ImmLight of All Circumstances

by Lou Janssen Dangzalan & Will Tao

ImmLight of All Circumstances (ImmLight) is a podcast and digital media platform aimed at humanizing Canadian immigration and refugee law through storytelling and the sharing of lived experiences. Our aim is to create a space for immigration and refugee law discussion that is accessible and relatable to migrants and to the everyday person. Join us as we shine light on news and policy updates and bring to light the untold storie... Read more

Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • S01 E15 - Trying to Catch the Chinook with Zeynab Ziaie

    S01 E15 - Trying to Catch the Chinook with Zeynab Ziaie

    This Immlight episode features Zeynab Ziaie, a Toronto-based immigration lawyer who is deep in the trenches of temporary resident applications. She focuses on study permit refusals. In this episode, Will, Lou, and Zeynab talk abou...

    01:01:56
  • S01 E14 - From China to the Maritimes - Debunking Chinese Immigration/Immigrant Myths with Lu Xu

    S01 E14 - From China to the Maritimes - Debunking Chinese Immigration/Immigrant Myths with Lu Xu

    In this episode, Will and Lou speak to Lu Xu in order to break the traditional myths of Chinese immigration and immigration stereotypes surrounding the Chinese-Canadian community.

    42:57
  • S01 E13 - Special Afghanistan Episode

    S01 E13 - Special Afghanistan Episode

    In this episode, Will and Lou speak to two individuals who have particular vantage points in the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. They speak to Waheeda Ekhlas Smith, the head of a Group of Five Sponsorship (G5) Sponso...

    44:22
  • S01 E12 - Fireside Chat with International Student Advisors (Part 2)

    S01 E12 - Fireside Chat with International Student Advisors (Part 2)

    This is part two of a series. In this episode, Will and Lou speak to two amazing international student advisors, Mayoori Malankov (York University) and Ravneet Panech (University of Calgary). Mayoori is an immigration lawyer and R...

    34:18
  • S01 E12 - Fireside Chat with International Student Advisors (Part 1)

    S01 E12 - Fireside Chat with International Student Advisors (Part 1)

    This is part one of a two-part series. In this episode, Will and Lou speak to two amazing international student advisors, Mayoori Malankov (York University) and Ravneet Panech (University of Calgary). Mayoori is an immigration law...

    55:15