Jonathan Ely Cass resides in the province of Ontario, Canada. Jonathan's current objective is to bring his social psychology and legal experience together through socially conscious photography. His photographs of musicians have been published by The Toronto Star, CBC, Exclaim!, NOW, Southern Souls, View, and others. 



B.A. Honours Psychology (w/ distinction), University of Guelph (2015)


Research assistant (2014 – 2015)
Centre for Cross-cultural Research, University of Guelph

Subjective Meaning of the Islamic Veil (SMIV) Scale Development (undergraduate thesis)

  • Assisted with the early phases of developing a questionnaire to measure what the veil means to Canadian Muslim women
  • Developed questionnaire items based on confidential transcripts of interviews with Muslim women
  • Worked with community leaders to recruit participants
  • Reduced items based on preliminary content and statistical analyses
  • Summarized and reported findings for community leaders 

Research assistant (2013 – 2014)
Centre for Cross-cultural Research, University of Guelph

  • Gathered data on national and international post-secondary course offerings on cross-cultural competency
  • Provided reports of findings


Safdar, S., Cass, J., & Kamal, Z. (2015). To Veil or not to Veil: The Meanings of Islamic Veil in Canada. In S. Safdar (Moderator), Minorities in Canada and beyond. Symposium conducted at the 76th Annual Convention of the Canadian Psychological Association. Ottawa, Canada (June 4-6).


Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans Course on Research Ethics (TCPS 2: CORE)


Communications Coordinator (2013 – present)
Queers & Cronies, Hamilton

Holocaust Survivor Speaker Coordinator (Fall 2013)
“The Holocaust and World War II in German Literature and Film” (HUMN 3470), University of Guelph 

Artist/Performer (2010 – Present)
Various benefit concerts such as Light of Day Hamilton, I Heart Hamilton Tour, Japan Quake Relief, and others


Legal Administrator (2007 – present)
Cass & Bishop Professional Corporation
Duties include daily management of human resources, financial analyses, security, policy and procedure, and information technology

Administrative Consultant (2003 – 2007)
Cass & Bishop Professional Corporation
Assisted with human resource management and consulted on information technology