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SSHRC Partnership Grant powers migration systems research

June 16, 2022
Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, wearing a pink sleeveless top and a pearl necklace.

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, is leading a major international project with the support of a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

A major international research partnership, led by Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) professor Anna Triandafyllidou, received $2.49 million in support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a prestigious Partnership Grant to investigate migration systems. 

Professor Triandafyllidou, who is also the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, is leading a research group of 37 researchers and 28 partners. Together, they are undertaking the Complex Migration Flows and Multiple Drivers in Comparative Perspective (MEMO) project, investigating the drivers of different types of migration and examining the journeys of migrants and refugees through different migration systems across three continents. The research will consider the wider socio-economic and political transformations taking place today and how they connect to migration decision-making at both the policy level as well as the individual level. The project will produce innovative policy and visualization tools, analytical frameworks and modelling, supporting an efficient and rights-based approach to international migration governance. 

“To fully understand migration, we need to consider the range of experiences and challenges across the world, from the worker repatriation caused by the pandemic now impacting remittances in Southeast Asia, to the social inequality and conflict driving dramatic increases in migration flows in Central America, to the climate and environmental change that is threatening populations in Africa,” said professor Triandafyllidou. “This funding, generously provided by SSHRC, will enable TMU to lead a one-of-a-kind, large-scale comparative study that integrates these complex factors to create a new level of understanding.” 

“Congratulations to professor Triandafyllidou and her partners on this funding success,” said Steven N. Liss, TMU’s vice-president, research and innovation. “This collaborative research partnership makes possible a novel approach to research that will improve understanding of the complex factors influencing migration, offering governments and stakeholders around the world new insights to shape policy and decisions.” 

SSHRC’s Partnership Grants program supports new and existing formal research collaborations. Learn more about SSHRC’s Partnership Grants (external link, opens in new window) 

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