“International Students and Workers: Rights and Empowerment Conference”

Monday, 11th of April 2016

9:30 am to 5:00 pm


FREE and OPEN to General Public

As you well know international students and workers face many of challenges and injustices in their intersecting roles as students, employees, immigrants and travelers.

You will have the opportunity to hear first hand experiences of the following issues:

  • Unjust fee increases

  • Unjust access to health care

  • Mental health

  • Know your rights!

  • Migrating to Canada

  • Financial planning

  • Successful stories

Lunch and snacks are provided, plus enter to win a raffle prize ūüôā

This event is FREE  and OPEN to the GENERAL PUBLIC


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      • Opeyemi O. Adesina: “Little things count in the process of integrating¬†foreign students into the Canadian society”
      • Mika Forrester: “Financial wellness for everyone”
      • Allan Fein: “Arrive & Thrive Initiative: Tackling Mental Health on Campus”
      • Rachel Gnanayutham: “The working body with intersectionality: conceptualizing immigrant labour market integration”
      • Naim Tajvarpoor & Darko Ljubic: “My journey on immigrating to Canada”
      • Katherine Nastovski: “TBA”
      • Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi: “TBA”

      Event Schedule

        9:30 Registration
        10:00 Welcome note
        10:20 Opeyemi O. Adesina
        10:40 Coffee break
        10:50 Mika Forrester
        11:30 Allan Fein
        12:30 Lunch
        1:30 TBA
        1:50 Rachel Gnanayutham
        2:10 Naim Tajvarpoor & Darko Ljubic
        2:30 Coffee break
        2:40 Dr. Grace-Edward Galabuzi
        3:20 Katherine Nastovski
        4:00 Panel Discussion
        5:00 Closing remarks


        McMaster University

        1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, L8S 4L8, CANADA

        Burke Science Building (BSB) – Room 119


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