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Global Migration Podcast
The UBC Centre for Migration Studies has a new podcast series, Global Migration, created by Douglas Ober.
Season 1, entitled "COVID-19 and beyond" brings together a diverse array of experts to discuss the many ways the outbreak of the novel coronavirus is transforming global migration. With guests that include UBC Migration faculty and graduate students as well as community organizers, policy analysts and settlement sector practitioners, each episode explores a different theme, from the pandemic’s impact on international education, temporary foreign workers and critical supply chains to immigrant services and the legal implications of closed borders for asylum seekers and refugees. Season 1 of the series ran from May 2020 to August 2020.
Season 2, entitled "Geographies of the Heart: Life-writing from Newcomers to Canada" is hosted by international speaker and award-winning advocate, Mohammed Alsaleh. This season is born out of a year-long writing project, "Stories from Newcomers to Canada," with a group of newcomers who have been authoring their own stories of migration on topics such as love, loss, displacement, exile, belonging and disruption. Bringing together a diverse array of newcomer voices, each episode shares compelling, first-hand experiences of coming to and living in Canada. Most importantly, this series creates a space in which newcomers can share their experiences and perspectives with policymakers, academics and the media. Season 2 of the series ran from February 2021 to April 2021.