Justice in Migration

Convened on March 11, 2011, at Demarais Building, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Room 3120.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.: Introduction and welcome

  • Patti Tamara Lenard and Christine Straehle, University of Ottawa

10:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m.: The ethics of migration

  • Phillip Cole, University of Wales, Newport, Taking moral equality seriously: Egalitarianism and immigration controls
  • Jorge Valadez, Our Lady of the Lake University, Immigration, self-determination and global justice
  • Discussant: David Robichaud, University of Ottawa

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.: Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.: Defining and accepting refugees

  • Megan Bradley, St. Paul’s University, ‘Migrants in a feverland’: State duties towards the environmentally displaced
  • Peter Showler, Faculty of Law and Director of the Refugee Forum, University of Ottawa, The Good, the Bad and the Unmentionable: Asylum Protection Some Time Later
  • Discussant: David Petrasek, University of Ottawa

2:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.: Coffee break

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Temporary foreign workers in Canada

  • Harald Bauder, Ryerson University, Jus Domicile: In pursuit of a citizenship of equality and social justice for temporary foreign workers
  • Christina Gabriel and Laura Macdonald, Carleton University, Migration and State-Civil Society Engagement: Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program
  • Discussant: Patti Tamara Lenard, University of Ottawa