The Pedagogy and Policy of Youth Resettlement: A Public Symposium


9:30am – 10:00am
Registration & coffee

10:00am – 10:30am 

10:30am – 12:00pm
PANEL ONE: Critical Perspectives on Policy Related to Youth and Migration
Chair: Kiran Mirchandani, Adult Education and Community Development, LHAE, OISE/UT

Canada’s Refugee Policy Context: The Security and Privatization Nexus
Sajedeh Zahraei, University of Toronto

Patterns of Dispossession in Canada’s Reception of Refugees Youth
Philip Ackerman, FCJ Refugee Centre

The Politics of Recognition: Refugee Learners and Educational Policy
Neda Asadi, University of Alberta

Countering violent extremism through education: The experience of Britain’s Prevent Programme
Paul Thomas, University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom

12:00pm – 1:15pm
Lunch (Registration Required)

1:15pm – 2:45pm
PANEL TWO: Young People and Migration in Research
Chair: Soheila Pashang, Immigrant & Refugee Program, Seneca College

Refugee Youth as GARs, PSRs, and power brokers in Canada
Jennifer Hyndman, York University

The Art of Transition
Erin Howley, YIT Research Member

Youth Consciousness Across Borders
Genevieve Ritchie, OISE/University of Toronto

Racialized Youth’s Practices of Resistance: Implications for Educational Policy
Thashika Pillay, University of Alberta

2:45pm – 3:15pm
Coffee Break

3:15pm – 4:15pm
PANEL THREE: The Art of Being Young: Resettling in the ‘Fortress Europe’
Chair: Chandni Desi
Philip Taucher, Muhammad Kandil, Amro Hikal, Association of Vienna Youth Centres

4:30pm – 6:00pm
PANEL FOUR: Perspectives on Youth, Community, and Activism
Chair: June Larkin, Equity Studies (New College) & Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

Migrant and Refugee Justice in Toronto: Activism, Advocacy and Solidarity
Ghadeer Malek, YIT Research Member

Queer and Trans Migration: Canadian Border Imperialism
Kusha Dadui, Supporting Our Youth

Research Informed Performance Art: “Aranee” a short performance to provoke and challenge our emotional landscapes
Doris Rajan & Roshanak Jaberi

6:00pm – 6:30pm