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April 16, 2013

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Expert on Boston Marathon and emergency management

The following University of Victoria researcher is available to discuss Monday’s events in Boston:

Adam Molnar (Political Science) is a UVic doctoral student researching security, policing, and emergency management responses in the context of major sporting events, such as the World Cup and Olympic Games. His research considers extensive security efforts at such events, including risk analysis in planning security for major events, novel emergency response efforts, and the public safety legacies for host cities after the event has ended. He is available to media April 16-17 during the day. (Office: 250-853-3552, cell: 604-657-4568 or email: apm@uvic.ca)

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Mitch Wright (UVic Communications) at 250-721-6139 or mwwright@uvic.ca


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Experts on BC provincial election

Updated May 14, 2013

The following five University of Victoria faculty members are available to comment on various aspects of the 2013 BC election:

Elisabeth Gugl (Department of Economics) is an economist who teaches in the areas of labour economics, public finance and microeconomic theory. She studies family economics and the decision-making that takes place within families. (Prof. Gugl is available after Wed., May 15 and can be contacted at 250-721-8538 or egugl@uvic.ca to arrange an interview.)

UVic-produced Video of Elisabeth Gugl:

 

James Lawson (Department of Political Science) is an expert on issues related to Canadian politics and environmental policy. He can comment on the concern in BC over food security, the forest sector (including health and safety), recent pipeline controversies, and engagement with Indigenous land and resource rights. (Prof. Lawson can be contacted at 250-721-7496 or lawsonj@uvic.ca to arrange an interview.)

 

Michael J. Prince (Faculty of Human & Social Development), UVic’s Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy, is an expert on federal-provincial relations, income security and Community Living BC. He can discuss many policy areas, including disability support, economic reform, social issues, housing and seniors, as well as partisan/party politics. (Prof. Prince is available after 2 p.m. on Wed., May 15 and can be contacted at 250-721-8043, 250-598-7328 or mprince@uvic.ca to arrange an interview.)

UVic-produced video of Michael J. Prince:

 

Janni Aragon (Department of Political Science) teaches in the areas of gender and politics, gender and international relations, American politics, feminist theories and methodologies, youth and politics, as well as women and technology. She can comment specifically on the role social media plays in elections, and issues related to gender. (Prof. Aragon is available before 9 a.m. on Wed., May 15 and after 3 p.m. that day; she can be contacted by email: jaragon@uvic.ca, on Facebook via Prof. Aragon or on Twitter via @janniaragon to arrange an interview.)

 

Helen Raptis (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) uses historical and sociological methods to research government policy and its impact on minority learners in BC schools, and also researches school effectiveness. (Prof. Raptis can be contacted at 250-721-7776 or hratpis@uvic.ca to arrange an interview.)

UVic-produced video of Helen Raptis:

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  Media Contacts:

Mitch Wright (UVic Communications) at 250-721-6139 or mwwright@uvic.ca
Anne MacLaurin (Social Sciences) at 250-472-4296 or sosccomm@uvic.ca


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