March 10, 2023 by A&S News
From why smiling is important in job interviews to why the word “feminism” is important to claim, 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.
March 3, 2023
- Vice-president International Joseph Wong of the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy explains on CBC: Ideas how democracy in China could be possible.
- Department of Psychology professor Paul Bloom argues in The Globe and Mail (paywall) that people fare better when they construct procedures that override implicit biases they don’t want to have.
- Department of Sociology Professor Scott Schieman explains on Global News Morning Toronto the pros and cons of the four-day work week model.
- Citizen Lab is mentioned in the Toronto Star (paywall) for its report that found there is no overt data transmission to the Chinese government by TikTok.
March 4, 2023
- The Department of Psychology held an ethics competition where high schools from across Ontario discussed various ethical topics, as highlighted by CBC News Windsor online.
March 5, 2023
- Department of Psychology graduate student Sabrina Chan discusses with The Times (paywall), The Telegraph (paywall), Daily Mail and The Sun her new research on why smiling could help a person land a job.
- Department of Computer Science University Professor Emeritus Geoffrey Hinton is recognized in The New York Times (paywall) for building an image-recognition system modeled on how the human brain processes information from different sources — AI technology that could eclipse the skills of a radiologist.
March 6, 2023
- Joseph Wong and the University of Toronto’s Joe’s Basketball Diaries YouTube series is highlighted on Sportsnet: The Raptors Show.
- Department of Computer Science student Daniel Hocevar, Department of Statistical Sciences’ Aaron White and Faculty of Applied Sciences & Engineering student Hassaan Inayatali share with CBC Sports online how they developed a new way to measure pressure on the quarterback in football, as winners of this year’s NFL analytics competition.
- Department of Political Science Associate Professor Diana Fu, also director of the East Asia Seminar Series at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy’s Asian Institute comments for The Globe and Mail (paywall) on the Chinese government’s role in removing comedian Chi Zi’s online presence after his Canadian tour.
March 7, 2023
- Psychology Associate Professor Oshin Vartanian explains in Psychology Today the process of art appreciation and why it matters.
- John Scott-Railton, a senior researcher at the Citizen Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, describes to The New York Times (paywall) a spyware research breakthrough within the Mexican military.
- Sunil Johal, professor in Public Policy and Society at Victoria College, speaks on TVO: The Agenda about the risks and benefits associated with the use of consumer spending data.
- Geoffrey Hinton is highlighted in The Globe and Mail (paywall) for pioneering deep learning.
March 8, 2023
- On International Women’s Day, Women & Gender Studies Institute Acting Director and Professor Shahrzad Mojab discusses on CBC: Ontario Today the need for women to name and claim the word “feminism”, despite some saying they don’t feel comfortable using it.
- Dunlap Institute for Astronomy & Astrophysics student Peter Ma shares with Discover his research that uses AI to search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
March 9, 2023
- School of Cities Director and Department of Geography & Planning Professor Karen Chapple shares with Bloomberg (paywall), CBS Texas, CBS Baltimore, CBS Boston, CBS San Francisco, CBS San Diego and CBS Detroit her research on the post-pandemic recovery of cities.