Mindshare: Re-imagining Refuge

Re-imagining Refuge:
Toward equitable and sustainable communities

Archived webcast (October 17, 2016)
Use headphones for best audio

Keynote Speaker

Adrienne Clarkson, former Governor General of Canada

 The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson

Former Governor General, co-founder of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

The Rt. Hon. Adrienne Clarkson came to Canada from Hong Kong as a refugee in 1942 and made the astonishing journey from a penniless child refugee to accomplished broadcaster and distinguished public servant in a multi-faceted lifetime. She is the bestselling author of the 2014 CBC Massey Lectures Belonging: The Paradox of Citizenship, Room for All of Us: Surprising Stories of Loss and Transformation, Heart Matters: A Memoir, and a biography of Dr. Norman Bethune, the Canadian hero of the Chinese people. In 2005, she co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship with her husband John Ralston Saul to help new citizens in Canada integrate into Canadian life. The ICC recently launched the inaugural 6 Degrees initiative – a “citizen space” focused on inclusion and citizenship, which took place in Toronto September 19-21, 2016.

Symposium Panelists

Jennifer Hyndman
Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies, York University

Mary Jo Leddy
Founder, Romero House

Susan McGrath
Professor at the School of Social Work, York University and former Director of York’s Centre for Refugee Studies

Loly Rico
Co-director, FCJ Refugee Centre and President, Canadian Council for Refugees

Learn more about the event.


Presented by

York University Logo

Logo: Universities logo.

Universities Canada