Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging and Diversity

And Who Will Help Me Grow The Food?

Immigration and Sustainable Development

November 30, 2018, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Memorial University
Jr. Common Room, R. Gushue Hall


And Who Will Help Me Grow the Food? A keynote address by Ivan Emke

AGENDA Friday, Nov. 30

Time

Activity

8:00 to 9:00

Registration, Breakfast

9:00

Welcoming remarks by Tony Fang

 

Welcoming remarks by Hon. Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

 

Welcoming remarks and land acknowledgement by Associate VP, Max Liboiron

Morning

9:30

Host Mike Clair to introduce panel on Rural Development

 

  • Greg Cameron, Associate Professor at Dalhousie University
  • Gillian Skinner, Assistant Deputy Minister of Regional Development
  • Ivan Emke, Associate Professor at Memorial University
  • John Norman, Mayor of Bonavista

10:45 to 11:00

Nutrition break

11:00 to 12:15

Breakout Session. Guiding questions:

  • What role can immigration play in rural development?
  • What are the best practices in rural development?
  • What industries have the most potential in rural development?
  • What are the policy gaps in rural development?

12:15 to 1:00pm

Lunch

Afternoon

1:00 to 1:10

Mike Clair to introduce panel on Skills Training

 

  • George Lee, Internship Coordinator for Shore Fast
  • Ather Akbari, Chair of Atlantic Research Group on Economics of Immigration, Aging, and Diversity
  • Delia Warren, Director of Iron and East
  • Sarah Thompson, Project Manager at Association for New Canadians

2:15 to 2:30

Nutrition Break

2:30 to 3:45

Breakout Session. Guiding questions:

  • What role can immigration play in skills training?
  • What are the best practices in skills training?
  • What industries are experiencing skills shortages?
  • Where are the gaps in skills training?

3:45 to 3:55

Closing Remarks by Tony Fang