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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.