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International hate crime researcher’s expertise sought by reporters

Bordessa Hall, home of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the university's location in downtown Oshawa.
Bordessa Hall, home of the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the university's location in downtown Oshawa.

In a world where the issue of hate speech is in news headlines, a researcher in the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) has received numerous inquiries as a subject matter expert.

Journalists from across the country have been asking Barbara Perry, PhD for her take on the status of hate crime activity in Canada. Recent media appearances include CBC Radio One’s The Current with Anna Maria Tremonti, and TV Ontario’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, among others.

Much of the coverage has come in the wake of the 2016 presidential election campaign in the United States.

A selection of recent articles and electronic links:

  • Is Trump to blame for Richmond's (British Columbia) racist flyers?
    CKNW Newstalk 980 Radio Vancouver - Steele and Drex program (November 18, 2016), audio link runs 9:59

  • Trump win gives 'permission' to racists, but hate crimes are nothing new in Canada
    CBC Radio One – The Current (November 16, 2016); panelist, audio link runs 19:33

  • The Trump effect and the normalization of hate in Quebec
    Montreal Gazette (November 14, 2016)

  • Right wing extremism in Canada
    TVO The Agenda (September 8, 2016); video link runs 15:58

  • LGBTQ people often victims of violent hate crimes in Canada
    Global News.ca (June 15, 2016)

  • Dr. Barbara Perry speaks about hate crime against communities
    Voters Echo (February 23, 2016); video runs 69:14


Media contact
Bryan Oliver
Communications and Marketing
University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT)
905.721.8668 ext. 6709
bryan.oliver@uoit.ca

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