York U Scholars Hub at Markham Public Library Speakers Series

January 17, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Markham Village Library
6031 York Regional Road 7 Markham
ON L3P 3A7

Markham Public Library and York University invite you to the Scholars Hub Speaker Series. The partnership brings some of York’s top academic minds to York Region.

The winter 2018 series, titled "School of Thought," features talks by academics and researchers from the faculties of Health, Science, LA&PS, Osgoode and Schulich.

Space for each talk is limited. Refreshments are provided.

Jan. 17, 2019 | The Dynamic of Trust in Refugee-Host Relations
Christopher Kyriakides (Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Citizenship, Social Justice and Ethno-Racialization)

Christopher Kyriakides, Canada Research Chair and Executive Committee Member, Centre for Refugee Studies at York University, will draw from research on the reception of Syrian refugees in Canada so as to illustrate how the dynamic of refugee-host relations affects and is affected by the Canadian Private Sponsorship of Refugees Program. In this presentation, Kyriakides will discuss what he calls 'the existential transactions of worth' focusing on the pre and post arrival exchange of 'resettlement knowledge assets', why they are central to the establishment of trust between host populations and refugees, and the importance of 'trust formation' in determining 'resettlement success'.

This unique partnership is part of York University’s goals for community engagement and reputation-building, with a unique collaboration that invites alumni, students and their families, and the public to engage in meaningful talks and discussions.