Became a Shastri Member: 2007
Current President: Dr. Max Blouw
Number of faculty/staff: 500
Approximate annual enrollment: 15566
Member Representative: Prof . Margaret Walton-Roberts
Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts is a human geographer trained in the UK and Canada who focuses on international migration. Her research has operated on two broad tracks; Indian emigration and transnational migrant networks; and immigration to second and third tier cities in Canada.
Her recent work focuses on a number of projects including; 1) Analysis and exploration of the links between trade and immigration using a comparative framework examining the Canada-India and Australia-India contexts; 2) The education and international migration of nurses from India; 3) Diasporas, Development and governance in the Global South; and 4) Comparative analysis of emigration circuits from Punjab and Kerala in India.
Dr. Walton-Roberts has published a number of journal articles and book chapters relating to immigration, gender, transnational networks and diasporas. She is currently the associate director of Laurier’s International Migration Research Centre.