The Centre for Migration Studies is committed to excellence in migration and mobilities research and serves as an incubator for transformative, inclusive, collaborative, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral research.

We seek to understand the causes, consequences, and experiences of human mobility through research, education, and outreach.  As a community of faculty members, practitioners, students, research and support staff, we work together to advance the study and understanding of migration and belonging and to facilitate publicly engaged dialogue that fosters inclusive and just communities. We explore possibilities of decolonizing migration studies by supporting research and programming that centres the intersection of migration, settler colonialism, empire, and Indigeneity.

The UBC Centre for Migration Studies is on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓ əm (Musqueam) people. Our work extends across unceded Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səlilwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) and other Coast Salish territories in what is commonly known as Metro Vancouver. Our gratitude for this is only a starting point.

The Centre for Migration Studies is supported by the GCRC program of the Office of the Vice President, Research & Innovation, the Faculty of Arts, the Departments of Political Science, Sociology, Geography, Anthropology, and Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies, and the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

CMS is committed to facilitating public dialogue on migration and belonging as outlined in its mission statement and does not endorse the views of any individuals or groups.