Media Releases

Federal election experts

March 18, 2011


The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ing to the fed­er­al elec­tion.

Cana­da-US rela­tions
Cana­da for­eign rela­tions
Cana­di­an pol­i­tics and polit­i­cal his­to­ry
Robert Both­well
Depart­ment of His­to­ry
Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions Pro­gram
Office: 416–946-8948

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics
Cana­di­an pub­lic pol­i­cy and admin­is­tra­tion
Provin­cial pol­i­tics
Nel­son Wise­man
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Office: 416–978-3336
Home: 416–922-5595

Cana­da-US rela­tions
Cana­di­an pol­i­tics
Stephen Clark­son
Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege, Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my
Office: 416–978-2682

Par­ty pol­i­tics
Lib­er­al par­ty of Cana­da
Cana­di­an pol­i­tics
Armed con­flict res­o­lu­tion, peace­keep­ing, peace­build­ing
Inter­na­tion­al rela­tions, diplo­ma­cy
Akaash Maharaj
Senior Res­i­dent
Massey Col­lege
Pub­lic Affairs and Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions
Cell: 416–995-3275

Cana­di­an for­eign pol­i­cy
Canadian/US rela­tions
Issues around envi­ron­ment
John Kir­ton
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Office: 416–946-8953
Cell: 416–456-4213
Assis­tant, Made­line Koch: 416–588-3833

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics, pol­i­cy
Pol­i­tics of agri­cul­tur­al and food pol­i­cy
Grace Skogstad
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Office: 416–978-8493

Nar­ra­tive and elec­toral strat­e­gy and mes­sage
Sand­ford Borins
Strate­gic Man­age­ment
Home: 416–386-0440

Cana­di­an elec­tion law
Peter Rosen­thal
Fac­ul­ty of Law
*NOTE: Can only be reached through email

Cana­di­an health pol­i­cy, public/private mix
Raisa Berlin Deber
Depart­ment of Health Pol­i­cy, Man­age­ment and Eval­u­a­tion
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Office: 416–978-8366

Health­care, tax­a­tion, child well­be­ing and pover­ty
Mark Sta­bile
Direc­tor, School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy and Gov­er­nance
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-4329

Home­less­ness, pover­ty, social pol­i­cy
Hous­ing, rental and sub­si­dized hous­ing
Neigh­bour­hoods and gen­tri­fi­ca­tion
David Hulchan­s­ki
Pro­fes­sor; Asso­ciate Direc­tor, Research
Cities Cen­tre
Fac­ul­ty of Social Work
Office: 416–978-4093 or 416–978-1973

Polit­i­cal adver­tis­ing and brand­ing
David Dunne
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor of Mar­ket­ing
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-8643
Cell: 416–666-0687

Polit­i­cal adver­tis­ing
David Sober­man
Pro­fes­sor of Mar­ket­ing
Cana­di­an Nation­al Chair in Strate­gic Mar­ket­ing
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-5445
Cell: 416–420-4876

Con­ser­v­a­tive Par­ty
Joseph Mar­tin
Direc­tor, Cana­di­an Busi­ness His­to­ry
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
Office: 416–978-4570
Cell: 647–405-9432
*NOTE: Not avail­able for tele­vi­sion inter­views

Elec­toral geog­ra­phy, geog­ra­phy of polit­i­cal atti­tudes and ide­olo­gies
City-sub­ur­ban polit­i­cal dif­fer­ences
Urban social inequal­i­ty, urban pub­lic pol­i­cy
Dr. R. Alan Walks
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Cities Cen­tre
Skype ID: alan.walks
*NOTE: In Aus­tralia — only avail­able via email or Skype. Please email to arrange inter­view.

Immi­gra­tion-relat­ed issues
The immi­grant vote
Phil Tri­adafilopou­los
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Depart­ment of Social Sci­ences, UTSC
School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy and Gov­er­nance
Office: 416–208-4813
Office: 416–978-7035
Cell: 416–346-8067

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