Jack has been the Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies since 1998. Holding a Ph.D. in Canadian History from Concordia University, he taught at Université du Québec à Montréal and McGill University. He 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 also wrote 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.
Director of Programs and Administration
James has a BA in Political Science from McGill University and an MA in Public Policy and Public Administration from Concordia University. James has worked in the community NGO and political sectors before joining the Association for Canadian Studies in 2001.
Director of Publications and New Projects
Sarah has been part of the ACS team since 2008, where she works at the Director of Publications and International Programs. She is the managing editor of Canadian Issues/Thèmes Canadiens, Canadian Diversity/Diversité Canadienne and the Canadian Journal for Social Research/Revue canadienne de recherche sociale. Sarah also coordinates the Canada-China Institute on Minorities, a long term bilateral research partnership between researchers from Canada and the Chinese State Ethnic Affairs Commission, which allows her to practice her Mandarin language skills in Canada and abroad.
Julie is the Assistant Director of ACS in addition to being responsible for the historical content of educational materials produced by the Association (conferences, learning guides, research projects).Julie is a doctoral candidate in history at Concordia University, specializing in Canadian Public History (commemoration, monuments, museums) with a particular interest in nationalism and identity. She is also a translator/editor, for the ACS and others.