Bordering on Crisis: Citizenship, Borders and Forced Displacement
Keynote Speaker: Nevzat Soguk Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
To register for the conference: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/12th-crs-annual-students-conference-tickets-35372116954
To register for the keynote speech: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/crs-student-conference-2017-keynote-speaker-lecture-professor-nevzat-soguk-tickets-37735707517
The Robarts Centre is hosting, along with Dahdaleh Global Health Research Institute, York Centre for Asian Research, Centre for Refugee Studies and the Consulate General of India in Toronto, the Canada India Symposium. The Symposium aims to highlight and showcase the existing research and collaboration between Canada and India. It will also identify bottlenecks, challenges, and factors that underpin success. Bringing together academics, diplomats, policy makers, technocrats, and the business community, the Symposium will explore future opportunities and collaborations between Canada and India that can help foster new research, policy and innovation processes. Lastly, the Symposium will explore how Canadians can build better long-term relationships with their Indian counterparts.
The Symposium will be held on October 13, 2017 at York University. For more detailed information about the Symposium and location, please visit the Canada India Symposium Website.
The 2017-2018 Refugees Welcome Here! campaign is getting underway! We want YOU to join us!
Please come out to our first meeting and learn how YOU can get involved and make a difference.
Please invite your friends and RSVP on our facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/1493256304099559 !
Now in its 3rd year, the goals of the YorkU Refugees Welcome Here! campaign have been to work collaboratively with and to educate York students and the wider community about refugee issues and encourage students and community members to work together to address them. In this space the University’s Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, students and student groups share what they are doing and think of ways to collaborate in this field.
We are looking for students that want to get involved!
Prior years’ activities have included:
– Refugees Welcome Here! messaging & photography
– a Winter coat drive for the FCJ Refugee Centre
– paying off the transportation loans of Keele Campus WUSC (York students!) sponsored refugee students (see https://t.co/lCWh4alLHq )
– Refugees Welcome Here! Week (February)
– Planning and participating in Toronto’s Refugee Rights Month (April)
– Volunteering as interpreters and on Syrian refugee sponsorship teams
You can read more about what we’ve done together in prior years at http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/refugees/refugees-welcome/
Questions? Please contact us at email@example.com .
Please fill in this questionnaire to get involved https://goo.gl/forms/QKSWjuzofManGmf42 !
Please invite your friends and RSVP on our facebook event page, and join us October 16th! https://www.facebook.com/events/1493256304099559
Can’t come? Even if you can’t come, please fill in our volunteer form at https://goo.gl/forms/QKSWjuzofManGmf42 to make sure you get involved!
12:15-2:30 (Month 13 Workshop)
Please RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/BmbwfyhncMK2UR6b2
York University’s Centre for Refugee Studies and Syria Response and Refugee Initiative are hosting a workshop by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) on Month 13 Planning for private sponsors and the interested public.
Sponsors and attendees will learn about:
· The post-sponsorship relationship and the dynamics of this relationship
· When sponsors need to start preparing newcomers for Month13; and
· The role of sponsors during the “transition period,” including important tasks to consider
Suneet Kharay, RSTP National Trainer
Karen Anderson, Supervisor, Direct Program, Yonge Eglinton Employment and Social Services
Suneet Kharay will deliver the RSTP workshop and discussion while Karen Anderson from Toronto Employment and Social Services will answer questions that sponsors may have about applying for social assistance (Ontario Works).
Event Organizer and Contact: John Carlaw, firstname.lastname@example.org, Project Lead, York University Syria Response and Refugee Initiative, Centre for Refugee Studies
**Please note: this session is not an introduction to refugee sponsorship, to find such a session/learn more about other workshops and events offered by the Refugee Sponsorship Training Program (RSTP) please visit http://www.rstp.ca/en/training/workshops/ .