Ideafest 2019

How a rise in asylum seekers affects Canada

How a rise in asylum seekers affects Canada

As feelings in the US intensify around immigration, the number of "irregular migrants" coming over our own border as a result raises many questions for the future. Some 30,000 people have sought asylum in Canada in the past two years. This UVic panel of experts explores the impact of this extraordinary situation on policy, international agreements, humanitarian commitment and public perception.

Chair: Nicole Bates-Eamer (Department of Political Science and Borders in Globalization project manager) 

Panellists: Asad Kiyani (Faculty of Law), Scott Watson (Department of Political Science) and Oliver Schmidtke (Centre for Global Studies)

Organised by: Centre for Global Studies

Image:  Charles Krupa, AP Photo