Our research aims to understand the complex challenges and opportunities for governments, societies, and the international community with regards to global migration.

Through our research groups, projects, initiatives, and affiliated courses, the UBC Centre for Migration studies hopes to share our expertise with key stakeholders including researchers, policymakers, immigrant and refugee services providers, and the public.

Our research is interdisciplinary in focus and includes everything from migration governance, immigrant integration and national identity formation to the politics of belonging, migration narratives, (im)mobilities, and the relationship between indigeneity and migration.

Research Groups

We are focused on seven areas of research excellence: borders, community-university partnerships, migration and indigeneity, mobilities, narratives, political behaviours, and research creation.

Programmes & Initiatives

Our team of collaborators including faculty, community partners, and external researchers have produced ground-breaking work that is changing the landscape of migration studies.

We have produced podcasts, migration maps, and dashboards, as well as a variety of specialized resources and tools that are accessible to all.

Affiliated Courses

Our affiliates belong to a wide range of departments across UBC. As a result, we are able to offer affiliated courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that analyze migration topics from different themes and perspectives.