This website, created by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study, the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies and the European Union Centre of Excellence at the University of Alberta, is an initiative to collect scholarly, professional and personal reflections on migration and the EU refugee crisis. These contributions have come from researchers working on various aspects of migration, citizenship, identity, security and conflict, from ambassadors of countries affected by the crisis and from individuals with personal experiences to share. The contributions here are collected but not produced by KIAS, the Wirth Institute and EUCE. This website brings these perspectives together to highlight the connections between the rich range of academic work on campus on migration and voices from the broader community. For information about refugee support at the University of Alberta, please follow this link.


Siobhan Byrne: ‘Canada is back’? Reflecting on the Syrian refugee crisis and the 2015 Canadian federal election
John McCoy: Hope and Hopelessness: Unraveling the Connections Between Refugees and Terrorism
Reza Hasmath: The Ethnic Penalty? European Migrants and Integration in the Labour Market (Video)