Is Canada Shaping a New Model for Managing the Refugee Crisis? Reflections from Government, Academia, Community and Civil Society in Canada, alongside the EU perspective
A moderated public roundtable that took place at the University of Alberta on January 20th, 2016.
Mr. Andre Corbould, Deputy Minister, Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour, and lead on Alberta’s refugee file, Government of Alberta
Ms. Jennifer Fowler, Director, Multicultural Relations, Community Strategies and Development Branch, City of Edmonton
The Kule Institute for Advanced Study, the European Union Centre of Excellence, the Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies, and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers are pleased to invite you to a moderated public roundtable with panelists from the Alberta Government, the City of Edmonton, the Community and Academia.
Title: Is Canada Shaping a New Model for Managing the Refugee Crisis? Reflections from Government, Community and Civil Society in Canada, alongside the EU perspective
Date: Wednesday, January 20th, 4:00pm
Location: Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (ECHA) L1-190, University of Alberta North Campus
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