Metropolis BC

On September 12, we hosted our final public event for Metropolis British Columbia. Our funding period ended in March this year and we are completing our life as a research centre. We have a lot to be proud of and to celebrate and our closing event provided an opportunity for that. The day was be structured around four panels, each devoted to one of our main research domains. Each of the panels included a synthetic statement about what we achieved in the 16-year life of RIIM/MBC, plus comments from representatives of our many partner organizations. Each panel also provided time for wider discussion on what we learned, collectively, and what we still don’t know.

Location: Asia Pacific Hall, Wosk Centre for Dialogue (580 West Hastings)




Knowledge Transfer, Communication and Outreach

MBC Brown Bag Presentation featuring David Ley
"Millionaire Migrants and Relevance for Policy Today"
May 17, 2011 ~ SFU Harbour Centre room 2270

David Ley speaks about his new book Millionaire Migrants, which examines the migration outcomes of wealthy migrants who left East Asia and relocated to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the US in the 1980s and 1990s.
 Powerpoint presentation


MBC Workshop: Experimental Methods in Evaluation
Date: April 28, 2011
Location: SFU Harbour Centre
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13th National Metropolis Conference
March 23-26, 2011 ~ Sheraton Wall Centre, Vancouver BC
 Read articles in the media related to this event!


Metropolis BC/Ministry of Regional Economic & Skills Development present Religion and Society: A Policy-Research Symposium on Immigration, Multiculturalism, and Social Change in Canada
February 2, 2011

 Powerpoint presentations


Annual MBC Research Retreat
October 14, 2010 ~ SFU Harbour Centre, Rm 7000

MBC's yearly retreat: a presentation on relevant research conducted by MBC, and a discussion centered around a possible Phase IV (2012-2019) of the project.
 summary of proceedings

MBC/SFU Economics mini-course in Econometrics, May 18 and May 20, 2010 ~ SFU Economics Dept., Room 3611 (Burnaby Campus)
Arthur Lewbel (Boston College) will present a mini course on "Semi- and Non-Parametric Econometrics for Semi- and Non-Econometricians" Tuesday May 18 (9:30-11:20; 2:30-4:30) and Thursday May 20 (9:30-11:20) read more

Policy Research Symposium, Victoria BC, March 1, 2010
Welcoming Communities and Long-Term Integration
 Videos and Powerpoint presentations

MBC Public Workshop

Click here to view the powerpoint presentation of "Community Engagement as a Methodological Practice in Research with Newcomer Communities" by Uzo Anuncha.

Watch Uzo Anuncha Presentation

MBC & AMSSA Master Classes

Click here for the powerpoint presentation of the November 26 and 27 classes on "Quantitative Reasoning"

Metropolis British Columbia Annual Research Retreat

September 25, 2009 - SFU Harbour Centre. View Program

Economics of Immigration: The Children of Immigrants & Temporary Migrants

May 11-12, 2009, Vancouver BC. View Conference Videos and Papers

Working with Government in the areas of Justice, Policing and Security

May 4-5, 2009, Liu Institute for Global Issues. View program

Reel Justice Film Festival April 19, 2009

Watch videos of the presentations about Homelessness Workshop

Skilled Migration: Challenges and Opportunities in Rapidly Changing Global and Local Contexts

Watch videos of the presentation by Professor Richard Bedford, University of Waikato, New Zealand

MBC Research Consultation Retreat

A summary of the proceedings from our Annual Retreat last September can be viewed here

Policy Research Symposium - November 7, 2008

SFU Harbour Centre, Rooms 1420 and 1430. Read more and watch videos about from the symposium

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