MISC Brown Bag Lecture Series - Session 5 featuring Dr. Jill Hanley
The MISC Brown Bag Lecture series is a new project that will feature McGill and other Montreal-area scholars in the humanities and the social sciences working on research projects about Canada.
MISC will be hosting six of these lectures over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year (three per semester). The lectures will take place once a month, around the lunch hour in MISC’s conference room (Ferrier 105), and will be open to McGill faculty and students as well as any interested members of the general public. Each speaker will be speaking about a new or completed research project by emphasizing key ideas or findings to their audience. The MISC Brown Bag series will allow speakers to put forward novel research ideas that will improve our understanding of the past, present and/or future of Canada.
Our fifth session will feature Dr. Jill Hanley of McGill's School of Social Work.
“Public, Community and Government Response to the Irregular Arrivals of Refugee Claimants since 2017: Canadians’ evolving responses to refugees”
A recent project has been documenting the settlement experiences of refugee claimants who have arrived in Quebec since 2017, when high numbers began crossing the border irregularly, particularly at Roxham Road. In this presentation, we’ll share the experiences of these recently arrived claimants, and compare the response to their arrival since 2107, compared to the arrival of sponsored Syrian refugees in 2015-2017.
Jill Hanley is Associate Professor at the McGill School of Social Work and Scientific Director of the SHERPA University Institute. Her research focuses on access to social rights (health, labour, housing) for precarious status migrants, as well as their individual, family and collective strategies to defend and promote these rights. She is also a co-founder and active member of the Immigrant Workers Centre.