Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada, the research team has led multiple initiatives related to public health, including the creation of the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network, a multidisciplinary group of leading experts from across the country, to help identify key social and economic issues, indicators and socio-demographics to ask in bi-weekly surveys to Canadians.
Jack Jedwab, President and CEO of ACS and Metropolis Institute
Leading researchers that make up the Expert Advisory Committee will inform the topics and questions examined by the COVID-19 Social Research Network organized by the ACS and Metropolis Institute, the Vanier Institute of the Family and the Canadian Commission for UNESCO.
Paul Holley, PhD, is the Research Director of ACS and Metropolis Institute. His current research focuses on immigrant integration and inclusion, gender equality and public health responses to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Stefan Stefanovic – holds an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Belgrade in Serbia with a focus on research. He has 7 years of experience in conducting applied research, data analyses of large datasets, writing research reports and presenting findings to government officials, researchers, academics, and international stakeholders. He analyzes different national survey datasets to assess the impact of COVID-19 on immigrants and measure its socioeconomic and health-related effects.