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Today’s migration crisis—the worst migration crisis since the end of World War II according to many experts—is a highly topical issue. In fact, this long-standing issue is only now getting a lot of attention from the media and political sphere due to the global context causing populations to flee armed conflicts, violent totalitarian regimes, environmental disasters or ongoing economic stagnation.

In this context, the Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Processes addresses the urgent needs for scientific knowledge on global issues of high social relevance. Through its work on paths, precarity and migration regions, the Chair will tackle and better understand the processes involved in mobility and immobility, the success and failure of migration and the transformation of migration regions.