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Jessie Bigras-Lauzon

I am a master's student in geography at the University of Montreal. In my research, I analyze the arrival of unaccompanied migrants minors to the Canadian border. I am interested in the tension between Canada's moral and legal obligation to protect these migrants and Canadian border governance imperatives.


Lyna Ismahane Mansouri

I am an honours student in the Department of Geography. I’m interested in the evolution of migration policies between formerly colonized countries and former colonial powers, and in the decolonization of migration governance through the implementation of an open border approach. My present research focuses on how governments respond to climate induced migration within Africa.  


Guillermo Candiz (2019-2022)

 My work focuses on migration in America and North Africa, and particularly on the migration paths of Central Americans to Mexico and sub-Saharan people to Morocco. 


Elizabeth Hessek

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Geography at the Université de Montréal. My research interests lie at the intersection of migration studies and queer geography. I am particularly interested in applying participatory and reparative frameworks to understand queer refugees’ experiences after resettlement.


Jeanne Beauchemin (2019-2022)

 My research highlighted how violence has become intrinsically linked to contemporary borders and how the principle of the best interests of the child is hampered by policies involving the restriction of mobility.​


Marianne Turcotte-Plamondon (2018-2020)

I finished my master's program in the Department of Geography at the University of Montréal in 2020. In my master's project, I studied how migrants newly arrived to Montreal experienced the early stages of their integration process. My research concentrated on neighbourhood and municipal scales. 

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