January 20, 2023 by A&S News
From the revolutionary potential of AI in medical research to the debate surrounding new alcohol consumption guidelines 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.
January 14, 2023
- Scot Wortley, professor at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, talks to the Toronto Star (paywall) about the paper’s investigation of the Toronto police that inspired his work.
- Department of Political Science Professor Emeritus Graham White is cited in the Toronto Star (paywall) for his prominence as a politician.
- Department of East Asian Studies assistant professor Michelle Cho shares insights with CNN online about the evolution of female characters and their story arcs in the K-Drama genre.
- Department of English Professor George Elliott Clarke is profiled in the Peterborough Examiner for his popular poetry.
January 15, 2023
- 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 of Global Affairs & Public Policy, explains to Vox the shift in Japan’s plan to ramp up military spending.
January 16, 2023
- Grace Barakat, University College sessional lecturer, writes in the Tyee that tuition differentiation in undergraduate programs perpetuates inequity.
- Acting Director and Professor at the Women & Gender Studies Institute Shahrzad Mojab talks to Global News online about the state of Iran amidst the protests.
- Citizen Lab Research Fellow Gary Miller discusses with Global News online the lab’s latest report about a small Canadian telecom service firm and working with Iran. The Washington Post explains how this report shows the regime’s intent to create a mobile surveillance system.
- Department of Earth Sciences Assistant Professor Carl-Georg Bank explains to CTV News online the science behind identifying unmarked graves at residential school sites.
- Department of Sociology and School of Cities Assistant Professor Prentiss Dantzler is noted in the Toronto Star (paywall) for reviewing the appeal filed with the Ontario Land Tribunal on the Dundas Centurion development.
January 18, 2023
- School of Cities director and Department of Geography & Planning professor Karen Chapple shares with San Francisco Chronicle (paywall) her latest findings on pandemic recovery in downtown San Francisco.
- Department of Computer Science Professor Raquel Urtasun is highlighted in The Globe and Mail (paywall) for securing investment from Volvo for her driverless vehicle startup Waabi.
- Criminology & Sociolegal Studies PhD Candidate Alex Luscombe is noted in Insauga for his work with the Peel Police Services Board’s Governance and Human Rights Committee.
- Keith Stewart, sessional lecturer at the School of the Environment writes in the Edmonton Journal (paywall) that it’s in the best interest of Alberta to find a transitional pathway to a low-carbon economy.
- Department of Psychology Assistant Professor Taryn Grieder comments for The Guardian about new alcohol consumption guidelines in Canada.
- Department of Political Science and Munk School University Professor Janice Stein tells the Toronto Star (paywall) that countries like Germany face a dilemma with Baltic states aligned on tougher action against Russia.
January 19, 2023
- Department of Political Science and Asian Institute Associate Professor Lynette Ong explains to the Washington Post (paywall) why China dumped its “zero COVID” policy, drawing on themes from her book.
- Alán Aspuru-Guzik, Department of Chemistry professor and director of the Acceleration Consortium, explains to the Toronto Star (paywall) his new study that shows the revolutionary potential of AI in medical research.
- Anna Shternshis, director of the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies and Al and Malka Green professor of Yiddish and Diaspora Studies in the Department of Germanic Languages & Literatures, discusses with the Ottawa Citizen (paywall) her music project that showcases songs inspired by Holocaust survivors.
- Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies Professor Emeritus Anthony Doob tells CBC News online that most people in the jail system are presumed “legally innocent” until their court cases are finalized.