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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.


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Lunch & Learn - International Migration and Economic Informalization: A Denationalized Perspective (Presentation by Dr. Zoran Slavnic)

On Thursday, May 18, 2023, TMCIS and the Soli*City team co-hosted a presentation by Zoran Slavnic, Professor at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO) (external link)  in Sweden.  

Latest Publications

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)

Working paper no. 2023/04

Digital Nomads: Toward a Future Research Agenda

 Nick Dreher & Anna Triandafyllidou, Toronto Metropolitan University

Working paper no. 2023/03

Decolonizing Migration Studies: The Case of Hospitality, Sanctuary, and Solidarity

Harald Bauder, Nick Dreher, Omar Lujan & Oluwafunmilayo Asolo, Toronto Metropolitan 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. Usha George, Academic Director, TMCIS

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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.