Presentation: (1986) UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award to the people of Canada

The people of Canada are the unique recipients of an award for their work on behalf of refugees. This video includes extracts from the 1986 presentation ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8TF3pt3xK4&feature=youtu.be It was the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, then Jean-Pierre Hocké, who, in 1986 presented the UNHCR's Nansen Refugee Award to "the people of Canada" through then Governor General Sauvé. The award recognizes the work of Canada in helping to allevi... Read more.

40th Anniversary Lecture: Ugandan Asian Refugee Movement 1972

Canadian Immigration Historical Society President Mike Molloy lectured on the 1972 Ugandan Asian refugee movement at Ontario universities in Ontario in October, 2012 (Ottawa, Carleton, Windsor, Western, Laurier, McMaster, York, Ryerson and Toronto). The 1972 Uganda Asian Refugee movement was the first test of Canada’s “Universal” immigration policy as applied to refugees. The talk examined the reasons behind General Idi Amin’s decision to expel Uganda’s small but dynamic Asian commu... Read more.