Daniel Hiebert is a member of the MPPGA Teaching Faculty and Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia. Starting in July 2021, he will be Academic in Residence at Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). He conducts research on migration and its impact on cities. This includes an interest on how migration policy is formed and how it is regulated by nation states. This aspect of his work includes comparative policy analysis between Canada and other countries and an effort to understand Canadian immigration policy within the wider global context. Within Canada, he is interested in the local consequences of immigration, with special reference to his home city of Vancouver. This work emphasizes the rapid socio-cultural diversification of urban populations in Canada and considers what this implies for the nature of Canadian society, and labour and housing markets.
In his role at IRCC, Professor Hiebert will be concentrating on several key policy areas, including the selection of economic immigrants, pathways from temporary migration to permanent immigration in Canada, and the integration of newcomers to Canadian society. He also has worked closely with the government of British Columbia on policy issues and was Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration. He has also been Co-Director of Metropolis British Columbia, a large research network, and served as Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt, at Malmö University, in Sweden, in 2009-10.
Steven Vertovec and Daniel Hiebert, Superdiversity in Canadian cities. www.superdiv-canada.mmg.mpg.de (2020).
Daniel Hiebert, The Canadian Express Entry System for Selecting Economic Immigrants: Progress and Persistent Challenges. Washington, DC: Migration Policy Institute, April 2019.
Hiebert, Good intentions: An examination of attitudes about immigration and experiences of racial discrimination in British Columbia. Vancity Report, March, 2017.
Daniel Hiebert. “Immigrants and Refugees in the Housing Markets of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, 2011.” Canadian Journal of Urban Research (2017) 26(2): 52-78. ISSN 2371-0292.
Daniel Hiebert, What’s so special about Canada: Understanding the resilience of immigration and multiculturalism Migration Policy Institute, June, 2016.
Yolande Pottie-Sherman and Daniel Hiebert, “Authenticity with a bang: Exploring suburban culture and migration through the new phenomenon of the Richmond Night Market” Urban Studies 52(3) (2015) 538-554.
Daniel Hiebert, “Is this the end of the ‘information age’?” The Canadian Geographer 58(1) (2014) 38-40.
Jenny Francis and Daniel Hiebert, “Shaky foundations: Refugees in Vancouver’s housing market” The Canadian Geographer. 58(1) (2014) 63-78.
Daniel Hiebert and Kathy Sherrell, “The integration and inclusion of newcomers in British Columbia” Integration and Inclusion of Newcomers and Minorities Across Canada. Ed. Edited by John Biles, Meyer Burstein, Jim Frideres, Erin Tolley and Rob Vineberg. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011. 77-101.
Min-Jung Kwak and Daniel Hiebert, “Globalizing Canadian education from below: A case study of transnational immigrant entrepreneurship between Seoul, Korea and Vancouver Canada” Journal of International Migration and Integration 11 (2010) 131-153.
Daniel Hiebert, “Newcomers in the Canadian housing market: A longitudinal study, 2001-2005” The Canadian Geographer 53(3) (2009) 268-287.
Daniel Hiebert, “The economic integration of immigrants in Metropolitan Vancouver” Choices 15(7) (2009) 2-42.