June 1, 2018
For Immediate Release

WATERLOO – Leading African migration and food security scholar Jonathan Crush has been named Wilfrid Laurier University’s University Research Professor for 2018/19. The award recognizes continuous and outstanding achievement in research by a full-time faculty member.

“This award brings my academic career full circle,” said Crush. “As an alumnus of Laurier, I am particularly honoured to be recognized by the university that gave me my start as a researcher and to which I returned in 2012.”

Crush studies international migration and development, and rapid urbanization and food security in the Global South. He is a professor in Laurier’s School of International Policy and Governance and is a Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) Chair in Global Migration and Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA).

“Dr. Crush’s influence and ability to inspire research and establish global networks on migration is a testament to his skillfulness as a researcher and collaborator,” said Robert Gordon, vice-president: research. “Jonathan has not only made an impact in the study of migration and food security in the global south, but he has also informed policy and decision making at the highest levels.”

For the full news release, please visit Laurier’s page.

Media Contacts

Jonathan Crush, Professor
Geography and Environmental Studies
CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development
Balsillie School of International Affairs
226-772-3123 or [email protected]

Kevin Crowley, Director
Communications & Public Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
519-884-0710 ext. 3070 or [email protected]

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