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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Contesting Clio’s Craft: Activists, True Professionals and the Debate Over Genocide Recognition in Canada

This article is a preview from the upcoming CITC Special Edition: Reconciliation and Reckoning: Contesting Canada’s Past, Framing Its Future, guest edited by Randy Boswell Author: Steven High Dr. Steven High is a professor of history at Concordia University and a founding member of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling. He is an interdisciplinary oral and public historian with a strong interest in transnational approaches to working-class studies, forced migration, community-engaged research, as well as oral history methodology and ethics. He is currently President of the Canadian Historical Association (2021-23). He has published extensively on deindustrialization and the postindustrial transformation of North American cities. His first book, Industrial Sunset: the Making of North America’s Rust Belt (UTP, 2003), won awards from the American Historical Association, the Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, and the Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Date: 6 June, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian History

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: 1 July, 2021

Key Topics: Canadian History, Racism, Social History

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

For a journalist and writer of popular history, these are pretty exciting times. Background information that used to take many hours or even days to com- pile can now be gathered online in mere minutes. Instead of roaming library shelves, interviewing experts or semi-randomly scrolling through micro- film of 19th-century newspapers, I can instantly, directly and efficiently tap remarkably rich veins of research through Google Books, newspapers. com, biographi.ca (that’s the digital version of the wonderful Dictionary of Canadian Biography), thecanadianencyclopedia.ca and, yes, the much- mocked but incredibly useful Wikipedia. Then there’s Library and Archives Canada’s amazing web portal to so much of the country’s digitized documentary heritage, including countless historical photographs and other vintage images. Toss in a few other treasure troves — the Virtual Museum of Canada, canadiana.ca, ancestry.ca, archive.org — and it’s no exaggeration to say that, today, the nation’s and even the world’s history is essentially at my fingertips.
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: 13 November, 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: 12 November, 2017

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

Our Immigration Saga: Canada @150

Contributors: Randy Boswell, Monica MacDonald, Jack Jedwab, Morton Weinfeld, Madeline Ziniak, Linton Garner, Myer Siemiatycki, Avvy Go, Dora Nipp, Timothy J. Stanley, Steve Schwinghamer, Ratna Ghosh, Victor Armony, Farid Rohani

Date: 13 April, 2017

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

Women and Canada: Struggles, Successes and a Century of Suffrage

Contributors: Celine Cooper, Veronica Strong-Boag, Yolande Cohen, Joan Sangster, Linda McDowell, Merna Forster, Cora J. Voyageur, Sharon Cook, Dr. Rose Fine-Meyer

Who Founded Canada?

Contributors: Randy Boswell, Jocelyn Maclure, Jean Teillet, Jack Jedwab, Sebastein Grammond, Kathleen Mahoney, Avigail Eisenberg, Tom Flanagan, Charmaine A. Nelson

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