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EMPLOYMENT (ACADEMIC)
2012-present
Interim Secretary of Senate
2011-2012
Senior Advisor, Office of the Provost, Ryerson University
2010-2011
Interim Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University
2010
Interim Director of the School of Occupational and Public Health at Ryerson University
2008-2009
Interim Chair of the Department of English at Ryerson University
2003-2007
Founding Director of Arts and Contemporary Studies program at Ryerson University
1981-present
Member of Economics Department at Ryerson University
1996-1998
Part-time Senior Tutor and Course Designer at Open College

EMPLOYMENT (JOURNALISM)
2001-present
Contributing editor and former co-publisher of Literary Review of Canada, 2005 winner of the Arthur Kroeger College Award for Public Discourse.
1997
Interviewer and co-developer of CJRT series, 2000 - Critical Issues, which featured thinkers such as Thomas Homer-Dixon, Mark Kingwell, and Noam Chomsky. 

PUBLICATIONS (ACADEMIC)

Understanding Economics: A Contemporary Perspective, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1998.

(edited with Leo Michelis) Exchange Rates, Economic Integration and the International Economy, APF Press, 2004.

(with Brenda Gayle-Anyiwe) Study Guide for use with Understanding Economics: A Contemporary Perspective, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 2008, 2005, 2002.

(with Ali Bolbol) "Three Views on Stock Markets and Corporate Behaviour: Tobin, Veblen, and Marx," Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics, Spring 2001, Vol. 23, No. 3, 1, pp. 527-542.

Getting to Zero: Bank of Canada Policy in Context, Ryerson Economics Department Working Paper No. 13, 1999.

(with Brian Lorimer) Economics for Today: Issues and Applications, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1995.


JOURNALISM
2012

Review of John Fraserís The Secret of the Crown and Jennifer Smith and D. Michael Jacksonís edited volume The Evolving Canadian Crown in Literary Review of Canada, June, Volume 20, no. 5. [ view pdf ][ view as web page ]

2011

Review of Trygve Uglandís Jean Monnet and Canada: Early Travels and the Idea of European Unity in Literary Review of Canada, May, Volume 19, no. 4. [ view pdf ][ view as web page ]

2010

Review of John Warkentinís Creating Memory: A Guide to Outdoor Public Sculpture in Toronto in Literary Review of Canada, June, Volume 18, no. 8. [ view pdf ][ view as web page ]

Review of Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile’s The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation in Literary Review of Canada, June, Volume 18, no. 5. [ view pdf ][ view as web page ]

2009

Review of Martin Hunter’s Young Hunting: A Memoir and Margaret McBurney’s The Great Adventure: 100 Years at the Arts and Letters Club in Literary Review of Canada, September, Volume 17, no. 7. [ view pdf ][ view as web page ]

Review of Dorothy Harley Eber’s Encounters on the Passage: Inuit Meet the Explorers and Ken McGoogan’s Race to the Polar Sea: The Heroic Adventures of Elisha Kent Kane in Literary Review of Canada, April, Volume 17, No. 3. [view pdf][ [view as web page]

2008

Review of The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers John Kenneth Galbraith, Paul Goodman, Jane Jacobs, Eric W. Kierans, Martin Luther King, Jr. edited by Bernie Lucht in Literary Review of Canadaís Online Originals. May. [view as web page]

Review of Heather Robertsonís Measuring Mother Earth: How Joe the Kid became Tyrrell of the North and Barbara Belyeaís Dark Storm Moving West in Literary Review of Canada, May, Volume 16, No. 4. [view pdf][view as web page]

2007

Review of Douglas Hunterís Godís Mercies: Rivalry, Betrayal, and the Dream of Discovery in Literary Review of Canada, November, Volume 15, No. 9. [view pdf][view as web page]

Review of Patricia Phenix's Private Demons: The Tragic Personal Life of John A. Macdonald in Literary Review of Canada, January/February, Volume 15, No. 1. [view pdf][view as web page]

2006

Review of Philip Marchand's Ghost Empire in Literary Review of Canada, January/February, Volume 14, No. 1. [view pdf][view as web page]

2005

Review of Peter Such's Earthbaby, Patrick Grady's Royal Canadian Jihad, and Varda Burstyn's Water Inc. in Literary Review of Canada , July/August, Volume 13, No. 6.
[view pdf][view as web page]

Review of David Laidler's and William Robson's Two Percent Target: Canadian Monetary Policy Since 1991 in Literary Review of Canada , June, Volume 13, No. 5.
[view pdf][view as web page]

Review of Charles Montgomeryís The Last Heathen: Encounters with Ghosts and Ancestors in Melanesia in Literary Review of Canada, April, Volume 13, No. 3. 
[view pdf] [view as web page]

The Literary Review of Canada wins the 2005 Arthur Kroeger College Award for Public Discourse.
[view Globe and Mail announcement ]

Appearance on January 13th program of TVOntario's "More to Life" - speaking on Generation Y' with host Mary Ito and guests Jaishree Drepaul, editor of Vervegirl magazine, and Bonnie Goldberg, Assistant Dean of Career Services at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Law.
[view TV segment]

Review of Robert McGhee's The Last Imaginary Place: A Human History of the Arctic World and Peter Steele's The Man Who Mapped the Arctic: The Intrepid Life of George Back, Franklin's Lieutenant in Literary Review of Canada, January/February, Volume 13, No. 1.[view pdf] [view as web page]

2004

Review of Valerie Knowles' The Life of William C. Van Horne in Literary Review of Canada, October, Volume 12, No. 8, pp. 28-29. [view pdf] [view as web page]

Micro-Enterprise Rules the Day: Jacobs's Economics is Based on the Diversity of Natural Systems in Literary Review of Canada, May, Volume 12, No. 4, pp. 6-8. [view pdf] [view as web page]

Review of Ken McGoogan's Ancient Mariner: The Amazing Adventures of Samuel Hearne, The Sailor Who Walked to the Arctic Ocean, and D'Arcy Jenish's Epic Wanderer: David Thompson and the Mapping of the Canadian West in Literary Review of Canada, April, Volume 12, No. 3, pp. 25-26.[view pdf] [view as web page]

2003

 

Review of Karen Finlay's The Force of Culture: Vincent Massey & Canadian Sovereignty in Literary Review of Canada, November, Volume 11, No. 9, pp. 12-15.[view pdf] [view as web page]

Review of John Crow's Making Money: An Insider's Perspective on Finance, Politics and Canada's Central Bank in Literary Review of Canada, June, Volume 11, No. 5, pp. 18-20. [view pdf] [view as web page]

Review of Glyn Williams' Voyages of Delusion: The Quest for the Northwest Passage in Literary Review of Canada , May, Volume 11, No. 4, pp. 22-23. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review in Brief of Jessica Burton's Death by Shopping in Literary Review of Canada, May, Volume 11, No. 4, p. 30. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review of James Bartleman's Out of Muskoka in Literary Review of Canada, April, Volume 11, No. 3, pp. 16-18. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review of Robertson Davies' Discoveries: Early Letters 1938-1975 in Literary Review of Canada, January/February, Volume 11, No. 1, pp. 18-20. [view as web page] [view pdf]

2002

Review of Peter Ackroyd's Albion: Origins of the English Imagination, Douglas Coupland's Souvenir of Canada, Pico Iyer's The Global Soul: Jet Lag, Shopping Malls, and the Search for Home, Stephen Henighan's When Words Deny the World, and Albert Moritz and Theresa Moritz's Stephen Leacock: His Remarkable Life, in Literary Review of Canada, December, Volume 10, No. 10, pp. 10-13 [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review of Jake MacDonald's Houseboat Chronicles: Notes From a Life in Shield Country in Literary Review of Canada, November, Volume 10, No. 9, pp. 26-27. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review of Alexandra Pratt's Lost Lands, Forgotten Stories: A Woman's Journey to the Heart of Labrador in Literary Review of Canada, October, Volume 10, No. 8, pp. 26-27. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review of Arthur Herman's How the Scots Invented the Modern World in Literary Review of Canada, September, Volume 10, No. 7, pp. 7-9. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Review of Jack Mintz's Most Favored Nation: Building a Framework for Smart Economic Policy, and Geoffrey Hale's The Politics of Taxation in Canada in Literary Review of Canada, June, Volume 10, No. 5, pp. 24-26. [view as web page] [view pdf]

2001

Review of Jean-Christophe Rufin's The Siege of Isfahan in Literary Review of Canada, October, Volume 9, No. 8, pp. 16-17. [view as web page]

Review of Hernando de Soto's The Mystery of Capital in Literary Review of Canada, July/August, Volume 9, No. 6, pp. 21-22. [view as web page] [view pdf]

Obituary for David James Knight, The Globe and Mail, May 15, p. A22. [view as web page]

Obituary for William Henry Pope, The Globe and Mail, February 22, p. A24. [view as web page]

1997

Interviewer and co-developer of radio series on Toronto radio station CJRT, 2000 - Critical Issues, featuring thinkers such as Thomas Homer-Dixon, Mark Kingwell, and Noam Chomsky.

 

CONFERENCE SESSIONS AND PANELS

2004

Chaired economics session at Jane Jacobs Forum, with participants Robert Lucas (University of Chicago, and Nobel Economics Prize winner, 1995) and Martin Wolfe (Financial Times). June 21. Sponsored by Ideas that Matter.

Chaired Municipal Finances: Making Canadian Cities Competitive at the Canadian Economics Association meetings, with participants Enid Slack (Enid Slack Consulting), Almos Tassonyi (Ontario Ministry of Finance), and Derek Burleton (TD Bank Financial Group). June 5. Sponsored by the Canadian Association of Business and Economics.

Chaired The Application of Quantitative Metrics in Policy Evaluation: Problems and Controversies at the Canadian Economics Association meetings, with participants Joel Amernic (University of Toronto),
Donna Baines (McMaster University), William Bruneau (University of British Columbia), and David Robertson (Canadian Auto Workers). June 4. Sponsored by the Progressive Economics Forum.

Organized and moderated NAFTA and North American Integration: A Panel Discussion with panelists Jim Stanford (Canadian Auto Workers), and Daniel Schwanen (Institute for Research on Public Policy). March 30. Sponsor: the Toronto Association of Business and Economics.

2002

Discussant of "Monetary Integration in Beautiful Places: Prospects for the Caribbean" by Lester Henry, at the Exchange Rates, Economic Integration and the International Economy Conference, at Ryerson University. May 19.