Immigration Policies and Practices: Europe & North America (Conference)

Immigration-conference

Friday, November 30, 2012

6:00-7:30
Public Keynote Address
Liberal Democracies and the Challenge of Accommodating Diversity—A Transatlantic Perspective
Oliver Schmidtke, Director of the Centre for Global Studies; Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and History, University of Victoria

7:30-8:30
Opening Reception

Saturday, December 1, 2012

8:30-9:00

Breakfast

Controlling Asylum

Air of Asylum: Migrating the Battering Veil

Marc Legacy, PhD Student, Faculty of Education, Simon Frasier University

Queer Settlers: Exploring the Intersections of Colonial Violence and Settler Homonationalism with LGBTIQ Refugees in Canada
Katherine Fobear, PhD Candidate, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, University of British Columbia

Canada’s Implementation of Australian Immigration Detention Legislation
Alan Freckelton, LLB, LLM Student, Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia

Unaccompanied Refugee Minors: Evacuation of Children from Children’s Home in Bosnia and Herzegovina during war in 1990s
Tamara Miscovic, MSW, PhD Student, Department of Social Work, University of British Columbia

Discussant: Antje Ellermann, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

10:30-10:45

Break

10:45-12:15
Multiculturalism: Promoting it, Preventing it, and
Evaluating it
A New Approach to Multiculturalism: Canada and the United Kingdom Compared
Stephen Fielding, PhD Candidate, Department of History, University of Victoria

Immigrant Teachers, Canadian Multiculturalism and Conceptions of Greater Vancouver
Lilach Marom, PhD Student, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

Bolshevik Revolution, Finnish Socialist Immigrants and Language Question in a Soviet Ethnic Periphery, 1920–1937
Alexey Gulobev, PhD Student, History Department, University of British Columbia

Does Multiculturalism Isolate People? Diversity, Social Capital, and Attitudes towards Government in Canada
Daniel Westlake, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Discussant: Jan Lüdert, PhD Candidate, and Conrad King, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia

12:30-1:30

Lunch

1:45-3:15
Integration: Promoting it, Preventing it, and Measuring it Public Legal Education in the Immigrant Settlement Services Sector in Canada
Angela Contreras-Chavez, PhD Student, Department of Educational Studies, University of British Columbia

Voluntary Return Programs in Spain and Japan: Stopgaps or Solutions?

Genevieve Parente, PhD Student, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia

“Invisible Minorities”? A Study of Overseas Chinese in Germany’s Die Zeit Newspaper
Ryan Solcz, JD Student, Faculty of Law, University of Victoria

The Real Immigrant-Native Wage Inequality

Nick Dadson, PhD Student, Department of Economincs, Simon Fraser University

Physical Activity, Health and Migration: Perspectives of Recent Immigrant Women
Donna Lee, MA Student, Department of Kinesiology, University of British Columbia

Discussant: Suzanna Crage, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh; Visiting Scholar, Institute for European Studies, University of British Columbia

3:30-4:00

Closing remarks