Naomi Lightman

Naomi Lightman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Calgary. Her research interests include immigration, work, social inequality and social policy, and quantitative research methodology. Her research has been published in numerous academic journals including: International Migration Review, International Labour Review, Journal of Aging and Social Policy, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Critical Studies in Education, Canadian Journal of Aging, and the Transnational Social Review. She has recently co-authored the 2nd edition of the textbook Social Policy in Canada (2017, Oxford University Press).

Dr. Lightman is currently using the Environics Canadian Millennials Social Values Study to provide a regional comparison of intersections between gender, immigration status and precarious work for young people in Canada.


Stuart Soroka

Stuart Soroka is a Professor of Communication Studies and Political Science, and Faculty Associate in the Center for Political Studies, at the University of Michigan. Stuart is a past co-investigator of the 2011 and 2015 Canadian Election Studies, past Director of the Canadian Opinion Research Archive, and a current associate member of the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University. His research focuses on political communication, the sources and structure of public preferences for policy, and the relationships between public policy, public opinion, and mass media. He has written two books using Environics data, Agenda-Setting Dynamics in Canada (2002, UBC Press) and Degrees of Democracy (2010, Cambridge University press), and his most recent book is Negativity in Democratic Politics (2014, Cambridge University Press).

Stuart’s current work with Environics data focuses on the structure of Canadians’ attitudes towards immigration policy.


Andrew Griffith

Andrew Griffith is the author of Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism and Because it’s 2015 … Implementing Diversity and Inclusion. He is a regular media commentator and blogger (Multiculturalism Meanderings). Andrew is the former Director General for Citizenship and Multiculturalism and has worked for a variety of government departments in Canada and abroad. He is a Fellow of the Environics Institute for Survey Research and of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute.


John Berry

John Berry is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Queen's University, Canada, and Research Professor, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.

He has published over 30 books in the areas of cross-cultural, intercultural, social and cognitive psychology with various colleagues. These include Cross-Cultural Psychology: Research and Applications (3rd edition, Cambridge University Press, 2011), Immigrant Youth in Cultural Transition (LEA, 2006), and Ecology, Culture and Human Development (Sage, 2017). John is a Fellow of the Canadian Psychological Association, the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research.His main research interests are in the role of ecology and culture in human development and in acculturation and intercultural relations, with an emphasis on applications to immigration, multiculturalism, educational and health policy.