Research at EUC critically examines the settlement of immigrants, and the experiences of migrant workers, in Canadian cities. We also seek to understand the global relations of power that drive migration processes and shape diasporic identities in all regions of the world.
Professor Valerie Preston is the Principal Investigator of the Building Migrant Resilience in Cities (BMRC) project, a partnership funded by the Canadian federal government and which includes the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, United Way of Toronto and York Region, and Social Planning Toronto.
Professor Ranu Basu’s research explores questions of power, space and activism in contexts of migration and displacement in Toronto, Havana and Kolkata.
PhD student Mallory MacDonnell is examining the lived experiences of migrant fishermen who work on distant water fishing fleets in Asia.