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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The Six Deaths of Sir John A. Macdonald

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: Patrice Dutil
Patrice Dutil is a professor in the department of Politics and Public Administration at Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His main research interests are political and public sector leadership, the process of political development, and the study of elections.   He has written, co-authored or edited 10 books as well as countless articles in every genre. Among his many publications, he co-edited Sir John A. Macdonald at 200: New Reflections and Legacies (Dundurn, 2014) and Prime Ministerial Power in Canada: Macdonald, Laurier and Borden (UBC Press, 2017).

Date: 22 July, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Canadian Issues Article

Roadblocks to Reconciliation: Canada’s Origin Story and Other Misguided Theories

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: Kathleen Mahoney
Professor Kathleen E. Mahoney has a JD from the University of British Columbia, an LLM degree from Cambridge University and a Diploma in International Comparative Human Rights from the Strasbourg International Human Rights Institute in France. She is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Calgary and Queen’s Counsel.  She was the Chief Negotiator for Canada’s Aboriginal peoples claim for cultural genocide against Canada, achieving the largest financial settlement in Canadian history for the mass human rights violations against the indigenous peoples of Canada. She was the primary architect of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and led the negotiations for the historic apology from the Canadian Parliament and from Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican. She was co-counsel for Bosnia Herzegovina in their genocide action against Serbia in the International Court of Justice with the result that the definition of genocide in the Genocide Convention was altered to include mass rapes and forced pregnancy as genocide offences. Among her many awards and distinctions, Professor Mahoney is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Queen’s Counsel, a Trudeau Fellow, and a Fulbright and Human Rights Fellow (Harvard). She received the Governor General’s medal for her contribution to equality in Canada. She has held Visiting Professorships or Fellowships at Harvard University, The University of Chicago, Adelaide University, University of Western Australia, Griffiths University, the National University of Australia and Ulster University. She was recently appointed Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights Canadian Co-Chair.

Date: 22 July, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Canadian Issues Article

The Majority of Canadians don’t know the meaning of decolonization and settler colonialism: Does it matter?

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: Jack Jedwab

Jack Jedwab is the President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration. Holding a PhD in Canadian History from Concordia University, he taught at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University. He has taught courses on the history of immigration in Quebec, on ethnic minorities in Quebec, on official language minorities in Canada and on sport in Canada. He has also authored essays for books, journals and newspapers across the country, in addition to being the author of various publications and government reports on issues of immigration, multiculturalism, human rights and official languages.

Date: 22 July, 2022

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Canadian Issues Article

Canadian Multiculturalism and Interest in Ancestry

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Jack Jedwab is the President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration. Holding a PhD in Canadian History from Concordia University, he taught at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University. He has taught courses on the history of immigration in Quebec, on ethnic minorities in Quebec, on official language minorities in Canada and on sport in Canada. He has also authored essays for books, journals and newspapers across the country, in addition to being the author of various publications and government reports on issues of immigration, multiculturalism, human rights and official languages.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article, Heritage

The Development and Transformation of Canadian Genealogy

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: John D Reid is a past-president of the British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa and writes a daily genealogy blog, Canada’s Anglo-Celtic Connections. He came to family history post-retirement following a career as a PhD environmental research scientist and Director of Policy and International Affairs with the Meteorological Service of Canada.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article

The Search For Self and the Discovery of Story

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Randy Boswell is an Ottawa writer with a passion for history, and an associate professor of journalism with the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. He’s a former reporter and editor with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he developed a unique national history beat that tracked newsy developments connected to Canada’s political, cultural, social and scientific history. He’s also a volunteer editor and board member with the Historical Society of Ottawa.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article

Indigenization: How Genealogy and DNA Justify Race Shifting in Eastern Canada

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Jean Teillet is an Indigenous rights lawyer and author of The North-West is Our Mother: The Story of Louis Riel’s People, the Métis Nation and Métis Law in Canada. She is the great-grandniece of Louis Riel.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article, Indigenous Peoples

History Is Another Word For Experience: A Tribute to Desmond Morton (1937-2019)

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Randy Boswell is an Ottawa writer with a passion for history, and an associate professor of journalism with the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University. He’s a former reporter and editor with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he developed a unique national history beat that tracked newsy developments connected to Canada’s political, cultural, social and scientific history. He’s also a volunteer editor and board member with the Historical Society of Ottawa.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article

Unlocking Genealogy ‘Treasures’ At Library and Archives Canada

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Nicole Watier is a genealogy consultant with Genealogy Services at Library and Archives Canada in Ottawa.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article, Heritage

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