Book Launch and Panel Discussion | Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions

When:
September 27, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
2019-09-27T10:00:00-04:00
2019-09-27T11:30:00-04:00
Where:
Room 280N, Second Floor, York Lanes, Keele Campus
York University
Cost:
Free
Contact:
YCAR

People move out to move up. Please join us the launch of our book, Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions, which will feature a panel discussion on international education in Canada with the book’s contributors and a business expert from the field.

People move out to move up. Please join us for the launch of our book, Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions, which will feature a panel discussion on international education in Canada with three of the book’s contributors and a business expert from the field.

Opening remarks: Ann H. Kim, Associate Professor, Sociology, York University

Panellists

  • Roopa D. Trilokekar, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, York University
  • Margaret Walton-Roberts, Professor, Geography and Environmental Studies & the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Amira El Masri, Research Associate, Faculty of Education, York University
  • Vinitha Gengatharan, Executive Director, York International, York University

Panel chair: Min-Jung Kwak, Assistant Professor, Geography & Environmental Studies, Saint Mary’s University

Outward and Upward Mobilities: International Students in Canada, Their Families, and Structuring Institutions (University of Toronto Press, 2019) is edited by Ann H. Kim (York University) and Min-Jung Kwak (Saint Mary’s University). The book is the culmination of Dr Kim’s SSHRC and Academy of Korean Studies-funded project, which was supported by the YCAR. York University contributors include: Elena Chou (Sociology), Ann Kim (Sociology), Guida Man (Sociology), Jean Michel Montsion (Multidisciplinary Studies), and Lorna Wright (Schulich).

The authors investigate the connections between students and institutions. Like other migrant groups, student mobility is a form of social mobility, and one that requires access from a host state. But there are multiple institutions with which students interact and that influence the processes of social mobility. The collection features work by key scholars in the field that explores how international students and their families fare in local ethnic communities, educational and professional institutions, and the labour market.

All are welcome. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is presented by YCAR with support from University of Toronto Press.

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