Prof. Dionne Brand, English and Theatre Studies, was interviewed by the Toronto Star on Sept. 25 for a story about her latest novel, Love Enough. Brand is an author and poet, who won a 2006 Toronto Book Award, as well as a Griffin Poetry Prize in 2012. Brand said in her stories, she tries to give a voice to the city residents she sees around her. Love Enough is set in Toronto and tells the stories of urban characters and how their lives intersect.
Prof. David MacDonald, Political Science, wrote an op-ed column that was published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sept. 25. In the column, MacDonald discusses the opening of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, and the concept of genocide in relation to Canada’s historical treatment of aboriginal people. MacDonald said it is important to make note of the problems that residential schools caused for aboriginal communities, and that past mistreatment can cause problems today.
Prof. Sylvain Charlebois, Marketing & Consumer Studies, was interviewed by a number of CBC Radio stations across Canada on Sept. 24, including on Toronto’s Here and Now, Vancouver’s On the Coast, and Edmonton’s Radio Active. Charlebois discussed the growth of farmer’s markets, which are booming across Canada. Charlebois said the growth will bring some challenges, particularly with consumers overcrowding the markets.