Anneke Smit

Professor Anneke Smit joins UNHCR Europe and the European Resettlement Network as a consultant to conduct study of higher education scholarships for refugees

In the midst of the global migration crisis, higher education opportunities for refugee youth can play a crucial role in their safety and protection.

Following the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants in 2016, universities and other members of civil society have been called upon to share responsibility for creating pathways to refugee protection. To assist these efforts, Windsor Law’s Professor Anneke Smit was engaged by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Europe and partner organizations in the European Resettlement Network (ERN+) as external consultant to conduct a feasibility study of higher education scholarships for refugees.

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Smit on Refugee 'Failures' in Macleans

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Professor Anneke Smit wrote an article for Macleans Magazine titled, "Canadians have turned a blind eye to the Liberals’ refugee failures." In the article Smit posits that Canada’s big talk on refugees doesn’t align with the government’s private-sponsorship cap—which, she says, was swept under the rug.