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Senators host public forum on refugees Oct 24

Senator Salma Ataullahjan photo supplied

Senator Salma Ataullahjan photo supplied

Two Canadian Senators, the Honourable Jim Munson and the Honourable Salma Ataullahjan, are hosting a free, public event at The University of Winnipeg titled Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story.

Presented by the Department of Political Science at UWinnipeg, this is a community conversation and everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, October 24  (coffee and cookies served)
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Room 1L12 (1st floor Lockhart)
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue

Joining the Senators are: 
Laurie Sawatzky, Executive Director of Regional Connections
Hani Ataan Al-Ubeady, Community Engagement Coordinator, Immigration Partnership Winnipeg

Senator Jim Munson photo supplied

Senator Jim Munson photo supplied

 They will be discussing Manitoba’s urban and small-centre experiences in resettling Syrian refugees.

Regional Connections is a one-stop-shop that provides services, resources, and referrals for newcomers living in south central Manitoba. The Winnipeg Immigration Partnership helps create a community that has a strong desire and capacity to receive newcomers and make them feel at home.

The Honourable Jim Munson is Chair, and the Honourable Salma Ataullahjan is Deputy Chair, of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights. They will be speaking about the Committee’s 2016 Report ‘Finding Refuge in Canada: A Syrian Resettlement Story.’

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Dr. Ray Silvius
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Winnipeg


Diane Poulin
Senior Communications Specialist
The University of Winnipeg
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