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.
Drive-through simulation helps agencies in Canada and U.S. to vaccinate more people
As cities and towns across North America grapple with the logistics of administering COVID-19 vaccines, a drive-through vaccination simulation developed by Professor Ali Asgary, in collaboration with the Laboratory for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, is helping plan for effective mass vaccinations.
Trailblazing report offers policy solutions for long-term care during COVID-19 and beyond
Throughout the pandemic, Ontario's long-term care homes have been hit with devastating outbreaks of COVID-19. In a new report for The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), Professor Pat Armstrong and her co-authors propose strategies to address this historic crisis.
Nanny state? Hardly. Canada has left its foreign caregivers in a stalled system that’s derailing lives, critics say
“All caregivers want is to be treated like other immigrants to Canada and be able to come and live with their families,” labour migration researcher Professor Ethel Tungohan tells the Toronto Star, weighing in on the immigration pathway for foreign caregivers.
History of racism, exclusion colours provincial election for Indigenous Sask. residents
Even though First Nations people can now all vote, history has caused divides that continue today, says Professor Lesley Jacobs, research chair in human rights & access to justice.
Halloween is ‘gay Christmas’ for many in the LGBTQ community. This year, it's been canceled.
The gay community helped turn Halloween into the adult party holiday that it is today, says History Professor Emeritus Nicholas Rogers.
‘A crazy system’: U.S. voters face huge lines and gerrymandering. How Elections Canada makes a world of difference north of the border
Amid hours-long lineups for voters, scrutiny of the U.S. electoral process is at an all-time high. Politics Professor Dennis Pilon and the Toronto Star look at some of the ways the American and Canadian system compare.
Nurse recounts 'grim sight' at Que. long-term care where dozens died during first wave
The pandemic has revealed a pattern of lower staffing levels and higher deaths in for-profit nursing homes, says Professor Pat Armstrong. The leading expert in eldercare sat down with @CTVW5 to discuss the state of Canada's long-term care system