Andrew Griffith is the author of Multiculturalism in Canada: Evidence and Anecdote, providing an integrated view of how well multiculturalism is working, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias: Resetting Citizenship and Multiculturalism, describing the relationship between the bureaucratic and political levels and, “Because it’s 2015 …” Implementing Diversity and Inclusion, analyzing the diversity of the 2015 election and political appointments. He regularly comments on citizenship, multiculturalism and related issues, in his blog, Multiculturalism Meanderings, as well in the media.
Andrew was the former Director General — Citizenship and Multiculturalism, Citizenship and Immigration Canada. Previous assignments include Service Canada, Industry Canada, Privy Council Office, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, with foreign postings in Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Geneva (World Trade Organization) and Los Angeles.
His government publications include From a Trading Nation to a Nation of Traders: Toward a Second Century of Canadian Trade Development and Market Access and Environmental Protection: A Negotiator’s Point of View. He has received a number of awards for his government service, including the Public Service Award (2007, 2010), and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).
Andrew is a fellow of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Environics Institute.
Research Interests: Multiculturalism, Citizenship, Immigration, Government, Refugees.