Settlement workers seeking opportunities to upgrade their knowledge and exchange ideas about tackling the challenges faced by refugees, will be given the opportunity through a one-of-a-kind course offered at York University. “Refugees and Forced Migration”…View More Summer Course Tackles Complexities of Forced Migration
After months of intense negotiations, Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations (the United States, China, France, Russia and the United Kingdom), plus Germany, struck a deal. The six countries agreed to…View More Diaspora Sees Return of Hope Over Iran Deal
Bilingualism is arguably what sets Canada apart from the rest of North America – it has historically been the strength of our nation. However, of late, there is some cause for concern. While the demand…View More Bilingualism: A Canadian Advantage
An alarming idea has recently been circulating in human resources circles in Canada: when it comes to competing human rights, maybe there should be a “hierarchy of rights,” with the rights of some groups trumping…View More No Hierarchy of Human Rights
There has been much talk about York University’s decision to accommodate the religion-based request of a male online student to not engage in group meeting work with female students. Most of the “news” pieces I’ve…View More It’s not about sex — it’s about the law
In any discussion about multiculturalism, pluralism or interculturalism, the question of balance between integration, or “fitting in” to the mainstream, and accommodation, or the mainstream adapting to the various ethnic and faith-based communities, arises. The…View More Reasonable Accommodation: What is Reasonable?
Dr. Vivienne Poy’s Passage to Promise Land: Voices of Chinese Immigrant Women to Canada was launched at York University in Toronto recently. The retired Senator told those in attendance that she was the first Asian…View More Vivienne Poy Book Launch