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*In April 2022, the university announced our new name of Toronto Metropolitan University, which will be implemented in a phased approach. Learn more about our next chapter.*

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Welcome to TMCIS

Samantha DeBoer

Research Coordinator
DepartmentToronto Metropolitan Centre for Immigration and Settlement
EducationBA, MA, RCIC, PhD Student
Areas of Expertise immigration policy; refugee resettlement; citizenship, identity, and belonging; private refugee sponsorship models; critical forced migration; access to education; international students; criminal justice; the nexus of education and migration

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.