Workshop and Webinars on Migration in March

Workshops on impact evalution, BME leadership, and immigration

Dear followers, 

We would like to share with you a series of good occasions to reflect on migrations, evaluation of impact, and black and minorities leadership.


What does the pandemic mean for evaluating impact? Wednesday 9 March (10:00 – 11:30 GMT)

The workshop reflects upon the opportunities and challenges faced while undertaking impact evaluations for community-based voluntary organisations before, during and after Covid-19. The first part of the workshop will see Lecturer in Management Francesca Calo (Sirius member) joined by Hugh McLean, Director of Lorn Healthy Options, to discuss their experiences of evaluating and being evaluated. The focus will be on the challenges and opportunities of conducting evaluation, and how the pandemic might potentially change evaluation practices. The second part will be more interactive including breakout rooms to share reflections, challenges and potential solutions, and plans for future evaluation. Registration at this link:…

BME Leadership at a Local Level during the Pandemic. Monday 21 March (14:00 - 15:30 GMT) 

This Open University Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership (CVSL) webinar marks the International Day for the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination. The workshop will bring together researchers, service providers and leaders of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) organisations from across the UK and beyond. CVSL will be sharing lessons learnt from 2021 research on engagements and collaboration between the leadership of BME groups and service providers and follow-up research projects. The workshop will include a presentation on the work of the Cardiff Race Equality Taskforce over the last two years and allow guests to learn more about the experiences of BME leaders from across the UK and further afield during that period. This event has been organised and will be chaired by Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Lecturer in Work Based Learning. Registration at this link:…

Public attitudes towards immigration in Canada: A false or true positive? Tuesday 22 March (10:00 - 15:00 EDT)

Contrary to the experiences in most European countries and the U.S., public attitudes towards immigration in Canada have grown increasingly positive over the last two decades. However, several studies have found that while most of the population has a positive opinion on immigration, there is a significant difference in public attitudes depending on an individual’s education, age or political ideology. Studies also have shown that different factors, including economic and cultural concerns, play an essential role in influencing public opinion towards immigration, and that this has been shown to shift over time. To understand the reasons behind changing public opinion, researchers have explored whether they are driven by changing demographics, ideological shifts or simply individuals changing their minds. Some scholars have taken a further step to examine what public support is like towards specific categories of immigration, racial groups or regions, showing that, at the finer grain, public support might not be as positive as Canada’s general attitudes suggest. Registration at this link:…