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Book Launch: “A National Project: Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada”

September 17, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Watch the recording of this event at https://youtu.be/2qBvofqxvag

The editors of A National Project: Syrian Refugee Resettlement in Canada [MCUP August 2020] and immigration experts discuss the experiences of refugees and receiving communities during Canada’s Operation Syrian Refugee from 2015 to 2016. They also offer key lessons to be learned from Canada’s program.


Leah Hamilton is associate professor in the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University.

Luisa Veronis is associate professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics and research chair in immigration and Franco-Ontarian communities at the University of Ottawa.

Margaret Walton-Roberts is professor of geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and the Balsillie School of Intenational Affairs.


Christopher Anderson is associate professor in the department of political science at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Bree Akesson is associate professor in the faculty of social work at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Audrey Macklin is professor and Director of the Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto


Alison Mountz is professor of Geography and environmental studies at Wilfrid Laurier University and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration.


5:30 pm: Introduction by the chair, Alison Mountz

5:35 pm A National Project: A brief overview – Hamilton, Veronis and Walton-Roberts

5:50 pm Panelists response and observations regarding Canada’s Syrian refugee resettlement experience – Anderson, Akesson and Macklin

6:20 – 7pm Questions from the virtual audience

A National Project cover

Photo credit: Nipigon-Red Rock District High School


September 17, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Balsillie School of International Affairs, 67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON Canada
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