Cultural Identity and Multiculturalism on Film (Canada)

Intercultural Pedagogyi am… Films about cultural identity, multiculturalism, and integration, available for free from Toronto Metropolitan University, Canada.

Graduate students from across Canada were invited to submit proposals to be part of an exciting opportunity to capture their individual expressions of identity and belonging or not belonging in a three-minute film. Through a competitive selection process, 28 students were selected to receive professional mentorship and support to produce an engaging short film of their unique story. Most of them had little or no filmmaking experience but got busy inside their pandemic bubbles for six months. These short films together weave a tapestry of Canadian identity today. Project led by Toronto Metropolitan University professor Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration, and by Gemini award-winning filmmaker and scholar Cyrus Sundar Singh.

For an article explaining more about the project, see: 

Office of the Vice President, Research and Innovation. (2022). Telling stories of identity and multiculturalism through film. Innovation Newsletter, Toronto Metropolitan University.

 

Toronto Metropolitan U: Project Coordinator – Complex Migration Flows (Canada)

“JobSenior Research Fellow/Project Coordinator – Complex Migration Flows and Drivers, CERC in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 15 June 2022.

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University invites applications of interest from post-doctoral and more senior researchers for the position of a full-time Project Coordinator for a global partnership project examining complex migration flows and multiple drivers in comparative perspective. This six-year project adopts a socio-ecological systems framework that integrates the different drivers and types of migration. The multidisciplinary project will focus on the following:

  1. Generate new data and combine with existing evidence, to map the links between internal, intra-regional and intercontinental migration along complex corridors of population flows in three migration systems;

  2. Develop and test new analytical models that explain the interplay among migration drivers (environmental conditions, demographic and health factors, economic development dynamics, socio-political issues) taking into account also cultural and emotional processes that eventually shape people’s decisions to migrate; and

  3. Translate research knowledge into policy-tools (by developing digital visualization tools, interactive story-driven dashboards, and infographics modeled on approaches found in contemporary data journalism) that will support an efficient and rights-based governance of international migration.

Toronto Metropolitan U: Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship in Migration (Canada)

Fellowships

CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship, CERC in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada. Deadline: 13 June 2022.

The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program welcomes practitioners from civil society organizations or government bodies who have international experience working in the field of migration or immigrant integration and inclusion to apply to participate in a one-month residency at Toronto Metropolitan University. The Fellowship program invites applications from practitioners outside of Canada for the 2022-2023 academic year. The residency takes place in Toronto and must occur between October 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 for a consecutive period of 20 to 35 days. CERC Migration anticpates awarding two fellowships for the next academic year.

The CERC Civil Society & Public Administration Fellowship program promotes international collaboration and learning exchange between practitioners and researchers. It provides a unique professional development opportunity for practitioners to share and build on their field experience, connect to an expert team of Canadian and international researchers and local stakeholders, and receive research training or conduct their own field research. The experience will help practitioners develop and bring back to their organizations innovative ideas for applied research and evidence-based good practices. At the same time, practitioners would be encouraged to contribute their perspectives to the work of the CERC Migration team.

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