On 27 April 2023, the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Warsaw hosted a lecture by Professor Michaela Hynie from York University in Canada. In her lecture, she presented refugee resettlement programmes in Canada, including community sponsorship programmes, described the Holistic Integration Model, which she co-authored, and and discussed social determinants of refugee health in Canada.
The recording of the lecture can be found under the link
Michaela Hynie - Ph.D. Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interim Director of the Centre for Refugee Studies at York University. She is also an Honourary Professor in the College of Medicine at the University of Rwanda and the past president of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies. She conducts community-based research on the social determinants of health with communities experiencing social conflict, social exclusion, or forced displacement and migration. She collaborates with communities, community-serving agencies and activist groups in the development and evaluation of social, institutional and policy interventions that can improve mental health and well-being by addressing social exclusion. Her work has primarily been in Canada, and Rwanda, but also in the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Liberia, Nepal, Sierra Leone and South Africa.
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