Thursday July 14 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mills Room, Central Library, St. Catharines Public Library
The INVISIBLE TRUCKERS: South Asians and the Canadian Trucking Industry
Dr. Vibha Bhalla, Fulbright Research Chair
The Canadian trucking industry has increasingly become diverse with the entrance of new immigrants. South Asian truckers are the largest group of immigrant truckers and form approximately a fifth of Canadian truckers. Using Road Today, a magazine serving Canada’s South Asian trucking community, Professor Bhalla traces the history of South Asian truckers in Canada. Her talk addresses Canadian immigration policies which facilitated this migration and draws attention to the challenges immigrant truckers face. It also provides a window into the emergence of South Asian entrepreneurs within the trucking industry.
Free event, walk ins welcome.
Register at: https://brockscpl-fulbrightlecture.eventbrite.ca
Hosted by the Centre for Canadian Studies, Brock University
Event Sponsors – Brock University, Fulbright Canada, and St. Catharines Public Library
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