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Hosted by VOCM, a local radio station in St. John’s on August 21, 2019, Dr. Fang participated in a debate over $15 per hour minimum wages in NL as the government is conducting a provincial wide consultation among major stakeholders of the economy, weighing on the pros and cons of higher minimum wages.

Researcher of the month, Dr.Tony Fang, August 2019
Tony Fang is a full professor and the Stephen Jarislowsky Chair at Memorial University of Newfoundland, the J. Robert Beyster Faculty Fellow at Rutgers University, sits on a World Bank's Expert Advisory Committee on Migration and Development, and served as the President of the Chinese Economists Society (2012-13). Check out the following link to read the entire interview regarding his researches:

The Telegram, August 2019.- Debate over $15/hour minimum wage ramps up in Newfoundland and Labrador: The discussion whether Newfoundland and Labrador should have a $15 an hour minimum wage is under discussion, check out the following link, which includes Dr.Fang’s interview:

CBC, April 17, 2019.“Do you support immigration as a way to grow the population?” Guest Host CBC “CrossTalk” with Don Mills and Ramona Dearing, 

Tony was an invited speaker and session chair at the Conference on “70 Years of Migration" and Interaction,” organized by the Center for China and Globalization on July 13, 2019, Beijing, China, where he delivered a speech on “Hiring and Retaining Skilled Workers in Atlantic Canada”.

Dr. Fang gave a keynote address at the 10th Global Chinese Business Forum on July 9, 2019, in Kunshan, China. The title of the talk is: “Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Global Talent Policies,”.

On June 7, 2019, Dr. Fang delivered a keynote speech on “Global Talent Management Strategies in a New Era,” at the 2019 President Forum of the Chinese Economists Society in Dalian, China.

On April 17, 2019, Tony was invited as a featured speaker at the Atlantic Immigration Summit in St. John’s, to discuss the important contributions of the immigrants, refugees, temporary foreign workers, and international students towards the cultural and economic transformation in NL and Canada.

Parkinson, D. 2019, Mar. 23,2019. On The Rocks: Newfoundland's Reckoning. The Globe and Mail.

McNeish, S. 2019, March 15, 2019. Attracting, hiring newcomers: who's making a difference in Atlantic Canada? The Telegram.

The Globe and Mail, Cover Story, March 2, 2019“On the rocks: Newfoundland's reckoning,”

Harron, J. 2019, Jan. 21. Recruitment and retention: Study to delve into factors affecting immigrants' employment. The Gazette.

VOCM. 2019, January 11. $2.27-Million Slated for Six Workforce Innovation Projects. VOCM.

Advanced Education, Skills and Labour. 2019, January 11. New Projects through Workforce Innovation Centre to Support Rural Residents, Women, Newcomers. Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

On October 24, 2018. Dr. Fang was invited to participate in the Roundtable as Visiting Member. The Roundtable on Immigration will serve as a forum for discussion and collaboration as members combine efforts to find innovative ways to attract and retain more newcomers.

On October 18, 2018, Tony offered a keynote speech at the AIPP reference group meeting entitled “Recruitment and Retention of Newcomers: The Role of Employers”, at The ALT Hotel, in St. John’s.

Smeillie, S. 2018, August 26. Motion from N.L. Conservatives to axe birthright citizenship against Canadian values, says professor.

Canadian Press. 2018, July 4. Both Refugee Families Sponsored By Lewisporte, Nfld. Have Left. Huffington Post.

Canadian Press. 2018, July 4. Second refugee family leaves small Newfoundland town that sponsored them. The Telegram. 

Pidoux, A. 2018, May 4. Pour rester à Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador, il fait une job. Le Gaboteur.

VOCM. 2018, April 28. MUN Researches Refugee Impressions. VOCM.

Giwam, S. 2018, April 19. Newfoundland needs immigrants and anti-racism action now. National Post.

Gillis, M. 2018, April 4. Warm welcome not enough to keep refugees in N.L. CBC.

Labrador Morning. 2018, March 15. Water woes and trash troubles in Labrador. CBC.

Smellie, S. 2018, Jan. 28. Mind the gap: St. John's wage inequality worst in Atlantic Canada. CBC.

Cohoe, R. 2017,  May 4. Ready and able. Temporary foreign workers can help solve labour gap in NL: report. Gazette.

Telegram. 2017, May 2. Harris Centre report makes case for more temporary foreign workers in rural and remote N.L. Telegram.

VOCM. 2017, May 2. Temporary foreign workers could help mitigate labour shortages: Study. VOCM. 

Fang, T. and D. Brake. 2017, April. 13. Welcoming more immigrants to N.L. Independent.

CBC On The Go. 2017, Mar. 29. PhDs On The Go - Opeyemi Jaunty-Aidamendor. CBC Radio.

Fitzpatrick, A.  2017, Mar. 24. Employment central to upping N.L. immigration numbers.  Telegram.

CBC Crosstalk. 2017, Mar. 14. Will women in NL ever see pay equity? CBC Radio.

MacEachern, D. 2017, Feb. 14. Immigration key to N.L.'s economic growth, says MUN prof. CBC.

Brake, D., and T. Fang. 2017, Feb. 13. Canada is growing. Gazette.

Fang, T. and D. Brake. 2017, Feb. 4. Letter: Trump’s action creates an opportunity for N.L. Telegram.

VOCM. 2017, Feb. 1. Immigration Is Golden Opportunity For NL, Says MUN Professor. VOCM.

Brake, D., and T. Fang. 2017, Jan. 31. Op-ed: Trump’s anti-immigration orders opportunity for N.L. and Canada. Gazette.


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