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Canada builds ties with emerging foreign-aid players  4/23/2014
Gregory Chin, an associate professor of political science at York University who has studied new foreign-aid partnerships, commended Canada for recognizing that the global development game is changing. But he said he’d like to see the deals Canada has signed take on more than symbolic significance.
Featuring: Prof. Gregory Chin | Read full story.
 

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Foundation of American Power  4/20/2014
The relative power and influence of the United States is in decline, according to Professor Thomas Klassen, a political science professor at York University. America commands a smaller role in the world economy than at any time in almost a century, and its sway will decrease in the years to come. America’s military might is constrained as illustrated in Crimea and Syria, not to mention Iran and North Korea.
Featuring: Prof. Thomas Klassen | Read full story.
 

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Almost Half of Canada’s Navy Vessels Under Repair  4/19/2014
Defence analyst Martin Shadwick said the situation is a result of having a “compact” maritime force and a large number of aging vessels that had to be modernized. “The navy has known this period was approaching but in the short term they don’t have much choice but to live with it,” said Shadwick, a strategic studies professor at York University in Toronto.
Featuring: Prof. Martin Shadwick | Read full story.
 

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How Rob Ford Could Win Again  4/18/2014
Anyone doubting the mayor’s political savvy need only consider how he has successfully cast himself as a blue-collar everyman despite his millionaire family’s roots, said Robert Drummond, a political science professor at York University.
Featuring: Prof. Robert Drummond | Read full story.
 

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Sunshine list didn't keep salaries in line  4/2/2014
Daniel Cohn of York University's School of Public Policy and Administration noted the top-paid 1,000 employees on last year's list got a 7.2% wage hike the year before, more than triple those in the bottom half.
Featuring: Prof. Daniel Cohn | Read full story.
 


2014 Stories

Below you'll find a selection of stories in reverse-chronological order. You can re-order the contents of the table below by clicking on a column heading.

#TitleProfilingDescriptionSchool/Dept/CentreSourcemm/dd/yyyy
1Canada builds ties with emerging foreign-aid playersProf. Gregory ChinProfessor Chin recommends implementing strategies with foreign partners.Political ScienceEmbassy4/23/2014
2Foundation of American PowerProf. Thomas KlassenProfessor Klassen examines the decline of American power.Political ScienceThe Korea Herald4/20/2014
3Almost Half of Canada’s Navy Vessels Under Repair Prof. Martin ShadwickProfessor Shadwick discusses Canada's Political ScienceOttawa Citizen4/19/2014
4How Rob Ford Could Win AgainProf. Robert DrummondProfessor Drummond examines how Mayor Rob Ford could be re-elected.Political ScienceCBC News4/18/2014
5 Middle Eastern scholar discusses democracy, nonviolence in Iran Prof. Ramin JahanbeglooJahanbegloo gave a lecture on democracy and nonviolence in Iran at the University of GeorgiaPolitical Science, York - NoorThe Red and Black4/15/2014
6B.C. conflict-of-interest rules 'deficient';Prof. Richard LeblancProvincial conflict-of interest rules, which bar heads of Crown corporations from immediately taking similar employment in the private sector, exist eAdministrative StudiesThe Globe and Mail 4/14/2014
7Ecology as Politics: The Origins of EcosocialismProf. Greg Albo , Umair Muhammad,Presentation and analysis of Andre Gorz's Ecology as Politics Political Sciencerabble.ca4/9/2014
8King Township councillor defends absencesProf.Robert MacDermidComments of councillor's 2-1/2-month vacation while council is still in session.Political ScienceKing Connection4/9/2014
9Sunshine list didn't keep salaries in lineProf. Daniel CohnProfessor Cohn discusses the province's annual sunshine list.Public Policy & AdministrationOttawa Sun4/2/2014
10New Chair, Same BossProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc on Telus's Corps Executive Chair Administrative StudiesThe Globe and Mail4/1/2014
11Banker Suicides on the RiseProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc explains why he believes management should be accountable for staff suicides.Administrative StudiesFinancial Post3/24/2014
12What’s in it for Volunteer Lobbyists?Prof. Robert MacDermidProfessor MacDermid examines the legality of mayoral candidates working with lobbyists.Political ScienceMetro News3/19/2014
13Political Trash-talking Getting WorseProf. Dennis PilonProfessor Pilon discusses the success politicians have in Political ScienceThe Toronto Star3/18/2014
14Olivia Chow Runs for MayorProf. Robert DrummondProfessor Drummond Rob Ford's chances in mayoral racePolitical ScienceHamilton Spectator3/14/2014
15Pushing for Peace TalksProf. Bruce HicksProfessor Hicks discusses Putin's actions in Ukraine and Obama's reaction.Political ScienceCTV News (Video)3/4/2014
16Support for Reform ActProf. Dennis PilonProfessor Pilon speaks about the Reform Act at a public forum in Brampton.Political ScienceBrampton Guardian3/4/2014
17Professor Uppal's New Play to PremiereProf. Priscila UppalProfessor Uppal discusses her new play EnglishYork Guardian2/27/2014
18Nature's PastProf. Sean KherajProfessor Kheraj examines Canada's environmental history in this audio series of interviewsHistoryCanada's History (Audio)2/27/2014
19Behavioural Problems in Children Due to StressProf. Stuart ShankerProfessor Shanker explains that behavioural problems in children are linked to stress and sleep deprivation.PhilosophyAbbotsford News2/27/2014
20The Prescription for ManufacturingProf. Andrew JacksonProfessor Jackson calls for enhanced tax incentives for companies that invest heavily in new equipment.Political ScienceThe Toronto Star2/27/2014
21Ukrainian Delegation to Kyiv Conservative OnlyProf. Bruce HicksProfessor Hicks points out the mistake of PCs inviting their own MPs to Ukrainian delegation.Political ScienceCanada.com2/26/2014
22Honouring Elders on Your Wedding DayProf. Leo DavidsProfessor Davids explains the importance of including older relatives in the marriage ceremony.Department of SociologyWeddingbells2/25/2014
23How To Get the Best Words from Your ReferencesProf. Mary Jo DucharmeProfessor Ducharme advises job-seekers to get references from those with whom they work closely.Administrative Studies, School of Human Resource ManagementThe Globe and Mail2/25/2014
24Jews Today are Divided, ComplicatedProf. Kalman WeiserProfessor Weiser discusses diversity within the Jewish populationHistoryJewish Tribune2/25/2014
25What's Coming Down the Track?Prof. Ali AsgaryProfessor Asgary discusses the dangers in trasporting hazardous materialsAdministrative StudiesHamilton Community News2/21/2014
26Let Employees Watch OlympicsProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc explains the benefits to good employers in allowing their staff to watch the Olympics.Administrative StudiesThe Toronto Star2/18/2014
27David T. McNab, Professor at York UniversityProf. David T. McNabIn this radio interview, Professor McNab discusses his new book Equity StudiesNation Talk (Audio)2/18/2014
28Laval, Marie de l’Incarnation Intertwined with Canada’s History Prof. Boyd CothranProfessor CothranHistoryThe Catholic Register2/17/2014
29The Valentine’s Day TreatyProf. Boyd CothranProfessor Cothran examines Elijah Steele's unauthorized peace agreement in 1864.HistoryNew York Times2/14/2014
30Tory Senators Expense Business-Class Flights with SpousesProf. Ian GreeneProfessor Greene discusses the Public Policy & AdministrationCBC News2/12/2014
31Is the PQ Ready to Rumble?Prof. Bruce HicksProfessor Hicks examines the political fallout of the new budget in Quebec.Political ScienceThe Montreal Gazette (Audio)2/12/2014
32Income Gap Study Shows Canadians Troubled By ‘Less Fair’ SocietyDavid Northrup, Director of Survey Research, Prof. Lesley JacobsDavid Northrup reveals his findings on a new surveu indicating Canadians feel society today is Social Science, Institute for Social ResearchThe Toronto Star2/6/2014
33Long-life Laptop Battery the Tech Industry Doesn’t Want You to HaveProf. Mark SchwartzProfessor Schwartz offers advice to Gbatteries for their new technology.Administrative StudiesThe Globe and Mail2/5/2014
34Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in AfghanistanProf. Greg AlboBook review on Professor Alba's new book.Political ScienceOpEd News1/31/2014
35Hudak and His Key Policy Losing SupportProf. David DooreyProfessor Doorey examines Hudak's right-to-work policy.Human Resource ManagementView Magazine1/30/2014
36Canada Needs Sound Fiscal ThinkingProf. Andrew JacksonProfessor Jackson analyzes proposed budget legislation.Political ScienceThe Globe and Mail1/28/2014
37How a Ghanaian Refugee Worked His Way to a NYC Law FirmAlumnus Kwame DouganMr. Dougan addresses the Dean's Circle of Scholars and says that poverty was his movtivation.Political ScienceThe Toronto Star1/27/2014
38Corporate Directors Need Outside VettingProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc examines the need for outside vetting of corporate directors.Administrative StudiesThe National Post1/27/2014
39The Transition from School to Work Can be Less Stressful Prof. Thomas KlassenProfessor Klassen discusses employment opportunities for new graduates.Political ScienceThe Toronto Star1/24/2014
40Who Made That Tricycle?Prof. Glen NorcliffeProfessor Norcliffe discusses the European origins of the tricycle.GeographyNew York Times1/24/2014
41Co-operation and Creativity Needed for Pensions and Job TrainingProf. Thomas KlassenProfessor Klassen examines Ontario's new pension plan policy.Political ScienceThe Toronto Star1/24/2014
42Syriza Succeeds in Greece by Challenging Approach to Reform Prof. Leo PanitchProfessor Panitch discusses the failures of social democratic reform in Europe.Political ScienceThe Real News1/22/2014
43Rob Ford 'Jamaican Patois' Video Analyzed By ExpertsProfessor Clive ForresterProfessor Forrester translates some of Rob For'd Jamaican language references. Languages Literatures and LinguisticsHuffington Post1/22/2014
44Is Quebec's Values Charter the PQ's Ticket to a Majority?Prof. Bruce HicksProfessor Hicks explains why the charter is attractive to Quebeckers.Political ScienceYahoo News1/21/2014
45The Wealth of CanadiansProf. Andrew JacksonProfessor Jackson discusses the disproportionate amount of wealth in Canada.Political ScienceThe Globe and Mail1/20/2014
46How extra payments could boost our CPP pensionsProf. Thomas KlassenProfessor Klassen explains how to implement direct banking contributions to a CPP account.Political ScienceThe Toronto Star1/19/2014
47Sunshine ListsProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc discusses the rising salaries of public servants.Administrative StudiesCBC Radio1/15/2014
48Why is Marc Nadon's Appointment So Controversial? Prof. Ian GreeneProfessor Greene explains why Quebeckers will not be happy with Nadon's appointment.Public Policy & AdministrationCTV News1/15/2014
49China: Slowing Tiger?Prof. Gregory ChinProfessor Chin discusses China's contributions to the global economy.Political ScienceTVO's The Agenda1/15/2014
50CBC Doc Looks at Canada’s Search and Rescue SystemProf. Martin ShadwickProfessor Shadwick discusses Canada's search and rescue system in a new CBC documentary.Political ScienceOttawa Citizen1/14/2014
51Harper Conservatives Spending Lots of Time in BC LatelyProf. Dennis PilonProfessor Pilon notes that the Conservative party did well in last election in BCPolitical ScienceNews 1130 Vancouver Radio1/13/2014
52Motherhood LiberationProf. Andrea O'ReillyProfessor O'Reilly says men and women have to share the load in raising children.Gender Sexuality and Women's StudiesWindsor Star1/9/2014
538-Hour Ground Hold at Pearson AirportProf. Fred LazarProfessor Lazar explains why the Toironto airport imposed an 8-hour ground hold.EconomicsThe Toronto Star1/8/2014
54Tiger Mom's Claims Spark Racial UproarProf. Frances HenryProfessor Henry dismisses research as being fundamentally racist.AnthropologyThe National Post1/7/2014
55When good fences can make bad neighboursProf. Tristan SturmProfessor Sturm comments on the border wall between Mexico and the US.GeographyThe Toronto Star1/6/2014
56Canadian Airlines Soaring HighProf. Fred LazarProfessor Lazar examines how more favourable fares may be coming for air travel.EconomicsThe Toronto Star1/2/2014
57Rob Ford files papers for mayoral re-electionProf. Dennis Pilon Professor Pilon thinks Ford's might have a tough road ahead of him.Political ScienceCBC News1/2/2014
58Pension Woes: Middle Class Faces Greatest RiskProf. Thomas KlassenProfessor Klassen explains how saving money is difficult for Canadians.Public Policy & AdministrationThe Toronto Star1/2/2014