Anthropology Doctoral students attend the first SSHRC Migration Master Class at UVic

On May 27-29, 2014, the first ever Migration Master Class will be held at the University of Victoria. The three-day class will be led by two experts in the field of Migration and Mobility - Jennifer Hirsch, Professor and Deputy Chair for Doctoral Studies at the Department of Sociomedical Sciences, Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York, and Heather Horst, Vice-Chancellor's Senior Research Fellow, School of Media and Communication, RMIT University, Melbourne.

This Migration Master Class is designed to establish critical new veins of research in the areas of family and migration and is the opening event of the SSHRC-funded research project, Southeast Asian Women, Migration and Family in the Global Era. The goal is to bring together the research team, including graduate students, and additional experts from the west coast, to explore key issues relevent to forming social science inquiries.

Full program details and timings for the days are here. Registration is free, but capped at 25 persons. Lunch and coffee breaks are provided. If you are interested in attending the Master Class, contact Lisa Mitchell,, or coordinator Natasha Fox,, to inquire about availability.

The event is organized by the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives’ Migration & Mobility Program and is funded by SSHRC.