Nov. 5 Panel


Mark your calendars for the second annual refugee & migration symposium. Organized by campus and community partners, the 2017 After the Flight symposium provides opportunities to learn from one another, exchange refugee and claimant settlement experiences, share research, knowledge and passion on refugee and migration issues.

This year’s program features panel presentations, a career night, and a film screening to explore the dynamics of refugee and immigrant settlement and integration.

If you are a researcher or work with researchers in the field, make sure to attend the Responsible Research workshop to explore the engagement process between community and the university with faculty, students, and settlement sector.

As usual, all our events are free and open to the public.  Join us for seven events over six days!

*Please stay tuned for details and RSVP links for our various events.

Dates: October 11th – October 19th, 2017

UBC Point Grey Venues:

  • Liu Institute for Global Issues (Multipurpose Room), 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver
  • Global Lounge, 2205 Lower Mall, Vancouver

Vancouver Venues:

  • UBC Robson Square (HSBC Room), 800 Robson St, Vancouver
  • ISSofBC Welcome Centre (Vancity Room -2nd floor), 2610 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
  • Pacific Cinematheque, 1131 Howe St, Vancouver


  • To reframe the public discourse around refugees and migrants by bringing new research and conversations to light around refugee settlement and integration in our communities and places of learning.
  • To showcase responsible, community engaged research practices and include perspectives from both students and settlement providers about the value of working together to address research gaps and community needs.

Our organizers this year: AMSSA, MOSAIC, ISSofBC, the Vancouver Immigration Partnership, UBC Community Engagement, UBC Liu Institute for Global Issues and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC International Student Development, the UBC Graduate Student Migration Network, and the UBC Equity and Inclusion Office.

For context, please watch the following UNHCR videos, the Global Trends Data 2015 and the Global Trends Report 2016.

Refugee Panel Q&A


Wednesday, Oct. 11
Career Exploration Evening: Careers in the Settlement Sector
VENUE: Global Lounge, UBC
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Light dinner offered.
UBC students, please register for this event using CareersOnline. Other students, please RSVP directly with Sarah Cameron, International Transition Advisor, at


Thursday, Oct. 12
Workshop: Responsible Research with the Settlement Sector
VENUE: ISSofBC Welcome Centre
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Light dinner offered.
This session is designed especially for graduate students, researchers, and faculty with experience in this area to engage in dialogue.
Please RSVP on EventBrite.


Monday, Oct. 16
Panel: How are we doing? Private Sponsorship in Canada
VENUE: Global Lounge, UBC
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Light dinner offered.


Tuesday, Oct. 17
A Facilitated Conversation on “Seeking a New Life in Canada”: Media Representations of Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Forced Migrants
VENUE: Liu Institute Multipurpose Room, UBC
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Refreshments offered.
Please RSVP on EventBrite.


Wednesday, Oct. 18
Panel: Community Approaches to Healing Trauma
VENUE: UBC Robson Square
TIME:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Light refreshments offered.

Film Screening: Constance on the Edge
VENUE: Pacific Cinematheque theatre
TIME: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Buy tickets here. Tickets also available at the door.


Thursday, Oct. 19
Panel: Economic Contributions of Refugees, Immigrants, and Newcomers
VENUE: UBC Robson Square
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Light dinner offered.

Disclaimer: Please note that by using EventBrite, your information will be stored on the Eventbrite server, which is located outside Canada. If you do not wish to use this service, please email directly to register. Thank you.