Weekly Update: October 16 – 22, 2017

Dr Martina Scholtens

News and Events:

October 19, 2017 – Vice: What I Learned Treating Newly Arrived Refugees for Ten Years – Vancouver’s Bridge Refugee Clinic, which has welcomed 50,000 refugees since it opened, is slated to close next month.

October 22, 2017 – CBC News: ‘I was never trained to do this,’ Doctor recounts 10 years service at Vancouver refugee clinic – Dr. Martina Scholtens’ new book documents decade working as family physician at Bridge Refugee Clinic

October 22, 2017 – Merritt Herald: Syrian family bound for Merritt arrives in B.C.


Reports and Publications:

October 2017 – CISSA-ACSEI: CISSA-ACSEI releases response to Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Minister Hussen’s National Consultation on Immigration Level

October 2017 – Oxford University – Refugee Studies Centre: New Research in Brief on refugee self-reliance

October 2017 – York University – Refuge, Canada’s Journal on Refugees: Call for Papers – Racialized Refuge, Reception Contexts and the Status-Labelling Space (Special issue of Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees). Submission Deadline: February 1, 2018