Guest lecture by Professor David Ley, Professor of Geography University of British Columbia (UBC)
Professor at the University of British Columbia since 1972, David Ley currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Geography. From 1996 to 2003, he was the UBC Director of the interdisciplinary Vancouver Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration in the Metropolis (RIIM). His research has focussed on a range of topics concerned to migration, including: immigration, housing and labour markets; offsetting immigration and domestic migration in world cities; immigration and poverty; immigrant churches as service hubs; multiculturalism and the governance of diversity. An abiding focus has been the experience of wealthy business migrants. This work is drawn together in Millionaire Migrants: Trans-Pacific Life Lines (2010). Professor Ley has been developing two current projects. The first is a comparative study of housing market bubbles, their causes, social consequences, and policy responses in five global cities. A second project involves participation in the national Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership, examining growing income inequality and polarisation in large Canadian cities
Professor Ley was awarded his BA from Oxford University and his PhD from Pennsylvania State University in 1972. His thesis was an ethnographic study in an African-American district in Philadelphia. A member of the Royal Society of Canada since 1998, Professor Ley has received visiting fellowships at a number of foreign universities, including the Christensen Fellowship at Oxford, and has been an invited speaker at 76 universities and colleges in 17 countries.
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