Impact of Education on Social Inclusion for Refugees

Start date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 -
8:30am to 5:30pm
Postal address: 
George Brown College
290 Adelaide Street, Room 406
Toronto, ON


This research symposium will bring together researchers from across education, health, human rights and other disciplines, to exchange ideas, promote research, education, discuss and facilitate collaboration in the field of refugee education and social inclusion.

This symposium is a collaboration of Centre for Refugee Studies, York University, George Brown College, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Wellesley Institute and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health. 

  • Welcome by George Brown College President -  Anne Sado
  • Opening Remarks by Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture - Mr. Mulugeta Abai
  • Keynote Address - Dr. Kwame McKenzie, CEO, Wellesley Institute

The research symposium will:

  • Share lessons from the research on integrating refugees into post-secondary education. 
  • Create a dialogue on needs, barriers facing refugees and new immigrants and facilitators to inform policy changes.

The day will also include panels on three thematic tracks:

  • Citizenship, migrants, and refugees
  • Education, health, and social inclusion
  • The global economy and human rights

Lunch and snacks included in conference fee.

This symposium is made possible with funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

To register please click here