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Municipal Election experts

August 25, 2014

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ed to the City of Toron­to Munic­i­pal elec­tion.

Polit­i­cal strat­e­gy
Vot­ing and elec­tions

Renan Levine
U of T Scar­bor­ough Cam­pus
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Office: 416–208-2651
Home: 416–848-1871

Cana­di­an Pol­i­tics
Polit­i­cal dis­agree­ment
Pub­lic opin­ion / anti-immi­grant sen­ti­ment

Chris Cochrane
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
(416) 208‑5121

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics
Polit­i­cal psy­chol­o­gy and behav­iour
Pub­lic opin­ion
Com­par­a­tive pol­i­tics

Peter Loewen
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Mis­sis­sauga
Office: 416–864-5991 or Pager: 416–864-5431

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics, Cana­da-US rela­tions
Glob­al­iza­tion and cit­i­zen oppo­si­tion
NAFTA and North Amer­i­can inte­gra­tion
Pierre Trudeau

Stephen Clark­son
Uni­ver­si­ty Col­lege, Polit­i­cal Econ­o­my
St. George
Office: 416–978-2682
Oth­er Lan­guages: French
Avail­able after Sep­tem­ber 7

Cana­di­an pol­i­tics (par­ties, vot­ers, lead­ers, elec­tions)
Cana­di­an pub­lic pol­i­cy and admin­is­tra­tion
Provin­cial pol­i­tics (Ontario, the West, Que­bec)

Nel­son Wise­man
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Polit­i­cal Sci­ence
St. George
Office: 416–978-3336 (home/office)
Note: Prefers to be phoned

Impact of dig­i­tal tech­nol­o­gy on polit­i­cal par­tic­i­pa­tion
Demo­c­ra­t­ic chan­nels that facil­i­tate cit­i­zen engage­ment
Nicole Good­man, PhD
Research Direc­tor, Cen­tre for e‑Democracy
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor, Sta­tus
Munk School of Glob­al Affairs
St. George
Inter­net Vot­ing Project:
Twit­ter: @ivotingproject

Polit­i­cal adver­tis­ing and brand­ing
David Dunne
Adjunct Pro­fes­sor
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–978-8643
Cell:  778–233-0687

Trans­porta­tion pol­i­cy and plan­ning
Infra­struc­ture finance and deliv­ery
Com­mu­ni­ty and region­al plan­ning

Mat­ti Siemi­aty­c­ki
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Geog­ra­phy and Pro­gram in Plan­ning
St. George
Phone: (416) 946‑5145
Cell: (647) 680‑8963

Trans­porta­tion plan­ning, pol­i­cy analy­sis
Urban plan­ning
Trans­porta­tion emis­sions
Trav­el behav­iour analy­sis, mod­el­ing
Rela­tion­ship between urban form and trans­porta­tion
Sus­tain­able trans­porta­tion sys­tems and urban forms

Eric J. Miller
Direc­tor and Pro­fes­sor
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to Cities Cen­tre
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416–978-4076 or

Intel­li­gent trans­porta­tion sys­tems
Advanced traf­fic man­age­ment
Dynam­ic trans­porta­tion net­works
Dynam­ic con­ges­tion pric­ing

Baher Abdul­hai
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416–946-5036

Chil­dren and Cities
Urban Design and Dis­abil­i­ty
City cycling and walk­ing
Ron Buli­ung
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy UTM
Depart­ment of Geog­ra­phy and Pro­gram in Plan­ning UofT, St. George
Office: 905–569-4419
Cell: 647–405-7460
Home: 416–536-0433
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Munic­i­pal Pol­i­tics
Pub­lic Pol­i­cy
Urban Pol­i­tics
Water­front Devel­op­ment

Gabriel Eidel­man
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
St.George Cam­pus
School of Pub­lic Pol­i­cy and Gov­er­nance
Office: 416–938-9559

Entre­pre­neur­ship, small busi­ness
Inter­na­tion­al­iza­tion of small busi­ness
Rep­u­ta­tion of new firms
Women entre­pre­neurs

Rebec­ca Reu­ber
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office/blackberry: 416–978-5705

Health ser­vices research
Pover­ty and health
Urban and inner city health

Stephen W. Hwang
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor; Direc­tor; Research Sci­en­tist
Depart­ment of Med­i­cine
Divi­sion of Gen­er­al Inter­nal Med­i­cine
Cen­tre for Research on Inner City Health
St. George
Office: 416–864-5991 or Pager: 416–864-5431

Home­less­ness among women and fam­i­lies
Hous­ing con­di­tions of low-income ten­ants

Emi­ly Par­adis, PhD
Research Asso­ciate
Cities Cen­tre, Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
Phone: 416–978-1345
Oth­er lan­guages: French
Note: Email to arrange inter­views

Hous­ing, rental and sub­si­dized hous­ing
Neigh­bour­hoods and gen­tri­fi­ca­tion
Home­less­ness, pover­ty, social pol­i­cy
David Hulchan­s­ki
Pro­fes­sor, Hous­ing and Com­mu­ni­ty Devel­op­ment
Fac­tor-Inwen­tash Fac­ul­ty of Social Work
St. George
Office: 416–978-1973
Cell: 416 509‑5806

Drink­ing water qual­i­ty and treat­ment
Ron Hof­mann
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Civ­il Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416- 946‑7508

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