“Local Innovation Partnerships” – Settlement Sector Innovations in Windsor-Essex County


My research is in the area of local immigration politics, and my dissertation will evaluate how small Canadian cities such as Windsor, Ontario interpret federal immigrant integration funding and apply funding to suit their own community goals. Through this policy and program review, I investigate how cities might differ from higher levels of government in their understanding and approach to immigration and population management. Broadly, my research areas are Canadian politics, immigration politics, and urban studies.

Melissa Sharpe-Harrigan
Degree: PhD
Status: In Progress
Supervisor: Heather Nicol
The Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies
Trent University
E-Mail: harrigan.melissa@gmail.com