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Shauna Labman -- Book Launch

Thursday Jan 16 2020 7:00 pm, Winnipeg, Grant Park in the Atrium

Launch of Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program (UBC Press).

The UN Refugee Agency considers resettlement – the selection and transfer of refugees from the state where they
seek asylum to another state – to be a tool of refugee protection and an expression of international burden sharing. Resettlement is voluntary and ad hoc, and Canada is one of three leading resettlement countries in the world.

In this account of Canada’s resettlement program from the Indochinese crisis of the 1970s to the Syrian crisis of the 2010s, Shauna Labman explores how rights, responsibilities, and obligations intersect in the absence of a legal scheme for refugee resettlement.

This pathbreaking look at the interplay between resettlement and asylum in one of the world’s
most successful refugee protection programs shows that resettlement can either complement or
complicate in-country asylum claims at a time when refugee crises and fear of outsiders are
causing countries to close their borders to asylum-seekers around the world.

Shauna Labman is an associate professor of human rights in the Global College at the
University of Winnipeg. She co-founded the Migration Law Research Cluster at the University
of Manitoba and was a consultant for the Law Commission of Canada, the Canadian Embassy in
Beijing, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in New Delhi. In 2016, she was recognized as one of CBC Manitoba’s Future 40 for her advocacy work with refugees.




Feed Your Mind " Lunch and Learn Lecture" : CROSSING LAW'S BORDER

November 06, 2019

12:30pm to 1:20pm

1MS25, Global College

Join Dr. Shauna Labman as she discusses her new book Crossing Law’s Border: Canada’s Refugee Resettlement Program which examines the intersection of international rights, responsibility, and obligation in the absence of a legal scheme for refugee resettlement.


Feed Your Mind " Lunch and Learn"

October 02, 2019

1MS25, Global College

Alois S. Baleni, Queen Elizabeth II Junilee Award Visiting Scholar

"Decolonizing the University is a global human right: The case of Indigenous Course Requirement &FeesMustFall"

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Syrian guitar quartet invited to perform at U of W

By: Carol Sanders
Posted: 09/17/2019 6:40 PM

After welcoming hundreds of war refugees two years ago, Winnipeg is hosting a different group of Syrians this week: a classical guitar quartet.

Orontes Guitar Quartet is visiting Canada through a fellowship with the Artist Protection Fund. They're performing Wednesday night, at a free public event at Eckhardt Gramatté Hall. Read more


An Evening of  Music and Migration: Orontes Guitar Quartet


Since the outbreak of civil war in March 2011, millions have fled Syria seeking protection while millions more remain internally displaced in the country.  Members of the Orontes Guitar Quartet, Nazir Salameh, Gaby Al-Botros, Mohammed Mir Mahmoud, and Orwa Al-Shara’a were waiting to make their debut with the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra in 2016 when a bomb exploded outside.  That night they played on but as conditions worsened the ensemble found their way to Lebanon.  From Lebanon they were selected by the Artist Protection Fund as fellows and welcomed as Visiting Artists to the University of Victoria’s School of Music. The quartet is in Winnipeg to play the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society’s Season Opener.  In collaboration with the Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society, the Global College, University of Winnipeg is pleased to host “An Evening of Music and Migration” featuring performances by the Orontes Guitar Quartet, as well as a question and answer session with the ensemble led by Global College’s Associate Professor Shauna Labman and remarks on the World Refugee Council by its Chair and former University of Winnipeg President, the Honourable Lloyd Axworthy. 
With opening welcomes from Dr. Jan Stewart, Executive Director of the Global College, Deputy Provost and Associate Vice-President, Academic at The University of Winnipeg and Kurt Tittlemier, President of The Winnipeg Classical Guitar Society.

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