Atlantic Metropolis Centre

A Centre for Excellence for Research on Immigration, Integration and Cultural Diversity

The Metropolis Centre in Atlantic Canada is a consortium of academic researchers, government representatives, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to pursuing policy-relevant research related to immigration, population migrations, and cultural diversity. It pursues research agendas distinctive to the Atlantic region, as well as research programs addressing the national policy priorities of The Metropolis Project. The AMC is networked with four other Canadian Metropolis Centres of Excellence in Montreal, Toronto, the Prairies, and Vancouver, as well as with the international arm of the Metropolis Project, involving partnerships with researchers, policy makers and community organizations in over 20 countries.






More than Just Research...

Reflecting on the Atlantic Metropolis Years (2004-2012)


MAY 3, 2013



by April 25th





A book based on AMC funded research by grant winner Andrés Arteaga

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Chedly Belkhodja, winner of the 2012 Champlain Prize

Chedly Belkhodja, professor of political science at University of Moncton, New Brunswick, and a Director of AMC, has won the 2012 Chmplain prize for his book « D’ici et d’ailleurs : Regards croisés sur l’immigration », published by Éditions Perce-Neige.

Dr. Belkhodja received his prize on April 12, during a ceremony in Quebec. The president of "Salon international du livre de Québec", Estelle Dansereau, remarked:"The members of the jury were impressed by the author's sensitive and current treatment of one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century, immigration both as a global phenomenon and as a local solution for less-populated Canadian communities. This work combines rigorous intellect, strong theoretical synthesis and personal experiences to invite readers to understand the challenges which welcoming communities will face in the future: opening to diversity, integrating the Other, the definition of home, and to imagine new dynamics surrounding these issues. Chedly Belkhodja has in-depth knowledge of his subject, writes clearly and fluidly, and uses narrations from various regions of Canada to render his writing more vivd."

10th National Metropolis Conference
Presentations now on-line