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Marco Campana

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Creating mobile-friendly PDF documents that are actually readable
Published on: May 16, 2024
Your audiences are increasingly reading your reports and PDF documents on mobile devices. You should want them to be as readable and accessible as possible on smartphones as they are on devices with larger screens. I've posted a number of publications on my site recently that are not at all mobile-friendly. Don't make that mistake. So here are some tips to keep in mind to ensure that the people you want to read your documents can and will.
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Migration  and  Resilience  in  York  Region:  Supporting  flexible  information  access  across  multiple  communities (webinar recording)
Published on: May 16, 2024
In this August 2021 Building Migrant Resilience in Cities webinar researchers presented a project that documents how access to information influenced collective resilience, settlement, and social inclusion among Yazidi refugees and Turkish-speaking refugee claimants in York Region.
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Generative AI & Social Work: It’s NOT the End of the World as We Know It
Published on: May 15, 2024
In this episode of the inSocialWork podcast, Lauri Goldkind, PhD, LMSW, encourages us to take a breath and embrace the opportunities presented by these technologies. She recommends that we calmly and critically examine the evolution of AI, think creatively about its implications and advocate for collaborative conversations across disciplines. Transformative? Maybe. How about an open mind and a commitment to ethics and justice as we learn to ask the right questions? The conversation is useful for all of us in human services.
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Reimagining settlement funding and service delivery to improve outcomes for newcomers (webinar recording)
Published on: May 15, 2024
This November 2023 Wellesley Institute webinar presents findings from the report Reimagining Funding and Service Delivery for Newcomers: Lessons from the Literature and Stakeholders. This project explored how newcomer settlement and integration outcomes are impacted by the current model of funding and service delivery.
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Race, Tech and Borders (webinar recording)
Published on: May 15, 2024
This April 2022 panel builds on UN Special Rapporteur on Racism E. Tendayi's Achiume report Racial discrimination and emerging digital technologies: a human rights analysis. Presenters assessed the racially discriminatory use of digital technologies in border and immigration enforcement, including at the U.S./Mexico border and in Europe.
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Supporting Settlement and Integration Frontline Staff in Wellbeing (webinar recording)
Published on: May 14, 2024
This January 2023 goes over guidelines and best practices that Executive Directors (EDs) and leaders in the Settlement and Integration sector can adopt at their organizations to support and enhance staff capacity and techniques to overcome burnout but also to ensure higher retention rates.
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Datafication of borders and migration (webinar recording)
Published on: May 10, 2024
This May 2023 CERC in Migration and Integration workshop brought together scholars from different disciplines to introduce their research on digital technologies and datafication in migration and to discuss its ambivalent and contradictory role for migrants compared to refugees, as well as the unsettling consequences of the use of datafication in bordering and policymaking.
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The “integration business”: A radical critique on migration, development and reception services (webinar recording)
Published on: May 10, 2024
In recent years there has been significant discussion of the “migration infrastructure”, notably the networks, institutions and organizations that mediate migration trajectories. This April 2024 CERC in Migration and Immigration workshop takes a radical critical approach on to examining these concerns, looking at how provision of local migrant services, whether in border areas, or locations of settlement, give rise to a migrant “integration business”. 
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Digital inclusion in Scotland and Nova Scotia (webinar recording)
Published on: May 9, 2024
In this June 2023 Digital Leaders Week session presenters from Scotland and Nova Scotia share not only a name, but also experiences of delivering digital inclusion. Panelists from the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and GEO Nova Scotia, have been sharing learning with each other since the beginning of the pandemic. Representatives from Mhor Collective who have been delivering support across both territories also share insights.
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