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POLI 308Z 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

Pre-reqs: POLI 101.


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
BlockedPOLI 308Z 002Seminar2 Tue Thu13:0014:30

Student Directed Seminar: "The Canadian response to the global refugee crisis.". Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Jenny Peterson. Student Coordinators: Saya Soma and 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 and ~

solutions.