Colloquium Series

  • Steve Schwinghamer

    Putting Pier 21 in its Place: Immigration and History at Halifax's Ocean Terminals

    Steven Schwinghamer
    Thurs. March 10, 4:00 pm

The colloquium series brings together scholars and practitioners from a variety of academic backgrounds and professional sectors. Many are engaged in either designing and implementing policy or providing services to immigrant and refugee populations. Hearing speakers from government, legal, immigrant services and community sectors provides students with insight into “real-world” issues and decision-making processes, as well as seeing how academic research can be applied to understanding and resolving such issues.

Our colloquium series is a mandatory requirement for all students enrolled in the MER specialization. Talks are scheduled during the academic year on a bi-weekly basis. In addition to our MER students and faculty, the colloquia regularly attracts students, staff, and faculty from the broader Western campus and local community members interested in what we do.undefined


Sept. 16


Sept. 30, 4:00 pm

Joanna Quinn

Political Science and Women's Studies and Feminist Research, and Faculty of Law, Western University

Mobilizing Thin Sympathy to Deal with Harm and Atrocity

Oct. 14, 4:00 pm

Kate H. Choi

Sociology, Western University

Multiracial populations in the Era of International Migration

Oct. 28, 4:00 pm

Mark Cleveland

Dan Department of Management & Organizational Studies, Western University

Blurred Ethnic Boundaries: The Palette of Mixed-Ethnic Identity and the Canvas of Consumer Behavior 

Nov. 8-10

The Pathways to Prosperity Annual Conference

Nov. 18, 4:00 pm

Eighth Annual Journeys of Migration:
Screening of the Mosque: A Community’s Struggle, followed by
a Panel Discussion and Q&A

Nov. 25, 4:00 pm

Suzan Ilcan

Sociology and Legal Studies, University of Waterloo

Syrian Experiences of Displacement and Precarious Living in Turkey

Dec. 2, 4:00 pm

Phuong Minh Vu

Economics, Western University

Transition from Landing to Work: The Impacts of Social Networks on Labour Market Outcomes of Newly Arrived Canadian Immigrants

Jan. 13, 4:00 pm

Dr. Danièle Bélanger

Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Dynamics, Laval University

The office and the CA: federal MPs’ district offices and staff in the provision of immigration services in Canada

Co-hosted by Department of Sociology 

Jan. 27, 4:00 pm

Renee Luthra

University of Essex

Does Selection Matter? Immigrant Selectivity, Skills, and the Labour Market

Feb. 10, 4:00 pm

Sarah Bassnett

Western University

Photography as Contact Zone: Witnessing the Trauma of Undocumented Migrants in Mexico

March 10, 4:00 pm

Steven Schwinghamer

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Putting Pier 21 in its Place: Immigration and History at Halifax's Ocean Terminals


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