— Published on Nov 16th, 2017
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.
— Published on May 16th, 2017
Professor Anneke Smit will be recognized with The Windsor Essex Local Immigration Partnership's Welcoming Community Award at a forum on March 2.
Professor Smit's research includes her work on the rights of refugees and internally displaced persons. She has led efforts across Canada to advocate for those fleeing violence in Syria and she serves on the steering committees of the organizations Canada4Refugees and Scholars at Risk.
— Published on Feb 17th, 2017
Professors Anneke Smit and Gemma Smyth, and Community Legal Aid's Jillian Rogin, on the Syrian refugees' need for better ways to reconnect with their families in today's Globe and Mail.
— Published on Dec 19th, 2016
Smit, Xavier and Aroca Recognized
— Published on Jan 24th, 2017
On 16-17 June, Dr. Anneke Smit participated as an invited speaker in the conference “Restitution of Land and Territorial Rights in the Context of the Transition to Peace” at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogota. Dr. Smit presented her research on the legal and social position of secondary occupiers of land and housing during processes of post-conflict land restitution. She reflected on possible lessons for Colombia’s nascent restitution process.
— Published on Sep 27th, 2016
Calls on government for more resources to cure delays in the private refugee sponsorship programme.
— Published on Sep 21st, 2016
Professor Anneke Smit co-authored an op-ed in today's Globe and Mail (September 18, 2016) with former Toronto mayor John Sewell on behalf of Canada4Refugees. Both Prof Smit and Mr. Sewell are members of the steering committee of Canada4Refugees which represents sponsorship groups.The article is entitled, "Canadians are poised to take in more Syrians. Let’s do it."
— Published on Sep 18th, 2016
Professor Anneke Smit provided a legal perspective on the decades-long battle between the City of Windsor and the Ambassador Bridge Company, and the recent Supreme Court hearing between the parties in both the National Post and the Windsor Star.
— Published on Apr 26th, 2016
Windsor Law partners to launch Refugee Sponsorship Support Program.
— Published on Mar 15th, 2016