Hold the Date

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.

Call for Proposals

Projects Related to the Pathways to Prosperity’s National Themes

Pathways to Prosperity invites proposals for funding of up to $8,000 per project for research projects related to six of P2P’s national research themes. Up to six proposals will be funded in this round. Funding must be used for primary research related to one of the themes and should represent the first step in a larger, cross-regional project for which outside funding will be sought. As a Pathways to Prosperity project, the research must have a policy or practice component.

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P2P’s online library of Master’s Theses and Dissertations

The Pathways to Prosperity Partnership’s online library of Master’s Theses and Dissertations provides graduate students whose work focuses on immigration-related issues the opportunity to disseminate information on their research in progress or recently completed. The online library is a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your work with various academic, community and government stakeholders working in the field of immigration in Canada. To submit your abstract and project information to the online library, click here

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The Guardian – MSF Rejects EU Funding in Protest at Refugee Deal

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