A new interdisciplinary UBC Centre for Migration Studies will support innovative migration research, knowledge mobilization and teaching and learning, at UBC and internationally. Based in the Faculty of Arts and led by Dr. Antje Ellermann, the Centre will be the first migration research centre of its kind in Western Canada.
“The UBC Centre for Migration Studies will be an intellectual and inclusive home for UBC migration and mobility scholars from many different disciplines,” says Dr. Ellermann. “I envision it as a place that will nurture learning and collaboration, and that will connect UBC researchers and students with community organizations, policy makers and migration researchers elsewhere in Canada and abroad.”
The new centre will build upon the foundations of the UBC Migration Research Excellence Cluster — founded and co-directed by Dr. Ellermann— which since 2018 has promoted collaborations between migration researchers, community partners and policy makers to advance the understanding of global migration and to mobilize knowledge for evidence-informed policies and practices. The UBC Centre for Migration Studies will continue to advance this work by providing an interdisciplinary home for migration research at UBC, promoting cutting-edge research, investing in graduate training and engaging in public outreach on issues of migration.