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Q&A with Rupaleem Bhuyan: Migrant Mothers Project

April 6, 2015

    The Migrant Mothers Project (MMP) is a collaborative research project between the University of Toronto and a number of community groups to understand how Canadian immigration policies impact violence against women, particularly those who have precarious status. At...

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Joe Carens

Q&A with Joseph Carens: The Ethics of Immigration

January 26, 2015

Over 20% of Canada’s population is made up of immigrants. Every year, Canada welcomes migrants from various countries for work purposes, family reunification and as refugees. But are the conditions on which they are chosen ultimately fair? Joe Carens is...

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Ito Peng

Q&A with Ito Peng: Gender, Migration and the Work of Care

May 30, 2014

Researchers under the direction of Ito Peng,sociology professor at the University of Toronto, have a gargantuan task ahead of them: they are studying the migration decisions of workers who care for children, the elderly, and the disabled, and doing so...

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Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho

Q&A with Shyon Baumann and Loretta Ho: Cultural Schemas for Racial Identity in Canadian Television Advertising

May 3, 2014

Researchers at the helm of a University of Toronto study have found that racial discrimination in advertising is not only prevalent in Canada, but also reflects a variety of racial stereotypes. A series of food ads on primetime TV significantly...

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Different Gods

Q&A with Raymond Breton: The role of religion in the integration of minorities in Canada

August 7, 2013

Raymond Breton, one of the most distinguished Canadian scholars in the field of ethnic group relations, published a new book entitled Different Gods: Integrating Non-Christian Minorities into a Primarily Christian Society (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012). He agreed to sit down...

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Marche de Belleville


April 16, 2013

(Version en anglais “Migrant Minorities in France, Quebec and Canada: Social, Economic and Political Integration”) Dans de nombreux pays, les défis liés à l’intégration des immigrants sont largement débattus et très médiatisés dans la presse nationale, pourtant dans le cas...

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Belleville market: a multicultural immigrant reception area in Paris

Migrant Minorities in France, Quebec and Canada: Social, Economic and Political Integration

April 1, 2013

(Click here for version in French “Les minorités migrantes en France, au Québec et au Canada :intégration sociale, économique et politque” In many countries, the challenges of immigrant integration have received ample coverage in the nation’s newspapers, but difficulties in...

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Immigrants’ Precarious Legal Status: Economic Consequences

March 5, 2013

A study by Luin Goldring (York University) and Patricia Landolt (University of Toronto) entitled “The Impact of Precarious Legal Status on Immigrants’ Economic Outcomes” was published by the IRPP (Institute for Research on Public Policy) on October 23, 2012. According...

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Q&A with Randall Hansen: Major debates and challenges in immigration – Canada and Europe*

February 22, 2013

Let’s first focus on Canada. What do you think are some of the major debates or challenges facing Canadian immigration today? The major debate in Canada is whether our immigration system, which seemed to serve us so well for so...

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Jennifer Lee (UC Irvine)

Asian Americans and “Stereotype promise”: Immigration and the Changing Meaning of Race

January 28, 2013

Abstract: Less than a century ago, Asian Americans were considered “unassimilable” and “undesirable immigrants” who were denied citizenship, denied the right to intermarry, and confined to ethnic enclaves. Today, Asian Americans have the highest rates of intermarriage, are the most...

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