ACS has two flagship publications that are integral to its knowledge transfer mandate. The Canadian Issues magazine showcases academic work in the form of short essays designed to expand Canadians’ knowledge about their country. A second publication, Canadian Diversity, introduced in 2000, focuses on the challenges confronting Canada and other countries arising from migration and rapid demographic change.

A third publication - The Metropolis eBook - highlights a selection of the cutting-edge cross-sectoral presentations in the immigration field intended for the annual Metropolis Canada Conferences.

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Multiculturalism @50 and the Promise of a Just Society

Entitled Multiculturalism @ 50 and the Promise of a Just Society, this special edition of Canadian Issues, explores the roots, characteristics and structural fault lines of Canadian multiculturalism and outlines the reframing required if the policy hopes to live up to its initial promise of delivering a just society. In his introduction, guest editor and eminent political philosopher Will Kymlicka reflects on the insights of contributing authors some of whom trace multiculturalism’s failings back to its very foundations, but who also offer glimpses” of why and how multiculturalism might aspire to rebirth and offer a “better future”.

Date: October 5, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian Issues

Jackie Robinson’s Unforgettable Summer of Baseball in Montreal

It was in 1946 that Jackie Robinson played his extraordinary summer of baseball with the Triple A Montreal Royals affiliate of the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was the year prior to his 1947 breakthrough as America’s first ever Black player in Major League Baseball. Robinson’s achievement is a seminal event in the history of the sport that was described as America’s favourite pastime. But breaking baseball’s colour barrier was also a transformational event in the advancement of the civil rights movement in the United States. A decade before Rosa Parks went down in history for her heroic 1955 refusal to give up her seat and move to the back of a Montgomery city bus, Robinson refused to give up his seat and move to the back of a US Army bus when ordered to do so. Twentieth-century civil rights champion Martin Luther King Jr. described Jackie Robinson as an important contributor to his extraordinary achievements.

Date: July 1, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian History, Racism, Social History

Manitoba and Canada’s North-West: Founders and Builders

Contributors: ROBERT WARDHAUGH, FRANK J. TOUGH, NATHALIE KERMOAL, GERALD FRIESEN, JAMES MOCHORUK, DAVID CHARTRAND, NICOLE ST-ONGE, PHILIPPE MAILHOT, BARRY FERGUSON, KARINE DUHAMEL, JEAN TEILLET, SARAH CARTER.

Date: March 31, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian Issues

Hope in a Time of Pandemic – Selected presentations from the Stories of Hope : A Celebration of Canada Conference

Contributors : Miriam Taylor, Mohammed Ahmed, Michelle Douglas, Ashley Manuel, The Hon. Steven Guilbeault, Can Nguyen, Jean Teillet, Ilona Dougherty, The Right Hon. Michaëlle Jean, The Hon. Jean Augustine, Rosemary Sadlier, Deborah Morrison, Charles Taylor, Major Samson Young, Sen. Wanda Thomas Elaine Bernard, Abhay & Sukhmeet Singh Sachal.

Date: March 9, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Other, Social History

The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse

Contributors: Randy Boswell; Tanya Evans; Natalie Ward; John D. Reid; Leighann C. Neilson; Jane Badets; Jack Jedwab; Jean Teillet; Robert Vineberg; Sara Macnaull; Nora Spinks; Nicole Watier; Margaret Ann Wilkinson; Tracy Arial

Date: June 26, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues

Linguistic Duality, De Jure and De Facto – Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Official Languages Act

Contributors: Miriam Taylor, Diane Gérin-Lajoie, Jack Jedwab, Shana Poplack, Robert J. Talbot, Geoffrey Chambers, Richard Slevinsky, Nathalie Dion, Jean-Philippe Warren, Richard Y. Bourhis, Matthew Hayday, Suzanne Robillard, Jean Johnson, Jean-Pierre Corbeil, Fred Genesee, Basile Roussel

Date: November 19, 2019

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Education, Heritage, Official Languages, Quebec

Made to Measure: Statistics Canada @100

Contributors: Randy Boswell, Jan Kestle, Dylan Saunders, Raymond Théberge, Musah Khalid, Michael Haan, Martha Patterson, Katherine Wall, Robert Talbot, Doug Norris, Sen. Donna Dasko, Myriam Hazel, Gustave Goldmann, Jack Jedwab

The Futuristic Past: Technology, Memory and History in the Age of AI

Contributors: Randy Boswell, Dr. Guy Berthiaume, Dr. Jaigris Hodson, Moysés Marcos, Benjamin C. Storm, Dr. Stéphane Lévesque, Anthony Wilson-Smith, Jack Jedwab, Ian Milligan, Deborah Morrison, Dr. Nancy Salay, Robert Cassidy

Date: November 13, 2018

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Social History, Technology & Media

Canada in 2067: A Nation’s Trajectory

Contributors: Randy Boswell, William Watson, Christian Bourque, Anil Arora, Jack Jedwab, John Milloy, Irvin Studin, Monica Boyd, Don Kerr

1967 to 2017: Canada Transformed

Contributors: Randy Boswell, Dominique Clément, Jack Bumsted, Ken McGoogan, Veronica Strong-Boag, Victor Rabinovitch, Nelson Wiseman, Jean-Phillippe Warren, Jack Jedwab

Date: November 12, 2017

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Heritage, Social History

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