Fire and Floods in Our Own Backyard: Examining Climate Change Displacement and Internal Migration in Canada
Within Canada, climate displacement manifests in various ways in the face of recurrent sudden events such as floods and wildfires, yet the topic has received very little scholarly attention in the country. While some are forced to move either permanently or temporarily, others choose to move to safer areas to mitigate future hazard risks. Whether we talk about evacuation, displacement, relocation, planned retreat, migration, or even the symbolic use of the term “refugee,” all these cases refer to human mobility induced by climate change, a phenomenon that an increasing number of people face.
Join us as Dr. Yvonne Su, Assistant Professor from the Department of Equity Studies, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies here in York University discuss Fire and Floods in Our Own Backyard: Examining Climate Change Displacement and Internal Migration in Canada.
Please register here: https://www.yorku.ca/research/yemerge/lectures/