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Jack Jedwab

President of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration

Dr. Jack Jedwab is currently President of the Association for Canadian Studies (ACS) and the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration. He has served in that capacity since 1998. He previously served as executive director of the Quebec branch of the Canadian Jewish Congress from 1994 to 1998. He holds a PhD in Canadian History from Concordia University.
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Canada's Brand Remains Strong Despite Reduced Outreach

In 2016, an index that ranked the world's best countries placed Canada in second behind Germany. Published by U.S. News and World Report, this index saw Canada take the top spot amongst among the nearly 6000 millennials that it surveyed (18-35 years old). Other assessments of Canada's international image have yielded similar results.
12/12/2016 03:43 EST
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The Melting Pot Is Rapidly Becoming American Fiction

You don't have to look very far these days to challenge the melting pot idea. All that is needed is a glimpse at the racial divisions that have marked the 2016 United States presidential election and others prior. In fact, those who boast about the American melting pot are generally thinking about the successful assimilation of white Americans in a society with perpetual racial divisions than run deep across the country.
11/14/2016 03:53 EST

Broken Melting Pot Is No Alternative To Canadian Multiculturalism

These days you don't hear a great deal of praise for the American melting pot. Perhaps it's because there is a growing realization amongst Americans that historically the melting pot was more virtual than real. A frank look at the evolution of the race relations across America's history throws the melting pot idea into question.
07/12/2016 11:58 EDT
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Canada Lacks A Definite Narrative About Who Founded The Country

Canada does not appear to possess a definitive or authoritative narrative that properly connects when and by whom the country was founded. While surveys reveal that most Canadians believe that 1867 is the founding date of Canada many of those same people think the First Nations are amongst the founding peoples.
07/04/2016 05:37 EDT
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It Is Time To Redefine Canada's Vertical Mosaic

The growth in the visible minority population has seemingly changed the nature of the vertical mosaic and the portrait of inequality in Canada. The question that preoccupies researchers is whether the upward mobility experienced by most European origin groups can be replicated by non-European immigrants and their children.
06/24/2016 12:35 EDT
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Immigrants Feel As Canadian As The Rest Of Us

Some observers insist that Canada's multicultural policies encourage newcomers to maintain their attachment to their countries of origin. This in turn makes it difficult for them to establish a proper connection with Canada. Defenders of this view rarely provide supporting empirical evidence.
05/11/2016 11:22 EDT