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Portrait of Dan Hiebert

Daniel Hiebert

Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of British Columbia
EducationPhD, MA, University of Toronto

Visiting Toronto Metropolitan University

Fall 2024

Research focus while a CERC Scholar - Visualizing multiculturalism and cities

Dan Hiebert returns to CERC Migration to further explore his work on visualizing superdiversity and will engage the research team on  several comparative research projects that will focus on the urban contexts of Canadian immigrant settlement and integration.  

His interactive project mapping superdiversity can be found here (external link, opens in new window) .

Career Achievements

Daniel Hiebert is Professor Emeritus of Geography at the University of British Columbia, specializing in issues of public policy. His research interests include immigration policy, the integration of newcomers into the housing and labour markets of Canadian cities, and the consequences of the growing ‘super-diversity’ of Canadian society. His work often involves collaboration with partners in government and non-government organizations. From 2003 to 2013, Daniel served as Co-director of Metropolis British Columbia, a Centre of Excellence fostering research on immigration and cultural diversity in Canada, which was also dedicated to building a community among academics, government officials and practitioners from the non-profit sector. He has participated in a number of public advisory roles, serving as Co-chair of the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration (until 2017) and currently as a member of the Advisory Council to the Deputy Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and is on the Advisory Board of the Transatlantic Council on Migration. He is currently Academic in Residence at IRCC and participating directly in the development of immigration policy.

Relevant Publications

Francis, J., & Hiebert, D. (2014). Shaky foundations: Refugees in Vancouver’s housing market. The Canadian Geographer. 58(1) 63-78.

Hiebert, D. (2016). What’s so special about Canada: Understanding the resilience of immigration and multiculturalism. Migration Policy Institute. 

Hiebert, D. (2017). Immigrants and Refugees in the Housing Markets of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, 2011. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 26(2) 52-78.

Hiebert, D. (2019). The Canadian Express Entry System for Selecting Economic Immigrants: Progress and Persistent Challenges. Washington, D.C.: Migration Policy Institute.

Vertovec, S., & Hiebert, D. (2019). Superdiversity in Canadian cities (external link, opens in new window) .

Bragg, B., & D. Hiebert. (2022). Refugee trajectories, imaginaries, and relaities: Refugee housing in Canadian cities. Canadian Journal of Urban Research 31(1) 16-32.

Vertovec, S, D. Hiebert, P. Spoonley & A. Gamlen. (2022). Visualizing superdiversity and “seeing” urban socio-economic complexity, Urban Geography, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2022.2151753 (external link)