Borders in Globalization

Borders in Globalization (BIG) is an innovative, integrative, and sustainable network of academic partners from Canada, the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, which is engaged with non-academic organizations that are involved in the management of borders and borderlands in Canada and worldwide.

Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CALACS) working group on migration (in association with the Regional Network of Civil Organizations for Migration (RRCOM))

CALACS is a diverse and vibrant Canadian based international scholarly organization that promotes disciplinary and interdisciplinary research and teaching. The Association disseminates and mobilizes knowledge of Latin America and the Caribbean and their Diasporas through networks and partnerships in Canada and abroad.

Canadian Network on Humanitarian History

A multidisciplinary group interested in the History of humanitarian aid in academia, archives and NGOs

Centre for Transnational Cultural Analysis

CTCA is a research hub that brings together scholars and students working with transnational approaches to studies in the humanities.

Exceptional/Exceptionable Space

A research collaboration between Migration and Diaspora Studies and the School of Architecture and Urbanism

Global Refugee Policy Network

Our hope is that this network will help foster greater discussion and collaboration on research relating to the making, implementation and evaluation of ‘global refugee policy’ (a formal statement of, and a proposed course of action in response to, a problem relating to protection, solutions or assistance for refugees or other populations of concern to the global refugee regime).


The International Metropolis Project is an international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity.

Mobility & Politics

Mobility & Politics is a joint faculty-student research cluster that meets regularly to analyze the political causes and effects of migration and mobility. Members of the cluster analyze the changing role of states, international organizations, and other stakeholders seeking to regulate and take influence on movements of people, and, in general, the transformation of migration governance at the level of national, regional and global politics.

Migration, Citizenship & the related campaigns that shape social action

Some interests of the research cluster:

o   The changing roles of campaign mobilization,

o   The shift to ‘big data’ modalities for launching campaigns

o   The exploration of donor funding for campaign mobilizations

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Refugee Movement to Canada, 1981-89

The overarching goal of this research cluster is to document and analyze a unique episode in Canada’s immigration and refugee policy. It will, for example,

  • digitally capture the memories, dialogue and reflections of former Canadian immigration officials, BCC organizers and former refugee
  • create a full-year honours-level course in migration and diaspora history in which students can conduct primary
    research (ie. archival, oral histories) while gaining valuable experience in collaborative community research.

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Postcolonial/Decolonial Reading Group

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World Studies Reading Group

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