Hundreds of high school students recently visited the Carleton campus for the conference, “Refugees: Fleeing Atrocities and Building New Lives in Canada.”
The conference included a panel discussion with experts in the field of refugees and migration including Joseph Rikhof, who teaches on international law at the University of Ottawa; Shereen Benzvy Miller, Deputy Chair of the Refugee Protection Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada; and Terry Beitner, Director and General Counsel of the War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity Section of the Department of Justice.
Students also met refugees themselves, spoke with representatives from refugee agencies, and toured a “mini tent city.”
The event was part of the 6th Annual Youth Conference honouring the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Mass Atrocities.
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