The Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration  is an internationally acclaimed, non-credit course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. It serves as a hub for researchers, students, practitioners, service providers and policy makers to share information and ideas.  The Summer Course is housed within the Centre for Refugee Studies (CRS), York University.

The Summer Course provides an interdisciplinary, interactive and experiential approach to the study of forced migration. Through attending lectures and related small group sessions, course participants develop a deepened understanding of the political, economic, social and cultural contexts of forced migration, and the major state and non-state institutions involved in refugee protection and advocacy.
 Participants will  have an opportunity during the course for structured networking and idea collaboration through panels and small group discussion.

All participants who complete the full course receive a York University Centre for Refugee Studies Summer Course Certificate.

COVID-19 and the Summer Course

Dear Participants,

As you know, due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, we had to cancel the 2020 Summer Course on Refugees and Forced Migration. Since mid-March, York University and CRS have been operating remotely.

Unfortunately, York University has informed us that we will not be returning to campus until the Fall of 2021.

As such, CRS has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Summer Course, because this is a program that we believe works best with in-person learning and networking. We are sorry for any convenience or disappointment.

We fully anticipate running the Summer Course in May 2022. We expect details about that program to be available in the Fall of 2021.

In the meantime, CRS will be hosting online events in the coming months, and we would be delighted to have you patriciate. You can find details on the CRS website here: https://crs.info.yorku.ca/calendar

In addition, if you would like to be kept updated about CRS events, please let us know that you’d like to be added to our listserv by emailing Michele Millard at mmillard@yorku.ca.