Jacob Bruel is a Master’s student in Geography at Laval University, Quebec. His research focuses on asylum seekers’ irregular entry into Canada from the United States. More specifically, he seeks to understand how migratory policies influence asylum seekers’ decision-making and trajectories. During his last year as an undergraduate student in Geography at the University of Montreal, he created a project called Honor, examining the evolution of Canadian migratory control practices in response to the arrival of autonomous asylum seekers.
Jacob’s research is supervised by Danièle Bélanger (Department of Geography, Laval University, Quebec) and Philippe Bourbeau (Department of Political Science, Laval University, Quebec) with the support of the Canada Research Chair in Global Migration Processes. Finally, Jacob is also working on a research project led by Danièle Bélanger and Charles Fleury (Department of Industrial Relations at Laval University, Quebec) that focuses on the socio-professional insertion of refugees that have arrived in Quebec since 1980.