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POLI 308Z 002 (Seminar)

Issues in Canadian Politics - ISSUES CDN POLI

An examination of one or more major issues in Canadian politics (e.g., the Charter, electoral reform). Topics will vary from year to year.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3

Location: Vancouver

Term 2 (Jan 11, 2021 to Apr 14, 2021)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): January 22, 2021


Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : January 22, 2021
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
March 12, 2021

TermDay Start TimeEnd TimeBuildingRoom
2 Tue Thu13:0014:30
Instructor: TBA
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Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:1
Currently Registered:14
General Seats Remaining:1
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  Student Directed Seminar: "The Canadian response to the global refugee crisis.". Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jenny Peterson. Student Coordinators: Saya Soma & Credo Casmil To register, please fill out this quick form to indicate your interests in the topic - https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3UC0YoMrab0s6l7 If you have any questions, please email the student facilitators at casmil@mail.ubc.ca Are you interested in Canada's role in mitigating the Global Refugee Crises? If so, join this Student Directed Seminar (SDS) to critically engage with this pressing issue. SDSs can be a rewarding experience for highly motivated students! This seminar will analyze the Canadian approach to providing asylum for those who are forcibly displaced. Using the framework of three durable solutions proposed by the UNHCR, we will explore the strengths and weaknesses of Canadas asylum infrastructure. The subjects of analyses include the Canadian definition of a refugee, asylum legal framework, private sectors role in resettlement sponsorship, NGOs support networks, individual programs supporting refugees like the Student Refugee Program by WUSC + UBC, and so on. The seminar will consist of discussions, presentations, and possible speakers from refugee-related organizations. Through the group project and corresponding term paper, students will examine specific issues within the Canadian refugee support system and propose possible &~ solutions.

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