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Migration and Integration Program

Migration and Integration Program

The Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Migration and Integration is the first ever CERC awarded to Ryerson University, building on the university’s strengths and commitments in the area of immigration and settlement studies.

About the CERC in Migration and Integration

The CERC in Migration and Integration is producing innovative and usable knowledge on the links between migration and post-migration processes, forced and voluntary mobility, internal and international migration, and the role of countries of origin and transit. 

This program builds on Ryerson’s established research strengths in migration, settlement, refugee and diaspora studies whilie developing a research agenda that has a double: domestic and global research and knowledge mobilization focus. The work will focus on five research streams; New trends in migration and mobility in Canada and the world; Migrant agency – as in migrant, stakeholder network and institutions’ agency; A comparative analysis of migration and integration policies and their outcomes; Cities and diversity; Migration challenges facing Canada and the world in 2050. The CERC will also develop a Data and Methods Lab bringing together quantitative and qualitative data, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Canada Research Data Centre Network.

To learn more go to CERC website.


Anna Triandafilidou

Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration 

Prior to her CERC, Triandafyllidou held a Robert Schuman Chair at the European University Institute and directed the Cultural Pluralism Research Area as part of the European University Institute’s Global Governance Programme. She also has held teaching and research positions around the world, including the London School of Economics, the College of Europe in Bruges, and the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche in Rome. She has served as a national expert on migration policies for the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, and has acted as project evaluator for the European Commission’s Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs and the European Parliament.