After the Flight: Community-University Refugee & Migration Symposium

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, as well as share research, knowledge and passion on refugee and migration issues.

This year’s program features panel presentations, a career night, a conversation on media representations, 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 open to the public.  Join us for seven events over six days!

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

 Goals:

  • 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, Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST), 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

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – OCTOBER, 2017

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.
This session is designed especially for early career professionals in the settlement sector and students.

 

Thursday, Oct. 12
Workshop: Responsible Research with the Settlement Sector
VENUE: ISSofBC Welcome Centre
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Light dinner offered.

 

Monday, Oct. 16
Panel: How are we doing? Refugee Private Sponsorship in Canada
VENUE: Global Lounge, UBC
TIME: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Light dinner offered by Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine
This session is open to students, faculty, volunteers, people who arrived as refugees, claimants and immigrants, settlement sector providers, and anyone interested in the private sponsorship of refugees.
Please RSVP on EventBrite.

 

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 by Tayybeh: A Celebration of Syrian Cuisine
This session is open to students, faculty, people who arrived as refugees, claimants and immigrants, settlement sector providers, and anyone interested in media representations of newcomers to Canada.
Please RSVP on EventBrite.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Panel: Community Approaches to Healing Trauma
VENUE: UBC Robson Square
TIME:  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This session is open to students, faculty, people who arrived as refugees, claimants and immigrants, settlement sector providers, and anyone interested in community approaches to healing trauma faced by refugees and refugee claimants.
Light refreshments offered.
Please RSVP on EventBrite.

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.
This session is open to students, faculty, people who arrived as refugees, claimants and immigrants, settlement sector providers, employers, and anyone interested in the contributions that newcomers make to our communities.
This event is now Sold Out! To be added to the wait list, please send your name and contact details to Lindsay at lindsay.marsh@ubc.ca or 604-822-1672.

 

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