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Migrant Futures Webinar: House and home: Capital and migrants

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A webinar exploring the socio-economic implications of human mobilities in relation to the politics of housing and investments

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Newcomers to Canada contribute significantly to the real estate market of Canadian cities (one in five homes is purchased by a newcomer according to a survey published by Royal LePage in 2019). The COVID-19 pandemic has even reinforced the attractiveness of this market: sales in Canada’s two priciest real estate markets, Toronto and Vancouver, have been setting new records. In addition, large financial flows between and within the countries of the so-called Global North and South contribute to the urbanization processes of their cities, impacting the housing conditions of their inhabitants.

How does a migrant's need to find a house and home impact cities, and how do cities adapt their housing policies in response? What does investment in (transnational) real estate tell us about migration and urban processes?

Join CERC Migration for a webinar that will tackle some of these questions by looking at the socio-economic implications of human mobility in relation to the politics of housing and investment, across various social categories.

Panelists include:

  • David Ley, Emeritus Professor of Urban and Social Geography, University of British Columbia
  • Chloé Reiser, Postdoctoral Fellow, Community Housing Canada research partnership, Université de Montréal
  • Aurélie Varrel, CNRS Senior Researcher, Centre for South Asian Studies, École des hautes études en sciences sociales

Chair: Amin Moghadam, Senior Research Associate, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

For more information visit the CERC Migration website.

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The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration is the first ever CERC awarded to Ryerson University, building on the university’s strengths and commitments in the area of immigration and settlement studies.

The CERC in Migration and Integration is producing innovative and usable knowledge on the links between migration and post-migration processes, forced and voluntary mobility, internal and international migration, and the role of countries of origin and transit. The CERC pays special attention to Canadian realities while also engaging in comparative research with and among other countries in various global regions.  

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