Creating Pathways and Crossing Borders: Access to Higher Education for Refugees and Precarious Migrants

When:
February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm America/Toronto Timezone
2018-02-08T12:00:00-05:00
2018-02-08T14:00:00-05:00
Where:
Founders College Senior Common Room (Room 305)

TOPICS/SPEAKERS:

1: Access to Higher Education for Refugees in Dadaab, Kenya: The Borderless Higher Education for Refugees (BHER) Project

Aida Orgocka, BHER Project Manager

2: Resettling Refugee Students: The World University Service of Canada (National and York University Campuses)

Chiedza Pasipanodya, WUSC Ottawa – Regional Liaison Officer

Myriame Flurisca WUSC Glendon

Robert Hanlon, WUSC Keele – Chairman

Aelya Salman, WUSC Keele – Student Refugee Program Coordinator

3) York University’s Access for Students With Precarious Immigration Status Program

Tanya Aberman, Research and Program Coordinator, FCJ Refugee Centre and York U Access for Students With Precarious Immigration Status Program

Discussant: Professor Luin Goldring, Department of Sociology, York University

Panel Chair and Co-Organizer (with WUSC Keele Campus Committee): John Carlaw, Project Lead, York University Syria Response and Refugee Initiative

Event Contact: John Carlaw refugees@yorku.ca

This panel is organized by York’s local World University Service of Canada Committees and Syria Response and Refugee Initiative as part of Refugee Awareness Week 2018. Thank you to the Centre for Refugee Studies and Founders College for support with this activity.

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Refugee Awareness Week 2018 from February 5th to 9th is a collaborative initiative of a coalition of York University student groups and supporting departments working on refugee issues and advocacy. It is meant so promote education and engagement in this field.

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