Culture as a Dynamic Construct


  • Susan De Bruin-Eiselen North Island College


Canada has one of the largest immigrant societies in the world. Canada prides itself on being a cultural mosaic and not a cultural melting pot. Qualitative ethnographic insight and observations I have made as an immigrant to Canada are discussed as they relate to Psychological Theory. The following questions are asked: What is the dynamic balance between acculturation, assimilation and stagnation? What represents a successful transition into Canadian culture for an immigrant?

Author Biography

Susan De Bruin-Eiselen, North Island College

Sue de Bruin has an M.A. in Research Psychology from the University of Pretoria and teaches psychology at NIC.