Our Team

Our dedicated CIMI project staff is made up of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic team of specialists across the country. Our diverse experience and extensive expertise in quantitative methods is key to the fruition of this index. Learn more about our skilled team by reading each person's description below.

A multidisciplinary team

  • Jack Jedwab

    President of the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration

  • Ashley Manuel

    Assistant Director of the Canadian Institute for Identities and Migration/ Project Coordinator

  • Nazih Nasrallah

    Project Manager

  • Ann Balasubramaniam

    Data Manager

  • Paul Holley

    Senior Researcher

  • Amelia Domaradzki

    Research Assistant

Jack holds a Ph.D. in Canadian History from Concordia University. He has taught courses on the history of immigration in Quebec, ethnic minorities in Quebec, official language minorities in Canada and sports in Canada at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Concordia University and McGill University. He also regularly contributes to 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.

Ashley has an M.A. in Education and Society from McGill University and an Honours B.Soc.Sc. in Conflict Studies and Human Rights, with a minor in Sociology from the University of Ottawa. Her work in government, non-profit and academic sectors has involved research in the fields of immigration, multiculturalism, security, education, human rights and public policy.

Nazih holds an M.A. in Sociology, with a concentration in Quantitative Methodology from Carleton University and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology at the University of Ottawa. As the CIMI data analysis lead, Nazih leverages his expertise in social statistics, demography, methodology and social policy research attained through academia and various federal public service departments.

Ann holds a B.Sc. from the University of Guelph and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in biology at the University of Waterloo. Her experience with data manipulation, research and analyses, gained while working in academic, non-profit and government organizations, is an asset to the development of CIIM knowledge products.

Paul received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Arizona State University in 2006. Paul’s current research focuses on immigrant integration and entrepreneurship, student retention after graduation, youth unemployment, mental health and resiliency, and other issues affecting the English-speaking community of Quebec. In his prior role, Paul was a research and evaluation manager for the Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia.

Amelia Domaradzki graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology and a Minor of Sociology from the University of Ottawa with a focus on migration communities. She has five years of experience volunteering as a program facilitator for several organizations that support newly arrived immigrants settling into Canadian society. She has experience participating in new cultures while learning Spanish throughout her travels.

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