November 4, 2022 by A&S News
From an archaeological excavation revealing ancient “Tupperware” to household items linked to antibiotic resistance, scholars from a range of disciplines across the Faculty of Arts & Science are sharing their expertise on a variety of issues in the media.
Here’s some of what they had to say this week.
October 28, 2022
- Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy assistant professor Laura Garcia Montoya writes in The Washington Post (paywall) about the history of the land redistribution movement in Colombia.
- Department of English professor and vice-dean, undergraduate of the Faculty of Arts & Science Randy Boyagoda reviews the novel The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida for The New York Times (paywall).
- Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies professor emerita Mariana Valverde writes in the Toronto Star (paywall) that Toronto’s city hall appointments process must be transparent and accountable.
- Department of Geography & Planning professor and Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities director Matti Siemiatycki comments for CTV News online on the construction and resulting traffic congestion in Toronto, and later for CBC News online on municipalities being under a lot of financial pressure.
October 29, 2022
- Department of Political Science and Asian Institute at the Munk School associate professor Lynette Ong tells Fortune (paywall) that Chinese President Xi Jinping’s third term will likely exclude women’s input.
- Department of Sociology professor Scott Schieman writes in the Toronto Star (paywall) that the data on “quiet quitting” surprisingly reveals how little attitudes and perceptions about work have changed since 2019.
October 31, 2022
- Department of Classics associate professor Seth Bernard shares with Artnet and the Miami Herald what he and his PhD students have unearthed during their excavation of a house once owned by an elite family in the ancient Roman city of Falerii Novi.
- Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the Munk School Enid Slack explains to CTV News online that reserve funds can’t be used for new housing developments in Ontario.
November 1, 2022
- Data Sciences Institute postdoctoral fellow Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher is featured in Canadian Cycling Magazine for transforming a bike into a train for Halloween.
November 2, 2022
- Department of Political Science and the School of the Environment associate professor Jessica Green writes in The Washington Post (paywall) that to date, carbon markets have not produced significant reductions in emissions.
- Department of English associate professor Adam Hammond talks to CBC Radio: Ideas about historically significant moments of change that happened in 1913.
- The Associated Press highlights an investigation by the Citizen Lab at the Munk School that alleges that Saudi Arabia uses military-grade Israeli spyware.
- Department of Chemistry PhD candidate Holly Barrett shares with Sky News online and IFL Science her findings on household items linked to antibiotic resistance that risk creating a new superbug.
- Acting director and professor at the Women & Gender Studies Institute Shahrzad Mojab and Department of Political Science and Munk School University Professor Janice Stein comments for CBC online on whether the Iran protesters will prevail against the regime.
- Janice Stein discusses on TVO: The Agenda whether Canada can afford to defend the Arctic.
- Department of Economics PhD student Hugo Cordeau writes in Le Devoir that municipalities can play a role in the decarbonization of Quebec by supporting the exit of natural gas from buildings.
November 3, 2022
- Kartheik Iyer, Dunlap Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, shares research with BBC Science Focus magazine about the universe’s oldest globular clusters discovered using the James Webb Space Telescope.
- Matti Siemiatycki tells CBC News online that the Ontario provincial government could use a carrot-and-stick approach to reach their municipal housing targets.