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

July 31, 2020 by A&S News

From exploring the meanings of names of sports teams, to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on restaurants across Toronto, 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 A&S scholars had to say this week.

July 24, 2020

July 26, 2020

July 27, 2020

  • Professor Scott Schieman in the Department of Sociology speaks about the importance of maintaining a healthy balance between work and home when working from home. In a CBC story, Schieman says, “When the boundaries between work and home are more relaxed and there's increased flexibility when it comes to work hours; that can be good, but there is a downside.”
  • Department of English professor George Elliott Clarke reflects on the life of George Elroy Boyd, Canada’s first Black national news anchor, on CBC Radio’s Information Morning.

July 28, 2020

July 29, 2020

  • Lynette Ong, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science and the Asian Institute at the Munk School, speaks about escalating tensions between the United States and China in a Voice of America story. “This is fundamentally a question about structural shift in international world order,” Ong says. “You have the rise of China which has a different set of values to the Western liberal order. And the question for the Western world is, how do we accommodate China's rise given its political system structural values which are very different from us?”

July 30, 2020