Canadian Identity

Jack Jedwab
Executive Vice-President, the Association for Canadian Studies

Jack Jedwab has been Executive Vice President of the Association for Canadian Studies since 1998. Jedwab holds a bachelor’s degree in History from McGill University and a Ph.D. in the field of Canadian History from Concordia. Between 1983 and 2008, he taught within the Quebec Studies Program, the McGill Departments of Sociology and Political Science and at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He is the founder-editor of Diversité Canadienne, a review that focuses on diversity, immigration, integration and multiculturalism. Often quoted by Canadian media, Dr. Jedwab is the author of several articles related to immigration, human rights and linguistic minorities that have been published in national journals and scientific reviews.



Indigenous Peoples

Suzie O’Bomsawin
Spokesperson for the Quebec and Labrador First Nations Youth Network

Kwaï mziwi! N’deliwizi Suzie O’Bomsawin. Aln8baskwa nia wji Odanak.  My name is Suzie O’Bomsawin and I am an Abenaki from Odanak.

After having lived almost 10 years in Quebec City, O’Bomsawin moved back to her community of Odonak in March 2013. This return to her roots gave her the opportunity to devote more attention to her Nation, but also to the First Nation youth. Since August 2011, O’Bomsawin has been a spokesperson for the Quebec and Labrador First Nations Youth Network! She is a member of the M8WWA Committee, youth committee of Odanak, and an administrator of the New Pathways Foundation: Foundation for the Future of First Nations. Overall, she fights for the recognition of the rights of First Nations and for the place they deserve on Mother-Earth.



Indigenous Peoples

Denys Delâge
Professor, Laval University, Department of Sociology

Denys Delâge is a professor emeritus in the Sociology Department of Laval University. His major field of expertise is the history of Franco and Anglo Indigenous alliance networks of the Montreal area between the XVII and XIX centuries. He has written about the dynamics of conquest and alliance; Indigenous and bourgeois ethics; intercultural exchanges; land issues; as well as religion, justice trade and identity.  He wrote Le Pays renversé, Amérindiens et Européens en Amérique du Nord-Est 1600-1664 and is a regular contributor to the journal Recherches Amérindiennes au Québec. Delâge is a member of La Société des Dix and has written about the History of dogs in the colonial context, on the history of Quebec City, and the French-Indigenous alliance for the society’s diary.



 Canada in the World

G. Daniel Caron
Canada’s Ambassador to Ukraine (2008-2011) and Diplomat in residence, International Studies, Laval University

Born in Quebec City, G. Daniel Caron is a field diplomat who was Canada’s Ambassador to Ukraine (2008-2011). He is part of the Laval University Institute for Advanced International Studies (HEI) team since 2013. Before his position in Kiev, Caron was deputy head of mission and minister-counsellor at the Canadian Embassy in Mexico (2005-2008). He was counsellor for the Canadian Mission to the European Union in Brussels (1996-2000) as well as consul and trade commissioner at the Consulate General of Canada in Boston (1989-1992).  Prior to that, Caron worked at the Department of External Affairs and International Trade where he served as a trade commissioner with the Japan Division; as deputy director of the Northern Europe Division; as director of the Japan Division; and as Director-General of the Office of Transformation.



Canada in the World

Marc-André Anzueto
Coordinator of the Nycole-Turmel Chair on public space and politic innovation of UQAM and a reader in the politic science department

Of Guatemalan origin, but born in Rouyn-Noranda, Marc-André Anzueto is a political science doctoral candidate at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Respectively coordinator of the Chaire Nycole-Turmel sur les espaces publics et les innovations politiques de l’UQAM (UQAM’s Nycole-Turmel research chair on public places and political innovations), as well as lecturer in the political science department of the same institution, he works on the challenges of Canadian foreign policy in Latin America, particularly around the question of human rights. A Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Fellow of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) between 2011 and 2014, Anzueto has also worked with the Peace Operations Network (ROP) at the Université de Montréal between 2008 and 2011 and at the political section of the Mission of Canada to the European Union in Brussels in 2007.



Social issues and the Environment

Diane Lamoureux
Professor, Laval University, Department of Political Science

Diane Lamoureux is a Political Philosophy professor in the Political Science Department of Laval University. Her most recent work is concerned with the combined impact of neoconservatism and neoliberalism on contemporary western societies. Her research is focused on citizenship and democracy issues. Lamoureux has written several books and articles about feminism in Quebec society and feminist theories. Her most recent publications are Pensées rebelles (Remue-ménage, 2010) and Le trésor perdu de la politique (Écosociété, 2013).



Social issues and the Environment

Géraud de Lassus St-Geniès
Deputy Director of the Goldcorp Research and Innovation Chair on Natural Resources and Energy’ Law and lecturer at the Law Faculty in Ulaval

Géraud de Lassus St-Geniès is a lecturer in the faculty of law at Laval University and assistant manager of the Goldcorp Research and Innovation Chair in Natural Resources and Energy Law for which he is responsible for climate change issues. With a Master’s in International Law from the Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, he is completing his doctoral studies at Laval University in climate change law. He has previously worked in public relations, and continues to collaborate with many Canadian and foreign institutions.




Mario Seccareccia
Professor, Ottawa University, Department of Economics

Mario Seccareccia, a Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Ottawa, teaches macroeconomics, monetary theory, labour economics, history of economic thought, and economic history. He has published more than 100 academic articles and has authored or edited a dozen books. He has also edited or co-edited three dozen special issues of scientific journals in economics. Seccareccia has been visiting professor in a number of universities in France (Université de Bourgogne, Université de Grenoble, and Université Paris-Sud) and in Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México). He regularly participates in policy debates in Europe and North America.  Since 2002, he has been editor of the International Journal of Political Economy.



Politics and Democracy

Jean Crête
Professor, Laval University, Department of Political Science

Jean Crête is an associate professor in political science at the Université Laval. His publications focus on political behaviour, public policy and research methods. His last book, a collective work entitled Les surveillants de l’État démocratique (supervisors of the democratic state), is an analysis of the institutions required to maintain democracy in liberal societies. His current research applies new technologies to measure the content of public policies and compare states, whether they use the same language or not.



Politics and Democracy

Raymond Hudon
Professor, Laval University, Department of Political Science

Associate professor of political science at Laval University, Raymond Hudon is interested in diverse aspects of Canadian and Quebec politics. He has authored nearly one hundred articles and reports. His main publications include Patronage des partis politiques au Québec, 1944-1972 (political party patronage in Quebec, 1944-1972, (Vincent Lemieux); Jeunesses et politiques, (youth and politics) 2 volumes (with Bernard Fournier); La politique, jeux et enjeux – (politics, games and challenges) winner of the Donald Smiley Prize in 1972 (with Christian Poirier); and Engagements citoyens et politiques de jeunes. Bilans et expériences au Canada et en Europe (with Bernard Fournier).