Our faculty are thought leaders undertaking ground-breaking research around the most relevant issues facing humanity today. They are often asked to comment on issues impacting society and contribute to discussions on current events. Browse through recent media where LA&PS professors have been called upon for their expertise.
Are Twitter and Facebook our modern-day town hall? As social media becomes the primary way the public connects with elected officials, Professor Natasha Tusikov discusses the pitfalls of seeing the online space as a virtual public square.
Last month, NASA released images that gave us our deepest look yet into our universe, sparking questions about whether there could be life out there. Despite our curiosity, we haven’t thought through “the consequences for that other life,” notes anthropologist Professor Kathryn Denning.
Although it certainly feels like it, we aren't in a recession just yet. Economics Professor George Georgopoulos shares six tips to prepare for a recession in his latest for The Conversation.
“Every day brings fresh evidence of profound mismanagement in health care,” explains Professor Pat Armstrong. She and her co-authors explain why it’s not enough to just give money, there needs to be accountability and a plan.
Ontario's new right to disconnect policy has created buzz about its potential to help workers achieve more work-life balance, but experts like Professor David Doorey argue that the policy is misleading as it doesn't creative any new rights for people.
Despite making up just 10% of Toronto's population, in 2020, one in every three people who were strip-searched are Black. Monika Lemke, PhD candidate in Socio-Legal Studies, explores how strip searching evokes racial and sexual trauma in her latest article for Conversation Canada.
"Nearly 7 million people have fled Ukraine as refugees," co-writes Professor Yvonne Su. "An untold number of #LGBTQI+ Ukrainians – especially trans women, trans men & non-binary people – have faced barriers trying to exit Ukraine.
"Trusting is risky. Those with more resources are more able to assume that risk," notes Professor Cary Wu, whose latest research study has revealed that differing levels of trust among citizens can exacerbate social inequalities.
Ottawa police officers (OPS) have disproportionately used force against people they believed were Black, Indigenous or Middle Eastern, finds Professors Les Jacobs and Lorne Foster, who were commissioned by the OPS to analyze the data.
What are the pros and cons of career sacrifice? Professor Jelena Zikic takes a closer look at the various scenarios and consequences — both positive and negative.