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Welcome to TMCIS

The Toronto Metropolitan Centre for Immigration and Settlement (TMCIS) aims to be a leader in the transdisciplinary exploration of international migration, integration, and diaspora and refugee studies. In addition to supporting research in these areas, the Centre’s mission includes mentoring students and consolidating Toronto Metropolitan University’s reputation as the pre‐eminent site of knowledge development and exchange with governments, community organizations, and other academics.


Lunch & Learn event with Dan Hiebert  (external link, opens in new window) 

Lunch & Learn: Visualizing Superdiversity in Canadian Cities

Join TMCIS on Thursday, November 23, 2023, for a special Lunch & Learn seminar in collaboration with CERC in Migration and Integration. The seminar will feature research from Professor Emeritus Dan Hiebert from the University of British Columbia. 

Please register (external link)  to let us know you'll be joining! 

Latest Publications

Working paper no. 2023/07

Embodying the deported spectacle in Tijuana. The lived experiences of Mexican deported men who stay in temporary male-exclusive shelters in Tijuana.

Renato de Almeida Arão Galhardi (Universidad Iberoamericana)

Working paper no. 2023/06

The role of images in migration governance. A proposed new theoretical framework and methodological approach

Alice Massari (Toronto Metropolitan University and University of Copenhagen)

Working paper no. 2023/05

Complex Migration Flows and Multiple Drivers: What Do We Know?

Anna Triandafyllidou (Toronto Metropolitan University), Luisa Veronis (University of Ottawa), Daniela Ghio (Toronto Metropolitan University), Robert McLeman (Wilfrid Laurier University)

Spotlight on migration no. 2020/4

'Safe' countries and 'fraudulent' refugees: Tools for narrowing access to Canada’s refugee system

Chantel Spade & Tearney McDermott, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2020/1

Private sponsorship in refugee admission: Standard in Canada, trend in Germany?

Vanessa Pohlmann & Helge Schwiertz, University of Osnabrück

Dr. Zhixi Zhuang, Academic Director, TMCIS

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Recent and Upcoming Events

TMCIS occupies space in the traditional and unceded territory of nations including the Anishnaabeg, the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee, and the Wendat peoples, and territory which is also now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. This territory is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, as well as the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas.