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Metropolis BC affiliates provide expertise and commentary to media on a range of research and policy issues related to migration, diversity and changing cities. Metropolis BC's main objective is to place in the public realm insight and information that will help balanced discussion on Canada's emerging immigration and migration policy issues.

To that end, the following Metropolis BC experts are working on important immigration and migration issues pertinent to Canadian and international print, TV, radio and online media. They are pleased to assist reporters on stories and features that may benefit from their areas of research and public policy expertise. Scroll down this page to find a Metropolis BC expert willing to speak to media on a range of related areas.

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Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration

Name: Paul Bramadat
Title: Centre for Studies in Religion and Society Director, Metropolis BC Domain Leader, Citizenship and Social, Cultural and Civic Integration
Dept, faculty: Department of History, University of Victoria
Email: bramadat@uvic.ca
Phone: 250-721-6324
Research interests: Religion and diversity
Pertinent links: web.uvic.ca/history/faculty/bramadat.html
Last updated: August 25, 2010
Name: Doug Baer
Title: Professor
Dept, faculty: Department of Sociology, University of Victoria
Email: baer@uvic.ca
Phone: 250-721-7581
Other languages: French
Research interests: Immigration, voluntary association involvement, political sociology, civil society, ethnic relations, social inequality
Pertinent links: web.uvic.ca/~baer
Last updated: August 25, 2010

 

Economic and Labour Market Integration

Name: David Jacks
Title: Associate Professor, Metropolis BC Domain Leader, Economic and Labour Market Integration
Dept, faculty: Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Email: dsjacks@gmail.com
Phone: 778-898-6758
Research interests: Globalization, trade, immigration
Pertinent links: www.sfu.ca/~djacks/
Last updated: August 25, 2010
Name: Krishna Pendakur
Title: Professor of Economics, Co-Director of Metropolis British Columbia (MBC), Center of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity.
Dept, faculty: Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Simon Fraser University
Email: pendakur@sfu.ca
Phone: 778-782-5501
Research interests: Measurement of wellbeing, poverty, discrimination and economic inequality, the estimation of consumer demand, semi-parametric and non-parametric econometrics
Pertinent links: www.sfu.ca/~pendakur/
Last updated: August 25, 2010

 

Housing and Neighbourhoods

Name: Carlos Teixeira
Title: Associate Professor, Metropolis BC Domain Leader, Housing and Neighbourhoods
Dept, faculty: Community, Culture, and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, University of British Columbia Okanagan
Email: carlos.teixeira@ubc.ca
Phone: 250-807-9313
Other languages: Portuguese and French
Research interests: Urban and social geography with emphasis on migration processes, community formation, housing and neighbourhood change, ethnic entrepreneurship, the social structure of Canadian cities
Pertinent links: web.ubc.ca/okanagan/ccgs/faculty/teixeira.html
Last updated: August 25, 2010
Name: Leonie Sandercock
Title: Professor
Dept, faculty: School of Community & Regional Planning (SCARP), University of British Columbia
Email: leonies@interchange.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-0225
Research interests: Working with First Nations and intercultural dialogues and reconciliation strategies in non-metropolitan B.C. between First Nations and non-Native residents, multimedia for community engagement and policy dialogue, social integration of immigrants, importance of neighbourhood scale and institutions
Pertinent links: www.scarp.ubc.ca/users/leonie-sandercock and Finding Our Way
Last updated: August 25, 2010

 

Justice, Policing, and Security

Name: Benjamin Perrin
Title: Associate Professor, Metropolis BC Domain Leader, Justice, Policing, and Security
Dept, faculty: Faculty of Law, Faculty Fellow, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Faculty of Law
Email: perrin@law.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-822-1208
Research interests: Human trafficking, migrant smuggling, child sexual exploitation
Pertinent links: faculty.law.ubc.ca/perrin
Last updated: August 25, 2010
Name: Patricia Janssen
Title: Associate Professor
Dept, faculty: School of Population & Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Email: pjanssen@interchange.ubc.ca
Phone: 604-875-2424 Ext. 5415
Research interests: Intimate partner violence, maternity care services for immigrant women, clinical trials, population health studies
Pertinent links: Child & Family Research Institute, UBC School of Population and Public Health and Women in2 Healing
Last updated: August 25, 2010

 

Settlement, Integration, and Welcoming Communities

Name: Julie Drolet
Title: Assistant Professor & BSW Field Coordinator, Social Work, Education, Social and Human Development, Settlement, Integration, and Welcoming Communities, Metropolis BC Domain Leader, Settlement, Integration, and Welcoming Communities
Dept, faculty: Thompson Rivers University
Email: jdrolet@tru.ca
Phone: 250-828-5258
Other languages: French
Research interests: Settlement and integration, social services, global migration, international social work
Pertinent links: kamino.tru.ca/experts/home/main/bio.html?id=jdrolet
Last updated: August 25, 2010

 

We rely on experts to contact Metropolis BC with any changes to their information. When the information on this page requires updating, please contact Linda Sheldon, Project Coordinator, Metropolis BC, SFU, Department of Economics at linda_sheldon@sfu.ca or by phone at (778) 782-4575.

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