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

October 30, 2020 by A&S News

From perspectives on the U.S. election next week to various aspects of policing and prisons 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.

October 23, 2020

October 24, 2020

  • Ron Pruessen, a professor emeritus in the Department of History explores some of the major issues impacting the 2020 American general election in a Global News op-ed.
  • Past research and analysis by political science professor Nelson Wiseman is referenced in a Globe and Mail op-ed examining the impact of the unique history of Alberta on the COVID-19 pandemic and debates about cancelling Halloween.

October 25, 2020

  • Eric Merkley, a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Political Science, comments on calls for review of the Canadian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the National Post.

October 27, 2020

October 28, 2020

  • Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies PhD candidate Jihyun Kwon comments on outcomes of disciplinary hearings for Toronto police officers in a CBC News story.
  • Nelson Wiseman comments on U.S. president Donald Trump’s diminishing popularity among Canadian politicians in a National Observer story.

October 29, 2020

  • Erick Laming offers recommendations for expanding the mandate of Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit for better police oversight and accountability in CBC News.
  • Department of Anthropology professor Marcel Danesi explains why many people are embracing board games and jigsaw puzzles during the pandemic in a toronto.com story.