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CIC Western Canada – Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation

April 8, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm MDT

Finding Refuge in Canada: Narratives of Dislocation (Athabasca University Press) is a just published collection of stories told by refugees and those who help refugees describing the refugee experience in Canada. The book has contributors from across Canada, including Vancouver and Calgary, who will be reading from their chapters.

The event will include a moderated Q&A after the readings.

The book is available from Athabasca University Press in various formats and may be accessed prior to the event – https://www.aupress.ca/books/120296-finding-refuge-in-canada/

Register for this free and public webinar at: https://bit.ly/38Yldom

About Our Speakers

George Melnyk
Professor Emeritus of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary

One of the editors of Finding Refuge in Canada, Dr. Melnyk has written and edited over twenty-five books on Canadian cinema, Alberta literature, the co-operative movement, and other Canadian subjects. As someone who came to Canada as a refugee he is deeply connected to the phenomenon and has published articles on Canada and refugees. This is his first book on the topic.



Christina Parker
Assistant Professor in Social Development Studies @Renison University College at the University of Waterloo

One of the editors of Finding Refuge in Canada, Dr. Parker specializes in critical ethnographic and mixed methods research in diverse schools and communities and is the author of Peacebuilding, Citizenship, and Identity: Empowering Conflict and Dialogue in Multicultural Classrooms (Sense|Brill, 2016).



April 8, 2021
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm MDT
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