"Survey at Center of Refugee Studies of York University in Toronto"
¡"Survey at Center of Refugee Studies of York University in Toronto"
I am Hirokazu Motooka, a student of Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences of Ritsumeikan University and also a Special Research Fellow of Global COE Program Ars Vivendi. I conduct research on Canadian policies toward asylum seekers, especially refugees. From August 20th through September 30th, 2010, I had the opportunity to stay at the Center of Refugee Studies (CRS) of York University in Toronto. The purpose of this stay was to collect some materials related to my research (i.e., how resettlement programs effect the border control policies in Canada).
An encounter with Professor Fuyuki Kurasawa at the International Conference gBonds and Boundaries: New Perspectives on Justice and Cultureh
at Ritsumeikan University in March 2010 enabled me to conduct this research in Canada. I was one of the staff of the conference and had some opportunities to talk with him then. Because he offered me some support during my research here in Canada, I was able to conduct my research without any anxiety.
In addition to my research, interaction with people at CRS was also very beneficial for me. Furthermore, I was given lot of spurs to my study by members of the York Centre for Asian Research and the Ontario Metropolis Centre, which share the same floor with the CRS. I would like to keep the relationship with them from now on.
I am now thinking about applying to the call for papers of the International Conference gDemocracy and Globalizationh
which will be held at Ritsumeikan University in January 2011 in order to present my research achievements through this visit.