New EU-Canada initiative gives youth a voice in digital policy-making

Imagine a digitally-literate society where online empathy is enforced, your digital footprint can be erased, and your voice is counted directly in political decision-making. These are some of the many policy recommendations of participants in “ Our Digital Future – c’est ICI,” a new political engagement initiative bringing youth (18-30 years of...
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Yellow Anger: Genealogy of a Movement and Prospects for Macron in 2019

By Thibault Biscahie, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Politics at York University After the ‘Act IX’ of the Yellow Vests protests on Saturday January 12 th , it is timely to come up with a brief genealogy of the most intense wave of discontent that France has experienced in several decades. What started in late October as a revolt against a carbon...
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Canada’s border and Migration policies in comparative perspective (2)

Blog contribution by Franziska Fischer, PhD student at the Department of Political Science at the University of Victoria On Tuesday, November 13 th , 2108 the Jean Monnet Network at UVic brought together a network of scholars, lawyers and practitioners in order to discuss Canada’s border and migration policies in comparative perspective. The...
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Young scholar on the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program

Alex Norfolk, University of Victoria, wrote his Masters on the Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program in Victoria Bc. He analyzed the Community Partnership Network led by private initiatives and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, BC. Based on his investigation Alex came up with recommendations for further improvements of this...
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Canada’s Responsibility for Climate Refugees

Youth Voices, UVic Student, Isolde Murdoch – Feb 11, 2017 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...
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Canadian Displacement Dates: When will you become environmentally displaced?

Young Voices: UVic Student, Isolde Murdoch – March 11, 2017 Compared to the majority of the world, those living in Canada enjoy a nation high in resources and a climate favourable to agricultural production. Due to the rapid increase of climate changes and environmental depletion, this will become even more apparent over the next couple of...
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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) asylum claims in Canada

Youth Voices - by Bridget Woods, UVic Student 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...
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