This General Certificate is awarded to York University students who, in addition to completing all undergraduate degree requirements of their Faculties, also complete courses with a focus on refugee and migration issues.
The faculty members associated with the Centre for Refugee Studies are internationally recognized, published scholars in the refugee and migration field, whose work represents a multiplicity of academic disciplines. Building on York’s already strong interdisciplinary tradition, they take an interdisciplinary approach to development and refugee and migration issues, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to Canada’s dedication to solving international problems.
It is the objective of the Centre to build on its current strengths and on those of York’s Faculties in order to generate resources to support scholars in their interdisciplinary research, to offer scholarships to excellent students and, more generally creates unique research frameworks within an international network. The Center offers students focused study on refugee issues, and formal recognition of the knowledge leading to the York University General Certificate in Refugee and Migration Studies.