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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: Ass't Prof. Daniel Cohn | Read full story.
 

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New Chair, Same Boss  4/1/2014
Associate Professor Richard discusses the appointment of Executive Chairs in Canada and specifically Darren Entwistle, of Telus Corp. as the telecom giant's new executive chair.
Featuring: Ass't Prof. Richard Leblanc | Read full story.
 

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Banker Suicides on the Rise  3/24/2014
“Accountability should flow upwards,” says Richard LeBlanc, associate professor of law and ethics at York University in Toronto. “People respond to stimuli such as workplace rules, who is rewarded and who is not, and all of that is structure controlled by the board and management.”
Featuring: Prof. Richard Leblanc | Read full story.
 

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What’s in it for Volunteer Lobbyists?  3/19/2014
York University professor Robert MacDermid, an expert in campaign financing, said Kinsella’s assistance on Chow’s campaign appears “quite legal” and not uncommon.
Featuring: Prof. Robert MacDermid | Read full story.
 

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Political Trash-talking Getting Worse  3/18/2014
Politicians behaving badly may be an attention-grabbing tactic, says Dennis Pilon, a York University political science professor and author of Wrestling with Democracy. At a school board level — a common launching pad for political careers — representatives have a low profile, and may make headlines by being difficult. "Sometimes conflict is a better way of raising your profile than co-operation,” Pilon said.
Featuring: Prof. Dennis Pilon | 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
1 Middle Eastern scholar discusses democracy, nonviolence in Iran Associate 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
2B.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
3Ecology 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
4King 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
5Sunshine list didn't keep salaries in lineAss't Prof. Daniel CohnProfessor Cohn discusses the province's annual sunshine list.Public Policy & AdministrationOttawa Sun4/2/2014
6New Chair, Same BossAss't Prof. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc on Telus's Corps Executive Chair Administrative StudiesThe Globe and Mail4/1/2014
7Banker Suicides on the RiseProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc explains why he believes management should be accountable for staff suicides.Administrative StudiesFinancial Post3/24/2014
8What’s in it for Volunteer Lobbyists?Prof. Robert MacDermidProfessor MacDermid examines the legality of mayoral candidates working with lobbyists.Political ScienceMetro News3/19/2014
9Political Trash-talking Getting WorseProf. Dennis PilonProfessor Pilon discusses the success politicians have in Political ScienceThe Toronto Star3/18/2014
10Olivia Chow Runs for MayorProfessor Robert DrummondProfessor Drummond Rob Ford's chances in mayoral racePolitical ScienceHamilton Spectator3/14/2014
11Support for Reform ActProf. Dennis PilonProfessor Pilon speaks about the Reform Act at a public forum in Brampton.Political ScienceBrampton Guardian3/4/2014
12Pushing for Peace TalksProf. Bruce HicksProfessor Hicks discusses Putin's actions in Ukraine and Obama's reaction.Political ScienceCTV News (Video)3/4/2014
13Professor Uppal's New Play to PremiereProf. Priscila UppalProfessor Uppal discusses her new play EnglishYork Guardian2/27/2014
14Nature's PastProf. Sean KherajProfessor Kheraj examines Canada's environmental history in this audio series of interviewsHistoryCanada's History (Audio)2/27/2014
15Behavioural 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
16The 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
17Ukrainian 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
18Jews Today are Divided, ComplicatedProf. Kalman WeiserProfessor Weiser discusses diversity within the Jewish populationHistoryJewish Tribune2/25/2014
19How 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
20Honouring Elders on Your Wedding DayProf. Leo DavidsProfessor Davids explains the importance of including older relatives in the marriage ceremony.Department of SociologyWeddingbells2/25/2014
21What's Coming Down the Track?Prof. Ali AsgaryProfessor Asgary discusses the dangers in trasporting hazardous materialsAdministrative StudiesHamilton Community News2/21/2014
22David 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
23Let 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
24Laval, Marie de l’Incarnation Intertwined with Canada’s History Prof. Boyd CothranProfessor CothranHistoryThe Catholic Register2/17/2014
25The Valentine’s Day TreatyProf. Boyd CothranProfessor Cothran examines Elijah Steele's unauthorized peace agreement in 1864.HistoryNew York Times2/14/2014
26Is 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
27Tory Senators Expense Business-Class Flights with SpousesProf. Ian GreeneProfessor Greene discusses the Public Policy & AdministrationCBC News2/12/2014
28Income 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
29Long-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
30Empire's Ally: Canada and the War in AfghanistanProf. Greg AlboBook review on Professor Alba's new book.Political ScienceOpEd News1/31/2014
31Hudak and His Key Policy Losing SupportProf. David DooreyProfessor Doorey examines Hudak's right-to-work policy.Human Resource ManagementView Magazine1/30/2014
32Canada Needs Sound Fiscal ThinkingProf. Andrew JacksonProfessor Jackson analyzes proposed budget legislation.Political ScienceThe Globe and Mail1/28/2014
33How 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
34Corporate Directors Need Outside VettingProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc examines the need for outside vetting of corporate directors.Administrative StudiesThe National Post1/27/2014
35The 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
36Co-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
37Who Made That Tricycle?Prof. Glen NorcliffeProfessor Norcliffe discusses the European origins of the tricycle.GeographyNew York Times1/24/2014
38Rob 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
39Syriza 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
40Is 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
41The Wealth of CanadiansProf. Andrew JacksonProfessor Jackson discusses the disproportionate amount of wealth in Canada.Political ScienceThe Globe and Mail1/20/2014
42How 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
43Why 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
44China: Slowing Tiger?Prof. Gregory ChinProfessor Chin discusses China's contributions to the global economy.Political ScienceTVO's The Agenda1/15/2014
45Sunshine ListsProf. Richard LeblancProfessor Leblanc discusses the rising salaries of public servants.Administrative StudiesCBC Radio1/15/2014
46CBC 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
47Harper 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
48Motherhood 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
498-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
50Tiger Mom's Claims Spark Racial UproarProf. Frances HenryProfessor Henry dismisses research as being fundamentally racist.AnthropologyThe National Post1/7/2014
51When good fences can make bad neighboursProf. Tristan SturmProfessor Sturm comments on the border wall between Mexico and the US.GeographyThe Toronto Star1/6/2014
52Rob 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
53Pension Woes: Middle Class Faces Greatest RiskProf. Thomas KlassenProfessor Klassen explains how saving money is difficult for Canadians.Public Policy & AdministrationThe Toronto Star1/2/2014
54Canadian Airlines Soaring HighProf. Fred LazarProfessor Lazar examines how more favourable fares may be coming for air travel.EconomicsThe Toronto Star1/2/2014