February 17, 2023 by A&S News
From what makes a happy single person to the importance of history in policymaking, 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.
February 10, 2023
- Department of Political Science Professor Emeritus Nelson Wiseman tells CityNews that comments made by Alberta Premier Danielle Smith in a promotional video for Alberta Energy are misleading.
- Department of Geography & Planning Professor and Infrastructure Institute at the School of Cities Director Matti Siemiatycki comments for the Toronto Star (paywall) on freezing rain shutting down Ottawa’s LRT service.
February 11, 2023
- Andrew Harris, Department of Anthropology PhD candidate, leads the archeological excavation of a temple in Cambodia, as outlined in Phnom Penh Post.
- Nelson Wiseman comments for the National Post (paywall) and the Hill Times (paywall) on the ramifications of Toronto Mayor John Tory’s resignation.
February 12, 2023
- Matti Siemiatycki tells the Toronto Star (paywall) and Global News online that the upcoming municipal election will be one of Toronto’s most important ever.
- Department of History Vanier Doctoral Scholar Shweta Banerjee explains on CBC Ideas the monetary power imbalance between rich and poor countries.
February 13, 2023
- Department of Psychology Professor Morgan Barense talks to CTV Your Morning and CBC Quirks & Quarks about the neuroscience-informed HippoCamera app she and colleagues developed to improve memory recall.
- Department of Psychology Acting Chair and Professor Geoff MacDonald shares with CTV The Social and Time (paywall) his research on singlehood and well-being.
- Matti Siemiatycki says to CBC News online that there is a demand for intercity travel that connects midsize and smaller communities.
- Department of Psychology Professor Alison Chasteen comments for CBC News online on ageism in the workforce.
February 14, 2023
- Associate Professor at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics and the David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics Suresh Sivanandam provides analysis to CTV News online of what were likely Starlink satellites over Ontario.
- Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Associate Professor David Evans shares with BBC Future online his research that helped diagnose a dinosaur with bone cancer.
- Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Director of the International Relations Program at Trinity College Timothy Andrews Sayle writes in The Globe and Mail (paywall) that a broken system of declassification and archival access prevents research.
- The Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy is highlighted by TechCrunch Business Standard Daily Mail Engadget Mashable for receiving thanks from Apple after the company addressed a vulnerability.
February 15, 2023
- Lamiya Mowla, Dunlap Fellow at the Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics, shares with Forbes (paywall) insights on the new deep-field James Webb Space Telescope image of Pandora’s Cluster.
- Department of Geography & Planning Assistant Professor Kuni Kamizaki explains to TVO online how land trusts could help solve Ontario’s housing-affordability crisis.
- Department of Economics PhD student Hugo Cordeau critiques in the National Observer the federal climate plan.
February 16, 2023
- Arne Kislenko, Adjunct Professor in the International Relations program at Trinity College, comments for the Toronto Star (paywall) on spy balloons and other forms of surveillance technology.
- Vice-president International Joseph Wong of Political Science and the Munk School talks to CBC The Current about how the university will work with Ottawa to create stronger protections for national security and advance collaborative research.
- In an obituary for The New York Times (paywall), Department of Psychology Professor Emeritus Glenn Schellenberg remembers his frequent co-author Sandra Trehub, a pioneer in the psychology of music.
- School of Cities Director and Department of Geography & Planning Professor Karen Chapple talks to Bloomberg (paywall) about tracking the return of workers to Toronto offices.
- Department of English Professor and Vice-Dean, Undergraduate of the Faculty of Arts & Science Randy Boyagoda’s books Original Prin and Dante’s Indiana are reviewed in America Magazine.