Summer 2022 is on!
After two years of COVID-related disruption, CRS is excited to announce that we will be offering our Summer Course in 2022, from June 6 to 10.
The course will be offered in a hybrid format, with some participants attending in person and some attending remotely.
Canada is a global leader in refugee research, policy making, and in refugee resettlement. Ten to twelve thousand refugees are resettled annually in Canada – this is ten percent of all those who are resettled globally. Our goal at the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), one of the largest and most active refugee studies centres in the world, is to assist with building and updating the increasing and changing knowledge needs of refugee scholars and practitioners.
The summer course is an internationally acclaimed, non-credit professional development course that provides an interdisciplinary, interactive and experiential approach to the study of forced migration and refugee issues. It embraces a comparative global approach that exposes participants to the different perspectives of scholars and field-based specialists from Canada and abroad, presents highlights from research and practical work in different regions including North and South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, and involves a blend of well-respected academics and practitioners with an excellent national and international track record of research, policy engagement and publications.
The Summer Course provides an interdisciplinary, interactive and experiential approach to the study of forced migration. Through attending lectures and related small group sessions, course participants develop a deepened understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural contexts of forced migration, and the major state and non-state institutions involved in refugee protection and advocacy. Participants will have an opportunity during the course for structured networking and idea collaboration through panels and small group discussion.
All participants who complete the full course receive a York University Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Certificate.
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Click on the calendar link below to open up the program. All times in the calendar are Toronto - EDT (UTC -4).
Applicants must submit a complete Summer Course Application Form along with a resume or CV, letter of reference from an employer or volunteer supervisor, and a short autobiographical sketch outlining their academic and practical background with respect to refugee issues as well as a short statement of particular interests in this field.
Funding for the CRS Summer Course is organized by participants themselves. CRS offers partial bursaries to a limited number of participants based on availability of internal funding and need. In order to organize your funding, we recommend that you obtain sponsorship from the training allocation of a project or programme attached to your organization or donors that fund professional development activities.
2022 tuition fees
Early bird rate: $1075 CAD + 13%HST (deadline April 1, 2022)
Early bird for participants based in the Global South: $750 CAD + 13% HST (deadline April 1, 2022)
Regular rate: $1500 CAD + 13%HST (deadline May 13. 2022)
*This includes coffee breaks and a light lunch. Accommodation, travel and other costs are not included and must be covered by the participant.
Early bird rate: $925 CAD + 13%HST (deadline April 1, 2022)
Early bird for participants based in the Global South: $600 CAD + 13% HST (deadline April 1, 2022)
Regular rate: $1350 CAD + 13%HST (deadline May 13, 2022)
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Funding support is very limited and subject to availability. Submission deadline: February 15, 2022
At York University
For participants, the Executive Learning Centre at the Schulich Business School on campus is the most convenient, with summer course discount rates of CAD$159 plus 13% HST per night based on single occupancy with continental breakfast included. An additional $40 applies as double occupancy fee. Please note that we have a limited number of spaces available.
Please contact ELC reservations in order to confirm your hotel room at 416-650-8300 or email email@example.com
Quote block ID #1009789 or block name CRS Summer Course
You will need to provide a credit card to book a room.
The deadline for booking on campus is May 5, 2022
Other hotels near campus might be a little cheaper but require a short commute (please note that bus service may be irregular especially on the weekend, and taxi rides may end up adding up to the difference in hotel price, for this reason we recommend on-campus accommodation as a first choice).
Hotels near York (10-minute taxi ride):
Best Western Plus Toronto North York Hotel and Suites
50 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario M3N 1X1
Comfort Inn Toronto North
66 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario M3N 1X1
Toll Free calls: 1-877-424-6423
Holiday Inn Express Toronto-North York
30 Norfinch Drive, North York, Ontario M3N 1X1
Tel: 1 – 416-665-3500
Fax: 1 – 416 - 665-0807
Toll-Free calls: 1-800-HOLIDAY (465-4329)
Downtown Options (*please note: it will take you about 1 hour to get to York University from downtown Toronto).
Planet Traveler (Hostel) (*best option for the price and location)
357 College Street; close to Spadina and College (closest subway station, Spadina) Dorms and 2-person private rooms available. For Room Rates, please see: http://theplanettraveler.com
You can also find accommodation through third party booking services:
York University is located at 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M3J 1P3
Taxi from Toronto Pearson International Airport
You can take a taxi directly from the airport to the York University Keele Campus. A taxi from the airport to the University is approximately $50 Canadian Dollars. Many taxi companies also offer a flat rate.
Driving from Toronto Pearson International Airport
Take Hwy 401 East to Hwy 400 North, exit at Finch Avenue going east, and turn left at Sentinel Road. Follow Sentinel until the end where you will find Pond Road. Turn right onto Pond Road. You are now on York University Campus. *If staying at the ELC continue on Pond Road and make a left onto James Gillies Street (the Student Services Parking Garage will be visible on the left). The Executive Learning Centre (ELC) is next door to the Student Services Parking Garage, on Fine Arts Road, adjacent to the Schulich School of Business.
Driving from Downtown Toronto
Take the Allen Expressway north to Finch Avenue. Turn left, going west on Finch Avenue to Keele Street. Turn right onto Keele Street going north to The Pond Road entrance. Turn left onto the campus via The Pond Road entrance. Take The Pond Road to James Gillies Street, the Student Services Parking Garage will be visible on the left. The Executive Learning Centre (ELC) is next door to the Student Services Parking Garage, on Fine Arts Road, adjacent to the Schulich School of Business.
Public Transit (TTC)
The subway now runs directly to York University on Line 1 Yonge-University.
* http://www3.ttc.ca for more information
To access a York University campus map, please click HERE.
*The summer course will take place in the Kaneff Tower (#95 on the map) in room 519.
Summer Course Director
Centre for Refugee Studies
Kaneff Tower, Room 844
4700 Keele Street, Toronto
Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3