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Research Briefs

The Research Briefs Series is produced jointly by the Centre for Immigration and Settlement (TMCIS) and the CERC in Migration and Integration at Toronto Metropolitan University.

Research Briefs are an opportunity to showcase researcher contributions to the study of Immigration and Settlement. 

Qualifying Research Briefs: 

(1) a summary of one publication, OR

(2) a summary of one ongoing or completed research project


The views expressed by the author(s) do not necessarily reflect those of the TMCIS or the CERC in Migration and Integration. Please contact us with any questions about TMCIS and CERC in Migration and Integration publications. 



Research brief no. 2024/01

Unpacking the mystery of the Canadian healthcare system: Ukrainian refugees and healthcare system navigation

Dr. Kateryna Metersky, Dr. Areej Al-Hamad, Dr. Yasin Yasin, Dr. Margareth Zanchetta, Valerie Tan, Tetiana Podobailo

Research brief no. 2020/1

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

Vanessa Pohlmann & Helge Schwiertz, University of Osnabrück

Research brief no. 2019/2

Solidarity Cities in Germany and Switzerland: A Brief Overview of Initiatives

Harald Bauder & Timo Weisser

Research brief no. 2019/1

"If you are in Palermo, you are a Palermitan": An interview with Mayor Leoluca Orlando

Harald Bauder, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2016/1

Ethnic Retail Neighbourhoods: Place Making and Branding

Antonie Schmiz & Zhixi Cecilia Zhuang, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2015/1

Canada's Changing Immigration Policies: Report on Panel Discussion

Kudzanai Nyagano-Manungo, Susan Barrass & Alexander Pekic, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2013/1

Why We Should Use the Term Illegalized Immigrant

Harald Bauder, Ryerson University

Research brief no. 2012/1

The New Interim Federal Health Program: How Reduced Coverage Adversely Affects Refugee Claimant Employment

Samantha Jackson, Ryerson University

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.