The Metropolis Project is an International Forum for Research and Policy on Migration, Diversity and Changing Cities
Established in 1996 as part of the national Metropolis Project and funded by the federal government, provincial government and the associated universities, MBC is located at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia, with a Co-director based on each campus. MBC's main objective is to place in the public realm relevant material that will aid rational discussion on Canada's emerging immigration policy issues. MBC's task is to provide databases, analyses, and findings from a multidisciplinary academic team that address a wide range of issues in the fields of immigration and integration affecting Canada and the Vancouver region. Through the Metropolis Project, findings are extended to the national and international areas with high levels of immigration. Community stakeholders also influence MBC's research and facilitate the dissemination of its findings.