New Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism

Professor Ethel Tungohan was appointed as a Canada Research Chair in York University’s Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies (LA&PS)

The Government of Canada announced new Canada Research Chair recipients on May 3. Researchers at post-secondary institutions across Canada will receive $158.7 million in funding under the CRC program; for each Tier 1 appointment the university receives $200,000 annually for seven years, while for Tier 2 CRCs it will receive $100,000 annually for five years. The CRCs are also supported with $8.3 million in research infrastructure funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation.

“The CRC program supports some of the most important and exciting research being done at York,” said Robert Haché, vice-president research & innovation at York.

 

Ethel Tungohan, Canada Research Chair in Canadian Migration Policy, Impacts and Activism (Tier 2)
Assistant Professor, Department of Politics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies

Professor Ethel Tungohan

Professor Ethel Tungohan

Tungohan will undertake an analysis of discourses that have underpinned the Canadian government’s policies towards temporary foreign workers from 1973 until 2017 and the nature of these policies and their effects on different groups of temporary foreign workers. She will also examine the range of migrant workers’ social movement activities that have emerged as a response, in particular, to anti-migrant discourses and policies.