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Inside the resettlement process A town hall on how refugees come to Canada

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 18, 2016

Category: In the Media , myUNB , UNB Fredericton , UNB Homepage

The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society will hold a public information session on the refugee resettlement process on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 7 – 9 pm at the J. Kent Auditorium in the Wu Conference Centre on UNB’s Fredericton campus.

This town hall event is the follow-up event to the Jan. 26 public information session on the history of the Syrian civil war and the problem of IS.

Major Drew Willis will speak about his experience working with the Canadian Armed Forces to screen refugees at the camps overseas as part of Op Provision in Dec. 2015.

A representative from Fredericton's local resettlement agency, the Multicultural Association of Fredericton (MCAF), will speak about their efforts to resettle incoming refugees.

Finally, Layla Rahmeh will speak about her experience coming to Canada from Syria as a refugee.

The event will be followed by a question and answer period from the audience. The event will be moderated by George MacLean , dean of the faculty of arts at UNB Fredericton.

This is a free public lecture that is open to all. A reception will follow.

Media contact: Cindy Brown