University of Manitoba Café Scientifique
“Is Canada a Safe Haven? Experiences in Resettling Refugees in Canada”
More people are on the move than ever before. Wars, environmental degradation, and political repression have greatly increased the numbers of refugees worldwide. With the growing numbers of people forcibly displaced, there are differing opinions on whether Canada is doing too much or too little with regard to refugee resettlement. Our panel of experts will focus on current debates, issues and research on the topic. They will discuss several aspects, including our duty to protect others, the costs of resettlement and misconceptions that shape false attitudes and beliefs, while providing insight from professional fields to improve public knowledge.
This event is an interactive panel discussion for non-researchers (you, me, neighbours, friends). In a relaxed atmosphere, specialists will talk about their work and the questions raised.
The panelists are Abdikheir Ahmed (Director, Immigrant Partnerships of Winnipeg), Shauna Labman (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law), and Lori Wilkinson (Professor, Sociology and Criminology, Faculty of Arts, University of Manitoba). The moderator is Carol Sanders (Reporter, Winnipeg Free Press).
Please join us for a lively discussion, debate, and refreshments. Seating is limited. Please RSVP to:
Research_Communications@umanitoba.ca or call 204-474-6689.