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

July 28, 2020 by A&S News

Scholars from a range of disciplines across the Faculty of Arts & Science are sharing their expertise on a variety of issues in the media — from the question of the impact of climate change on weather to links between food security, transit and urban planning.

Here’s some of what A&S scholars had to say this week.

July 17, 2020

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July 20, 2020

July 22, 2020

  • In a podcast about a 1999 homicide rebroadcast on CBC Radio’s The Current (listen at 47:00), professor Morgan Barense in the Department of Psychology speaks about the complexity of long-term memory and the capacity for the human brain to reconstruct decades-old information.
  • Department of Physics professor Aephraim Steinberg describes new research that may deepen the understanding of quantum physics in Wired.
  • Clementine Van Effenterre, an assistant professor in the Department of Economics, discusses the link between the reopening of schools and the post-COVID-19 economic recovery in an episode of the Financial Post’s Down to Business podcast. “It’s very clear right now that the issue of childcare is not an issue only for women or as a personal problem, but is an economy question,” Van Effenterre says.

July 23, 2020

  • Professor Donna Orwin in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures contributes to a discussion about Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace on the BBC World Service’s The Forum.
  • Department of Geography & Planning assistant professor Michael Widener describes how the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed challenges with relying on public transit for grocery shopping in the Toronto Star (paywall). “The city has really turned to the car in this moment for people to continue to enjoy the things prior to the pandemic and it shone a light on what it means to be without a car and be transit dependent,” he says. “It really increased the gap between those who have a car and those who don’t.”