12 JANVIER 2017 - Que signifie le discours sur les droits de la personne pour les politiques canadiennes sur l'immigration et l'accueil des réfugiés?

Gordon F. Henderson Speaker Series on Refugee History | Conférences Gordon F. Henderson sur l'histoire des réfugiés

Dans le cadre de la Série de conférences Gordon F. Henderson sur l'histoire des réfugiés,
le Centre de recherche et d’enseignement sur les droits de la personne est heureux de présenter :


Que signifie le discours sur les droits de la personne pour les politiques canadiennes
sur l'immigration et l'accueil des réfugiés?

(En anglais seulement.) The “refugee experience” has never been a consistent one in Canada. Current immigration laws and policies are critiqued by many human rights activists and scholars who affirm that while many groups have been welcomed and have successfully integrated into Canadian society, others are still sent back to their home countries to face persecution or death. Others have experienced discrimination and a rather difficult, if not unsuccessful, process of integration once they have been admitted to Canada.

Canada has offered protection to over 700,000 refugees since the end of the Second World War. Political refugees, refugees of diverse sexual orientations, and others fleeing persecution and fearing for their lives have found their way to Canada in the search for “sanctuary.” However, the central paradox of asylum concerns the following question: What right does a non-citizen have to enter a foreign country without permission? Canada’s history on refugee reception provides a complicated answer. This talk will explore the ways in which concerned citizens approached the state to argue for humane, more open, and fair reform to discriminatory and selective immigration policy using the language of human rights.


Jeudi le 12 janvier 2017
10 h à 11 h 30
Pavillon Fauteux, FTX570
(57, Louis Pasteur, uOttawa)

Toutes et tous sont bienvenus.
Cet événement sera présenté en anglais.
RSVP à HRREC@uOttawa.ca.


Conférencière :

  • Stephanie BANGARTH | Professeure agrégée, Département d'histoire, King's University College, Western University

(En anglais seulement.) Dr. Stephanie Bangarth is an Associate Professor in History at King’s University College, at the University of Western Ontario. As a graduate of King’s, she is delighted to be teaching at an institution that had an important impact on her academic career. She went on to complete her PhD at the University of Waterloo in 2004. She taught at the University of Guelph for two years before coming to King’s in 2006. Dr. Bangarth is also an Adjunct Teaching Professor in the Department of History at Western and is also a Faculty Research Associate with the Collaborative Graduate Program in Migration and Ethnic Studies (MER) at Western. She also serves on MER’s Executive and Steering Committees.


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