Agenda

Day 1 – Friday April 9th, 2010

Workshop Location: 280 York Lanes

9:30-10:00 Continental Breakfast
10:00-10:20 Welcome: David Dewitt, Associate Vice-President, Research; Susan McGrath, Director, Centre for Refugee Studies
10:20 – 10:50 Opening Address by Wenona Giles, Deputy Director, Centre for Refugee Studies, Professor, Anthropology Dept. & Chair, Workshop Organizing Committee
10:50- 11:20 Keynote Address
Presentation by Abraham Abraham, Representative of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Canada
11:20 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30-12:15 Introductions and Discussion
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Theme I – Session 1: Regional, security and long-term development impacts (Presentations are 10-12 minutes & Discussion is 10 minutes)
Chaired by: Don Dippo, York University
  • Jennifer Hyndman (York University): The Geography of Education in Long-Term Refugee Camps
  • George Richardson (University of Alberta): Questions of Scale, Scope and Sustainability: The University of Alberta’s Relationship with Buduburam Refugee Camp
  • Laura-Ashley Wright (Oxford University): Capacity-building Opportunities for adults: Kakuma and Dadaab Refugee Camps, Kenya
14:15 – 14:30 Afternoon Break
14:30 – 15:30 Theme I – Session 2: Regional, security and long-term development impacts (Presentations are 10-12 minutes & Discussion is 10 minutes)
Chaired by: Amani El Jack, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Kumari Beck (Simon Fraser University): Teaching in a borderless world: Pedagogies of (dis)location
  • Barbara Zeus (Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)): Exploring Paradoxes around Higher Education in Protracted Refugee Situations
  • Amanda Coffie (Carleton University): Returnees’ Capacity and Peace building: Utility of Exile-Acquired Human Capital
  • Alice Wamundiya (Vice-Chairperson of Unity for Tertiary Refugee Students (UTRS) From Hope to Action: The Contribution of Unity for Tertiary Refugee Students (UTRS) to Advancing the Right of Refugees to Education
15:30-17:00 Discussion (Recorded)
Chaired by: Wenona Giles, York University
18:00 – 19:00 Reception for Research Workshop Participants

Location: Schulich Building, Dining Room

Book Launch of Technical, Vocational, and Entrepreneurial Capacities in Southern Sudan: Assessment and Opportunitiesby Dominic Odwa Atari, Samer Abdelnour, Kevin McKague, Robert Wager. Centre for Refugee Studies, York University: Toronto.
19:00 Dinner for Research Workshop Participants

Location: Schulich Building, Private Dining Room

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Day 2 – Saturday, April 10th, 2010
Workshop Location: Room 519 York Research Tower
9:30-10:00 Continental Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Theme II – Session 1: The Political and Technical Dimensions of Pedagogy with Mobile Populations: Partnerships

(Presentations are 10-12 minutes & Discussion is 10 minutes)
Chaired by: Michael Barutciski, York University 

  • Sarah Dryden-Peterson (OISE, University of Toronto): The Politics of Tertiary Education for Refugees in a Global Movement for Basic Education
  • Duncan MacLaren (Australian Catholic University): Providing Refugees with Tertiary Education: the Example of Burmese Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border
  • Philip Landon (WUSC): Tertiary Education for Refugees: Beyond Sponsorship
11:00 – 11:15 Morning Break
11:15 – 12:15 Theme II – Session 2: The Political and Technical Dimensions of Pedagogy with Mobile Populations: Programs

(Presentations are 10-12 minutes & Discussion is 10 minutes)
Chaired by: Aida Orgocka, York University

  • Jacqueline Strecker (Ryerson-York); Assessing the Gaps in Programming: Information Communication Technologies and Education
  • Ndungu Kahihu (Plan Canada) & Susan McGrath (York University): The Experiences of Plan Canada and York University in the Development of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Post Conflict Situations: a Case Study from Southern Sudan.
  • Marangu Njogu (Windle Trust, Kenya): Refugees: A Great Human Resource
  • Robyn Plasterer (University of British Columbia): Remedial Education Programs for Girls in Kakuma and Dadaab
12:15 -13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:15 Theme II – Session 3: The Political and Technical Dimensions of Pedagogy with Mobile Populations: Programs

(Presentations are 10-12 minutes & Discussion is 10 minutes)
Chaired by: Joseph Mensah, York University.

  • Ranu Basu (York University): Re-spacing Educational Rights for Long-term Refugees through Tertiary Education
  • Elizabeth Mary Lanzi Mazzocchini (International Relations Officer of Unity for Tertiary Refugee Students (UTRS): Unwelcome Guests: The Struggle of Refugees and Asylum Seekers in South Africa To Access Tertiary Education and Remain in the System
  • Simon Purnell (ZOA Refugee Care,Thailand): Experiences and Opportunities in the Provision of Tertiary Education for Refugees on the Thailand-Burma border
14:15 – 14:30 Afternoon Break
14:30 – 16:00 Discussion (Recorded)
Chaired by: Susan McGrath, York University
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Day 3 – Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Workshop Location: Room 519 York Research Tower
9:30 – 10:00 Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 13:00 Theme III – Session 1: Forward Looking Strategies: short and long term

(Rapporteur notes from recorded discussions will be available).

Chaired by: Aida Orgocka, York University

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch and Closing Remarks: Wenona Giles

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