Pop­u­la­tion is­sues dis­cussed

Is­land stud­ies in­vites Is­lan­ders to learn about mo­bil­ity, mi­gra­tion and pop­u­la­tion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - PROVINCE -

The cur­rent dy­nam­ics of pop­u­la­tion change in Prince Ed­ward Is­land will be the sub­ject of a pub­lic sym­po­sium at UPEI. The event be­gins at 7 p.m., Jan. 21 in the Alex H. MacKin­non Lecture Theatre, Room 242, Don and Mar­ion McDougall Hall. The storm date is Jan. 22.

“Pop­u­la­tion change has al­ways been at the core of the de­vel­op­ment of small is­lands, and it is no dif­fer­ent on Prince Ed­ward Is­land,” say or­ga­niz­ers. The sym­po­sium will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for the pub­lic to de­bate is­sues such as youth out­mi­gra­tion, ru­ral de­pop­u­la­tion, an ag­ing work­force, tem­po­rary for­eign work­ers, refugees, wealthy im­mi­grant in­vestors, or nu­mer­ous other trends.

This event is spon­sored by UPEI’s In­sti­tute of Is­land Stud­ies, in con­junc­tion with UPEI re­search ser­vices.

Speak­ers are Jim Ran­dall, a geog­ra­pher by train­ing and a pro­fes­sor in the is­land stud­ies pro­gram at UPEI; Katie Mazer, a PhD can­di­date in ge­og­ra­phy at the Univer­sity of Toronto, who will fo­cus on Is­lan­ders go­ing west and mi­grant work­ers com­ing into the prov­ince through the tem­po­rary for­eign worker pro­gram; and Tony Wall­bank, a re­tired busi­ness owner and draft-horse en­thu­si­ast who has spear­headed the up­com­ing mi­gra­tion of two com­mu­ni­ties of Amish farm­ers from south­ern On­tario to east­ern Prince Ed­ward Is­land.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic are in­vited to at­tend. Ad­mis­sion is free. Fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tions, there will be am­ple time for dis­cus­sion and ques­tions from the floor.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Lau­rie Brin­klow, co-or­di­na­tor, In­sti­tute of Is­land Stud­ies at brin­klow@upei.ca or 902-8942881.

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