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The Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents the first installment of its Speaker Series for 2021

February 2, 2021
In very timely fashion, the Canadian Ethnic Media Association presents the first installment of its respected Speaker Series for 2021 with an expert presentation by Jack Jedwab, President and CEO of the Association for Canadian Studies.  The topic is the ACS’ very ambitious weekly/bi-weekly COVID-19 Polling Surveys.  The findings are invaluable to news operations, and policymakers in many Canadian sectors.
CEMA invites you to take part in this groundbreaking virtual presentation Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 7 p.m. ET.  
Madeline Ziniak, Chair of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association, as well as Board Member with the Association for Canadian Studies is very pleased to bring the wide-ranging findings of the ACS directly to CEMA’s national membership.  They are the product of extensive surveys, and assessment of responses by Canadians in the throes of the worst pandemic to hit the world in over a century.
Since March 2020 (over 45 weeks) the Association for Canadian Studies has been conducting weekly or bi-weekly surveys with Léger to monitor the attitudes, perceptions and behaviours of Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. The information gathered by these timely surveys have helped inform policymakers to make evidenced-based decisions in response to the ongoing crisis. The questions asked are crafted with input from the COVID-19 Social Impacts Network, a multidisciplinary group of academics, policy-makers, and community practitioners which meets bi-weekly to help identify key issues, indicators and socio-demographics. 
Jack Jedwab is President and CEO of the Association for Canadian Studies and the Metropolis Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Canadian History from Concordia University. Prior to 1998, he served as executive director of the Quebec branch of the Canadian Jewish Congress. He is an author and contributor to academic publications, government reports and newspapers across the country in the fields of immigration, multiculturalism, diversity, human rights and official languages. Following three decades of wide-ranging research on public opinion and demographics, he is regularly consulted by media and government bodies alike for his expertise and insights on issues of import in the public sphere. He has taught and lectured at McGill University, the Université du Québec à Montréal and Concordia University, offering courses ranging from public policy to the history of immigration and minority groups, to sports in Canada.
For further information, please contact:
Averill Maroun
Board Member
Canadian Ethnic Media Association
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