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Aziz Rahman (Canada)

August 10, 2023 - September 8, 2023

Aziz Rahman is a Research Fellow at CERC (Canada Excellence Research Chair) in Migration and Integration at the Toronto Metropolitan University. Aziz holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Manitoba. He earned a master’s degree in Criminology from the University of Toronto, a master’s degree in Regional Development Planning jointly from the University of Dortmund, Germany, and the University of the Philippines Diliman, and a master’s degree and an undergraduate honours degree in Sociology from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh. Aziz has taught sociology, criminology, and migration and displacement courses at the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba. He has taught as a faculty member in Bangladeshi universities for over ten years. Drawing on interdisciplinary scholarship and perspectives, Aziz’s research and publications have focused on sociological and criminological issues including refugee integration, public views of policing, ethnic violence, colonialism, terrorism, and gig work. Aziz’s postdoctoral research examines the self-employment patterns of refugees resettled in Canada employing mixed methods. His doctoral work examined the labour market outcomes of two groups of resettled refugees, Government Assisted Refugees (GARs) and Privately Sponsored Refugees (PSRs), using the 2016 Canadian census data. His research is aimed to significantly contribute to government policymaking circles by identifying factors affecting the successful labor market integration of resettled refugees in Canada. Aziz is the recipient of a number of scholarships including the SSHRC Joseph Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship and the SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship. He is an alumnus of the inaugural cohort of the President Student Leadership Program (PSLP) at UM. He currently serves on the Board of Winnipeg Immigrant Partnership advisory table on Immigration and Indigenous Peoples, the Canadian Association of Refugees and Forced Migration Studies, the Institute of Cultural Affairs Bangladesh, and the Bangladesh Criminological Association.