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Tom Cooke, professor, Sociology, King’s University College

Thomas N. Cooke, Professor of Sociology, King’s University College, Professor of Police Foundations, Fanshawe College. Cooke is a SSHRC doctoral fellow in his fifth year as a PhD Candidate in the Joint Programme in Communication & Culture at York and Ryerson Universities. Cooke is a Student-at-Large Representative for the Executive Committee of the International Studies Association Canada, and radio personality on the Bell Radio Network London.

Tom Walters,  L.A. bureau chief, CTV


As CTV’s Los Angeles Bureau Chief, Tom Walters has reported from the Oscars red carpet, from the front lines of California’s worst wild fires, and from ground zero of the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico. He has covered the recent devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, several hurricanes, and the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Robert Osborne, journalist

Robert Osborne is a lecturer at Ryerson and a multi-award winning journalist with extensive experience in documentaries, daily news, current affairs, newspaper and magazine writing.  He’s worked as a reporter for CBC and for Global National News.  He also spent nearly 20 years working as a producer for W5, CTV National News and CBC’s Marketplace.  Recently he worked for the internationally acclaimed series “Drugs Inc.” on National Geographic channel and the BBC Newsmagazine series “Stacey Dooley Presents.” In December 2016 Robert’s latest documentary “Unstoppable” was aired on CBC Television.   Robert has also worked extensively in the digital domain, writing a regular column for the Huffington Post and has worked for the past two years as Associate Editor for XRay Magazine.  Robert has simultaneously developed a career in print journalism, researching and writing freelance articles for the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and National Post.  He also writes for a wide selection of magazines around the world.