Summer Institute

Summer Institute on Migration and Identity

Photo credit: Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Students from both Dalhousie and other universities in Canada and around the world are invited to join us in Halifax for the 2024 SUMMER INSTITUTE ON MIGRATION AND IDENTITY IN EUROPE AND CANADA from 3rd – 14th June.  Classroom sessions for this for-credit course will take place not just at Dalhousie University but also at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, which provides an unparalleled learning experience through its exhibits, displays, artifacts and oral history clips.  Specialist instructors will include academics and curators with extensive knowledge of, and expertise in, the field.  Apply now!

This intensive, international course aims to bring together students and researchers from different countries and backgrounds to explore key issues and experiences relating to migration and identity in Europe and Canada.  Using a comparative, multidisciplinary and experiential approach, the institute will combine seminar-style lectures, discussions, case studies, activities and field trips in and beyond Halifax.  A mix of individual and group work will enable students to learn about the fundamental issues as well as examine in more depth a topic of particular interest to them, making the most of the museum's unique setting and collection. The course will be conducted in English and consists of 40 hours of instruction.

Check out the sidebar for further information, with additional details to be posted in the coming weeks.  For now, any questions can be directed to This institute is offered by the JMEUCE in collaboration with Dalhousie University and the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, with funding from the European Union.