March 4, 2022 by A&S News
From the global response to the war in Ukraine to the pandemic’s impact on memory, 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 25, 2022
- Department of Psychology professor Morgan Barense describes in The Globe and Mail (paywall) how the pandemic has interfered with the element of surprise, and thus the accuracy of our memories.
- The Department of History’s Professor Emerita Margaret MacMillan writes that Russian President Vladimir Putin has never come to terms with the end of the Soviet Union in an op-ed for The Globe and Mail (paywall).
- For The Globe and Mail (paywall), Nadia Gereliouk, PhD candidate in the Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, recommends notable books for learning more about Ukraine.
- Scot Wortley, professor at the Centre of Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, comments in the Toronto Star (paywall) on the circumstances surrounding the departure of Ottawa’s police chief following protests on Parliament Hill.
- Robert Austin, a professor in the Department of History and the Centre for European, Russian & Eurasian Studies (CERES) at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, notes on CityNews that the Kremlin’s isolation influences the effectiveness of sanctions.
- Aurel Braun, a professor of international relations, political science and CERES, explains the Russia-Ukraine conflict on CBC Radio Montreal, CBC Radio Ottawa and CTV News Channel, and continues commentary later in the week for the National Post (paywall), CP24, Financial Times (paywall), Irish Times, Toronto Star (paywall) and CTV News online.
February 26, 2022
- Department of History professor Andres Kasekamp discusses the Russia-Ukraine peace talks on CTV News.
- For Al Jazeera, Mark Kersten, fellow at the Munk School, writes that Russian president Vladimir Putin should be treated as a war criminal. Later in the week, he discusses with The Globe and Mail (paywall) and DW how to identify war crimes.
February 27, 2022
- The Department of Geography & Planning and School of Cities professor Matti Siemiatycki talks in the Toronto Star (paywall) about whether Toronto should install a cable car line.
February 28, 2022
- Citizen Lab senior researcher John Scott-Railton warns in Reuters and Fortune that Starlink internet terminals in Ukraine could become targets for Russian airstrikes.
March 1, 2022
- Noura Al-Jizawi and Siena Anstis of the Citizen Lab share their team’s report on digital transnational repression with the Toronto Star (paywall) and CP24.
March 2, 2022
- On TVO’s The Agenda, Department of Political Science and Munk School university professor Janice Stein discusses the global response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and why we didn’t see it coming.
- Timothy Andrews Sayle, assistant professor in the Department of History and director of the International Relations Program at Trinity College, tells the National Post (paywall) about the strategy behind public announcements about Canada’s military aid to Ukraine.
March 3, 2022
- Andrea Williams, associate professor and director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program at Innis College, writes about supporting student development by reimagining university writing, for University Affairs.
- Department of Earth Sciences professor Miriam Diamond shares recent research on high levels of hazardous chemicals in nail salons with CityNews.
- Rafael Gomez, professor and director of the Centre for Industrial Relations & Human Resources, discusses staff shortages in health-care due to vaccine mandates with Saltwire.