Denise and her colleagues Dr. Sara Torres (University of Montreal) and Ms. Aimee Beboso (Philippine Migrant Society of Canada) host discussions with policymakers and representatives from immigrant-serving agencies in the Ottawa region on the results of their project, Orienting Live-In Caregivers.
Professor Spitzer and her colleague, Ms. Marian Sanchez, share the results of Orienting Live-In Caregivers with government and international organizations, which offer pre-departure orientation programs for Canadian-bound caregivers in Metro Manila.
Dr. Spitzer conducts fieldwork in Laos as part of her CIHR-funded research project, Intersections of Gender, Work, and Migration: Beer Sellers in Southeast Asia.
Dr. Spitzer will present a paper entitled “Selling Entrepreneurship to Filipino and Indonesian Migrant Workers" at the Migration and Late Capitalism: Critical Intersections with the Asia-Pacific and Beyond conference at the University of Victoria.
Denise joins colleagues, Dr. Erlinda Palaganas (University of the Philippines-Baguio) and Dr. Margaret Walton-Roberts (Wilfred Laurier University) in hosting a learning lunch, “A Sex and Gender Analysis of Filipina and Indian Health Worker Migration” at the University of Ottawa.
Professors Ivy Bourgeault and Denise Spitzer host their CIHR-sponsored workshop “Developing a Tool for Analyzing and Planning for Sex/Gender in Research on the International Migration of Health Workers” with researchers from the Philippines, India, and Canada at the University of Ottawa in early June.
Prof. Spitzer was invited to speak about the salience of intersectional analysis to policy-making as part of Employment and Social Development Canada’s GBA+ Awareness Week activities.