Global Refugee Narratives

The first of its kind at Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Global Refugee Narratives 2020 is an international symposium aimed at facilitating conversations and tangible solutions to the global refugee discourse.

Hosted by the World University Service of Canada (WUSC) chapter at MUN, this one day symposium will bring former refugees’ voices to the forefront in order to better understand the plight of refugees worldwide, in Canada, and in Newfoundland. In conjunction with discussions with various professionals providing services to newcomers, this event aims to conceptualize achievable solutions that encompasses the intersectionality of this pressing and proliferating matter.

This conference will bring together students, staff, faculty, researchers, government officials, settlement workers and individuals with lived experiences as refugees to name a few.

Symposium Faculty Chair is Dr. Yolande Pottie-Sherman (Dept. of Geography), and Student Co-Chairs are Sadia Chowdhury (Master of Gender Studies), and Nabila Qureshi (Master of Community Health).

Keynote Speaker:  Claire Dorrity, University College Cork, Ireland.
When: March 14, 2020
Mode of Delivery: In-person and online
Where: Bruneau Centre (IIC 2001) at MUN
Culinary Diplomacy: Internationalization Office (IO) at MUN

Symposium : 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Culinary Diplomacy: 6 p.m.

The registration closed. If you want to attend the event online then please email Arif Abu on 

For additional information, feedback, or suggestions for future topics, please contact Nabila Qureshi on 

Our symposium is committed to accommodating individuals with queries related to accessibility. Please contact Sadia Chowdhry on