Congratulations to polisci student Risney Tan! Risney will be travelling abroad this summer thanks to a 2019/2020 Mitacs Globalink Research Awards to conduct migration research across Western Europe.

 

Bridget Healy (M.A., EURUS), Dede Huang (B.A., PAPM) and Risny Tan (B.A., PolSci) were awarded 2019/2020 Mitacs Globalink Research Awards to conduct migration research across Western Europe.

Risny Tan
BA Political Science, Economics (2020), Carleton University
Destination: Berlin & Thuringia, Germany

About Risny’s research:

How do social conditions (levels of discrimination and racism) affect a region’s ability to attract and retain highly-skilled STEM talent from abroad?

While Berlin has been able to attract global talent with emerging clusters in the tech industry, Thuringia seems to struggle with its openness – resulting in persistent racism and repeated attacks against foreigners. This may have a dampening effect, undermining recruitment efforts undertaken by technology companies. This work hopes to illustrate the importance of social factors that are often neglected in the discussion of competitiveness and the drive for innovation.

 

These important research initiatives have been made possible by Mitacs and the Centre for European Studies (CES) Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence at Carleton University.

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To keep up with the reporting from this research, and to read other international research reports, look no further than our Outcomes section at http://migrationforinnovation.info/outcomes.