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Immigrant Employees Community Network


Who we are

The Immigrant Employees Community Network includes TMU faculty and staff who self-identify as immigrants. Members bring a range of diverse perspectives and experiences of living and working as immigrants in Canada.

What we do

Our goal is to create a network for TMU employees who self-identify as an immigrant to gather and share relevant information, and support each other.

The group meets on a regular basis on a range of topics determined by member interest, including but not limited to:

  • providing peer support and mentoring;
  • identifying and sharing useful resources and tools;
  • collaborating with and accessing other community network groups and experts on issues of common interest and concern. 

This is an employee-driven group made of faculty and staff members who function as a steering body with various working groups which develop the mandate, goals, and events of the network.

Impact of COVID-19 on immigration policies and trends

On February 9, 2021, the Immigrant Employees Community Network hosted a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on immigration policies and trends.


  • Igor Rosic | Graduate Program Administrator, MA program in Immigration and Settlement Studies and MSc in program in Data Science and Analytics, Yeates School of Graduate Studies and Co-chair, Immigrant Employees Community Network


  • Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou | Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University
  • Dr. John Shields | Professor, Department of Politics and Public Administration

Watch this past event online

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Watch our previous panel discussion on the health impacts of COVID-19 on immigrants and newcomers on Stream.

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Contact us  

To get in touch with the Immigrant Employees Community Network, please contact the co-chairs:

Igor Rosic
Graduate Program Administrator, Yeates School of Graduate Studies
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 3448

Dr. Fatih Sekercioglu
Assistant Professor and Director, Planetary Health Research Lab, School of Occupational and Public Health, Faculty of Community Services
Phone: 416-979-5000, ext. 553354