Entries by Beate Schmidtke

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) Asylum Claims in Canada, by Bridget Woods

By Bridget Woods, student of the University of Victoria The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) has recently updated its ‘Guideline 9’ on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression. The new guidelines have come from concerns identified from past proceedings from the IMB that relate to claim refusal. The new guidelines maintain that […]

Governing the Migration Crisis – Special Feature in EuropeNow

By Jennifer Elrick, Oliver Schmidtke, and Nicole Shea. We have seen two opposing trends across Europe: On the one hand, civil society has demonstrated a great degree of compassion with the plight of refugees, organizing local welcome committees and, in the Canadian case, even putting pressure on the government to accept more refugees from Syria as a fundamental humanitarian […]

Canada’s Responsibility for Climate Refugees, by Isolde Murdoch

By Isolde Murdoch, student at the University of Victoria As the number of people who are displaced from climate-related environmental disasters, such as droughts and hurricanes, rises exponentially across the globe, the question of responsibility arises. Many people think that the governments of the people experiencing displacement due to environmental factors should be held accountable […]

EUCAnet Archive – Celebrating 10th anniversary 2016

April 19, 2016 – by Ivan Watson, posted in Saanich News Climate change, democratic reform and the global refugee crisis are only three of the many issues that are currently dominating international headlines, requiring experts and practitioners from around the world to bridge cultural divides and to seek out common solutions. Since 2006, the European […]