community-based mixed-use and social housing projects in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver, including the Woodward’s redevelopment.
Alden Habacon, is a diversity and inclusion specialist who is currently serving as UBC’s Director of Intercultural Understanding Strategy Development.
*free admission | *light reception & mingling to follow
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