Membership

Membership Criteria

Approved by Council April 27, 2005

Membership Application Form

for CRS Scholars, Community Scholars and Non-York Graduate Fellows)

Membership Criteria

The Centre for Refugee Studies greatly values the contributions made by its faculty, research associates, external associates and students. The Centre’s vitality and relevance depend on the active engagement of its membership. Strengthening the reciprocal relationship between CRS and its members continues to be a priority. To that end, CRS has developed specific membership criteria that can be used as a guideline for scholars and students interested in affiliation with the Centre, with benefits and commitments clearly outlined. These criteria are flexible and CRS is more than willing to consider other opportunities to be involved and contribute.

CRS Scholars

Are full‑time or emeritus faculty members at York University, or elsewhere, or senior (non-student) researchers not affiliated with a university.  They not only engage in research in the field, but are expected to participate in the intellectual life of the Centre.

For York faculty members (tenured, emeritus, tenure-track, or contractual), membership is by invitation or application for a 3-year term, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

For faculty members at other universities, membership is either through invitation, or by application, and requires substantive and continuing participation in the intellectual life of the Centre.  Appointments of faculty external to York are made for up to three years, renewable, by the Executive Committee, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

For senior (non-student) researchers not affiliated with a university, appointments are made for up to three years, renewable, by the Executive Committee, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

Term of appointment:  3 years with review of participation for renewal

 

CRS GRADUATE FELLOWS

Are graduate students at York University, or elsewhere, including:

York graduate students who have formally declared their intention to pursue the Diploma in Refugee and Migration Studies.  This membership status is automatic, subject to verification by the Education Coordinator.

Other graduate students at York, or elsewhere, vicinity of York, whose program of learning and research intersects with the research concerns of CRS and who wish to participate in the activities of CRS.  Following application, this membership status is subject to the approval of the Executive Committee, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

Graduate Assistants/Research Assistants employed either directly by CRS or working on CRS projects.  This membership status is automatic, subject to verification by the Executive Committee.

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CRS UNDERGRADUATE  FELLOWS

include:

York undergraduate students who have formally declared their intention to pursue the Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies and are eligible to do so. 

York undergraduate students who are actively involve in the York branch of World University Services of Canada (WUSC). 

York undergraduate students who are employed in CRS projects under York University's and York International's work‑study programs.

In each case, membership status is automatic, subject to verification by the Director.

 

CRS COMMUNITY SCHOLARS

Are non-student and non-academic practitioners (activists, teachers, public officials, etc.) whose activities (work or non-work) relate substantively to the research and teaching concerns of CRS.  This membership category recognizes the important contributions community activists, artists, and public intellectuals make to the on-going scholarly life of the Centre.  Appointments of Community Scholarsare made for up to three years, renewable, by the Executive Committee, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

 

CRS VISITORS

Are those who fall in any of the membership categories listed above but whose relationship with and/or presence at CRS is expected to be temporary.  Depending on their relationship to the Centre, such members will be called:

>> VISITING SCHOLARS

>> VISITING COMMUNITY SCHOLARS

>> VISITING GRADUATE FELLOWS

>> VISITING UNDERGRADUATE FELLOWS

In each case, appointments are made by the Executive Committee for specified periods, using criteria approved by the Council, if any.

 

Application: in addition to stated criteria for acceptance, the applicant submits a cv and letter of interest as well as a short statement about how they would like to contribute to CRS.

 

Centre for Refugee Studies Commitments to its Membership

 

Scholars

  • Assistance in putting together research applications
  • Administrative support
  • Material resources (office space, access to Resource Centre)
  • Less competition – in university faculties, they may have to compete with others for the Research Officer as well as faculty priorities
  • Resources to pay a Grad student to help develop proposals (if they don’t have one from their research account)
  • Opportunities for publication, conferences, dissemination
  • Access to a network of academics and community-based researchers across Canada
  • Opportunities for short international teaching stints (refugee research modules)
  • Affiliation, title

 

Students

Mentoring

Selected faculty would make themselves available as informal advisor, where students could receive suggestions for improvements from more experienced colleagues.

Involvement in the intellectual life of the Centre and opportunities to participate in research and dissemination activities.

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