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Launch of the Exhibit on the Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis and Canada's Response

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

The Planning Committee of the 30th Anniversary of the People of Canada's Nansen Medal has partnered with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre of the University of Ottawa to launch an exhibit called The Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis and Canada's Response. Please join us at the launch of this exhibit September 9th!

Speakers from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Project 4000, and the Canadian Immigration Historical Society will share their perspectives about the impact of Canadian policies on the humanitarian efforts to help Southeast Asian refugees between 1979 and 1985.

When |  September 9, 2016 from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Where |  Fauteux Hall (Room FTX570), 57 Louis Pasteur Private, University of Ottawa 

About the Exhibit

Featuring 18 images of Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese refugees’ journey to freedom and Canada's humanitarian efforts, this exhibit is a collaboration among the Cambodian, Laotian and Vietnamese communities to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the People of Canada’s Nansen Medal. The Nansen Medal is the highest distinction generally bestowed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to individuals. In 1986, Canadians became the first people to receive this prestigious recognition for the sustained contribution made to the cause of refugees in Canada and around the world.

The Southeast Asian Refugee Crisis and Canada's Response is open to the public from September 1st to October 7th, 2016.

For more information, please contact the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at HRREC@uOttawa.ca.