Media Releases

Back to School

August 27, 2014

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on issues relat­ed to back to school.

Com­put­er soft­ware for teach­ing math­e­mat­ics
Con­nect­ing math­e­mat­ics with art and music
Devel­op­ing Math Trails (guid­ed walks or math paths) for stu­dents in cities, malls, parks and oth­er loca­tions
Help­ing stu­dents and the gen­er­al pub­lic view the world through a math­e­mat­i­cal lens
Inter­ac­tive white­boards (SMART boards)
Math­e­mat­ics edu­ca­tion

Use of the iPad in a math­e­mat­ics class­room
Ron Lan­cast­er
Lec­tur­er in Math­e­mat­ics Edu­ca­tion (Intermediate/Senior)
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing & Learn­ing
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
St. George
Office: 416–978-0114

Cop­ing with back to school stress
Dr. Mark Berber
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Office: 905–472-5733
Cell: 416–801-0991

Cana­di­an high­er edu­ca­tion pol­i­cy (fed­er­al and provin­cial)
Pol­i­tics of high­er edu­ca­tion
Uni­ver­si­ty deci­sion-mak­ing/­gov­er­nance
Glen A. Jones
Pro­fes­sor, Ontario Research Chair on  Post­sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion and Mea­sure­ment
Depart­ment of Lead­er­ship, High­er, and Adult Edu­ca­tion
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
St. George
Office: 416–978-8292
NOTE: Unavail­able from Sep­tem­ber 3 to 13

Phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and healthy weights among chil­dren and youth
Social and Behav­iour­al Health Sci­ences
Health Pro­mo­tion
Chron­ic Dis­ease and Injury Pre­ven­tion

Ken­neth Alli­son
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
St.George Cam­pus
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
School of Grad­u­ate Stud­ies
Office: 647–260-7307

Phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and active trans­porta­tion to school
Deliv­ery of school phys­i­cal edu­ca­tion
Exer­cise and smok­ing ces­sa­tion
Media dis­sem­i­na­tion of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty research
Phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and men­tal health
Phys­i­cal health needs of men­tal health ser­vice users
Psy­chol­o­gy of phys­i­cal activ­i­ty and exer­cise across the lifes­pan 
Guy Faulkn­er
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
St.George Cam­pus
Fac­ul­ty of Kine­si­ol­o­gy and Phys­i­cal Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–946-7949

Finan­cial plan­ning for stu­dents
Finances, bud­gets and spend­ing
Eric Kirzn­er
John H. Wat­son Chair in Val­ue Invest­ing
Direc­tor of Cap­i­tal Mar­kets Insti­tute
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-3426

Safe schools, con­flict res­o­lu­tion, equi­ty edu­ca­tion
Citizenship/democratic edu­ca­tion
Kathy Bick­more
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing & Learn­ing
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Office: 416–978-0237
NOTE: Unavail­able August 29.

Ado­les­cent girls and iden­ti­ty for­ma­tion
Arts Edu­ca­tion
Dra­ma and The­atre edu­ca­tion
Ethno­graph­ic Research
Gen­der and school­ing
Qual­i­ta­tive Method­olo­gies
Urban school­ing

Kath­leen Gal­lagher
Pro­fes­sor, Cana­da Research Chair
St.George Cam­pus
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Depart­ment of Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing and Learn­ing
NOTE: E‑mail is best way to con­tact her.

A child’s first day of school (kinder­garten and grade 1)
Full-day kinder­garten
Teacher/parent part­ner­ships in the ear­ly years
Ear­ly French immer­sion
Janette Pel­leti­er
Depart­ment of Applied Psy­chol­o­gy and Human Devel­op­ment
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion

Con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion (in gen­er­al and also for inter­na­tion­al)
Professionals/new Cana­di­ans, women, busi­ness own­ers, non-degree hold­ers
Career devel­op­ment
Busi­ness edu­ca­tion
Life­long learn­ing (recent grads)
Old­er adults – boomers and senior cit­i­zens
Larg­er com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment with high­er edu­ca­tion via con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion
Inter­sec­tion between degree and post-degree edu­ca­tion
Mar­i­lynn Booth
School of Con­tin­u­ing Stud­ies
Office: 416–978-2604
Assis­tant: 416–946-5946

Bul­ly­ing (from the vic­tim­ized child per­spec­tive)
Cyber bul­ly­ing
Faye Mish­na
Dean, Fac­tor-Inwen­tash Fac­ul­ty of Social Work
Office: 416–978-3255
Cell: 416–910-1385

Design of learn­ing envi­ron­ments to meet diverse learn­er needs
Edu­ca­tion­al change (local, nation­al, inter­na­tion­al)
School, class­room man­age­ment and dis­ci­pline
Bar­rie Ben­nett
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment for Cur­ricu­lum, Teach­ing & Learn­ing
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
St. George
Office: 416–978-0233
Home: 902–659-2699

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Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to media rela­tions
Tel: 416–978-0100