Faculty & Students in the News

Our experts comment on breaking news, trends, and industry developments

Faculty of Information, University of Toronto professors, instructors, and students are often asked to comment on breaking news, trends, and industry developments. Below are links to recent media coverage that they have received for providing expert opinion and research-based information on a wide range of daily issues important to Canadians.

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Assistance Professor and data scientist Periklis Andritsos on the Blue Jays’ new manager’s propensity for analytics and how the practice is likely to grow (City News, October 29)

Shaping Canada’s culinary culture, an exhibit at the Thomas Fisher Library, co-curated by Assistant Professor Irina Mihalache (CBC Radio’s Metro Morning, July 26)

‘Blood on their hands’: Critics decry U.S. decision to allow 3D-printed gun blueprints online: an interview with Associate Professor Matt Ratto (CBC Radio’s The Current, July 18)

Museum Studies students return Toronto’s lost architectural history to downtown (Toronto Star, May 10)

Assistant Professor Alex Hanna believes the Cambridge Analytica scandal has caused a real change in attitude towards Facebook (Global News, May 6)

Professor Emeritus Andrew Clement tells the Canadian Press (May 2) that he hopes hopes privacy-conscious Torontonians won’t have to fear visiting the proposed Quayside neighbourhood: Critics want more details from Sidewalk Labs on proposed Toronto neighbourhood

Professor Emeritus Andrew Clement co-authors a Globe and Mail op-ed (April 23): Facebook: A mass media micro-surveillance monopoly

Assistant Professor Alex Hanna discusses the potential value of data scraped from Facebook: (CBC, April 7)

Professor Leslie Shade tells iPolitics (April 5)  it’s time for a coherent national discussion of Canadians’ communications rights online: Facebook breach opens door to broader discussion on digital rights

Professor Emeritus Andrew Clement in the Globe and Mail (March 26): Facebook’s data scandal highlights risks of Canada’s weak internet sovereignty

Faculty of Information scores high in QS Wold University Subject Rankings  (February 28, 2018)

Obituary for former Dean, Francess Halpenny in Globe and Mail (January 15): Francess Halpenny, 98, was an undisputed star of the editing world

Professor Emeritus Andrew Clement in Toronto Star (January 12): Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto waterfront tech hub must respect privacy, democracy


Doctoral student Jenna Jacobson in Toronto Star (February 19): How to detox from your smartphone

Professor Patrick Keilty in the10and3, a blog about data science (January 19): Exit Stage Left: The Decline of Strip Clubs in Canada