Adnan Türegün


Director of CERIS

Dr. Adnan Türegün is the Director of CERIS, a university-community-government partnership in research and knowledge mobilization, and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology, York University. Before joining CERIS and York University in 2013, he had been the Executive Director of Carleton University’s Centre for International Migration and Settlement Studies and its predecessor, Research Resource Division for Refugees, for eight years. He has taught and published widely, also taking on editorial and administrative responsibilities. He has served on numerous advisory bodies and consulted different levels of governments in Canada and abroad.

Dr. Türegün has been closely involved in the conception and development of the BMRC-IRMU partnership since 2013. His research focuses on: a) immigrant economic integration, particularly, access to regulated professions and trades; b) development of the Canadian settlement service sector; and 3) professionalization of settlement work. He currently leads a collaborative project on the settlement needs of, and services for, migrant women, youth, and seniors in Canada. In the context of the partnership, he is particularly interested in comparing Ontario’s and Quebec’s settlement work systems.


Phone: (613) 520-2717


Immigrant economic integration; access to professions and trades; occupational regulation and social closure; sociology of professions; historical development of the Canadian settlement sector; professionalization of settlement work; and Canadian settlement service funding and delivery practices