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Joint UToronto and UVic EU Centre of Excellence address Issues on Work, Welfare, and Migrant Integration in Germany and the EU

As part of the joint University of Toronto/ University of Victoria EU Centre for Excellence the Munk School of Global Affairs hosts the following conference on May 5-7: "Between national closure and supranational governance: work, welfare, and migrant integration in Germany and the EU". Migration Scholars from Germany, Canada and the rest of Europe will discuss the role that replacement migration can play in addressing Germany's demographic challenges, and the reasons – be they cultural, institutional, or economic – for high levels of opposition to large-scale immigration. The issues will be addressed with respect to the broader link between immigration and Western welfare states: why do ethnic minority populations in Europe consistently suffer from unemployment levels that are 2-5 times the national average and, what roles do welfare state, labour market, and education policies play in facilitating or blocking migration?

Nominate a DAAD Young Ambassador—Applications Due June 10

DAAD Newsletter, April 15th

The 2011/12 academic year isn't far down the road. Looking for an innovative way to inform and advise new student groups about opportunities for study in Germany? This is a great program for helping returning study abroad students put their newly found knowledge and experience to good use. Nominate a DAAD Young Ambassador on your campus!

DAAD is excited to announce the latest call for applications for its Young Ambassadors Program. DAAD Young Ambassadors are undergraduate students from North America who have recently studied or conducted research in Germany and are interested in promoting study in Germany at their home institutions. DAAD has 20 spots available for students from all over the US and Canada to help demonstrate to their peers what makes Germany such a unique and attractive destination for study abroad.

DAAD Young Ambassadors are responsible for organizing at least one event per semester on their campuses to promote study in Germany. Additionally, they will collaborate with their universities' study abroad offices and other German institutions in their areas to inform their fellow students on educational and research opportunities in Germany. There are short profiles of the Young Ambassadors on the DAAD website, and they are available for email inquiries about their respective German host universities, study abroad programs or about life as a student in Germany as general.


New Deadline for the Graduate Student Conference “Rema(r)king German Literature: Revision, Revaluation and the Editorial Process”

The Department of CENES at the University of British Columbia hosts the second International Graduate Student Conference on September 16-17, 2011.  Keynote Speakers are Dr. Bodo Platchta (Vreije Universiteit Amsterdam), Dr. Ulrike Leuschner (Technische Universität Darmstadt), Dr. Eva-Maria Kröller (University of British Columbia) and Dr. Siȃn Echard (University of British Columbia)