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Pathways to Prosperity 2016 National Conference

We are pleased to announce that the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership will hold its Fourth Annual Conference at the Westin Hotel in Ottawa on Thursday and Friday December 1 – 2, 2016, with a full-day Preconference Workshop on Wednesday November 30. Standing Committee Meetings will take place on the evening of Wednesday November 30, and the Board of Directors Meeting on the morning of Saturday December 3. The conference will include plenary sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster presentations, and opportunities to network with colleagues. Conference and Preconference details, registration information, and hotel booking information will be announced in the coming weeks.


Graduate Student – Faculty Workshop on Migration-Related Research

Wednesday June 1, 1:45 – 5 PM, Calgary AB

The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership’s (P2P) Standing Committee for Student Engagement and the Student Concerns Subcommittee of the Canadian Sociological Association invite graduate students from all disciplines to participate in a half-day workshop during the 85th meeting of the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Calgary, AB. This workshop will provide a select group of graduate students with the opportunity to receive oral and written feedback on an unpublished piece of migration-related research from an expert in the field.

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