McGill University, Montreal
The McGill Refugee Research Group brings together faculty, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students at McGill working on refugee and forced migration issues.


The aim of the McGill Refugee Research Group is to develop the refugee research community at McGill by:

1. Connecting people across different faculties and departments with shared interests in refugees and forced migration;

2. Sharing information about activities and opportunities in this field at McGill and in Montreal; and

3. Hosting talks, workshops, film screenings and other events.

McGill Refugee Research Group activities are supported by an FRQSC team grant "Refugee protection and struggles for justice: From local to global contexts.

Upcoming Events in 2019-2020: 

Friday 27 September, 12:00-1:30 –

Jane McAdam (University of New South Wales)

“A Month, a Year, a Decade? The Temporal Capacity of International Protection for Refugees and other Forced Migrants”
Location: New Chancellor Day Hall 201 (Lunch provided)
Co-hosted with the Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law and the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism

Thursday 10 October, 12:00-1:30 –

Martha Balaguera (University of Toronto)

“Refuge as Punishment: Everyday Struggles of Central American Asylum Seekers in Southern California”
Location: Peterson 116 (Lunch provided)
Co-hosted with the Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID), Réseau d’études latino-américaines de Montréal (RELAM) and Équipe de recherche interuniversitaire sur l’inclusion et la gouvernance en Amérique latine (ERIGAL)

Friday 8 November, 12:00-1:30 –

Stephanie Schwartz (University of Southern California)

“After Displacement: Returnees in International Politics”
Location: Leacock 429 (Lunch provided)
Co-hosted with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS)

Friday 15 November, 12:00-1:30 –

Philippe Borbeau (Université Laval)

Resilience and World Politics: Inducing the Securitisation of International Migration
Location: Leacock 429 (Lunch provided)
Co-hosted with the Centre for International Peace and Security Studies (CIPSS)

Monday 2 December, 12:00-2:00 –

Jill Hanley (McGill University), Sabine Lehr (Royal Roads University/Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria), Geoff Cameron (University of Toronto)

Refugee resettlement to Canada: Outcomes and challenges
Location: Wendy Patrick Room, 118 Wilson Hall (Lunch provided)