Programme Summer Institute - Skilled Migration Flows & Borders in a Globalized World

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Balsillie School of International Affairs, Room 1-42
67 Erb St. W, Waterloo ON, Canada

TUESDAY 23 MAY

8.45-9.15am: Refreshments

9.15-9.45am: Welcome
Opening welcome from John Ravenhill, Director of the Balsillie School of International Affairs
Opening address by Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

9.45-11.30am Session 1: Migrants outside the Big City
Chair: Marina Ghosh

Presentations:
1. Rafael Harun, PhD Candidate, School of Planning, University of Waterloo “Moving Forward with Ethnoburb and Income Inequality - A Preliminary Analysis” - POWERPOINT
2. Pallak Arora, Masters Candidate in Capacity Development and Extension, University of Guelph “Immigrant Voices: An Exploration of Immigrants’ Experiences in Rural Ontario” (paper with Al Lauzon) - POWERPOINT
3. Martin Barthel, PhD Candidate, Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland “Exploring Subbordia – the impact of trans-border suburbanization on migration flows and connectivity at the Polish–German border. Szczecin and its German hinterland” (paper with Ewelina Barthel) - POWERPOINT

Discussants:
• Liam Riley, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs
• Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, Associate Dean School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University, Associate Director, International Migration Research Centre

11.30-11.45am: Refreshments

11.45am-1.30pm Session 2: Borders
Chair: Liam Riley

Presentations:
1. Carla Angulo-Pasel, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs “The Categorized and Invisible: The Effects of the ‘Border’ on Women Migrant Transit Flows in Mexico” - POWERPOINT
2. Jennifer Kandjii, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs “Contesting Citizenship: Xenophobia, belonging and activism in South Africa” - POWERPOINT
3. Matthew O’Neill, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University Belfast (UK) “British-Irish Trade Relations: New Cross-Border Model Post-Brexit” 

Discussants:
• Melissa Kelly, Borders in Globalization Postdoctoral Fellow, Carleton University
• Patricia Goff, Associate Professor in Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University

1.30-2.30pm: Lunch

2.30-4.15pm Session 3: Redefining “Skilled” and Redefining “Migration”
Chair: Simon Dalby

Presentations:
1. Hari KC, PhD Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs “Structural ‘borders’ and the disillusioned diasporic self: An analysis of the post-immigration experiences of South Asian skilled immigrants in the Waterloo region through the parent-child relational dynamic” - POWERPOINT
2. Emmanuel Ilori, PhD Candidate, University of the Western Cape South Africa “Assessment of skilled immigrants in South Africa: An overview of small business activities in Cape Town” - POWERPOINT
3. Anke Patzelt, PhD Candidate, University of Ottawa “Negotiating Integration and Mobility – Experiences of Highly Skilled German Immigrants in Canada.” - POWERPOINT

Discussants:
• Alan Whiteside, Professor, CIGI Chair in Global Health Policy, Wilfrid Laurier University
• Micheline van Riemsdijk, Livingston Professor in Population Geography, University of Tennessee Knoxville

WEDNESDAY 24 MAY

8.45- 9.15am: Refreshments

9.15-11.00am Session 4: Skills Development and Labour Market Integration
Chair: Margaret Walton-Roberts

Presentations:
1. Guanglong Pang, honours student in Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University “A Case Study on How Socio-cultural Skill Influence Chinese International Students' Cross-cultural Adaptation” - POWERPOINT
2. Jack Chen, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo “The relative labour market performance of former international students: Evidence from the Canadian National Graduates Survey” (paper with Mikal Skuterud) - POWERPOINT
3. Jue Zhang, PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo “The influence of skill versatility on immigrant labour market integration

Discussants:
• Mikal Skuterud, Associate Professor in Economics, University of Waterloo
• Paul Maxim, Professor in Economics, Wilfrid Laurier University, Director of the Master of International Public Policy Program, Balsillie School of International Affairs

11.00-11.15am: Refreshments

11.15am-1.00pm
Keynote presentation Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, Director of the Borders in Globalization Academic Network “Tensions and contradictions in Border and migration studies”

1.00-2.00pm: Lunch

2.00-3.45pm Session 5: International Migration Policy Models
Chair: Mary S. Caesar (Postdoctoral Fellow, Balsillie School of International Affairs)

Presentations:
1. Hector Goldar Perrote, MA Geography Candidate, Wilfrid Laurier University “Highly skilled foreign workers in Japan and the highly skilled foreign professional visa” - POWERPOINT
2. Roberto Uebel, PhD Candidate, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul “Canada’s immigration public policies and possible applications in the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)” - POWERPOINT
3. Stephanie Kowal, MIPP Candidate, and Emma Fingler, MAGG Candidate, Balsillie School of International Affairs “Regulating Recruitment & Labour Migration: Improving Human Rights Protections for Women Migrant Workers from Nepal in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates” - POWERPOINT

Discussants:
• Emmanuel Brunet-Jailly, Professor, School of Public Administration, University of Victoria, Director of the Borders in Globalization Academic Network
• Simon Dalby, CIGI Chair in the Political Economy of Climate Change, Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University

3.45-4.00pm: Refreshments

4.00-5.45pm Session 6: Care, Recruitment and Gender
Chair: Jonathan Crush (CIGI Chair in Global Migration and Development, Professor, School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University)

Presentations:
1. Maddy Thompson, PhD Candidate, Newcastle University “Two years’ experience in an urban hospital? How international nursing recruiters shape flows of Philippine nurses” - POWERPOINT
2. Marcia Kim, PhD Candidate, University of Calgary “Agency As an Alternative to Deficits: Internationally Educated Nurses in Multilingual Health Care Environments”
3. Christine Noelle Peralta, PhD Candidate, University of Illinois “Nursing the Nation: Examining the History of Early Migrant Nurses and the Origins of University Nursing Programs in the Philippines” - POWERPOINT

Discussants:
• Heidi Kaspar, Lecturer, Department of Geography, University of Zürich
• Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, Associate Dean School of International Policy and Governance, Wilfrid Laurier University, Associate Director, International Migration Research Centre

Closing comments: Margaret Walton-Roberts.