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Mark Lawrence Santiago

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Trudeau Foundation scholar and PhD student at UBC’s Department of Geography, Mark Lawrence Santiago discusses his research work on the sustainable and ethical recruitment of Filipino health workers for Canada, with Joseph Planta.

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.

Last week, I got a press release in the e-mail announcing that 15 young PhD students were to receive scholarships from the Trudeau Foundation. The scholars will be using the funding to advance research on crucial topics. One subject that one of the scholars is pursuing intrigued me, and not just because I’m a second generation Filipino-Canadian. Mark Lawrence Santiago, a PhD student in the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, will be looking at contributing to improved policies toward the ethical and sustainable recruitment of Filipino health workers in Canada. Mr. Santiago has graciously taken time out of a busy schedule to talk to us today. We’ll discuss his work, his forthcoming research, this scholarship, and how we’re doing in this country. The working title of his work is: Made for Canada, Product of the Philippines: Global Nurse Migrations and the Geopolitics of Global Justice. He studied philosophy at the National University of Singapore, where he was a Research Scholar, and at the Ateneo de Manila University. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Lawrence Santiago; Good morning, Mr. Santiago.

Weblinks:

Trudeau Foundation: http://www.trudeaufoundation.ca

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