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Valentine’s Day Experts

February 2, 2011

The fol­low­ing is a list of Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to experts who can com­ment on a vari­ety of issues relat­ing to Valentine’s Day.

Roman­tic love

Kei­th Oat­ley
Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus
Depart­ment of Human Devel­op­ment & Applied Psy­chol­o­gy
Home: 416–961-7969

Inter­per­son­al Rela­tion­ships
Geoff Mac­Don­ald
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy
Office: 416–978-3840
Cell: 416–509-8225

Rela­tion­ship stress, prob­lems, treat­ment
Healthy cou­ple rela­tion­ships (mar­riage)
Gay rela­tion­ships
Sus­tain­ing inti­ma­cy and roman­tic rela­tion­ships

Dr. Dou­glas Saun­ders
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Dal­la Lana School of Pub­lic Health
St. George
Office: 416–597-2614, ext. 2

His­to­ry of mar­riage
His­to­ry of mis­tress­es

Eliz­a­beth Abbott
Research Asso­ciate
Trin­i­ty Col­lege
St. George
Oth­er lan­guages: French

Fam­i­ly, cou­ple ther­a­py
Dr. Blake Wood­side
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
St. George
Office: 416–340-4445
Oth­er lan­guages: French
Note: Best to email

Sex addic­tion
Dr. James Can­tor
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Temer­ty Temer­ty Fac­ul­ty of Med­i­cine
Office: 416–535-8501, ext. 4078
Cell: 416–831-4541

Pop­u­lar romance lit­er­a­ture (Har­le­quin romances)
Angela Miles
Ontario Insti­tute for Stud­ies in Edu­ca­tion
Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to
St. George
Office: 416–978-0809
Note: please call only between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Eng­lish poet­ry
Valentine’s poems
Ian Lan­cashire
Depart­ment of Eng­lish
New Col­lege
Cen­tre for Medieval Stud­ies
St. George
Office: 416–978-8279
Home: 416–231-2659

Mod­ern and con­tem­po­rary poet­ry
Roger Green­wald
Senior Fel­low
Innis Col­lege
Home: 416–532-7737

Choos­ing roman­tic music
Response of the body and brain to music

Lee Bar­tel
Fac­ul­ty of Music
Home: 416–489-2822
Cell: 416–524-2822

Anx­i­ety dis­or­ders
Sea­son­al affec­tive dis­or­der
Mark Berber
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Office: 905–472-5733
Cell: 416–801-0991

Food Cul­ture
Shy­on Bau­mann
Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Soci­ol­o­gy
Cen­tre for the Study of the Unit­ed States
Office: 416–946-5900
Home: 416–530-1680

Diet­ing, eat­ing
Choco­late crav­ings

Janet Polivy
Depart­ment of Psy­chol­o­gy
Depart­ment of Psy­chi­a­try
Office: 905–828-3959
Note: Best to email

Mar­ket­ing and the com­mod­i­fi­ca­tion of Valentine’s Day
Andrij Myroslaw Bry­gidyr
Affil­i­ate Pro­fes­sor and Lec­tur­er
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–503-3343, ext. 102
Home/Cell: 416–930-3944
Oth­er lan­guages: Ukrain­ian
Note: Best to email

Mar­ket­ing, adver­tis­ing, brand­ing
David Dunne
Adjunct Pro­fe­sor
Rot­man School of Man­age­ment
St. George
Office: 416–978-8643
Cell: 416–666-0687

Pop­u­lar Cul­ture
Gar­ry Mar­tin Leonard
Depart­ment of Eng­lish
Lit­er­a­ture and Film Stud­ies
Office: 416–287-7141
Home: 416–466-6962 (Please call only on week­ends)
Note: Best to email

Blood dia­monds and the ethics of dia­mond pro­duc­tion
Dia­mond min­ing, explo­ration and pro­cess­ing
William Fred­er­ick Baw­den
Divi­sion of Min­er­al Engi­neer­ing
Office: 416–978-4571
Cell: 416–294-1427

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