Public Lecture: Building New Urban Societies in Canada Through Immigration
Friday, Sept. 28, 3-4 p.m.
SN-2025, Science Building
Dr. Daniel Hiebert is a professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia and conducts research on migration and its impact on cities. At the broadest scale, this includes an interest on how migration policy is formed and how it is regulated by nation states. This aspect of his work includes comparative policy analysis between Canada and other countries and an effort to understand Canadian immigration policy within the wider global context. He recently completed a year as Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at Malmö University in Sweden. Within Canada he is interested in the local consequences of immigration, with special reference to his home city of Vancouver. This work emphasizes the rapid socio-cultural diversification of urban populations in Canada and considers what this implies for the nature of Canadian society, and labour and housing markets. In conjunction with these research projects, Professor Hiebert plays an active role in the Canadian policy process. He is a member of the Deputy Minister’s Advisory Council (Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada), works closely with the part of the British Columbia government that constructs immigration policy, and is a member of the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration.
Presented by Adaptive Cities & Engagement (ACE)-Space/Department of Geography