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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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

Exploring the Intersection Between Genealogy, Genomics and Self/Identity

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Dr. Natalie Ward is the Director of Performance and Evaluation at Genome Canada, where she helps Genome Canada tell its story to stakeholders by using advanced analytics, impact evaluation, data visualization and alternative metrics. Prior to joining Genome Canada in April 2016, Dr. Ward was an Associate at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Clinical Research Unit, from 2013-15. She was also a lecturer at the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa (2011-15). From 2007-15, she was a Senior Research Associate with the C.T. Lamont Primary Health Care Research Centre, Department of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa. Dr. Ward has a PhD in Sociology from the University of Ottawa. Her research focus includes social representations, equity issues in motherhood, food safety and patient safety.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article, Heritage

Does the Law Create Boundaries Limiting Genealogical Exploration Through DNA in Canada

This article is an excerpt from CITC The Personal Past: History, Identity and the Genealogical Impulse (Spring/Summer 2020) Author: Margaret Ann Wilkinson is Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Law, Western University, currently continuing as Adjunct Full Professor.

Date: 1 July, 2020

Key Topics: Canadian Issues Article, Heritage

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