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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New Frontiers in our History: 100 Years of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Confederation – The Past, Present and Future

Contributors: Lynda Haverstock, Ian E. Wilson, Stuart Wachowicz, Sarah Carter, Bill Waiser, David Hall, Jennifer Brown, Jean Teillet, Claude Couture, John Herd Thompson, Tamara Palmer Seiler, Gerald Friesen

Date: 13 January, 2005

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Governance

Engaging Canada’s Youth

Contributors: Jean-Guy Bigeau, Julien Ayoub, Leesa Dean, Nadia Caidi, Sharon Anne Cook, Andrea Ridgley, Oonagh Maley, Harvey Skinner, Colleen Kelly, Jennifer McCarthy

Date: 13 November, 2004

Key Topics: Canadian History, Canadian Issues, Social History


On October 16 and 17, 2003, the Department of Canadian Heritage, in partnership with the Canadian Embassy in France, hosted in Gatineau (Quebec) a conference and workshop on Canadian and French Perspectives on Diversity. This event was a follow- up to an earlier one hosted by the Institut de Recherché sur les Sociétés Contemporaines (IRESCO) of the Centre national de la recherché scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, in the spring of 2001. Both events, along with a workshop to take place in Paris June 3 to 6, 2004, were held to increase understanding between the two countries in matters of diversity, and ultimately to foster comparative research in this area in time for the celebration of Champlain’s 400 year ago arrival in Canada. This edition of Canadian Issues is devoted to highlighting some of the research involved in the October 2003 event.
    Contributors: Margaret Adsett, Denise Helly, Jean-Charles Lagrée, Jean Baubérot, Pierre Bréchon, Jack Jedwab, Donna Dasko, Micheline Milot, Jean-Paul Willaime, Yaël Brinbaum, Neil Nevitte

Date: 13 July, 2004

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

Memories of War: Remembering Canada

Contributors: Hector Mackenzie, Richard Jensen, The Association of Canadian Studies, Jack Jedwab, Béatrice Richard, Sam Allison, Douglas Davis, Stephen Ogden, Amanda Kelly, Jocelyn Létourneau

Presence of the Past

Contributors: Hector Mackenzie, Jean Barman, Peter Waite, Margaret Conrad, Alvin Finkel, Jean-Francois Cardin, George Sioui, Denis Vaugeois, Victor Rabinovitch, Ian E. Wilson, Serge Courville, Cecilia Morgan, Desmond Morton, Dawn Williams, Gerald Friesen, Jack Jedwab

Who Controls Canada’s Media?

Contributors: Adrienne Clarkson, Kenneth J. Goldstein, Gordon Fisher, Russel Mills, Lawrence Surtees, Terence Corcoran, Paule Beaugrand-Champagne, Noreen Golfman, Candis Callison, Theirry Giasson, Christopher Dornan

Date: 13 July, 2003

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

The Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism: 40 Years Later

Canada's ongoing effort at self-definition and the historic conflicts to which it has given rise have all the makings of a family squabble. Some 135 years later, the contract that enacted the Confederation is the object of divergent interpretation between the consenting parties. The dispute involves the identification of the signatories themselves. While some insist that there were two equal equal partners (British and French - call them the parents) that signed on to the original deal, others maintain that there several entities (the provinces - call them the extended family) that were contracting parties and not just witnesses of the pact of 1867. Those who joined the Canadian family at a later time (the offspring) have developed their own sense of identity. Not to mention the Grandparents or Elders (our aboriginal peoples) that claim that they were not taken into sufficient account by the contracting parties - however they are defined - and often remind the parents and the offspring that they have collectively erred in this regard.   Contributors: Stéphane Dion, Michael Oliver, Christian Dufour, Matthew Hayday, Jack Jedwab, Simon Langlois, Jocelyn Maclure, Maggie Quirt, James Shea, Michael Temelini, Joseph-G. Turi

Immigration: Opportunities and Challenges

The term "branding" which at one time evoked images of hot irons and bawling cattle has come to mean the perceived set of qualities that renders something unique...that distinguishes an entity from other, similar entities. For obvious reasons, "branding" has long been of concern to the private sector where companies work hard to differentiate their products from those of their competitors. More recently, however, the term has found its way into our policy discourse. We thus find public officials talking about how to "brand" Canada in today's global world: how to create and sustain an image of the country that is both appealing and true, an image that attracts outsiders, creates interest and produces a willingness to do business and to partner with Canada in shared ventures, be they political or economic. Contributors: Dyane Adam, Jean Augustine, John Biles, Meyer Burstein, Richard Bourhis, Paul W. R. Bowlby, Denis Coderre, François Crépeau, Howard Duncan, Rosaline Frith, Shiva S. Halli, Daniel Hiebert, Abdolmohammad Kazemipur, Jean Lock Kunz, Peter S. Li, Annie Montreuil, Elizabeth Ruddick, Anver Saloojee, Myer Siemiatycki, Daniel Stoffman, Arthur Sweetman

Our Cities

Contributors: Mel Lastman, Gérald Tremblay, Peter Kelly, Douglas Norris, Cindy-Ann Bryant, Larry Bourne, Maurice Beaudin, Rodrigue Landry, Sylvia Bashevkin, Raphël Fischler, Jino Distasio, Andrew Sancton, David Crombie , Glenn Miller, Vera Danyluk, The Assembly of First Nations, Ron Keenberg

Date: 13 January, 2003

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

Reading Canada: The public good and private pleasures of reading

Contributors: Senator Joyce Fairbain, Robert Adams, Laurent Laplante, Bill Harnum, Glen Sorestad, Jim Gourlay, Powland Lorimer and John Maxwell, Gwen Hoover: Myrna Kostash, Rick Boychuk, Doug Gibson, Lorraine Ouimet

Date: 13 January, 2003

Key Topics: Canadian Issues, Civic Participation, Education, Social History

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