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Why migrants risk everything to cross borders in unsafe conditions

Why migrants risk everything to cross borders in unsafe conditions

(Photo source) By Brian Hill Global News Many people, including Canadian politicians, are still trying to come to grips with the fact that a family of four with two children froze to death while trying to cross the border from Canada into the United States last week. But those who understand human migration best say it was […]

Access To Justice for Refugees: How Legal Aid and Quality of Counsel Impact Fairness and Efficiency in Canada’s Asylum System

Access To Justice for Refugees: How Legal Aid and Quality of Counsel Impact Fairness and Efficiency in Canada’s Asylum System

CRS is pleased to announce the release of this report on access to justice for refugees, produced in collaboration with the CERC in Migration and Integration, and the Canadian Foundation for Civil Justice. The report, which is co-authored by Craig Damian Smith, Sean Rehaag, and Trevor Farrow gathers data from stakeholders, including a survey of […]

Immigrant workers at Alberta meat plants vulnerable to dangerous conditions, research finds

Immigrant workers at Alberta meat plants vulnerable to dangerous conditions, research finds

(Photo by Reuters/Todd Korol. Image source: Calgary Herald, Nov 25, 2021) Migrant and refugee workers in Alberta’s meat-packing plants face dangerous working conditions and precarious employment, according to new research from York University. The research, conducted by Bronwyn Bragg and Jennifer Hyndman, alongside Calgary advocacy group ActionDignity, involved interviews and surveys with immigrant workers in […]

Syria Response and Refugee Initiative (SRRI): Final Report

Syria Response and Refugee Initiative (SRRI): Final Report

From Fall 2015 until the end of April, 2019, the York University Syria Response and Refugee Initiative (SRRI) led York’s participation in the Pan-GTA Ryerson University Lifeline Syria Challenge to sponsor Syrian refugees and helped educate, mobilize and work with York students to promote awareness and become engaged in refugee issues on campus and with […]

Announcing new CRS Assistant Director

Announcing new CRS Assistant Director

CRS is pleased to welcome Dr. Aderomola Adeola as the CRS Assistant Director for 2021-22. Aderomola specializes in the fields of migration, refugee studies, human rights and internal displacement. She has contributed significantly to discussions in these fields through academic publications, advocacy and policy development. She led the Global Engagement Network on Internal Displacement in […]

Announcement: Recipient of the 2021 Anthony Richmond Scholarship

Announcement: Recipient of the 2021 Anthony Richmond Scholarship

The Centre for Refugee Studies is delighted to announce that Michael De Santi has received the 2021 Anthony Richmond Scholarship. This scholarship recognizes promising graduate student research on the intersections of forced migration and environmental changes, such as climate change, flooding, drought, forest fires, and land or sanitary degradation. Michael De Santi is completing his […]

The Refugee Law Lab is delighted to announce the launch of the Refugee Law Lab Reporter

The Refugee Law Lab is delighted to announce the launch of the Refugee Law Lab Reporter

The RLLR publishes positive decisions from the Refugee Protection Division of Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Board. We publish these decisions because the vast majority of Canadian refugee decisions published elsewhere involve refugee claims that were denied at first instance. The disproportionate publication of refugee decisions that involve negative first instance decisions distorts jurisprudence, prevents lawyers […]