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Pandemic Borders: Essential Migrant Workers (webinar recording)

By: Marco Campana
July 30, 2020

This Ryerson CERC in Migration and Integration program webinar investigated the extraordinary challenges that migrant populations are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

International experts, and contributors to the blog Pandemic Borders, shared their perspectives on the rapidly unfolding conditions facing vulnerable residents and workers at and within national borders.

This webinar focused on essential migrant workers, their foundational role to sectors like health care, agriculture and food processing, and how they can be supported.

This webinar featured short talks, followed by audience Q&A.  Speakers include:

  • Dr. Audrey Macklin (University of Toronto)
  • Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts (Wilfrid Laurier University) READ ARTICLE
  • Dr. Letizia Palumbo (European University Institute) READ ARTICLE
  • Dr. Sabrina Marchetti (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) READ ARTICLE

Discussion was moderated by Dr. Anna Triandafyllidou, the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University.

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