Actions and Detail Panel
The Impact of Education on Social Inclusion for Refugees
Wed, 7 June 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM EDT
This research symposium will bring together researchers from across education, health, human rights and other disciplines, to exchange ideas, promote research, education, discuss and facilitate collaboration in the field of refugee education and social inclusion.
This symposium is a collaboration of Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, George Brown College, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Wellesley Institute and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health.
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
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 refugees and new immigrants and facilitators to inform policy changes.
The day will also include panels on three thematic tracks:
1. Citizenship, migrants, and refugees
2. Education, health, and social inclusion
3. The global economy and human rights
Lunch and snacks included in conference fee
This symposium is made possible with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)
EARLY BIRD DEADLINE ENDS APRIL 21st!
Student pricing available!