Public lecture and Branch Annual General Meeting
Invisible Children: Deconstructing Refugee Youth Policies in Edmonton
Neda Asadi, PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta
Thursday, February 12, 2015 6:00-8:30 P.M.
Grant MacEwan University City Centre Campus 10700 104 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta Room 7-139 For maps and directions click here.
The Annual General Meeting will begin at 7:15 p.m. after the public lecture.
The Annual General Meeting consists of reports from the President and Treasurer, and the election of the 2015-16 Board of Directors. The AGM is open to the public; however, only UNA-Canada members in good standing (i.e. membership has been paid for the current year) are eligible to vote and/or run for a position on the Board. Membership forms will be available at the meeting.
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Public lecture and speaker information
Who makes up Canada’s refugee population and where do they come from? In this interactive workshop, we will: consider the definition of a refugee and where the term first originated from, examine various policies from both a health and education perspective (focusing on the simplest level of basic care and human rights), and reflect on how we, as members of Canadian society, work to give a voice to those who do not have one. Join us and you’ll leave with a better sense of what is currently being done and what we can do going forward to improve the lives of vulnerable populations within Canada.
Neda Asadi is a PhD candidate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, in the Faculty of Education, at the University of Alberta. She is interested in the topics of education, international politics, and health as they relate to marginalized populations, and in particular, those marginalized due to various forms of migration. Her work was recognized by the Gandhi organization and was awarded Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Graduate Scholarship. The focus of her research is on the impact of current education policies on the educational opportunities of refugee youth. Through her work, she endeavors to propose new educational initiatives to effectively respond to the educational needs and by extension the, social well-being, of young refugee learners.