Research Symposium

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2024 Research Symposium

The World on the Move: Navigating Migration, Regulatory Excellence, and Research in the Modern Era

The College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants (the College) held its second Research Symposium from June 20 to 22, 2024, welcoming immigration regulators, researchers and industry experts from the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. This multi-disciplinary group of thought leaders came together to discuss the dynamic interplay between migration regulation and research.

By exploring issues such as economic growth, global governance, public safety and immigration regulatory practice, participants shared their expertise and fostered meaningful dialogue, committing to protecting the public interest. 



Meet Our Speakers

The Honourable
Marc Miller

 

John Murray

BA, LLB, LLM

Beata Pawlowska

PhD

Adam
Vanzella-Yang

PhD
Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
President & Chief Executive Officer, Registrar, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
Director, Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
Senior Research Associate, Education and Skills, The Conference Board of Canada

 

Marshia Akbar

PhD

Larissa Bezo

 

Cassandra Barber

PhD

Ashika Niraula

PhD
Research Area Lead on Labour Migration, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration Program, Toronto Metropolitan University
President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Bureau for International Education
Research Associate, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
Senior Research Associate, Toronto Metropolitan University

 

Emily Winch

 

Deirdre Gilchrist

 

Maciej Karpinski

PhD

Saad Chahine

PhD
Senior Director, Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, Department of Home Affairs
Acting Director of Service Delivery, Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
Assistant Director, Policy Research, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Measurement and Evaluation, Metrein Inc.

 

Susan Glover Takahashi

MA, PhD

Vicki McCoy

MA

Julia Martin

BA, LLB

Peter Christensen

 
Adjunct Lecturer, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Principal Consultant, SGT & Associates, Director of Education, Cleverpoints™
Managing Director, Cleverpoints™
Founder, Julia Martin Law Professional Corporation
Assistant Director, Social and Economic Policies and Programs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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Resources and Presentations

 

  • 2024 Research Symposium Program
  • The World on the Move: Migration, Governance and Research in the New Age – Beata Pawlowska, PhD, Director, Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
  • From Campus to Career: Strengthening Employment Opportunities for International College Students in Ontario and British Columbia – Adam Vanzella-Yang, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Education and Skills, The Conference Board of Canada
  • Key Learnings from the Study on Best Practices in Supporting International Students Enrolled in Toronto-area Colleges – Marshia Akbar, PhD, Research Area Lead on Labour Migration, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration Program, Toronto Metropolitan University
  •  The Student Voice: Overview of the 2023 CBIE International Student Survey - Larissa Bezo, President and Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Bureau for International Education
  • Navigating Canada's Immigration Landscape: The Vital Role of Licensed Immigration Professionals in Facilitating International Students Journey to Canada – Cassandra Barber, PhD Research Associate, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants and Beata Pawlowska, PhD, Director, Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
  • Navigating Uncertainty: Information, Trust, and Agency in the Migration Journey to Canada – Ashika Niraula, PhD, Senior Research Associate, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Integrity of Australia’s Protection Visa Program: Behavioural Insights and the Department’s Response - Emily Winch, Senior Director, Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority, Department of Home Affairs
  • Challenges with Enforcement and Illegal Immigration Advice – Deirdre Gilchrist, Acting Director of Service Delivery, Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner
  • Understanding the Immigrant Experience in Dealing with Major Legal Problems – Maciej Karpinski, PhD, Assistant Director, Policy Research, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
  • Enhancing Public Trust and Adapting to Change: The Role of Competency-Based Assessment – Beata Pawlowska, PhD, Director, Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants and Saad Chahine, PhD, Measurement and Evaluation, Metrein Inc.
  • Limits of Education in Remediation of Professionals - Susan Glover Takahashi, MA, PhD, Adjunct Lecturer, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto; Principal Consultant, SGT & Associates; Director of Education, Cleverpoints™ , Vicki McCoy, MA, Managing Director, Cleverpoints™ , Julia Martin, BA, LLB, Founder, Julia Martin Law Professional Corporation, and Beata Pawlowska, PhD, Director, Professional Standards, Research, Education and Policy, College of Immigration and Citizenship Consultants
  • Use of AI in IRCC Programs and in the Provision of Immigration and Citizenship Advice - Peter Christensen, Assistant Director, Social and Economic Policies and Programs, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Presentations can be provided upon request by emailing Research-Recherche@college-ic.ca.


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