Book Launch & Discussion: Screening Out

Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and online via Zoom

Wednesday, November 30
4:00 to 5:30 PM (EST)

In-person at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West Nexus Lounge, 12th Floor) of the University of Toronto and on Zoom.

Registration: HERE (link will be provided to registrants). This celebration will be in English with a bilingual question period. This event is free, refreshments will be served, and all are welcome to join.

The Centre de recherches en éducation franco-ontarienne, in partnership with the University of British Columbia Press, with support from the Centre for Refugee Studies of York University, the Coalition des organismes communautaires québécois de lutte contre le sida, the HIV Legal Network, and the Departments of Sociology and Health and Society of the University of Toronto, invite you to the book launch of Screening Out: HIV Testing and the Canadian Immigration Experience.

The immigration system is a core Canadian social institution. It includes mandatory HIV screening and a medical examination regime designed to exclude “abnormal” applicants. What is involved for people with chronic illness and genetic and developmental differences who apply to immigrate? This is the first-ever analysis of the medical, legal, and bureaucratic practices governing the federal immigration medical program. It unfolds from the perspective of the very people toward whom exclusionary health policy is directed.


Eric Mykhalovskiy, Sociologist and professor (York University)/sociologue et professeur à l'Université York

Donna Gabaccia, Historian and professor emerita (University of Toronto)/historienne et professeure émérite à l'Université de Toronto

Valentina Capurri, Geographer, historian, and lecturer (Toronto Metropolitan University)/ géographe, historienne et chargée de cours à l'Université métropolitaine de Toronto


Idil Atak, Refugee law expert and associate professor (Toronto Metropolitan University)/experte en droit des réfugiés et professeure agrégée à l'Université métropolitaine de Toronto


Laura Bisaillon est sociologue politique. Elle aborde des enjeux liés à la production et à l’organisation des connaissances sur les migrations, la minorisation, le corps et l’État. Son livre intitulé Screening Out: HIV Testing and the Canadian Immigration Experience constitue la toute première analyse du programme médical du système d’immigration canadien, plus précisément de ses pratiques relatives au VIH/sida. Laura Bisaillon été professeure invitée en Roumanie et lauréate de bourses de recherche aux Pays-Bas et en Suisse.

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