‘Robin Higham’s review of ‘Running on Empty’ is posted here with the kind permission of Mr. Higham as well as that of the Professional Association of Foreign Service Officers. The review first appeared in the Association’s magazine ‘Bout de Papier’.
The Vietnamese Boat People Memorial Association has appreciatively added to its website select passages from ‘Running on Empty‘. The Association aims “to preserve the historical heritage of the Vietnamese Boat People” through monuments and public education.
Elvire Westley donated these photographs in November 2017 that she had gathered during her career with the Canadian immigration office in Paris. Mme Westley contributed an article about her career to the latest Bulletin.
The Society is pleased to note the appointment of one of its long-standing members, Robert Vineberg, to the position of Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. The Society has been an active supporter of the Museum for many, many years.... Read more
The 2017 Gunn Award was presented to Iain Wilson at the recent CIHS AGM
CIHS President Michael Molloy , Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada's Associate Assistant Deputy Minister Dawn Edlund, Naomi Alboim and Doctor Nhung Tran-Davies recently discussed Canada's and Canadians' humanitarian tradition. The panel was organized by the Canada School of Public Service which has made this video link accessible. The panel discussed their respective experiences with major refugee movements - Alboim on the ‘boat people’ and recent Syrian movement as a co-founde... Read more
This report was approved at the Annual General Meeting of October 26. The next edition of our Bulletin will carry reports on the meeting.
The Society is pleased to participate n a 3-day conference examining the development of Canadian refugee policies and programs since 1957 (the arrival of 38,000 Hungarian refugees), mainly those affecting the Ugandan Asian and Vietnamese refugee movements in the 1970s and the most recent arrival of Syrian refugees but also various other groups. Academics, policy makers, refugee sponsors, NGOs, students, refugee workers and refugees of various backgrounds will discuss central issues o... Read more
CIHS member Erica Usher presents a copy of Running on Empty to IOM Director General, William Swing at IOM HQ in Geneva where Erica is on assignment as Senior Policy Adviser, Global Compact for Migration.