A&S scholars sharing their expertise in the media this week

February 19, 2021 by A&S News

From words used to talk about craft beer, to a research study that analysed propaganda aimed at Iranians in Canada, 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 12, 2021

February 13, 2021

  • Department of History assistant professor Funké Aladejebi comments in CBC News about a new edition of a book chronicling the histories of Blacks in New Brunswick, to which she contributed a new preface.
  • Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies professor Scot Wortley comments in a Radio-Canada story (in French with English translation available) about a report examining anti-Black bias in policing and the criminal justice system in the GTA.

February 14, 2021

February 15, 2021

February 16, 2021

February 17, 2021

  • John Robinson, a professor at the Munk School and the School of the Environment and U of T’s presidential advisor on the environment, climate change and sustainability, discusses the University’s commitment to sustainability in Corporate Knights.
  • Jooyoung Lee speaks on CBC News Network’s Canada Tonight about approaches to reduce gun violence announced by the Canadian government.
  • A National Post op-ed discussing Conservative Party of Canada approaches to climate change policy cites research by Department of Political Science and School of the Environment associate professor Jessica Green into the impact of carbon pricing programs on emissions.

February 18, 2021

  • Department of Political Science professor Nelson Wiseman comments in the Toronto Star (paywall) on relations between Canada and Iran following the release of a research study that analysed propaganda aimed at Iranians in Canada.
  • Early research in artificial intelligence and investigations into how the brain learns by Department of Computer Science University Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hinton is discussed in Quanta magazine.