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Affiliation
The Centre for Refugee Studies greatly values the contributions made by its faculty, research associates, external associates and students. The Centre’s vitality and relevance depend on the active engagement of its membership. Strengthening the reciprocal relationship between CRS and its members continues to be a priority.

Memberships are reviewed and approved by the Centre’s Executive Committee. If you are interested in becoming affiliated with CRS, please send a letter of interest with a statement on how you would like to contribute to CRS, a copy of your CV, and the Application for Affiliation  to the attention of Michele Millard.

Visiting Scholar
The Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS) at York University in Toronto, Canada is an interdisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to advancing the well-being of refugees and others displaced by violence, persecution, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation through innovative research, education, and policy engagement. Since its inception in 1988, CRS is recognized as an international leader in the creation, mobilization, and dissemination of new knowledge that addresses forced migration issues in local, national and global contexts.

CRS hosts up to three visiting scholars at any one time. Scholars have access to shared office space, computer and printing facilities, the CRS documentation centre, CRS public lectures and York University’s libraries. Visiting scholars are affiliated with CRS from 1 month to 6 months, with the possibility of renewal, depending on space.

Those who are resident at CRS during the regular academic year (September to April) are normally invited to present in the CRS seminar series.

Visiting scholars who plan to commence their visit to CRS in April or come any time during summer term (May to August) are required to register for and attend our annual course on refugee and forced migration issues (normally in the first half of May) as a condition of their visit. Regular programming and opportunities for exchange and professional development at CRS come to a close at the end of March, so this course ensures a strong substantive introduction to the Centre and to people across Toronto and Canada, as well as from other countries. See http://crs.yorku.ca/summer/ for details.

We also ask scholars to acknowledge CRS’s contribution to their scholarship in publications produced while at the Centre.

Researchers wishing to apply for CRS visiting scholar status are requested to email the CRS Director with their complete  Application for Visiting Scholars, a copy of  their resume, and a sample of their written research.

Please note: Anyone planning on doing research involving human participants while affiliated with CRS as a visiting scholar will have to get Research Ethics approval before commencing their research. Please contact Ms. Alison Collins-Mrakas at the following coordinates.

Alison Collins-Mrakas 
Senior Manager & Policy Advisor
Office of Research Ethics
Kaneff Tower
Tel: 416.736.5914
Fax: 416.736.5512

For more information about Research Ethics at York University, visit their website: http://www.yorku.ca/research/support/ethics/

Research that has been approved for ethics by the visitor’s home institution will be expedited through the York office.

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