January 13, 2023 by A&S News
From discoveries of mysterious signals from faraway galaxies to the political risks of the pandemic for China, 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.
January 6, 2023
- Michael Valpy, instructor at St. Michael’s College and Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy Senior Fellow writes in The Globe and Mail (paywall) that shared prosperity is critical to avoid future discord along the lines of the “freedom convoy” protests.
- Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob discusses with CTV News online Canada’s bail system in light of the December killing of an Ontario Provincial Police officer.
- Department of Political Science Professor Emeritus Nelson Wiseman talks to the Hill Times (paywall) about upcoming federal by-elections. Later in the week he tells the Associated Press that Canada’s agreement to buy 88 U.S. F-35 fighter jets was inevitable.
January 7, 2023
- Department of Sociology and School of Cities Assistant Professor Prentiss Dantzler comments for the Toronto Star (paywall) on the growing difficulty to own a starter property in Ontario.
January 9, 2023
- Cherry Ng, project scientist at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, is recognized by Astronomy magazine for her algorithm that enables the CHIME telescope to discover mysterious signals from faraway galaxies called fast radio bursts.
- Department of Geography & Planning Professor and Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities Director Matti Siemiatycki comments on Toronto’s budget for the Toronto Star (paywall). Later in the week, he discusses on CP24 a new report that finds Toronto traffic is among the worst in the world.
January 10, 2023
- Sunil Johal, professor in Public Policy and Society at Victoria College and Graeme Moffat, senior fellow at the Munk School, appear on TVO: The Agenda to discuss projections for Canada’s economy and who is being left behind.
- Department of History Professor Emeritus Robert Bothwell shares insights with The New York Times (paywall) and The Globe and Mail (paywall) on the dynamics between Canada and Mexico compared to their relationships with the U.S. as the two-day summit among the three countries ends.
January 11, 2023
- Department of Political Science and Asian Institute Associate Professor Lynette Ong writes in Foreign Affairs (paywall) about the political risks of the pandemic for China.
- Phillip Lipscy, associate professor of Political Science, as well as chair in Japanese Politics and Global Affairs and director of the Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School, writes in The Globe and Mail (paywall) that Japan and Canada must commit to an upgrade of their relationship.
- Director of the School of the Environment and Professor in the Department of Computer Science Steve Easterbrook talks to CBC: Metro Morning about the implications of recent climate change data reports.
- Director of the Institute on Municipal Finance & Governance at the Munk School Enid Slack explains to Global News online that cities, like their citizens, are facing inflationary effects.
- Department of Political Science and Munk School University Professor Janice Stein discusses on TVO: The Agenda the obstacles to peace in Ukraine.
- Scot Wortley, professor at the Centre of Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, explains to the National Post (paywall) how random, unprovoked acts of violence lead to increased anxiety amongst the general public.
- TVO online cites research on the consensus concerning the “strong mayor” policy by Gabriel Eidelman, director of the Urban Policy Lab at the School of Cities and assistant professor at the Munk School.
January 12, 2023
- Munk School Senior Fellow Deanna Horton tells Global News online that Canada should push for its own defence partnership with Japan.
- Institute of Islamic Studies Director Anver Emon, who is also a professor in the Department of History, comments for the Toronto Star (paywall) on the recent firing of a professor in the U.S. for showing a painting of the Prophet Muhammad.
- Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology PhD student Rafeala Gutierrez explains to Global News Morning guidelines around determining which materials are recyclable and compostable.