Dr. Daniel Hiebert is a Professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia and the Co-Director of Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS). He has specialized in issues of immigration for a long time and mainly concentrates on the Canadian case. Within this broad field he has conducted projects on immigrant integration into the labour and housing markets of Canadian cities, and the socio-cultural changes that accompany immigration, especially the increasing super-diversity of Canadian society.
In Canada the national policy of multiculturalism is worked out in cosmopolitan neighbourhoods, and this has been a theme of his work. He has also investigated the evolution of immigration and migration policies, both in Canada and other countries; in recent years this has involved interacting in various ways with researchers and government officials in Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany.
Dr. Hiebert has participated in a number of advisory roles and since 2012 have served as the Co-Chair of the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration. He has also been involved in advisory committees for Statistics Canada and is currently a member of the Citizenship and Immigration Deputy Minister’s Advisory Council. From 2003-2012 He was one of the Co-Directors of Metropolis British Columbia. Starting in 2012 he became the founding Co-Director of the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security, and Society (TSAS). Both of these projects are interdisciplinary and involve multiple partners, both in government and civil society. This work has led to a new area of interest for him: translating and transferring academic research knowledge into other sectors of society.