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U of T’s senior college tackles controversial topic of immigration and multiculturalism at day long symposium

March 22, 2011

TORONTO, ON – U of T’s Senior College will explore the controversial topic of immigration and multiculturalism at its 6th Annual Senior College Symposium on April 5. The title of the Symposium is Immigration and Multiculturalism: The Implications for Canada and the University.

The Symposium will feature presentations and panel discussions with more than a dozen experts, punctuated by open discussion periods throughout the day. Experts include Michael Bliss, Joseph Carens, Jack Granatstein and Jeffery Reitz.

Participants will be encouraged to take part in sessions that discuss:  Immigration Policy: What is Best for Canada?; Multiculturalism: Does it Work for Canada?; and Immigration and the Impact on Universities. The Symposium winds down at 3:30pm with a wine and cheese reception.

Senior College is composed entirely of retired academics, librarians and senior administrators of UofT. It is self-funded by membership fees, and provides members with many formal and informal opportunities for communication and exchange of ideas throughout the year.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 5, 2011.  9:30 am – 3:30 pm.

WHERE: The Faculty Club, University of Toronto, 41 Willcocks Street, Main Floor.

WHO: Speakers include:

•          Professor Michael Bliss, History, University of Toronto
•          Professor Joseph Carens, Political Science, University of Toronto
•          Professor Jack Granatstein, Professor Emeritus, History, York University
•          Jennifer Grass, Council of Ontario Universities
•          Professor Randall Hansen, Political Science, University of Toronto
•          Mary Jo Leddy, Executive Director, Romero House
•          Professor Clifford Orwin, Political Science, University of Toronto
•          Professor Jeffrey Reitz, Sociology, University of Toronto
•          Paul St. Clair, Toronto Refugee Affairs Council
•          Professor Michael Trebilcock, Political Science, University of Toronto


For more information, please contact:
Professor Merrijoy Kelner
University of Toronto

All welcome. RSVP required. Cost $30, payable at the door.  For more information or to RSVP, contact:
Pat Doherty
Academic Retiree Centre
(416) 978-7553
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