Recent Keynotes and Invited Lectures

2010        “Multiculturalism and Social Cohesion,” presented to a meeting of the Canadian Federation of University Women, October 12.

2010        “Economic and Social Integration of the Immigrant Second Generation in Canada,” CERIS-Centre for Refugee Studies Lecture, York University, Nov. 3.

2011        “Immigration Policy and its Impact on the Labour Market,” Sixth Annual Senior Scholars’ Symposium, University of Toronto Faculty Club, April 5.

2011        Presentation, “Canadian immigration experience and possible lessons for Sweden,” to delegation from City of Stockholm, May 4, 2011

2011        “Social and Economic Integration of Immigrants in Canada,” presented to a workshop on “Spain, Canada: State of knowledge on immigration policy, Madrid, Oct. 27-18, 2011; Fundacion Canada, Government of Spain.

2011        “Pro-immigration Canada: Social and Economic Roots of Popular Views,” Brown Bag Seminar, Metropolis Project, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Nov. 22, 2011 (Webcast).

2012        Keynote: “Immigrant skill utilization in Canada: recent trends and policy impacts,” World Education Services, Stakeholder Forum on Advancing Immigrant Credential Recognition “Moving the Agenda Along,” Toronto YMCA Auditorium, 20 Grosvenor Street, 28 March 2012. 

2012        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: evidence from Canada in comparative perspective,” National Congress of the German Sociological Association (theme: diversity and cohesion), (“Mastertalk;” host: Dr. Ludger Pries), Bochum and Dortmund, Germany, October 5, 2012;

2013        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: evidence from Canada in comparative perspective,” Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES), University of Mannheim, Germany, invited lecture (host: Prof. Frank Kalter) March 19, 2013.

2013        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: evidence from Canada in comparative perspective,” Norface Migration Program (London, UK) interdisciplinary conference on migration (“Migration: Global Development, New Frontiers”), invited lecture (host: Dr Christian Dustmann, director, Centre for research and analysis of migration CReAM), University College London, April 10-13 2013. (

2013        “National Models and Public receptivity to Muslim Migrants in Europe and North America”, presented at “Migrations et mobilités” series at CNRS/CERI Sciences-Po, Paris; May 7, Catherine de Wenden, discussant

2013        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: Evidence from Canada in comparative perspective,” Centre d’Analyse et d’Intervention Sociologiques, L’École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales, Paris ; May 24

2013        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: Evidence from Canada in comparative perspective,” Sciences-Po, Centre d’études européenes, Seminar Migrations and Multiculturalism, Paris; May 29, Marc Swyngedouw, discussant

2013        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: Philosophical debates v. Empirical data,” the R.F. Harney Lecture Series, University of Toronto, September 19

2013        “National Models and Public receptivity to Muslim Migrants in Europe and North America,” lecture series of the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies,” Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, November 21

2014        “Sociology of Multiculturalism: Philosophical debates v. Empirical data,” Intercultural Dialogue Institute, Toronto, 13 March

2014        “National Models and public receptivity to Muslim migrants in Europe and North America,” ERCOMER, The European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations, Utrecht University, Netherlands, April 7

2014        “Muslims Social Exclusion in Canada and France: Does National Context Matter?” (with Patrick Simon and Emily Laxer) at the International Sociological Association’s XVIII  World Congress of Sociology, Yokohama, Japan, July 13 to 19, 2014.  (Research Committee 5, Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations)

2014        “What impact has multiculturalism made on Canada?”  public lecture hosted by the Mississauga Central Library, 11 September 2014.

2014        “National Models and Public Receptivity to Immigrants in Europe and North America,” at an international colloquium “Si loin, si proches ?  La comparaison France/Québec en sciences sociales, » organized by CÉRIUM (Centre d’études et de recherches internationales, Université de Montréal), 30-31 October 2014.

2014        “Immigrant skill utilization: trends and policy impacts,” presentation to a forum “Transforming Access, A Forum on the Licensing of Internationally Educated Professionals and Tradespeople,” organized by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner, Ontario, November 21, 2014, North York Civic Centre, Toronto.

2015        “Muslims Social Exclusion in Canada and France: Does National Context Matter?’ presentation to an International Conference “Migration and Identity: Perspectives from Asia, Europe, and North America” Department of Sociology, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 6-8 March 2015.

2015        “The Status of Muslim Minorities Following the Paris Attacks,” presentation at one-day conference “After the Paris attacks: responses around the globe,” hosted by the Faculty of Law and the Munk School of Global Affairs, and held at the Munk School, University of Toronto, 9 March 2015.

2015        “What has been the impact of multiculturalism in Canada,” presentation at the meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations, Robarts Library, Toronto, 12 March 2015.

2015        “Muslims Social Exclusion in Canada and France: Does National Context Matter?” presentation to Sociology Symposium, Diversity, Inequality, Integration,” McGill University, Montreal, April 10, 2015.

2016        “Multicultural Nation-building and Canada’s Future: Implications of Comparative Research,” invited public lecture given as part of the Second S.D. Clark “Symposium on the Future of Canadian Society,” focused on “Immigration and the Future of Canadian Society,” November 4.

2016        “The role of employers in immigrant selection,” invited lecture presented at a plenary session of the “Pathways to Prosperity National Conference,” on the theme “Shaping Immigration in Canada: Learning from the Past and A Vision for the Future,” Ottawa, December 1.

2017        “Canadian Exceptionalism? Mainly We’re Just Lucky: Implications of Comparative Research on Immigration.” Invited lecture presented at the annual conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, on the theme “Canadian Exceptionalism: Are We Lucky or Are We Good?” February 9.

2017        “Muslims’ Social Inclusion and Exclusion in Canada: Discource, Policy and Reality,” keynote address at “Intercultural Ramadan Dinner, sponsored by RCMP and Intercultural Dialogue Institute, at Canadian Forces College in Toronto, June 4

2017        “Canadian Immigration in the Time of Trump,”  lecture at Ritsumeikan U., Kyoto, Japan, July 13 2017

2017        Two keynote lectures, Summer Research Summit, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 16-22 July 2017

2017        “Behind Immigration Debates: Discourse, Policy and Reality of Muslim Integration in Western Societies,” City University of New York, Graduate Center, Advanced Research Collaborative, September 28, 2017, also presented to Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, UC San Diego, Nov. 14, and “Immigration Seminar,” CUNY Graduate Center Department of Sociology, Dec. 4, 2017.

2017        “Immigration Successes and Failures: from a comparative perspective,” event at UC San Diego related to the city’s recent award from the New American Economy to develop an office of immigrant welcoming and integration, Nov. 13.

2019        (with Banerjee, Rupa; Hou, Feng; Zhang, Tingting), “Evaluating Foreign Skills: The Effects of Credential Assessment on Skilled Immigrants’ Labour Market Performance,” Migration Working Group, Ryerson University, September 25th 2019.

2019        “Mexican Migration to Canada: Trends and Prospects,” presented at the North American Colloquium (U Toronto, U. Michigan, UNAM), “Fronteras y migración en América del Norte,” Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico city, 7 November.

2019        “National Immigration ‘Models,’ Social Welfare Regimes, and Muslims’ Economic Incorporation in France and Canada,” Ryerson Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration (CERC), Ryerson University, 27 November.

2020        “How many immigrants does Canada need?” Plenary lecture (oral presentation, invited), 38th Annual World Affairs Conference, Upper Canada College, Toronto, 4 February.

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