AMC Events


Upcoming / Ongoing Events


3 May 2013

Capstone Event

3 May 2013

AT 101

Saint Mary's University

9:00 am-3:45pm




by April 25th


Past Events

22 March 2013
Public Lecture

International Mobility of Skilled Workers

A FREE public presentation by

Barry Chiswick, George Washington University

22 March 2013

Pier 21

8:30 am-11:30 am

Click here for poster and here for program


Click  here  for the power point presentation

Click  here  for the additional presentation of the afternoon seminar

14-16 March 2013

2013 National Metropolis Conference


Building an Integrated Society


7-10 March 2013

2013 CARFMS Conference

Saint Mary's University, Halifax

Exploring Practices, Perceptions and Policies in Forced Migration and (Re)Settlement


13 February 2013
Public Lecture

International Human Rights Mechanisms and Non-State Torture of Women in Canada

A FREE public presentation by

Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson

13 February 2013

Dalhousie University

Tupper Theatre C, 5850 College St.


Please click here for the poster

11 February 2013
Public Lecture

The Social Construction of Fear and the Struggle Against It: National Security, Homonationalism and Neo-Liberal Queerness

A FREE public lecture by

Gary Kinsman

11 February 2013

Dalhousie University

Tupper Theatre C, 5850 College St.


Please click here for the poster

8 February 2013
Speaker Series

When the People Decide: An Assessment of Democratic Dynamics of Misrecognition of Muslims in Contemporary Switzerland


Dr. Matteo Gianni (University of Geneva)

8 February 2013

McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building

Room 1116

Dalhousie University


Please click here for the poster

All Welcome

Reception to Follow

21 January 2013
2013 Helen Ralston Memorial Talk

Canada at the Crossroads: Multicultural Citizenship and the Harper Conservatives

A FREE public lecture by

Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Laban (University of Alberta)

21 January 2013

Mc Nally East 104,

Saint Mary's University, Halifax


Please click here for the poster

19 October 2012                        Planery Sessions

The Economics domain of Atlantic Metropolis Centre and the Atlantic Canada Economics Association (ACEA) are pleased to collaborate in organizing the following two plenary sessions to be held on October 19-2012. This event will be held on Saint Mary’s University campus in Halifax (Room # SB 415) during the annual meeting of ACEA.

Session I (1:30-3:00): Human resource development in Atlantic Canada: Future outlook and current solutions

Speakers in this panel will discuss the current state and future of human resources in Atlantic Canada and how they impact regional economic development. The role and experience of public policy in development of human resources in the region with special reference to training, higher education, diversity of labour force (including gender and immigration) and labour market adjustment will also be the focus of discussion.Speakers:

  • David Chaundy (Chief Economist, Atlantic Provinces Economic Council)Speaker to confirm (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency) Jeffrey Conrad / Sandra McKenzie (Government of Nova Scotia, To be confirmed)
  • Dr. Patricia Bradshaw (Dean, Sobey School of Business, Saint Mary’s University).

Session II (3:15 – 4:45): Current State of Immigration Policy in Atlantic Canada

Each provincial government in the region will provide updates on its initiatives undertaken to attract, retain and integrate immigrants in labor markets and on the outcomes of these initiatives. Recent changes in the federal immigration policy regarding the Provincial Nomine Program and how these are affecting each province’s overall immigration program and their potential impact on labour markets will also be discussed.   Speakers:

  • Jaime Aikens (Director, Immigration & Strategic Initiatives Innovation PEI Inc.)
  • Charles Ayles (Assistant Deputy Minister, Population Growth Division, Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, Government of New Brunswick).
  • Megan Edward (Senior Policy Analyst, Nova Scotia Office of Immigration).
  • Kamrul Islam (Immigration Specialist, Office of immigration and Multiculturalism, Newfoundland and Labrador).


4 October 2012


Bringing International Human Rights Home: Global Strategies and Local Realities

Join this stellar panel of human rights advocates and practitioners in a public forum on the United Nations' Human Rights Treaty Process, Food Security, and Social Justice Advocacy

Room 304, Schulich School of Law

Dalhousie University

Please click herefor the poster and schedule


4 October 2012

Departures After Social Collapse: 

The German Transatlantic Migration After the Second World War

A FREE public lecture by

Dr. Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg)

Canadian Museum of Immigration, Pier 21

Rudolph B. Pratty Exhibition Hall (Andrea and Charles Bronfman Theatre)


After the collapse of German society in the wake of the Second World War, the re-emerging yellow press proclaimed that “Millions Have But One Wish: To Get Out of Europe!” Indeed, between 1946 and 1960, some eight million Europeans migrated overseas. Four million Europeans, including one million Germans, went to Canada and the United States. This final transatlantic mass migration was a postscript to the transatlantic labour migration system of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The migration had complex political, social, economic, and cultural causes. Migrants’ individual plans of rebuilding lives were often at odds with the goals of politicians on both sides of the Atlantic to rebuild societies. This presentation surveys the scope of this migration, explores the myriad structural factors as well as individual motives and motivation that shaped it, and illuminates some of the migrants’ experiences of displacement, migration, and settlement.


Please clickhere for the poster

4 October 2012

Panel Discussion

Immigration and Oral History:

Opportunities and Hazards


Dr. Alexander Freund (University of Winnipeg)

Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou (Saint Mary's University)

Steve Schwinghamer (Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21)

Dr. James Morrison (chair and moderator, Saint Mary's University)

Atrium 212, Saint Mary's University


Click here for the poster

28-29 September 2012

Research Symposium: 

Atlantic Canada: A Home Away from Home?  Gender and Intersectional Perspectives on Immigration

Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL

Why are immigrants reluctant to make Atlantic Canada their home? Why do those who come decide not to stay? What has to change to ensure Atlantic Canada becomes a welcoming "home away from home"? This symposium will examine the opportunities and constraints around welcoming newcomers to Atlantic Canada. A range of issues will be explored from individual circumstances and the various communities at stake, to the mixed policies, practices and political economies in the region. The aim is to uncover the multiple layers of “welcome” that need to be taken into account in order to understand, more fully, the present situation, and to contribute to informed policy making. The symposium will be structured around three themes:   (i) Immigration and Settlement Policies and Newcomer Experiences; (ii) Immigrants in Small Communities; (iii) Citizenship and Belonging.  Attached please find a draft schedule which will be followed by a more detailed program closer to the date.

This event is free but registration is required.

RSVP by September 24th at:

Please click here for the schedule

Click here for the Power Point Presentation of Godfrey Baldacchino from Panel 1.

7 May 2012

"Author Meets Critics" With Chris Benjamin

Join members of the Global Issues Book Club and local author Chris Benjamin for a discussion of his critically-acclaimed debut novel Drive-By Saviours

5:30-7:00 pm May 7, 2012

Atrium 216, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax
Light refreshments will be served. RSVP

3 May 2012

4 May 2012

Non-profit Immigrant Settlement Agencies in New Brunswick: Answering the Call for Population Growth?

                      Dr. Luc Theriault                                   

Dr. Thériault will present the results of a 2011 fact-finding tour of non-profit immigrant settlement agencies in New Brunswick. At a time when the province is in need of immigration to prevent depopulation, these agencies are partnering with governments to offer services that are of key importance for the settlement of newcomers, including in non-urban communities. Based on semi-structured interviews with 21 key informants working in 18 organizations, the author first draws a portrait of the services offered by the agencies and the clients they serve. He then describes the resources available to the settlement agencies and the mechanisms they use for governance and to perform their functions in an accountable and transparent manner. Highlighting gender-related issues, he summarizes the main challenges self-reported by the agencies. A brief discussion is offered of some key policy issues before concluding on the tension observed in the relationship between governments and the non-profit sector in the delivery of settlement services. Policy recommendations are extracted from the study.


Taillon, salle 458, Université de Moncton,Moncton Campus

15hre00, 3 mai 2012  (FRANCAIS)


Tilley 5, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

May 4, 2012 at 3:00 pm  (ENGLISH)


All Are Welcome

25 April 2012

"Composer avec la diversité de l'Autre" - Une discussion autour de la diversité, de la pluralité et de l'immigration entre Chedly Belkhodja et Monia Mazigh

In collaboration with the Frye Festival, Centre Metropolis Atlantique invites you to a discussion with Chedly Belkhodja and Mona Mazigh. The discussion will be around themes such as: immigration, Muslim females in the West, Islamic and Western values, the veil, political events in the Arab world, Arab-Islamic culture.

7:00 pm,  au Centre culturel Aberdeen, Moncton.  

Entrance is Free

29 March 2012

Film Screening:


followed by Panel Discussion


Jen Graham, Ecology Action Centre

Coastal Degradation and Human Impacts in Nova Scotia

Karla Henderson, Saint Mary’s University

Gender, Natural Disasters and Displacement

Shiva Nourpanah, Saint Mary’s University

“Environmental Refugees”: The Debate at the United Nations


27 March 2012

Réalités et fictions du multiculturalisme canadien
 Présentations des professeurs Chedly Belkhodja et Jean-François Caron

DATE :           Le mardi 27 mars 2012

HEURE :        12h à 13h15

LOCAL :         458 Taillon, Université de Moncton

Bienvenue à tous et à toutes !

20 March 2012

Public lecture

Migration and Feminism(s):

Transpositions and Transformations for Social Justice

Dr. Glenda Bonifacio

Migration has radically altered the social landscape in Western societies since the last two centuries. The presence of (im)migrants in host communities continues to be at the core of socio-political debates for inclusion. Feminism is another defining social movement in modern times. While its descriptive features of women’s empowerment and liberation are based on the Western experience, its corollary understanding of equality, respect for human rights, and social justice invariably exist in non-western societies. When migration takes place, cultural modalities are transposed in a new setting through personal and collective expressions of identity. In the process of settlement and integration, these are transformed in particular ways to negotiate limiting social structures. What is the relationship between migration and feminism? In what ways are feminist ideas applied by and with (im)migrant women to secure social justice for themselves and their communities?


16 March 2012

Public lecture

Language, Identity and Nation in the Globalized New Economy

Transformations of Francophone Canada

A FREE public lecture by

Dr Monica Heller

This talk will examine the impact of the globalized new economy on heretofore dominant ideas about language, identity, culture, nation, citizenship and state. It will discuss some recent attempts to re-imagine francophone Canada in popular culture, emphasizing the ways in which former marginals (Acadians, immigrants, Métis, indigenous groups) play an increasingly central role in this process of discursive shift.

Friday 16 March, 3:30 pm

McCain 2162, Dalhousie University

Reception to follow in McCain 1128

Sponsored by the Citizenship, Cultural and Social integration research domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre, the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Dalhousie University and the Canadian Studies Program, Dalhousie University 

7 March 2012

Immigrant Women in Atlantic
Canada: A Research Symposium

In honour of International Women’s Day
Dr. Evangelia Tastsoglou, Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminology at Saint Mary's University, will present her recent publication Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada: Challenges, Negotiations and Re-Constructions.
Scholars from the region will discuss their research on diverse immigration and settlement realities for women in Atlantic Canada.

29 February - 3 March, 2012

14th National Metropolis Conference

Future Immigration Policies: Challenges and Opportunities for Canada

Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto

16 February 2012
Round Table

Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Moncton

The goal of this round table is to do a mid-term assessment of immigrant-entrepreneurs mentorship program that has been established in Fredericton and Moncton since 2009.

Time: 12-1:30 pm

Location: Moncton City Hall, 6th floor

9 February 2012

Round Table

The University, the City, and the International Students

The relationship between l’Université de Moncton and the Welcoming Community regarding the integration of international students. This discussion explores the changing role of universities in a context characterized by an increase in student mobility and a growing immigration tendency outside greater urban centers.


Thursday, 4:30 pm

Salle 328, Édifice Taillon, Université de Moncton

2 February 2012

This seminar discusses the careers of immigrant women in managerial positions, in workplaces where policies ensuring equality of access are implemented.

Thursday, 5:30-7:30,  1016 Rowe Building, Dalhousie University

25 January 2012

Towards Attracting and Retaining Newcomers in Halifax Regional Municipality

The project investigates how newcomers can engage in planning and shaping their host communities as essential components of attraction and integration and proposes possible implications of better immigrant engagement in community planning processes.


Dr. Frank Palermo and research team

2:30-3:30 25 January 2012,

Dalhousie University, Chemistry 223


Sponsored by the Citizenship, Cultural and Social integration research domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre

9 December 2011

In the Age of Profound Population Change

Dr. Michael Haan

12:00 Main Faculty Lounge, UPEI

2 December 2011

Managing Migration at the Rims of Europe

 Dr. Martin Geiger

Geographer and Migration Researcher, University of Osnabrück, Germany

2:30 p.m.

McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building, Room 1116

Dalhousie University

Reception to follow


co-sponsored by the:

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

and the Citizenship & Social, Cultural, and Civic Integration Domain, Atlantic Metropolis Centre

29 November 2011

Le pari de la démocratie dans le monde arabe

Round table


Chedly Belkhodja (Université de Moncton)

Michel Cormier (CBC) and

Haroun Bouazzi (Quebec University)

presented by

Le Centre Métropolis atlantique, le Département de science politique de l’Université de Moncton et la Chaire de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté de l’Université du Québec à Montréal

25 November 2011

Precarious lives: Asylum seekers and refugees’ experiences of unfree/forced labour


Dr. Hannah Lewis

co-sponsored by the:

Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology

and the Citizenship & Social, Cultural, and Civic Integration Domain,

Atlantic Metropolis Centre

2:30 p.m.

McCain, Room 1116

Reception to follow in SOSA Department

17 November 2011

Immigrants in Canada’s Workforce: How Do They Fare?

Arthur Sweetman


ISIS classroom 12


19 October 2011 Round table:

L’immigration francophone au Nouveau-Brunswick

In collaboration with the Institut canadien de recherche sur les minorités linguistiques

7:00-8:30 pm

Université de Moncton, Léopold-Taillon Building, 18, Antonine-Maillet, room 136
Light refreshments will be served.


Ousmane Bakary Bâ

Professor Diarga Ousmane Bakary Bâ teaches at the Faculty of Social Work at Université de Moncton. He has conducted research on the social and intercultural dimensions of the integration of immigrants, refugees and visible minorities.

Chedly Belkhodja

Chedly Belkhodja is a professor at the Department of Political Science at Université de Moncton. He is a well-published scholar who has also directed two films produced by the National Film Board: Tableaux d’un voyage imaginaire (2001) with Jean Chabot and Au bout du fil (2006).

Isabelle Violette

Isabelle Violette is an assistant professor in the department of French Studies at Université de Moncton. Her research focuses on the representations of diversity in the identity discourses of the Acadians in New Brunswick and other francophone minorities in Canada.

20 October 2011

Public lecture:

The Influence of Sex, Entrance Class and Place of Origin on High School Completion Rates among Newcomer Youth in Canada

With Dr. Lori Wilkinson


2:30-3:45 pm

Loyola 177, Saint Mary's University, Halifax

20 September 2011

HRM Landlords and Asylum-Seekers

A Brown bag Event

Halifax Refugee Clinic presents on an AMC-funded project which raised awareness amongst HRM landlords on the situation of asylum-seekers in the area. This project facilitated the process of renting accommodation for asylum-seekers.


Saint Mary’s University, The Atrium Room 212 @12:00-1:00 pm

This event is free but space is limited. RSVP

27 September 2011

Immigrant Artists in Halifax

A Public Lecture

Dr. Jill Grant, School of Planning, Dalhousie University

presents her research on the experience of immigrant artists in Halifax, and municipal strategies to assist their integration.

With LIVE music performance by Laxmi Prasad Adhikani


Khyber Gallery, 1588 Barrington Street, Halifax, NS

3-5 pm

Sponsored by the Citizenship and Social and Cultural Integration research domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre and Halifax Regional Municipality

This event is free but space is limited. RSVP

30-31 August 2011


Does 'Place' Matter? Multiculturalism in Atlantic Canada

The Atlantic Metropolis Centre’s Annual Policy-Research Symposium is an opportunity for key stakeholders within the immigration and settlement sectors to discuss issues of regional importance and strengthen the links between policy, practice and research.  

As the last Annual Symposium within the current Metropolis project, this event promises to have unique significance as we discuss the likely directions of immigration research in Atlantic Canada, and share our visions for future collaborations.

For this purpose, we will meet 30th -31st August in Fredericton. Please join us and kindly invite all interested persons to attend.  

Please click here to see schedule.

29-30 June 2011

Social Integration of Migrant Women in the Labour Market and Society

Perspectives from Canada, Europe and Australia

A Workshop


Maria Kontos


Cynthia Jospeh

Organized by the “Gender, Migration and Diversity / Immigrant Women” Domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre


Saint Mary’s University, The Atrium Room 216

Dates and time:

1:30-5:30 June 29

8:00-1:30 June 30, 2011

Click on the name of each speaker to see their presentation at this event:

Dr. Maria Kontos         Dr. Cynthia Joseph

Synthesis by Dr. Evie Tastsoglou

2nd June 2011

"Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada" Book launch

Sponsored by

The Gender, Migration and Diversity / Immigrant Women Research Domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre and the Canadian Scholars' Press/Women's Press

6-8 pm

University of New Brunswick Campus Bookstore, 29 Dineen Drive, Fredericton NB.

28 May- 4 June 2011

Congress 2011 of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 28 May-4 June, Fredericton, NB


The AMC is sponsoring the following Congress session:


Marketing Canada Abroad, Selling Immigration at Home

Commercialiser le Canada à l’étranger, marchander l’immigration à la maison


(on the Canadian Historical Association programme)


AMC presence at the Congress can also be found at


Immigrant Women in Atlantic Canada: Challenges, Negotiations and Re-Constructions,


Co-sponsored by the "Gender, Migration and Diversity / Immigrant

Women" Research Domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre of Excellence, and organized by Dr. Evie Tastsoglou, leader of the domain. 


Immigration in a Smaller Province: Lessons from New Brunswick

with Ann Kim, Chedly Belkhodja, Kurt Peacock, Isabelle Violette, Stacey Wilson-Forsberg


A Signature UNB/ STU Session, co-sponsored by the Canadian Sociological Association and the Atlantic Metropolis Centre

Join panelists Ann Kim (York University), Chedly Belkhodja (Université de Moncton), Kurt Peacock (UNBSJ), Isabelle Violette (Université de Moncton), Stacey Wilson-Forsberg (Government of New Brunswick) and representatives from the Population Growth Secretariat (Province of New Brunswick), for an inside look at social policy research in action. This dynamic session with researchers and policy makers sheds light on immigrant experiences in small provinces. Presentations include: “Korean Immigrants in New Brunswick”; “Recent Trends of Migration in Saint John”; ” Immigration francophone en Acadie du Nouveau-Brunswick”  and “Getting Used to the Quiet: Immigrant Adolescents' Journey to Belonging in New Brunswick”.

May 31, 13:30 to 15:00 | Sir James Dunn Hall, room 109

30 May 2011

Recent Trends in Immigration and Citizenship Policies of Canada and Europe

A Public Event sponsored by the Economics and Labour Market Integration domain


W. Craig Riddell and

Pieter Bevelander

Time: 8:30 – 11:30

Venue: Sobey 260, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

This event is free but registration is required as refreshments will be provided.

RSVP or (902) 4916404


Click on the name of each speaker to see their presentation at this event:

Dr. Riddell       Dr. Bevelander      Dr. MacDonald

27 May 2011

Public Lecture

International Students, Universities and Immigration: Issues and Challenges

Dr. Chedly Belkhodja


12:00 -1:30 pm

Main Faculty Lounge 

University of Prince Edward Island       

Charlottetown, PEI                         

15th April, 2011

Public Seminar

On the Move: Out-Migration, In-Migration in Rural and Small Town PEI

10:30 am PEI Population Network round table

12:15 Gwendolyn Zwicker Main Faculty Lounge, Main Building

UPEI, Charlottetown 


08thApril, 2011


Migration Parallels between the EU and Canada: Trajectories of Policy and Power
Sponsored by the Citizenship and Social, Cultural, and Civic Integration of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre, the European Union Centre of Excellence, and Sociology & Social Anthropology

9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Room 503, Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

30th March, 2011

Public Lecture

Does ‘Where’ Matter? Comparing Labour Market Experiences of the Second-Generation Women and Men in Toronto and Montréal


Brian Ray

3:00-5:00 pm

Immigrant Settlement &
Integration Services (ISIS)
6960 Mumford Road
(Mumford Professional Centre – formerly West End Mall)

Click here for Dr. Ray's presentation.

23rd - 26th March, 2011

Metropolis Conference

13th National Metropolis Conference: Immigration - Bringing the World to Canada
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

14th March, 2011

Public Panel Discussion

Finding Protection and Support in Canada

2:30 pm-4:30 pm
Immigrant Settlement &
Integration Services (ISIS)
6960 Mumford Road


11th March, 2011

Public Seminar

On the Move: Out-Migration, In-Migration in Rural and Small Town Nova Scotia
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Council Chambers, Bloomfield Centre
St. Francis Xavier University
Antigonish, Nova Scotia

10th March, 2011

Public Lecture

Building Blocks and Stumbling Blocks:
The United Nation’s Human Rights Architecture

Nadia Stuewer

2:30 pm– 3:45 pm

Sobey 255

Saint Mary’s University

4th March, 2011

Public Lecture

International Students, Universities and Immigration: Issues and Challenges

Dr. Chedly Belkhodja

12:00 pm -1:30 pm

Mona Campbell, Room 1107 

Dalhousie University

06th February, 2011

13th February, 2011

20th February, 2011

27th February, 2011

Speakers Series

Sunday Speakers Series: Inspiring - Informative - Insightful
The Halifax Refugee Clinic is delighted to invite you to join us for a Sunday Speakers Series. This is a opportunity to learn about refugee claimant related issues from researchers, front-line workers, and refugees while helping to support the Clinic and its clients. As seats are limited we ask that you RSVP by February 3 2011 indicating which session you are able to attend.

2:00 - 4:00 pm
1581 Grafton Street, Halifax NS

08th February, 2011

Public lecture

The Making of the Queer Threat: Sex, National Security, Terror

By: Gary Kinsman

12:00 – 1:00 Room 207 – Schulich School of Law – 6061 University Ave

08th February, 2011

Public lecture

Youth and the Internet: A Comparative Study of Ethnicity, Race, Gender and Class Intersections
10:00 - 11:30 am
LA 170, Saint Mary's University

25th January, 2011

Metropolis Brown Bag

Bilingual Presentation “ Introducing Information needs of francophone refugees in Nova Scotia for improved information service provision in Halifax
Samantha Read, MLIS Candidate, Dalhousie University
3:00 - 4:30 pm
AT 212, Saint Mary's University

21st January, 2011

Synergy Session & Webinar

Land of Opportunity? Why Immigrants Fare Better in Atlantic Canada
12:00 - 1:30 pm NST
Spencer Hall, 4Th Floor
Memorial University, St. JohnS

20th January, 2011

Diversity Café

The Welcoming Communities Domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre, in collaboration with School District 02, The International Welcome Centre Moncton, and The Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA) would like to invite you to a Diversity Café entitled “ The School and Extra-Curricular Activities as Spaces for the Integration of Immigrant Families
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Nico's Bakery Café
19 Biggs Drive, Riverview, NB


19th January, 2011

Public Lecture

Gendering the Analysis : Women's Justice Interests and Current Canadian Migration Law and Policy
by Constance MacIntosh, Dalhousie University
1:00 - 2:30 pm
AT 212, Saint Mary's University

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Past Events - 2010

7th October, 2010

Public lecture

“ Identifying hate in a liberal multicultural state ”
by Gerald Kernerman
11:30am - 12:45pm
Scotiabank Theatre Auditorium,
St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

4th - 8th October, 2010

Metropolis Conference

15th International Metropolis Conference: Justice and Migration - Paradoxes of Belonging
The Hagues, Netherlands

7th September, 2010

Public lecture

Cherishing all the Children of the Nation Equally? Migration and Multi-Ethnicity in Contemporary Ireland
Visiting Lecturer: Piaras Mac Éinrí, National University of Ireland, Cork
St Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

19th August, 2010

Metropolis Brown Bag

Multiculturalism and Social Integration in Modern Canada: A Framework for Exploring Human Capabilities?
with Susan Hodgett, University of Ulster

25th - 26th May, 2010

AMC Annual Policy - Research Symposium

Thinking Outside the Permanent Resident Box - Exploring the following themes: Refugees, Temporary Foreign Workers and International Students
Atlantic Metropolis Centre

Presentation (Ather Akbari)
Presentation (Shiva Nourpanah)
Presentation (Sonja Knutson)
Presentation (Stacey Wilson-Forsberg)
Presentation (Elizabeth Finck)
Presentation (Rita Ebbett-McIntosh)

15th May, 2010

Metropolis Competition

Atlantic Metropolis Best Student Paper Competition: STUDENTS in all disciplines are invited to submit papers on immigration, integration and cultural diversity to the AMC
Atlantic Metropolis Centre

Winner (Catherine Bryan)

15th May, 2010

Metropolis Competition

Atlantic Metropolis Centre Poster Design Competition: Can YOU produce a dynamic design which reflects the mandate of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre?
Atlantic Metropolis Centre

5 - 6 May, 2010

Rencontre communautaire à Caraquet

6 May 2010  


Centres d’accueil des bureaux de Tracadie, Caraquet et Shippagan


Rencontre communautaire à Edmundston

5 May 2010


the Town of Edmunston

Immigrer en dehors des grands centres : Possibilités d’une meilleure insertion ou contraintes supplémentaires?

Organisé par Christophe Traisnel et Sylvia Kasparian

Directeurs du domaine Communautés accueillantes

Centre Métropolis Atlantique

28th - 29th April, 2010

AMC Symposium

Small Welcoming Communities and Newcomers in Atlantic Canada
Welcoming Communities Domain
Salle Jeanne de Valois, Université de Moncton

27th April, 2010

Public lecture

Public lecture co-sponsored by the CCEPA: “ Ethics in Migration ”
with Tom Denton, Coordinator of Hospitality House Refugee Ministry

19th April, 2010


Policy responses to the 'new' European migrations: linking the regional, national and transnational perspectives
Dr Sandy Petrinioti, Panteion University, Athens
Tilley Hall Room 5, UNB Fredericton Campus

18th - 21st March, 2010

Metropolis Conference

12th National Metropolis Conference: Immigration and Diversity - Crossroads of cultures, Engine of Economic Development
The Sheraton Centre, Montreal

March 4th, 2010


Welcoming Communities in Nova Scotia Symposium - a free public event
8 :00AM- 4 :00PM
Delta Halifax

February 4th, 2010

Public talk

Gender Domain talk: “ Citizenship and the Rule of Law ”
with Audrey Macklin and Omar Khadr

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Past Events - 2009

October 9th, 2009

AMC Symposium

The Economics and Labour Market Integration (ELMI) Domain of the Atlantic Metropolis Centre
8:50am - 12:05pm
Scotiabank Conference Theatre, Sobey Building,
Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

  • Keynote Speaker
    Dr. Demetrios Papademetriou, President of the Migration Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.)
Symposium's Program
Symposium's Report

Presentation (Karin Kronstal)
Presentation (Ather Akbari)
Presentation (Demetrios Papademetriou)
Presentation (Ted McDonald et al.)
Presentation (Wimal Rankaduwa)

October 1st, 2009

Public Lecture

Canadian Exceptionalism? Multiculturalism and Immigrants' Political Integration in Comparative Perspective
Visiting Lecturer: Irene Bloemradd, University of California at Berkeley
Sponsors: Dalhousie University Department of Economics, CIFAR and Metropolis
3:30pm - 5:00pm
Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Building,
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia

May 13th - 14th, 2009

AMC Symposium

Delta Prince Edward
18 Queen Street,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

April 24th, 2009

Metropolis Brown Bag

Developing a Typology of Recent Immigrants in a Rural Nova Scotia County: The Case of Colchester
Dr. David Flint,
Sobey Building, Room 265
Saint Mary's University
12p.m. - 1p.m.

April 16th, 2009

Research Seminar

Managing Diversity in Urban Areas
Kenneth C. Rowe Management Building, Room 3089
Dalhousie University
3p.m. - 5p.m.

April 15th, 2009

Research Seminar

Immigration Challenges in Francophone Societies
Taillon Building, Room 136a
Université de Moncton
10a.m. - 12p.m.

March 19th - 22nd, 2009

Metropolis Conference

Eleventh National Metropolis Conference, Frontiers of Canadian Migration
Hyatt Regency Calgary & Telus Convention Centre,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

February 6th, 2009

AMC Symposium

Immigration, migration and population retention in rural areas of Atlantic Canada: a research and policy symposium
Economic and Labour Market Integration
Chancellor's Room, WU Conference Center
University of New Brunswick,
Fredericton, New Brunswick

Presentations at the symposium:

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Past Events - 2008

December 12th, 2008

Graduate Research Workshop

Explaining the “New” European Migration: a Gendered Political Economy Approach
Dr. Sandy Petrinioti (Visiting Scholar),
McNally Main Board Room,
Saint Mary's University

May 21st, 2008

AMC Symposium

Annual Policy Research Symposium - 2008
Université de Moncton

April 16th, 2008

Plublic Lecture

International Migration from the Philippines: Causes and Consequences,
Dr. Dante Ang (Office of the President of the Philippines),
Lord Dalhousie Room, Henry Hicks Academic Administration Building, Dalhousie University

April 3rd - 6th, 2008

Metropolis Conference

Tenth National Metropolis Conference, Expanding the Debate: Multiple Perspectives on Immigration to Canada
World Trade and Convention Centre,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

January 30th, 2008

Public Talk

South European "New Migration": Cross-Cutting Axes of Analyses,
Dr. X. Petrinioti
Saint Mary's University

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Past Events - 2007

December 7th, 2007

AMC annual Open House,
Halifax, N.S.

November 29th, 2007

Public lecture by Daniel Salée, Université de Moncton

November 16th, 2007

Immigration Trends and Policy Initiatives, Saint Mary's University

November 2nd, 2007

Rural immigration mini-conference, Church Point

November 1st, 2007

AMC Film Night, Alderney Gate Library

September 13th, 2007


Women & Migration in Cuba – A presentation by Dr. Marta Núñez Sarmiento

May 14th - 15th, 2007

4th Annual AMC Retreat, Memorial University (Saint John's, Newfoundland)

May 8th, 2007

RIIM Workshop – How Strangers Become Neighbours: Integrating Immigrants through Community Development (Halifax and Moncton)

April 18th, 2007

Population Change in New Brunswick
Dr. Barry Edmonston (University of Victoria)
University of New Brunswick at Fredericton

March 1st - 4th, 2007

9th National Metropolis Conference Exploring Canada’s Diversity, Today and Tomorrow.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
view call for proposals

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Past Events - 2006

October 2nd - 6th, 2006

International Metropolis Conference

11th International Metropolis Conference (Lisbon, Portugal)

October 13th, 2006

"Immigration for Nation-Building in Regions and Cities"

Dr. Jeffrey Reitz
Saint Mary's University

May 3rd - 4th, 2006

3rd Annual AMC Retreat

Saint Mary's University
Halifax, Nova Scotia.

May 9th, 2006

Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association (MISA) - International Networking Reception

Westin Nova Scotian Hotel
The Atlantic Boardroom
RSVP by: May 2nd to

March, 2006

National Metropolis Conference

8th National Metropolis Conference (Vancouver)

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Past Events - 2005

November 8th, 2005

How Much is Too Much?

Don J. DeVoretz - Professor of Economics at Simon Fraser University and Co-Director of RIIM, Vancouver Metropolis Centre

October 2005

International Metropolis Conference

10th International Metropolis Conference (Toronto)

May 18th - 19th, 2005

2nd Annual AMC Retreat 2005

Saint Mary's University
Halifax, N.S.

Retreat 2005 Agenda

March, 2005

MacKay Lecture Series

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Past Events - 2004

November 18th - 19th, 2004

International Metropolis Conference

June 18th - 19th, 2004

Retraite AMA Retreat 2004

Atlantic Baptist University

Retreat 2004 Program

Background discussion papers

June 24th - 25th, 2004

Rendez-vous immigration

Saint Andrews, New Brunswick

A conference sponsored by the Government of New Brunswick in which the AMA participated

Rendez-vous immigration website

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Past Events - 2001/2002

November 13th, 2002

Centre for Foreign Policy Studies panel discussion

Lord Dalhousie Room of the A&A
Dalhousie University

June 14th - 16th, 2002

Atlantic Metropolis Conference

Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova-Scotia

April 19th - 20th, 2002

Atlantic Metropolis Centre Advisory Committee Meeting

University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

January 11th - 12th, 2002

Atlantic Metropolis Centre Advisory Committee Meeting

Moncton, New Brunswick

March 15th - 16th, 2001

Follow up to the Halifax Conference