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Margaret Walton-Roberts, Background

Recipient of 2011-2012 Collaborative Research Award

Margaret Walton-Roberts is a human geographer trained in the United Kingdom 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) Immigrant attraction, retention and settlement in second tier cities; and 4) Comparative analysis of emigration circuits from Punjab and Kerala in India. Margaret has published a number of journal articles and book chapters relating to immigration, gender, and cultural dimensions of the economy. She is currently the director of Laurier's International Migration Research Centre.