Research Domains

The research program for 2007–2012 covers issues relating to immigration and integration and is broken down into six domains:

(1) Citizenship and Social, Linguistic, Cultural and Civic Integration;

(2) Economic and Labour Market Integration;

(3) Family, Children and Youth;

(4) The Role of Host Communities in Attracting, Integrating, and Retaining Newcomers and Minorities;

(5) Justice, Policing, and Security;

(6) Housing and Neighbourhoods.

Supported by a team of coordinators, each domain brings together not only researchers working in various fields whose areas of research complement each other, but also partners from different sectors.

The research program is defined based on the priorities of the consortium’s federal member departments and agencies and in close cooperation with partners from municipal governments and from the private and community sectors. Using quantitative and qualitative studies conducted in the field, the vast majority of projects are intended to provide public policy makers and stakeholders/practitioners with information that expands their knowledge and understanding of immigration and integration issues. Other more historical or theoretical projects serve to augment critical thinking in government and to enrich public debate. In order to enable decision makers, stakeholders and the public to understand and use research findings in a meaningful way, QMC-IM employs a number of approaches to knowledge mobilization and dissemination, both “traditional” (publications and scientific communications) and innovative (targeted meetings of partners and researchers, work and training seminars, electronic communication tools, etc.).

The 6 domain coordinators in 2011-2012 are : Antoine Bilodeau, Concordia University (Domain 1); Sébastien Arcand, HEC-Montréal (Domain 2); Fasal Kanouté, Université de Montréal (Domain 3); Michèle Vatz Laaroussi, Université de Sherbrooke (Domain 4); Valérie Amiraux, Université de Montréal (Domain 5); Damaris Rose, INRS – Centre Urbanisation Culture Société (Domain 6).

Each domain coordinator is assisted by a graduate student. They are : Soheyla Salari, Université Concordia (Domain 1); Jamel Stambouli, HEC Montréal (Domain 2); Gina Lafortune, Université de Montréal (Domain 3); Alessandra Froelich Cim, Université de Sherbrooke (Domain 4); Anne-Claire Gayet, Université Mc Gill (Domain 5); Bochra Manaï, INRS – Centre Urbanisation Culture Société (Domain 6).